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Vol. 4 No. 6, April 15, 2015

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Latest Festival News!
The Festival is just ONE YEAR AWAY!! Save the date for April 16-17, 2016 for the Super Bowl of STEM! Once again, we will be bringing the largest celebration of STEM to Washington, D.C. and as always, the Festival Expo is FREE and Open to the Public! 

Read all of the latest Festival news here.

And as a reminder, there are STEM Festivals all over the world and the Festival team has created a comprehensive Affiliate Directory and Map to help find a science festival near you! Are you a science festival organizer? Visit this link to become an official USA Science & Engineering Festival Affiliate Event! 

2016 Festival Will Be Jam-Packed With Exhibit Excitement For STEM Learners! 
Prepare yourself for the excitement of the 4th Festival Expo 2016 next April as we unleash a new round of dynamic world-class Exhibits by some of the most renowned organizations and institutions in STEM! We are quickly reaching our goal for 2,000 booths! Read more to find out what to expect next April! 
Unforgettable, Live Stage Shows Turn Up the Heat for Festival Expo 2016!
If you thought the Festival Expo in 2014 was unforgettable, mark your calendar now for the Festival Expo on April 16 & 17, 2016 in D.C.! Stage shows for this event are already raising the excitement meter up a notch, and include such amazing STEM performers as: mathematician Arthur Benjamin (the "human calculator") and Nobel Prize-winning physicist William Phillips! 
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The Latest Developments in STEMtech
Committed to celebrating innovation and investing in our future, the USA Science & Engineering Festival perfectly complements the mission of Media Partner Innovation & Tech Today. In addition to covering the Festival in Washington D.C. in 2016, I&T Today is increasing STEM coverage in their new extended education section. Read more to see the first issue of this special edition magazine in conjunction with USASEF! 
X-STEM Symposium Registration Closes this Friday!
Have you registered your students for the Festival's X-STEM Symposium? You have until this Friday, April 17 to reserve your place at this unforgettable all-day event set for April 28, 2015 in D.C. that will bring you up close and personal with some of the most renowned innovators in STEM -- so sign up TODAY!
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Classroom Contest Designed to Engage Girls in STEM
Introducing a new classroom contest! Together with our Youth Advisory Board, we are excited to launch the ENIAC Classroom Design Prize, a competition challenging students to design creative alterations to classroom environments in order to engage more women in computer science.  
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Festival Volunteer Meeting & X-STEM Volunteer Opportunities!

Save the date for a volunteer meeting Sunday April 26th focused on volunteer recruitment, training and placement for the X-STEM Symposium at the end of the month. 
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Thank you to our Newest Sponsors! 
Our Sponsors are essential in reaching our mission to inspire the next generation of scientists and engineers! We would like to extend our heartfelt appreciation to our very special Sponsors who have signed up to support the 4th Festival to date. 

By participating as a sponsor in the upcoming Festival, your organization will be aligned with the nation's leading science and engineering institutions that recognize the importance of STEM education and its impact on our country.

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Thank You to our Palladium Sponsors! 

American Mathematical Society

Bose Corporation


ISS Casis 

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration 

Oracle Academy

Pennsylvania College of Technology 

Space Camp & Aviation Challenge

Teaching Institute for Excellence in STEM

University of Massachusetts Lowell 

Thank You to our Titanium Sponsors! 

American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists (AAPS)  

American Water Works Association (AWWA)

Big Kid Science

Bricks 4 Kids 

Bucknell University College of Engineering

James Madison University

New York University Polytechnic School of Engineering 

Stemtree Education Center

Tau Beta Pi

United States Naval Academy

United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO)

University of Florida

University of Rochester

VCU School of Engineering 

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