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Vol. 4 No. 12, February 25, 2016

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Latest Festival News!

The X-STEM Symposium is Nearly SOLD OUT!! Teachers, sign up today to bring your students to the 'Ultimate STEM Field Trip' on Thursday, April 14th! Click here for details. 

Join our Volunteer Outreach Team! An amazing group of dedicated individuals make up our Volunteer Outreach Team! Please join us in helping to put on the nation's largest celebration of STEM! Register today!

Pre-Register For The Festival To Win A Prize! The Festival is just 51 days away! Be sure to pre-register for the Festival for a chance to win a meet and greet with They Might Be Giants, an Apple Watch, video games, t-shirts and more!  

Exciting STEM Activities, Dynamic Mentors & More: Chevron STEM Zone is Back!

When it comes to wowing young students (and teachers) with a wide array of exciting hands-on experiences in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM), Chevron's STEM Zone is a great example! Get ready as this noted global energy company lives up to its reputation this year when it returns as a major Sponsor of the USA Science & Engineering Festival and Sneak Peek Friday! 
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Celebrate African American History Month with Festival Speakers Who Are Shaping the Future of STEM! 
Celebrate African American History Month with us in February by observing the dynamic contributions that African Americans continue to make to the future of STEM! Then get ready to meet many of these innovators in April -- including Reginald Brothers, Ph.D.Darren Higgins, Ph.D., and Kimberly Flagg Sellers, Ph.D. -- during the Festival´s unforgettable Nifty Fifty and X-STEM Symposium presentations!
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SICK Science - Making Science Fun with Steve Spangler!
More than 180 million people watch Steve Spangler's SICK Science YouTube videos to find inspiration for making science fun. He's a best-selling author, two-time Emmy winner and holds a Guinness World Record for conducting the world's largest science experiment. Steve is a frequent guest on the Ellen DeGeneres Show where she dubbed him America's Science Teacher. Come experience some of Steve's favorite experiments from his past 25 years on television as you learn the secrets to making science fun at home.
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The Festival will be Jam-Packed with Excitement for STEM Learners!
Prepare yourself for the excitement of Festival Expo 2016 in just a few weeks as we unleash a new round of dynamic world-class Exhibits by some of the most renowned organizations and institutions in STEM!  

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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Find Metro DC's BEST STEM For Kids!
Our friends at Activity Rocket make finding the best STEM & STEAM classes and camps a cinch with their one-stop website.
Search by your zip code, child's age, schedule, and their interest. So no matter if they are into technology, robotics, science, legos, animation, game design, math, programming, 3-D printing, lasers, mechatronics, circuits, engineering, performing and visual art and more - Activity Rocket has a class or camp for you at the right location, best price, and perfect time.
Click here to start discovering the BEST STEM!
Thank You to our Palladium Sponsors! 

American Mathematical Society

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Bose Corporation


Dassault Systèmes 


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National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration 

Oracle Academy

Pennsylvania College of Technology

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Space Camp & Aviation Challenge


Toy Industry Association

University of Massachusetts Lowell 

Thank You to our Titanium Sponsors! 
Aerospace Corporation
American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists (AAPS)  
American Water Works Association (AWWA)
Big Kid Science
Bricks 4 Kidz 
Bucknell University College of Engineering
Bureau of Ocean Energy Management 
College of Science at George Mason University
DJI Innovations
Epilog Laser
James Madison University
New York University Polytechnic School of Engineering 
The Optical Society
Penn State University
STEM Premier 
Stemtree Education Center
Software Engineering Institute Carnegie Mellon University 
Tau Beta Pi
U.S. Food and Drug Association
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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Science Spark is a non-profit 501(c)3 organization responsible for creating the USA Science & Engineering Festival and several regional Festivals including the San Diego Science & Engineering Festival, Bay Area Science & Engineering Festival, Boston Science & Engineering Festival, Los Angeles Science & Engineering Festival, Chicago Science & Engineering Festival, Houston Science & Engineering Festival, Miami Science & Engineering Festival and the Philadelphia Science & Engineering Festival.