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  • Explore it All With Lockheed!
    by Lockheed Martin Hall B, Booth Number 1801 Add to My Exhibit List!
    Lockheed Martin is the founding and host sponsor for the USA Science & Engineering Festival. We are proud to partner again on this important and inspirational event to encourage future generations of engineers, scientists, and explorers. The Lockheed Martin experience will engage Festival-goers in interactive, high-tech exhibits. Our creative and innovative engineers, scientists, and technologists will inspire students, parents, and teachers by demonstrating how science and technology make a profound difference to our world, in areas such as aerospace, next generation robotics, green energy, weather tracking, and cyber security. MAP OF INTERACTIVE EXHIBITS TO COME.
  • F-22 Cockpit Demonstrator
    by Lockheed Martin Hall B, Booth Number 1801-38 Add to My Exhibit List!
    The F-22 Cockpit Demonstrator is an immersive fighter jet simulator. Attendees can fly the airplane and land safely to experience the feeling of being a fighter jet pilot inside a full-working cockpit. Engineers will discuss the opportunities for future pilots, as well as the engineering aspects of the simulation.
  • Human Immersive Lab
    by Lockheed Martin Hall B, Booth Number 1801-21 Add to My Exhibit List!
    This exhibit will fully immerse visitors with the F-35 fighter jet in a virtual environment. Participants will wear a head-mounted display and will interact as virtual maintainer inside the F-35 weapon bay.
  • T-50 Trainer
    by Lockheed Martin Hall B, Booth Number 1801-37 Add to My Exhibit List!
    The T-50 Cockpit Demonstrator is an immersive fighter jet simulator. It contains a full-working cockpit for each individual to experience the feeling of training like a fighter jet pilot. The simulation allows the individual to perform an afterburner take-off, fly the airplane, and land safely. Engineers will discuss the opportunities for future pilots, as well as the engineering aspects of the simulation.
  • Environmental Booth
    by Lockheed Martin Hall B, Booth Number 1801-5 Add to My Exhibit List!
    This exhibit will highlight several different models, displays, and Lockheed Martin technologies related to monitoring and understanding the environment, particularly as they relate to energy efforts. Highlights include: - The WindTracer model from Lockheed Martin's Energy Solutions Center, along with simple wind turbine models. - The Multitouch Executive Dashboard - Energy (MED-E), which can visualize many different types of grid data -- from power transmission lines to generation sources and the natural gas infrastructure of the US and European Union. It will be used as a centerpiece to discuss how real-time monitoring is important to alternative energy technologies. - A tornado display model built by a Lockheed Martin engineer, and a display which details how tornados work.
  • Antarctica 2041 - Renewable Energy in Extreme Environments
    by Lockheed Martin Hall B, Booth Number 1801-2 Add to My Exhibit List!
    Check out the renewable energy equipment that was tested in Antarctica, as well as video footage from the icy frontier.
  • Solar Decathlon
    by Lockheed Martin Hall B, Booth Number 1801-22 Add to My Exhibit List!
    Hampton University will display its efforts to produce a sustainable living and universal design house for the 2013 Solar Decathlon.
  • OmniGlobe
    by Lockheed Martin Hall B, Booth Number 1801-25 Add to My Exhibit List!
    The OmniGlobe is an eye-catching and enlightening display that projects a wide range of geographic imagery, from flood zones and oceanic currents to CO2 levels.
  • The Interactive Nanotube
    by Lockheed Martin Hall B, Booth Number 1801-40 Add to My Exhibit List!
    See, touch, and learn about nanotechnology and its applications in the world today.
  • BioBus
    by Lockheed Martin Hall B, Booth Number 1801-39 Add to My Exhibit List!
    The BioBus pulls in electricity from the solar panels on the roof and the wind turbine mounted on the bumper, runs its engine on waste veggie oil collected from restaurant fryer grease, and provides heat with pellets made from compressed sawdust. It powers a mobile microscope research lab where more than 10,000 students every year explore bugs, bark, cells, particles, and more at up to 30,000X magnification.
  • Electromagnetic Devices
    by Lockheed Martin Hall B, Booth Number 1801-34 Add to My Exhibit List!
    Three radioactive and magnetic devices will be on display: an electrophorus, an electroscope, and a kelvin generator. The devices provide a clear way to communicate the fundamentals of physics.
  • Electronic Cloud Chamber
    by Lockheed Martin Hall B, Booth Number 1801-24 Add to My Exhibit List!
    Cloud chambers let you see paths left by radioactive particles as they pass through a super saturation of alcohol vapor. Vapor trails are formed when the radiation ionizes the alcohol. The chambers need to be very cold (about -15 Fahrenheit) - so most designs require dry ice. Originally developed by Rich Olson, the design in this exhibit uses inexpensive electrical Peltier coolers instead. Unlike other Peltier-based cloud chambers, this one does not require ice water to operate.
  • Got Natural Human Curiosity?
    by Lockheed Martin Hall B, Booth Number 1801-26 Add to My Exhibit List!
    This interactive public artwork exhibit requires people to work together through shared-control interfaces. This fosters a sense of community as strangers engage each other in cooperative play. These exhibits stimulate enthusiasm for science by activating the most powerful motivator for learning: natural human curiosity. This booth includes: The Ferrofluid Magnetoscope™, an exhibition on interactive electrolysis and the hydrogen economy, and a pedal-powered bubble dance party.
  • Museum of Interesting Things
    by Lockheed Martin Hall B, Booth Number 1801-31 Add to My Exhibit List!
    The Museum of Interesting Things is a traveling interactive demonstration/exhibition of antiques and inventions inspiring innovation and creativity - learning from the past to create an inventive future. They will bring the following: - Eureka! The Invention Show: Explores the industrial revolution and mechanical era as it relates to green energy and alternative power, with interactive demonstrations of such items as the steam engine, Thomas Edison cylinder phonograph, windup toys and mechanical inventions. - Can you hear me now? The Communications Show: Traces the evolution of inventions involving communication, including telegraphs, box wooden telephones, teletypes, wire recorders, crystal radios, pigeon post, cell phones and computers.
  • FIRST Robotics
    by Lockheed Martin Hall A, Booth Number 1801-19 Add to My Exhibit List!
    FIRST Robotics Competition robots will take to the court, free throwing basketballs in a scaled-down Rebound Rumble challenge while FIRST Lego League teams will compete in the Food Factor Challenge. Interact with the Lockheed Martin sponsored teams that engineered the robots and find out what it takes to build a functioning robot from scratch, and check out the simulcast of the FIRST Championships live from St. Louis.
  • Spirit of Innovation Award Winners: Electric Very Light Car team from West Philadelphia High School
    by Lockheed Martin Hall B, Booth Number 1801-15 Add to My Exhibit List!
    The West Philly EVX Team from West Philadelphia High School Auto Academy, West Philadelphia, Penn., will display its Electric Very Light Car (EVLC). The EVLC is being prepared for commercial market and will set the standard for efficiency with electric vehicles.
  • Spirit of Innovation Award Winners: UTRApod team from Thomas Jefferson High School, Alexandria, Va.
    by Lockheed Martin Hall B, Booth Number 1801-17 Add to My Exhibit List!
    This student team from Alexandria, Va., will demonstrate its ULTRApod, an underwater unit that uses turbines to harness hydrokinetic energy from a flowing river. Electricity generated by the turbines is then used to power an ultraviolet chamber that disinfects and purifies dirty river water.
  • National Engineers Week: Future Cities
    by Lockheed Martin Hall B, Booth Number 1801-12 Add to My Exhibit List!
    The Future City Competition is a national, project-based learning experience where students in 6th, 7th, and 8th grades imagine, design, and build cities of the future. An award-winning student team will present its project in the Lockheed Martin exhibit space.
  • Science Olympiad
    by Lockheed Martin Hall B, Booth Number 1801-14 Add to My Exhibit List!
    Science Olympiad student teams from the DC Metro area will demonstrate a variety of devices built for the Science Olympiad competition, including structures, vehicles, musical instruments and catapults. Science Olympiad team coaches will be on hand to share information with teachers and students.
  • Creating the Blueprint: A Systems Engineering Workshop
    by Lockheed Martin Hall B, Booth Number 1801-36 Add to My Exhibit List!
    Systems engineering is a multi-disciplinary approach to creating complex systems. Without solid systems engineering, even the most simple systems can fail. This workshop will focus on problem definition and its impact on the engineering process. Sign-up to design a simple system and learn how simple actions like clear communication and modeling of systems can help make the systems engineer's job much easier!
  • Becoming Sustainable By Design
    by Lockheed Martin Hall B, Booth Number 1801-29 Add to My Exhibit List!
    The mobile and interactive In the Zone display conveys how Lockheed Martin employees are committed to sustaining people, places and products to ensure the long-term viability of the Corporation. The four different zones, which include Sustainability, Environmental Remediation, Energy & Environment and Safety & Health (EESH), demonstrate how EESH considerations can be applied to everyday actions and business practices.
  • Robot Raceway
    by Lockheed Martin Hall B, Booth Number 1801-23 Add to My Exhibit List!
    Grab hold of your creative and competitive instincts as you design and program your own robotic race car and compete against your fellow students to see who can race past the finish line and capture the checkered flag first.
  • Mission Capabilities Powered by Cloud Computing
    by Lockheed Martin Hall B, Booth Number 1801-32 Add to My Exhibit List!
    This demonstration features multiple critical missions that are powered by cloud computing, such as biometric-enabled identity management and emergency response and incident reporting. The identity management demonstration shows how Lockheed Martin can use biometrics to identify and authenticate people to special events, airports, secure facilities and financial services, securely without compromising user privacy.
  • Cyber Security Exhibit: Cyber Security & You!
    by Lockheed Martin Hall B, Booth Number 1801-28 Add to My Exhibit List!
    Festival-goers can participate in interactive sessions such as Email Flag Identification, Cyber Jeopardy, and other hands-on age appropriate activities. Additionally, students will learn how Lockheed Martin delivers technology to customers while also learning about potential career paths in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM).
  • Helicopter Experience
    by Lockheed Martin Hall B, Booth Number 1801-18 Add to My Exhibit List!
    Soar through the skies of Washington, DC. This Lockheed Martin demonstration puts you at the hands of a helicopter. Pilot your way up, down, left, right, and spin your way through an aerial tour of our nation's capital.
  • Orion Capsule
    by Lockheed Martin Hall B, Booth Number 1801-3 Add to My Exhibit List!
    Come and see the next generation of space transportation, the Orion Multi-Purpose Crew Vehicle. See the full size test capsule and how it was flown to test the emergency escape system that will ensure the safety of future astronauts.
  • Hubble Telescope Model
    by Lockheed Martin Hall B, Booth Number 1801-9 Add to My Exhibit List!
    Have you seen the incredible images from the Hubble Space Telescope? Now is your chance to see a scale model of the Hubble and learn how it works.
  • Solar Flares Exhibit
    by Lockheed Martin Hall B, Booth Number 1801-10 Add to My Exhibit List!
    Lockheed Martin-built spacecraft and instruments are giving scientists new insights into how the sun, the center of our solar system, works. See these exciting images and learn a little more about Earth's brightest neighbor.
  • Astronaut Suit
    by Lockheed Martin Hall B, Booth Number 1801-8 Add to My Exhibit List!
    Ever wonder how an astronaut survives and lives in space? Come check out our full-size astronaut suit to learn more.
  • e-Waste
    by Lockheed Martin Hall B, Booth Number 1801-30 Add to My Exhibit List!
    This exhibit will explore the lifecycle of personal electronic devices, showing participants where their old electronics end up and the effects they have on human health, communities and the environment. Participants will be able to explore the components of a gaming system, and will learn how to best recycle their e-waste.
  • F-35: Take Off to the Skies
    by Lockheed Martin Hall B, Booth Number 1801-33 Add to My Exhibit List!
    Think all planes take off from a runway? Come and see how Lockheed Martin's F-35 fighter plane takes off vertically without one.
  • How Satellites Work
    by Lockheed Martin Hall B, Booth Number 1801-11 Add to My Exhibit List!
    Ever wondered what a satellite looks like up close? We'll show you! See several scale models of actual orbiting satellites and learn what they do.
  • Lab Coat Kiddie Pool
    by Lockheed Martin Hall B, Booth Number 1801-41 Add to My Exhibit List!
    Lockheed Martin engineers will take turns in a nanotechnology-enabled lab coat, demonstrating its ability to repel fluids such as water and soda.
  • Meet the Astronauts
    by Lockheed Martin Hall B, Booth Number 1801-6 Add to My Exhibit List!
    Do you dream about becoming an astronaut? Come and meet our astronauts. Hear stories that will help you turn your dreams into reality. This special appearance will include: a speaker Q&A panel and an autograph signing.
  • Orion Service Module Model
    by Lockheed Martin Hall B, Booth Number 1801-4 Add to My Exhibit List!
    Alongside the Orion capsule you will see a scale model of the Orion Service Module like it will appear in space. Witness the progress Lockheed Martin is making toward Orion's first flight.
  • Orion Simulator
    by Lockheed Martin Hall B, Booth Number 1801-1 Add to My Exhibit List!
    Fly the Orion Simulator and dock with the International Space Station!
  • Prepar3D
    by Lockheed Martin Hall B, Booth Number 1801-35 Add to My Exhibit List!
    Fly a plane, drive a Humvee or command a ship with Lockheed Martin Prepar3D194174 simulation software. Prepar3D advances game-based technology to transport you anywhere in the virtual world for immersive educational experiences. From deep underwater to suborbital space, a world of possibility is at your fingertips with Prepar3D.
  • Space Shuttle Model
    by Lockheed Martin Hall B, Booth Number 1801-7 Add to My Exhibit List!
    Get a close-up view of this 1/20th scale orbiter model that NASA used to train astronauts learning to fly the Manned Maneuvering Unit.
  • Mondo Spider vs. Titanoboa
    by Lockheed Martin Hall A, Booth Number Outdoor Exhibit Add to My Exhibit List!
    Don't miss Lockheed Martin and EatArt's presentation of mechanical steampunk creatures. Mondo Spider is a solar-powered, eight-legged, ride-able beast, while Titanoboa is a thirty-five foot, remote-controllable, metallic serpent. Look for both outside the convention center.
  • Enhancing Public Understanding of Autism Research
    by 24ZCANCEL - MindSpec Hall B, Booth Number 2606 Add to My Exhibit List!
    Are you overwhelmed by conflicting news stories about autism spectrum disorders? Empower yourself with knowledge by exploring Autism Reading Room, a new online resource which explains the latest scientific advances in autism research. Learn about its risk factors, clinical profile, potential brain mechanisms, and rapid scientific progress in areas such as brain imaging, biomarkers, and stem cell research. Plus, share your autism knowledge with friends using our free Autism Quiz app!
  • Accreditation Matters to Students!
    by ABET Hall A, Booth Number CP-31 Add to My Exhibit List!
    Since so much of a student's future success depends on educational foundation, the quality of the education makes a big difference. ABET will explain why accredited programs are so important to students and how those programs push the boundaries of innovation.
  • Explore Model Aviation! Learn to Fly!
    by Academy of Model Aeronautics, National Free Flight Society, Flying Aces Club Hall A, Booth Number 3351 Add to My Exhibit List!
    How Much Fun is Flying Models? Find out by building a flying model airplane and learning how to fly on a flight simulator. Learn all about the different types of model aircraft and how you can get started flying today while learning about aerodynamics and aeronautics!
  • Is the Sky Falling?
    by Aerospace Corporation Hall A, Booth Number 3557 Add to My Exhibit List!
    What is Space Junk? When a satellite falls from space, where does it land? Now is your chance to find out what happens when a satelite falls from space. 15 years ago The Aerospace Corporation established the Center for Orbital and Reentry Debris Studies, or CORDS. At the USASEF CORDS will display items that have entered and/or re-entered the earth's atmosphere from space as well as feature items similar to those that have been placed in space that are still in orbit.
  • STEMing Our Learning Experiences!
    by AFCEA Belvoir Chapter & Fort Belvoir Elementary Hall A, Booth Number 3336 Add to My Exhibit List!
    The AFCEA Belvoir Chapter has provided great resources to support the Fort Belvoir Elementary School STEM Program ("Operation Patriotic STEM!") extending learning experiences in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM). Students will share and demonstrate some projects created utilizing CAD Programs and Printer, Lego Robotics, and some Rubik's Cube strategies and techniques.
  • What's in the Evidence?
    by Afterschool Alliance TBD, Booth Number TBD Add to My Exhibit List!
    From robotics to CSI labs to alternative energy, afterschool programs are providing exciting and engaging STEM experiences for young people. Come watch and participate as afterschool youth lead some of their favorite activities at the Afterschool Alliance booth.
  • Eye on the Future
    by Air Force Research Laboratory Hall A, Booth Number 3003 Add to My Exhibit List!
    Come experience how one great idea has turned into a cutting-edge medical and industrial tool used today. This is just one example of the many technologies on display from active denial to bio-inspired navigation that the AF Research Lab fosters in an effort to shape a more powerful Air Force of the future.
  • NAO Next Gen, for a New World of Application
    by Aldebaran-Robotics Hall B, Booth Number 2452 Add to My Exhibit List!
    Come see the the robot NAO! The ultimate dream of creating an artificial companion to assist and entertain humans is no longer only science fiction but a realistic answer to the needs of an aging society. ALDEBARAN Robotics designs, produces and commercializes NAO, the versatile humanoid robot for education, research and firms. ALDEBARAN Robotics has decided to encourage students embrace scientific studies and to create new jobs based on our unique and innovative tool. In this aim, we provide NAO robot for STEM classes with curriculum.
  • Award-Winning Climate Science Assembly
    by Alliance for Climate Education Hall A, Booth Number 3631 Add to My Exhibit List!
    Come check out ACE :: Alliance for Climate Education's free award-winning high school assembly on climate science and solutions. More than 1 million students reached nationwide!
  • STEMConnector™:Why Science & Engineering Matter: Innovation, Competitiveness, Jobs and Our Kids Future
    by Alliance for Science & Technology Research in America Hall A, Booth Number 3538 Add to My Exhibit List!
    Learn how you can use our internet tools and the ASTRA-supported STEMConnector™ Internet tool to find out who's doing what and where in STEM Education. As well, make contact with your elected officials at all levels to discuss your enthusiasm for science and engineering, STEM Jobs, and how to get our kids active in STEM Education, projects, games and competitions. See how your own State ranks in terms of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) education, and what role Research & Development (R&D) funding plays in your local economy's success by using ASTRA's State STEM Ed Report Cards and the State R&D Ranking Sheets.
  • The Science of Our Senses
    by American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) Hall B, Booth Number 1345 Add to My Exhibit List!
    What do you know about how senses work? Our senses help us process information and learn about the world around us. Test your sense of sight, smell, hearing, and touch with a variety of fun activities for the entire family. Meet researchers and learn about cool science experiments. See how much you know about you!
  • How'd That Get Into My Medicine Cabinet?
    by American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists Hall B, Booth Number 2615 Add to My Exhibit List!
    Come learn through interactive experiments how drugs are designed and work in the body. A drug development game, "Explosions Tablets", giveaways and much more with our fun Pharmaceutical Scientists!
  • Radiation Physics In 3D!
    by American Association of Physicists in Medicine Hall B, Booth Number 2608 Add to My Exhibit List!
    Enter a 3D virtual treatment room and learn how a radiation treatment accelerator works. See how medical physics and science are used in the radiation treatment of cancer. Participants will get a 3D view of the technological advances used in this cancer treatment.
  • Battlefield Autoimmunity: A Walk Through Experience of your Immune System & Autoimmunity
    by American Autoimmune Related Diseases Association Hall B, Booth Number 2531 Add to My Exhibit List!
    Your immune system 2.0! Experience watching a digitized version of your immune system; take a stroll through the battlefield that is your immune system in our walk through exhibit. Everything you need to know about autoimmunity; the major cause of 100+ autoimmune diseases, such as lupus, juvenile diabetes, Crohn's disease and more.
  • Explore the Transforming Power of Chemistry
    by American Chemical Society Hall B, Booth Number 1736 Add to My Exhibit List!
    Our bodies, world, and universe are all based on the miraculous science of chemistry! Children, teens and adults are invited to visit with our scientists and join them in hands-on activities that will illustrate how chemistry improves people's lives every day through its transforming power. Learn how green chemistry is making the world cleaner and safer; put on your goggles and explore the secret science of self-inflating balloons; and watch short videos that illustrate the chemistry of everyday life; and have your photo taken with the ACS Mole!
  • Careers in Chemistry
    by American Chemical Society Hall C, Booth Number CP-36 Add to My Exhibit List!
    Chemistry is everywhere and so are chemists. Chemists work on cures for cancer, help solve crimes, monitor the ozone layer protecting us from the sun, and help to keep our food safe. They develop materials that keep our homes warmer in the winter and cooler in the summer and create new textiles used in the latest fashions and in the clothes on our backs. Chemists help us in these and many other ways. Considering a career in chemistry or just curious? Come visit us to talk about what chemists do.
  • Connecting Science Learning to Everyday Life
    by American Educational Research Association Hall A, Booth Number 2962 Add to My Exhibit List!
    What does it mean to think scientifically? How do you and other students use your heads and your hands to describe, explain, and even predict what happens under different conditions? This exhibit will explore how education researchers undertake studies of teaching and learning about science to help students grow and develop and will show you some tools for learning science.
  • Our Ever-Changing Earth!
    by American Geosciences Institute Hall A, Booth Number 3850 Add to My Exhibit List!
    Join us for exciting activities that illuminate the connections between earth, water, air, and living things! Explore this year's Earth Science Week theme: Our Ever-Changing Earth!
  • Booth Title: All There is To Flight
    by American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics Hall A, Booth Number 3758 Add to My Exhibit List!
    Forces of Flight......how do they work? Can You Predict Which Goes Faster? Challenge yourself to learn how things fly by working with various flying vehicles and our wind tunnel. You will have a new appreciation of the math and science that goes into flight after you have visited our booth.
  • Math, Putting It All Together
    by American Mathematical Society Hall C, Booth Number 239 Add to My Exhibit List!
    Real mathematical research?....Knot! Or more accurately, stick knots. A fun way to make mathematical knots is to take sticks and attach them end-to-end, with the last stick fastened to the first. Come by, create--in groups or on your own--and discover the fun and fascinating world of knots!
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