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2012 Career Pavilion

 

Sign Up Today for the STEM Career Pavilion at the Finale Expo

 

The 2nd USA Science & Engineering Festival will feature a Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Career Pavilion for high-school students as part of its finale Expo, which will take place April 27-29, 2012 in Washington DC. We are currently seeking scientists, engineers, companies, STEM organizations, universities, colleges and other organizations to be part of the first STEM Career Pavilion.


The Pavilion will give students a chance to explore tomorrow’s hot careers in areas such as renewable energy, robotics, space tourism, nanotechnology, virtual reality, clean technology, genetics, education, and many other exciting fields.


Through your participation, the STEM Career Pavilion will encourage students and other visitors to see what career possibilities are available to them. Four different kinds of activities will take place in the Pavilion:
 

 

  1. Encounters with Scientists/Engineers – Allows students to personally meet real-life role models in STEM.
  2. STEM Programs Exposition – Opportunity for visitors to find out about internships, mentorships, scholarships and after-school programs.
  3. College Fair – Students meet representatives from some of the leading colleges and universities focused on STEM.
  4. Job Fair – Gives students and others the chance to meet some of the companies now recruiting for STEM-related professionals.
Do you have ideas for other activities? Please contact Larry Bock at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Here are further details on each of these categories:

 

fas_logoEncounters With Scientists/Engineers

In association with the Federation of American Scientists, the Festival Expo will have a designated area where students can conduct in-person interviews with scientists and engineers. We are recruiting scientists and engineers for one-hour shifts to sit and talk with the students, answering their questions and engaging them in the possibilities of pursuing science and engineering careers.

Scientists/Engineers Encounters will give students the unique opportunity to interact one-on-one with a role model scientist and/or engineer in an informal environment.

The goal is to give students a glimpse of the day-to-day lives of scientists and what is going on in cutting-edge research today.

The students will most likely ask you:

  • About the work you do, and what makes you tick.
  • What you’re up to now and what’s next.
  • How is your science going to solve some of the intractable problems of our times, what issues does it raise and what implications do these present for their lives?
  • What keeps you going in a tough, competitive field, and what are the personal challenges you’ve had to deal with in your career?
  • What do you see for the future of research, education, and training?
  • What kind of training does one need to get your job?
  • How does your work affect your personal life?

Scientists and engineers are encouraged to bring a cool "prompt" object (such as something from your lab) that will get the conversations going at these encounters.  Students will also be provided with examples of questions to ask you to help them get started.

We are seeking energetic, passionate representatives from different ages and points in their careers, as well as those from diverse ethnic and cultural backgrounds.

In addition to scientists and engineers, we also seek other professionals who are directly involved with STEM, such as those in business, government, education, law, medicine, and other industries.

There is no cost to participate in the Scientist/Engineer Encounter - You will receive our undying gratitude and a cool “I am a scientist/engineer” Festival t-shirt.

Would you like to take part in our “Encounters With Scientists/Engineers” experience? Please contact us if you are interested in signing up!


Contact: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

 

 

STEM Programs Exposition

 

This area will feature booths for students to visit and find out from universities, laboratories, companies and others how to identify and apply for internships, mentorships, scholarships and after-school programs in STEM.

 

We encourage professionals representing these opportunities to have appropriate brochures, pamphlets, application forms, websites and other resource information available to distribute to visitors.

 

Please also be prepared to share deadlines and requirements that students should be aware of in applying for such programs.

Fees: If you have already signed up to be an exhibitor in the Finale Expo, the cost to take part in the STEM Expo is an additional $100.00. If you are only exhibiting in the STEM Expo, the cost is the regular Expo fees outlined below:

Exhibitor Fee: $1,000 for non-profit organizations and $2,500 for companies. This fee includes one 10x10 Festival tent, one table, two chairs, one 20 AMP electrical outlet, if needed. The Early Bird Exhibit Fee is good for organizations selected to participate prior to September 15, 2011.

STEM Programs - please click here to apply now!

 

College Fair

This area will have booths for students and parents to find out what it takes to get into a science, technology, engineering or math program at some of the best universities or colleges.  This will be a unique chance for them to talk to admissions and financial aid officers, and current students and alumni to get the scoop on everything, including:

  • What courses are offered
  • The application process, and requirements
  • The range of extracurricular activities each school offers (i.e. clubs, sports, volunteering opportunities and internships)
  • Post-graduate opportunities
Fees: If you have already signed up to be an exhibitor in the Finale Expo, the cost to take part in the College Fair is an additional $100.00. If you are only exhibiting in the College Fair, the cost is the regular Expo fees outlined below:

Exhibitor Fee: $1,000 for non-profit organizations and $2,500 for companies. This fee includes one 10x10 Festival tent, one table, two chairs, one 20 AMP electrical outlet, if needed. The Early Bird Exhibit Fee is good for organizations selected to participate prior to September 15, 2011.
 

Colleges – please click here to apply now!

 

Job Fair

The Festival Expo also welcomes representatives (i.e. Human Resources and hiring managers) from companies, universities, government agencies, laboratories and other entities who are recruiting for STEM-related job opportunities.  Adequate booth accommodations will be available.

We would especially like students (including those at the high school, undergraduate levels) to learn about available opportunities in such cutting-edge careers as renewable energy, robotics, mathematics, nanotechnology, virtual reality, clean technology, genetics, medical research, life sciences and education.

Fees: If you have already signed up to be an exhibitor in the Finale Expo, the cost to take part in the Job Fair is an additional $100.00. If you are only exhibiting in the Job Fair, the cost is the regular Expo fees outlined below:

Exhibitor Fee: $1,000 for non-profit organizations and $2,500 for companies. This fee includes one 10x10 Festival tent, one table, two chairs, one 20 AMP electrical outlet, if needed. The Early Bird Exhibit Fee is good for organizations selected to participate prior to September 15, 2011.

Job Fair Representatives – please click here to apply now!