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Inventors -- with their vision, creativity and undaunted optimism in face of setbacks – are the engines which drive technological advances. And you'll meet some of the nation's most fascinating ones next April at the Festival Expo's X-STEM Extreme Symposium in Washington, D.C.! Tickets are on sale now for this extraordinary opportunity!

Get ready to interact with – and be inspired by -- such notables as: acoustical scientist James West, Ph.D., inventor of the foil electret microphone (one of the most efficient and commonly used microphones today); Jack Andraka, the amazing high school student who developed a revolutionary diagnostic test that detects pancreatic cancer more accurately than existing tests; and Saul Griffith, Ph.D., the iconoclastic, all-purpose scientist who has invented everything from low-cost eyeglasses to new ways to generate power!

You'll meet these and other trailblazers at X-STEM Symposium on April 24 at the Washington, D.C. Convention Center where we've assembled some of the nation's foremost luminaries and achievers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics to inspire you and your students like never before!

This unforgettable all-day event, presented by Northrop Grumman Foundation and MedImmune, will give you the unforgettable opportunity to interact with a host of prominent leaders and pioneers in space exploration, green technology, storm chasing, the science behind Hollywood TV and film stunts, oceanography, science policy making, nanotechnology, computer science, biomimicry, and biotech entrepreneurship pursuits.

Which is why we want to be sure you don't miss out on this exciting "limited tickets only" event set for the Washington, D.C. Convention Center! Throughout the day at the symposium, elementary through high school students, teachers and others will have the opportunity to sit in on multiple engaging presentations, live demonstrations and hands-on workshops with experts.

Here is further information on just some of the trailblazers who are sure to motivate you at X-STEM Extreme:

Nan Hauser PhotoNan Hauser, Ph.D. – Learn first-hand how her work as a scientist-conservationist in the remote tropical region of the Cook Islands is leading to promising inroads to study and save the endangered humpback whale!

2014 Nifty Fifty X-STEM Speaker Maj Gen Dunbar rsMaj. Gen. Sharon K.G. Dunbar – She serves in the dual capacity as Commander of the Air Force District of Washington (AFDW) and the 320th Air Expeditionary Wing, headquartered in Andrews, MD. Discover the key role high technology plays in her duties which include training and equipping combat forces for aerospace expeditionary endeavors!

jack andrakaJack Andraka – At 15 years-old, this high school freshman from Baltimore set the medical science community abuzz by developing an innovative diagnostic test that detects pancreatic cancer more accurately, quicker and cheaper than existing tests. Hear how he did it!

james west 2James West, Ph.D. –As an acoustical scientist he is world-known for his invention of the foil electret microphone – which represent nearly 90 percent of all microphones made today. Learn how he turned his childhood fascination with electricity into a career as a world-class innovator in acoustics!

Saul Griffith 2014 X-STEM Presenter RSSaul Griffith, Ph.D. – This noted inventor and entrepreneur focuses on creating practical things we all can use – from low-cost eyeglasses and cartoons that teach kids science, to a kite that tows boats, and new ways to generate power. You'll be blown away by what he's thinking of next!







Registration is now officially open to attend a full day dedicated to celebrating STEM! Click here to purchase your tickets!

General Admission: $25 per person (early bird rate)
K-12 Students and Educators: $15 per person (early bird rate)

For more information on the X-STEM Symposium including the agenda for April 24, 2014 visit this link.