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No question about it: robotics are revolutionizing our world – from space exploration and surgery to manufacturing, national security and home assistance for the elderly. Such innovations stand not only to greatly enhance our lives but also spur a growing interest in robotics among young students.

Which is why robot lovers will not want to miss the burgeoning number of exhibits in robotics that the Festival Expo is assembling for next April at the Washington, D.C. Convention Center! To date, more than 26 robotics exhibitors have signed up, joining a bevy of other exhibitors in other STEM categories to wow and inspire visitors.

This is shaping up to be our most active Festival Expo ever – so we strongly urge potential exhibitors in all STEM categories to act NOW to reserve your exhibit booth before space is completely sold out! To date, we have grown more than 30 percent larger than the last Festival, and we are on pace to take over the entire D.C. Convention Center with Expo and partnering activities April 26-27!

If you are a STEM institution, organization or K-12 school and have never participated in the Expo as an exhibitor, don't miss this unique opportunity to showcase your extraordinary work and programs in STEM through the high-profile venue of the Expo -- where your hands-on, interactive exhibit activities will be featured at an event to be attended by more than 250,000 visitors from around the world!

You'll also not want to miss the following high-profile event especially for Expo exhibitors:

VIP Preview hosted by Chevron --This special event, set for April 25, puts exhibitors in the spotlight during Expo Week by honoring them and their exhibits at an affair attended by prominent supporters of the Festival and industry leaders from the STEM Solutions Conference, a national confab sponsored by the Festival with U.S. News & World Report that will be taking place simultaneously that week at the Convention Center. Stay tuned for details!

So act now to reserve your Exhibit Booth by clicking here.

Here are just a few exciting organizations (with their exhibits) which have signed up already in the field of robotics:

Robotics at Lockheed Martin -- Lockheed Martin, which is serving as founding and host sponsor for the USA Science & Engineering Festival, is set to engage visitors in a wide range of STEM frontiers, including next-generation robotics, aerospace, green energy and cyberspace.

Write Code for Space Robots -- Interact with mentors from the Zero Robotics programming competition for high school and middle school teams to solve an annual challenge in space robotics.

Find a Resource in Robotics -- Be sure to visit the one-stop exhibit by Activity Rocket to locate the latest STEM classes and camps in your area for interactive fun in robotics, legos and more!

Robots in Industry --With engineers from Flexicell, see how robots are actually used in manufacturing and industry, including how these cyber machines can pick up and place items at fascinating rates of speed and efficiency.

Robots Are Alive! -- Check out the human-like robots from St. Peter's School and watch them interact with people in the most fascinating ways!

The Robotics Challenge -- Experts from the Space Camp & Aviation Challenge will show you how their programs let you engineer your own robots and take command of your own simulated space mission.

Underwater Robots -- Operate your own underwater robot with the Marine Technology Society and learn more about exciting careers that await you beneath the waves!

From Robots to GIS Mapping -- With the National 4-H Council, build and use a mini robot to clean a toxic spill, in addition to exploring rockets and learning how to use GIS mapping to help your community.

See more exciting Exhibitors by clicking here. Join us as a Festival Exhibitor by following this link!