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As we have frequently reported, you can expect to meet some of the nation's foremost leaders and innovators in science at the Festival Expo's X-STEM Extreme STEM Symposium this April in Washington, D.C. And what better way to kick off this unforgettable event than by words from President Obama's Science Advisor, John Holdren, Ph.D.!

xStem-09Dr. Holdren, who serves as senior advisor to the President on science and technology, will deliver the opening address at the X-STEM Symposium, April 24th at the Washington, D.C. Convention Center where some of the most inspiring luminaries in STEM will be gathered all day for engaging workshops and other interaction with middle school through high school students, teachers and others.

Don't miss this extraordinary event hosted by Northrop Grumman Foundation and MedImmune! Tickets are on sale now- click this link for details. 

In his role with the President, Dr. Holdren, a noted aeronautics and plasma physics researcher, also serves as Director of the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, and Co-Chair of the President's Council of Advisors on Science and Technology.

At the symposium, he will join other notables in STEM -- including those in space exploration, robotics, green technology, storm chasing, quantum physics, the science behind Hollywood TV and film, oceanography, nanotechnology, biomimicry, and biotech entrepreneurial startups – in conducting and participating in hands-on workshops, live demonstrations and other exchanges with students.

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! Which is why we want to be sure you don't miss out on this exciting "limited tickets only" event!

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

alvin drew 2014 Nifty Fifty Speaker USA Science and Engineering FestivalAlvin Drew – This United States Air Force officer and former combat pilot is one of the last NASA astronauts to perform a spacewalk as part of the Shuttle Discovery's mission to the International Space Station. Learn how in space, he started the "Storytime in Space" reading program for children!

tjianRobert Tjian, Ph.D. – Learn from this preeminent molecular biologist what is happening across a broad spectrum in the exciting world of life sciences research. He should know: Dr. Tjian is the president of the powerful Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI), one of the world's largest private funders of biomedical research!

Catherine Mohr PhotoCatherine Mohr, M.D. – She began her career developing alternative-energy vehicles and high-altitude aircraft, but discover why she is known today for a different high-tech pursuit: creating the next generation of surgical robots and robotic procedures!

james kakaliosJames Kakalios, Ph.D. – What can we learn about physics from super heroes such as Spiderman the Flash? Plenty, says this noted researcher and author of "The Physics of Superheroes". Discover what he means!







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 speakers and the agenda for April 24, 2014, visit this link.