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February 19, 2014

Vol. 3, No 15

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Snow may have kept many people at home on Saturday, Feb. 15, 2014 but not the young aspiring scientists from USA Science & Engineering Festival X-STEM School Patriot High School (PHS) in Nokesville, Virginia. The PHS Science National Honor Society (SNHS) organized a free science education event, called Super Science Saturday, for 2nd-7th graders from around the community. The event which took place at the Bull Run Regional Library, was organized by the members of the SNHS to educate kids about science and to also advocate for the 2014 USA Science Fair and Festival.

Curious to know what people in STEM fields love about their jobs? Ever wonder what it takes to begin a STEM career? Join the USA Science & Engineering Festival and experts from Lockheed Martin, Project Lead The Way and Bucknell University on Twitter to discuss their path to a career in STEM. Tweet your questions about STEM careers, overcoming challenges, and inspiring students to @USAScienceFest with the #eweekchat14 hashtag.

Questions will be selected from those tweeted with the #eweekchat14 and @PLTWorg will host the chat during National Engineers Week Tonight at 8pm-8:30pm EST.

Feeling the gloom of another cold, wet, wintery day; well think ahead to a very special event that's happening just around the corner. The USA Science & Engineering Festival, the largest event of its kind in the US, is scheduled to take over the Walter E. Washington Convention Center from Thursday, April 24th - Sunday, April 27th. For all you science enthusiasts and promoters of STEM education, the 1,000 participating organizations and 3,000 activities will offer a wealth of information and entertainment to all ages and backgrounds; from professionals and novices .... to the merely curious! This event can not be missed.

Check out the Humans to Mars Summit (H2M) that is taking place at George Washington University in Washington, D.C. on April 22-24, 2014. H2M will feature some of the most influential people in the space program who will discuss how we will send humans to Mars by the 2030s. Some of the speakers include Apollo XI astronaut, Buzz Aldrin; NASA Administrator and astronaut, Charles Bolden; PBS NOVA and Frontline correspondent, Miles O'Brien; NASA Goddard Chief Scientist, James Garvin; STEM Education Coalition Executive Director, James Brown; and many others. Students and STEM educators get free admission on the first day and we are also happy to announce that friends of the US Science and Engineering Festival will receive a special registration discount. For more information and to register, visit the H2M website at