Magic School Bus returns!
Come on board The Magic School Bus with Ms. Frizzle and friends at the Festival! The Magic School Bus introduces science concepts to children through a blend of humor, adventure, and imagination. Ms. Frizzle and her magically-transforming Bus take kids will take attendees of the Festival everywhere under the sun for totally fantastic, fun-filled adventures.
For more information on The Magic School Bus, visit: http:www.scholastic.com\magicschoolbus
Kavli "Science in Fiction" Video Contest
The Kavli "Science in Fiction" video contest is calling on students in grades 6-12 to investigate how science is portrayed in TV, films, and games. The competition is now open to accept entries and closes on March 21, 2014. Click here for more information.
Exhibitors: Create your own trading cards for the Expo!
We came up with an inexpensive fun giveaway that Exhibitors can all participate in! Create a baseball style trading card with your organization's scientists and engineers. Then print out as many or few as you desire to give out in your booths. Watch the kids learn about your team members, trade the cards and have fun with STEM!
The template (and a pdf sample card) is downloadable from the Exhibitor Resources page here. It is the last item under Downloadable Materials.
The template is in a zip file which has the original artwork in Adobe Illustrator CS6 and the images and fonts. All you need to do on the front of the card is to drop in your organization's logo, a headshot of the scientist or engineer you wish to feature and their name. On the back, you can add a bunch of fun facts and info about featured scientist. If you have questions about how to use these files to create your own card(s), feel free to email Jenny Barnes at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Get your X-STEM Extreme STEM Symposium Tickets!
Registration for the X-STEM Symposium is now open! Students have the unique opportunity to view interactive presentations from some of the most innovative and inspiring STEM professionals in the country! Please urge your child's school to attend this new school tradition! Click here to view the agenda for Thursday, April 24, 2014 and read more about this amazing program highlighting our speakers in the X-STEM article below.
Bring Your Robot to the Expo!
Do you have a robot that you would like to showcase at the largest celebration of STEM? The USA Science & Engineering Festival is hosting our first ever "Robot Zoo" at the Expo Finale at a premiere location inside the Washington, D.C. Convention Center!
We expect over 250,000 attendees to once again fill the halls of the Convention Center and we would like to offer them a futuristic zoo experience like no other! Do you want to share your robot design with the public? Do you like to interact with others? Would you like to show Festival attendees what makes your robot unique?
The Festival Team will choose a group of robots to feature in our "Robot Zoo" at a special booth inside the Convention Center. Attendees will be able to meet the robots and talk with the robot creators.
Follow this link to sign up to bring your robot to the Expo!
Sneak peek Friday registration is open!
Is your child's school registered for "Sneak Peek" Friday? Be sure to let the teachers and administrators know about this unique opportunity to get a "Sneak Peek" of the Finale Expo on April 25, 2014! "Sneak Peek" Friday, sponsored by the Department of Defense, is opened only to schools, homeschoolers and Military Families we already have over 23,000 participants signed up! Click here to register today!
Are you traveling from out of town to attend the largest celebration of STEM? Book a hotel room NOW at one of our Partner hotels through this link. Rooms will fill up fast since it's the busiest time of year in D.C.!
Show your support for the Festival!
Looking for something for that budding scientist? Or what about that girl that loves to tinker? Future Scientist and Future Engineer t-shirts, baby onesies, water bottles, coffee mugs, pins, and phone covers are now available on the USA Science & Engineering Festival Online Store! Click here to help bring MORE kids to the Expo by purchasing super cool Festival merchandise!
Pre-register for the expo for a chance to win a cool prize!
Let us know that you are planning to attend the Expo, and you will automatically be entered for a chance to meet They Might Be Giants or Bill Nye the Science Guy; an iPad 2; a Cool Video Game; Science Books; T-Shirts, and other awesome prizes! You don't have to preregister to attend the Festival Expo, but you will have a chance to win a cool prize while letting us know a little about who will be attending.
U.S. SENATE APPROVES "NATIONAL SCIENCE WEEK"!
We are thrilled to announce that the Senate has backed the creation of "National Science Week" and acknowledged the efforts and ideals of the USA Science & Engineering Festival! [Sen. Res. 329] Thank you all so much for supporting the mission of the USA Science & Engineering Festival and spreading the word about National Science Week! Read more by clicking here.
Help us spread the word on Social Media
We encourage exhibitors, sponsors, X-STEM Schools Ambassadors, Volunteers, Parents, STEM enthusiasts and anyone associated with the Festival to help us spread the word by following our social media sites! Join us on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and now Google + and Pinterest!