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The Expo Finale is just 14 days away!! The Expo Map is now available! Take a look here and get familiar with the layout of the Convention Center and Pavilions, find where particular booths are located, and plan your visit! 

Reminders for the largest celebration of STEM: 

Dates: April 26 & 27, 2014
Times both days: 9am-6pm

The Expo is free of charge and open to all ages, however you can pre-register here for a chance to win big prizes. Do you have questions about what to expect, how to get to the Expo and more? Visit our FAQ Section by clicking this link. Are you coming from out of town? Book a hotel room at one of our Partner Hotels.

HOW TO GET THERE:

The Expo will take place at the
Walter E. Washington Convention Center
801 Mount Vernon Place (between 9th and 7th Streets NW on L Street NW)

We strongly suggest to use public transportation:
The Green and Yellow line Mt. Vernon Square/7th St Convention Center Metro Stop exits into the Convention Center. Click here to view interactive Metro map.

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Bring your Robot to the Expo!

IMG 3114Do 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. Click here to sign up. 

vote for the kavli science video contest "people's choice" winners!

We received 234 incredible entries for our Kavli Science Video Contest with the theme "Science in Fiction". Great job students!!

We have narrowed down the top 15 finalists and we need YOU to help us pick the "People's Choice" award winner! Students explored holograms, wormholes, love, zombies, the science of the hit movie Frozen & more!

Please take just 15 minutes to check them out and vote. 

Again- great job students!

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 jennybarnes44@gmail.com

Deadline is TOday to register for the X-STEM Extreme STEM Symposium!

Our X-STEM Symposium registration deadline is TODAY so be sure to get your tickets now! 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. 

Show your support for the Festival! 

Engineer shirtLooking 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! 

U.S. SENATE APPROVES "NATIONAL SCIENCE WEEK"!

We are thrilled to announce that the Senate has backed the creation of "National Science Week" as the last week in April 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 FacebookTwitterLinkedIn and now Google + and Pinterest!

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