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April 21, 2014

Vol. 3, No. 19

Beauty, poise and grace are not the only qualities that make Crystal Lee -- who was crowned Miss California this year and later named first runner up in the Miss America Pageant -- a standout. Don't miss meeting and hearing her this month at the Festival Expo to learn how she is among the rising young stars in the high-tech field of entrepreneurial startups!

Think the USA Science & Engineering Festival is just for the technologically savvy minded with an interest in science and math? Think again. It's for everyone from all walks of life.
In the span of two days, April 26-27, the Washington Convention Center will be transformed into a whirling array of opportunities – from F-35 flight simulation to a chance to pilot an Orion space flight and a chance to test a repellant lab coat with super soakers – that will be beyond fun.

Sensory perception represents some of the most intriguing research taking place in science today, and at Festival Expo 2014 you'll meet key scientists and engineers at the forefront of this frontier as AAAS presents ¨The Science of Our Senses.¨ Don't miss this amazing series of stage shows featuring such renowned researchers as: Mark Hoon, Chief of the Molecular Genetics Unit, National Institutes of Health; Polly O'Rourke, Assistant Research Scientist, Center for Advanced Study of Language, University of Maryland, College Park, and Steven Munger, Professor of Anatomy and Neurobiology, University of Maryland School of Medicine, and many more!

In a timely and insightful panel presentation with such luminaries as Francis Collins, M.D., Ph.D., Director of the National Institutes of Health, learn how biotechnology is revolutionizing 21st century medicine through therapies that are designed to zero in on our personal genetic make up! Discover first-hand how such approaches are impacting the survival rate of cancer patients and the health of others! 

The statistic is sobering: Of the many jobs in computer science that will be available by 2018, only 29 percent stand to be filled by women because of lack of training. Join us at Festival Expo 2014 when the Microsoft Women's Hacktahon, as a major Festival partner, inspires young girls in computer science frontiers by exposing them to exciting opportunities in hacking and problem solving in this field during the International Women's Hackathon!