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At X-STEM Symposium, Meet Innovators Who Are Making an Impact; Register Now!

Etched in the DNA of virtually all successful innovators is a keen desire to make a lasting difference through their work. At the Festival´s X-MontgomeryBlairHSSTEM Symposium in April, students, teachers and others will get the chance to meet and hear some of the nation's foremost innovators in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) who are indeed making an impact on our lives.

Set for April 14, 2016 at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C., the X-STEM Symposium features inspiring presentations and discussions with leaders and inventors from such exciting STEM frontiers as space exploration, green technology, human health and medicine, nanotechnology, genetics, biotechnology startups, food science, robotics and computer science. Be there as these presenters take you on an unforgettable journey through their noted work and career -- including their successes, challenges and what inspired them to become innovators.

Tickets are going fast, so register NOW by clicking here!

And as a reminder, visit our X-STEM Video Presentation page to bring the 2014 & 2015 speaker presentations into your classroom! 

Here are just some of the dynamic, unforgettable innovators you'll meet at X-STEM:

Patricia Bath, M.D. – Growing up in Harlem, NY,  she had the undying dream to become a physician. Learn how she not only fulfilled that dream, but also made medical history as the inventor of the surgical procedure and device that revolutionized how cataracts are removed!

Chris Fischer – Get ready for an unforgettable experience with this Expedition Leader and Founding Chairman of OCEARCH as he takes you deep inside the world of the Great White shark using OCEARCH´s amazing Global Shark Tracker!

Ann Makosinski –The story of this amazing 18-year-old student will inspire you! At the age of 15, she gained international attention for her invention of the Hollow Flashlight -- a flashlight that runs off the heat of the human hand. Discover what this innovation may mean for future energy-saving technologies!

Christopher Emdin, Ph.D. – This hip, exciting professor in the Department of Mathematics, Science and Technology at Columbia University has gained national attention for his genius in connecting kids in science through the rhythm and beat of urban hip-hop! Discover STEM in a new way through the magic of writing science raps and engaging in science rap battles!

For more information, including bios, on other exciting X-STEM Symposium speakers, click here.