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November 12, 2014

Vol. 4. No. 2

Schools in the Washington, D.C. region: Sometimes students' most unforgettable STEM experiences come from interacting with fascinating role models. Prepare your students for such excitement as the 'Nifty Fifty (times 4)' -- the amazing, high-profile group of scientists and engineers -- returns for school visits in preparation for Festival 2016! These speakers are in demand, so prepare now to reserve a Nifty Fifty presenter -- which include renowned science writer and author Jennifer Ouellette, and deep-sea exploration vehicle designer Andrew Clark, Ph.D.

Is your school a CERTIFIED X-STEM School? Do you want to help promote STEM education to your school, gain priority access to Nifty Fifty Speakers Or attend the X-STEM Symposium in April 2015? If so, click here and register your school!

Once your school signs up, we will send you a step by step guide on how to become a Certified X-STEM School so you can start enjoying the benefits! Remember the application deadline to apply for a Nifty Fifty speaker is November 21, 2014!

October was a frighteningly busy month in the world of STEM education. From conferences to competitions, students and faculty have come together to pique the interest in STEM education. Here are some highlight of the STEM education coverage on

Sign up to Volunteer for the 4th USA Science & Engineering Festival! We have lots of exciting opportunities throughout 2015/2016. Our planning is officially underway and registered volunteers will be the first to learn about the upcoming Volunteer Appreciation Party and will have priority for shifts at the 2015 X-STEM Symposium (April 28, 2015), the 2016 Expo and other programs. Please complete this application form and our Director of Community Outreach will be in touch shortly.

Continuing our efforts to celebrate STEM all year long, we have joined forces with Raw Science to create a Youth Category for their film festival.  The USA Science & Engineering Festival (USASEF) Youth Film Category is open to students in middle and high school.The deadline to enter is December 1st. Please spread the word to the young film makers! The winner will receive a cash prize! Click here for details.