Have you ever wanted to meet and pick the brains of some of the nation's most renowned scientists, engineers, inventors and serial entrepreneurs in STEM for an entire day? You'll be able to do just that next spring -- and more -- when the Festival's fascinating all-day X-STEM Extreme Symposium, presented by Northrop Grumman Foundation and MedImmune, returns Tuesday, April 28, 2015 from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Washington, D.C. Convention Center.
Get ready for hands-on interaction excitement when this unforgettable event, which wowed audiences at the 2014 Festival Expo, returns again to feature interactive presentations and workshops by an exclusive group of visionaries who aim to empower and inspire middle school and high school students and others about careers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM).
These high-profile role models and industry leaders -- representing top universities, corporations, non-profit organizations and governmental agencies -- are sure to ignite your students' curiosity through storytelling and live demonstrations in a wide range of STEM areas, including space exploration, paleontology, bio-inspired robotics, nanotechnology, marine biology, mathematics of orgami, eco-friendly vehicle innovation and much, much more!
Which is why we want to be sure you don't miss out on this exciting "limited tickets only" gathering. Note: Sign up NOW on our Interest List to be notified when X-STEM registration opens!
Here are just some of the trailblazers who are sure to inspire you at X-STEM Extreme:
Alyssa Carson - This 13-year-old and her dream to become the first person on Mars, will both amaze and inspire you! Learn how she is preparing and how her quest is capturing national attention!
Anthony Fauci, M.D. – Learn how this eminent physician-scientist, as Director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Disease, is on the front lines of the U.S. government's fight against the Ebola crisis!
James McLurkin, Ph.D. – This dynamic young robotics innovator, who was named one of Time magazine's top 5 engineers, is known for developing the promising new genre of robotics called "ant robots" based on inspiration from his ant farm. Discover how these ant robots are providing exciting insights into artificial intelligence and the connection between engineering and biology!
Louie Schwartzberg – This cinematographer is world-renowned for using his skill in high-speed cameras to uncover fascinating aspects of nature's hidden beauty – wonders not normally detected by the human eye!
For more information on the X-STEM Extreme Symposium, including the link to bio profiles on all speakers currently scheduled, and how to view video presentations from the 2014 X-STEM Symposium sessions, click here.