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Important reminder: Registration for the Festival's X-STEM Symposium closes this Friday, April 17!  Don't miss this exciting all-day event set for Tuesday, April 28, 2015 at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C. which will bring students, teachers and others up close and personal with some of the nation's foremost innovators in science, technology, engineering and mathematics today.

One of the Festival's premiere signature events, the X-STEM Symposium will feature inspiring 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 careers -- including what inspired them to become innovators.

Here are just two such exciting leaders you'll meet at X-STEM:

Frederic Bertley 2015 Nifty Fifty Speaker 2 rsFrederic Bertley, Ph.D. -- In his career, he helped develop an HIV vaccine at Harvard and led life-saving health improvements in Haiti and The Sudan. Now discover how he is using that same spirit to ignite science discovery excitement at the renowned Franklin Institute!


seema kumarSeema Kumar -- How can America attract and maintain more innovators? Explore the question with this prominent science communicator who currently serves as Vice President of Innovation, Global Health and Policy Communication at Johnson & Johnson. Her thought-provoking solutions will inspire you!



For more information about the X-STEM Symposium, including the complete bios on all speakers, click here.