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X-STEM Extreme STEM Symposium -
Top Scientists and Inspiring Engineers Speak to K-12 Students


Information on the 2015 and 2016 X-STEM program coming soon! Sign-up for our newsletter to stay current on the program announcements.

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April 2015 / Walter E. Washington Convention Center, Washington DC


X-STEM - presented by Northrop Grumman Foundation and MedImmune - is an Extreme STEM symposium for elementary through high school students featuring interactive presentations and workshops by an exclusive group of visionaries who aim to empower and inspire kids about careers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). These top STEM role models and industry leaders are sure to ignite your students’ curiosity through storytelling and live demonstrations.

This all day event will feature multiple presentation sessions covering a wide array of subject areas including space exploration, storm chasing, oceanography, the science of social networks, the physics of superheroes, mathematical puzzles and much, much more! Student attendees will have the opportunity to sit in on multiple engaging presentations, live demonstrations and hands-on workshops.

Don't miss this truly unique educational opportunity to get up close and personal with some of the nation's most noted STEM professionals representing top universities, corporations, non-profit organizations and governmental agencies.

Learn about the X-STEM speaker line-up here: Full Speaker Bios or Printable List

Watch presentations from the inaugural 2014 X-STEM Symposium by clicking here.


Walter E. Washington Convention Center
801 Mt Vernon Place NW
Washington, DC 20001

Who Should attend:

Students with a strong interest in STEM, educators and parents.  Talks and workshops will be geared mainly toward a middle and high school level audience with some options for elementary level students as well.  STEM professionals are welcome to attend the student talks by purchasing a ticket.

How to Attend:

Registration for the 2015 X-STEM Symposium is not yet open.  Please check back to access the registration form and sign up for our newsletter to receive X-STEM program announcements.

X-STEM tickets are non-refundable.  The USA Science & Engineering Festival reserves the right to revise the X-STEM event agenda and list of participating speakers.  Attendees will have the opportunity to register for seats at specific talks and we will do our best to accommodate those requests.  In the event that a speaker becomes unable to participate, attendees registered for that speaker will be reassigned to an alternate talk. 

X-STEM is a program of Science Spark.