NASA organizing the future of aviation and space exploration in the USA Science and Engineering Festival on Saturday, April 7, and Sunday, April 8, at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington.
Leading up to the main event, NASA will hold a media availability at 12:30 p.m. EDT Friday, April 6, with the agency’s acting Chief Technologist Douglas Terrier, and other agency experts, who will be on hand to discuss the NASA missions that are inspiring today’s youth the Mars generation.
During the two-day public event, Saturday and Sunday. Festival visitors can come to NASA’s interactive and informative exhibit at booth #5509 in the Space Exploration Pavilion, Hall E, to learn about:
Exploring Mars with NASA
Viewing the universe through Hubble’s lens
X-rays, gamma rays, and how it all began
Our Sun, star of the Milky Way
Looking for the ingredients for life on other worlds
Living and working on the International Space Station
Big breakthroughs with small satellites
X-planes! NASA has them. All-electric. Quiet supersonic.
Lunar exploration, today and tomorrow
NASA’s exhibit will showcase the future of human space exploration including the Orion spacecraft and the Space Launch System rocket. Also on display will be the agency’s partnership with American Girl. To inspire young girls to pursue education and careers in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM).
From 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, the stage located within the NASA exhibit will feature scientists and engineers presenting fast-paced, TED-style talks with titles such as:
NASA Aeronautics and the X-57 All-Electric Plane
How is the Weather in Space?
Increasing the Awesome: NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope
How Do You Make a Planet?
Is Anyone Out There: NASA’s Search for Life in the Universe?
Also on Saturday, high school students will have the opportunity interview NASA experts from 1 to 1:50 p.m. about their work and its challenges during the festivals meet the Scientist & Engineer event in the Career Pavilion. And, on Sunday, NASA astronaut Jessica Meir will talk at 11 a.m. on Stage E about life as an astronaut and scientist.
The Nifty Fifty, a program of Science Spark, are a group of noted science and engineering professionals who fan out across the country. To speak about their work and careers at various middle and high schools. Featuring some of the most inspiring role models in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics, this signature program of the USA Science and Engineering Festival presents your students with the latest in green technology, engineering, human health and medicine, astronomy and space exploration, nanotechnology, computer science, and more. Last year, the Nifty Fifty program featured over 200 STEM role models and reached over 34,000 students around the country.
Ambassadors of the USA Science & Engineering Festival are a group of K-12 students, along with their parents and teachers, who support the Festival’s mission by spreading the word about Festival programs and events in their communities. However, the Ambassador Program (formerly the X-STEM School Program) provides kids the opportunity to work together and gain valuable leadership, organizational and social skills. All while helping to increase public awareness of STEM in their own community.
Meanwhile, if you are a former participant in the X-STEM School Program. You must re-register your group to participate as Festival Ambassadors.
STEM CAREER FAIR
As an extension of the 2018 Festival Expo, the USA Science & Engineering Festival will host its first ever STEM Career Fair Night! The goal of the STEM Career Fair is to connect employers with potential recruits and to showcase future opportunities for employment. However, current students and college graduates will have the opportunity to meet with top STEM Companies and Government agencies looking to recruit new talent. Click here to see what companies will be recruiting.
The STEM Career Fair Night will be open to University Undergrad and Graduate Students. Our intent is to create an environment that introduces students to a varied group of employers and to encourage them to ask questions and familiarize themselves to the companies and their career opportunities.
However, please register for the STEM Career Fair Night by filling out this form below. The STEM Career Fair Night will take place on Friday. Meanwhile, April 6th from 3 pm- 8 pm at the USA Science and Engineering Festival, Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C.
Finally, the convention center is located at 801 Mt. Vernon Place NW. For more information about the festival, and a complete list of activities and exhibits.
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