--(BUSINESS WIRE)--USA Science & Engineering Festival:
Sneak Peek Friday—presented by Chevron—for invited press, students and military families will be held Friday, April 15, 2016 for the 4th USA Science & Engineering Festival Expo, sponsored by Founding and Presenting Host Lockheed Martin. Reporters are invited to get a preview of this free, family-friendly expo which takes over the entire convention center and allows kids and adults to participate in more than 3,000 hands-on exhibits, experiments, and incredible live performances by science celebrities, explorers, astronauts, athletes, physicists, musicians, inventors, and experts in fields like cryogenics, bio engineering, genomics, paleontology, and space exploration. Attendees will be able to test a flight simulator, interact with robots, experience Mars, meet astronauts, see how the brain works, analyze their golf swing, and more.
April 15, 8:30am-3pm: Media Sneak Peek Day Highlights:
|8:30am||Ribbon Cutting with Students, Sponsors, Festival Director (Einstein Stage)|
|9:15am||Special event with Lockheed Martin Chairman, President and CEO Marillyn Hewson to unveil new virtual reality experiences and technologies, and discuss a new initiative in STEM and deep space exploration (Lockheed Martin Exhibit)|
Exhibits open for press and guests, including Career Pavilion, hosted by Booz Allen Hamilton
Note: Festival Expo is open to the public April 16-17, 2016 starting at 10am
- 50,000 science students from area schools
- 3,000 exhibitors
- Several hundred military families
- Hundreds of leading scientists and engineers
Walter E. Washington Convention Center
801 Mount Vernon Place NW, Washington, D.C.
Note: Press registration outside Room 101, near L Street entrance in main building
Founded by entrepreneur Larry Bock and Lockheed Martin executives to address the severe shortage in science and tech talent, the USA Science & Engineering Festival is the country’s only national science festival. The Festival was developed to increase public awareness of the importance of science and to ignite youth’s interest in pursuing careers in science and engineering by celebrating science in the same way that Hollywood celebrities, professional athletes and pop stars are celebrated. In support, the Senate recently passed Resolution 411, sponsored by Sen. Coons (DE) and Sen. Alexander (TN), which recognizes the Festival and designates the Festival week (April 11-17) as “National Science & Technology Week.”
To cover Sneak Peek, contact Shawn Flaherty at 703-554-3609.