APR 6: “Sneak Peek” of USA Science & Engineering Festival Expo; Invited Media, Military and 45,000 Students Preview Nation’s Largest Science Fair

Free Expo Opens to Public on April 7-8; Expecting 350K People

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WHAT

Sneak Peek Friday—presented by Chevron—for invited press, field trips from local schools, and military families will be held Friday, April 6, 2018 for the 5th USA Science & Engineering Festival Expo, presented by Lockheed Martin. Reporters are invited to get a preview of this free, family-friendly Expo. Taking over the entire convention center, the Festival Expo features over 3,000 hands-on activities showcasing how STEM Can Take You into the deep blue, into cyberspace, inside the human body, into nature, into outer space and beyond! In all, the Festival expects to draw more than 350,000 people and features exhibits, experiments, and incredible live performances by magicians, explorers, astronauts, chemists, inventors, marine biologists, and engineers. Attendees will be able to test a helicopter simulator, interact with robots, test athletic skills, experience Mars, meet astronauts, see how the brain works, and more. Pre-registration is required for press and public to Sneak Peek and Expo.

 

WHEN

April 6,9:00am-3pm: Media Sneak Peek Day Highlights:

10:30am STEM Award Announcement featuring former astronaut Tony Antonelli (Lockheed Martin booth, Hall B)
11:00am Opening Ceremonies with Danni Washington, Students, Sponsors, Festival Director Marc Schulman (Einstein Stage, Hall E)
11:45am U.S. Postal Service’s STEM Stamp Launch (Einstein Stage, Hall E)
9-3pm Exhibits open for press and invited guests
 

Note: Festival Expo is open to the public April 7-8, 2018 starting at 10am

 

WHO

Danni Washington, Festival Spokesperson, Xploration Station TV Host and Ocean Explorer

• 45,000+ students from area schools

• 3,000 exhibitors

• Several hundred military and homeschool families

• Hundreds of leading scientists and engineers

 

WHERE

Walter E. Washington Convention Center

801 Mount Vernon Place NW, Washington, D.C.

Note: Press Registration at Main Entrance Next to Info Desk

 

HOW

To cover Sneak Peek and/or the Expo, press need to pre-register by contacting Shawn Flaherty at 703-554-3609. Registered press pick up credentials at the press registration table located at the Convention Center main entrance. Public must pre-register at USAScienceFestival.org.

 

WHY

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 STEM 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.

 

Contacts

USA Science & Engineering Festival
Shawn Flaherty, 703-554-3609

Release Summary

Apr 6: USA Science & Engineering Festival holds Sneak Peek for invited press, schools, and military. Free Expo opens to public on April 7 and 8.

Contacts

USA Science & Engineering Festival
Shawn Flaherty, 703-554-3609