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Join Us In Honoring These African American X-STEM Symposium Speakers During Black History Month!

African American scientists and engineers have made extraordinary contributions to STEM and high-tech innovation, and you’ll meet some of these key pioneers at the Festival Expo’s X-STEM Extreme STEM Symposium hosted by Northrop Grumman Foundation and MedImmune on Thursday, April 24 in Washington! In honor of National African American History Month, the Festival would like to acknowledge these trailblazers and their achievements…

Stephanie C. Hill – Computer Software Engineer and Lockheed Martin Executive Vice President and General Manager of Lockheed Martin Information Systems & Global Solutions Civil line of business; recipient of the Black Engineer of the Year Award for 2014 Looking back recently on her lengthy and high-profile career at Lockheed Martin, engineer and executive Stephanie C.…

Ed Dwight, Jr. – Test Pilot, Aerospace Engineer and America’s First Black Astronaut Candidate Chosen in 1962 by President Kennedy as America’s first black astronaut candidate; due to racism in the astronaut program, he resigned; now is a world-class sculptor, specializing in sculptures depicting aspects of Black History Ed Dwight, Jr. was a 28-year-old Air…

George Washington Carver – Botanist, Inventor and Educator One of the most phenomenal scientists of the early 20th Century. He found amazing uses for the peanut, sweet potato and soy bean that continue to enrich our lives. And against racial obstacles, his achievements paved the way for generations of young African American scientists The ultimate…