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By Shawn Flaherty The first ever X-STEM: Extreme STEM Symposium—presented by Northrop Grumman Foundation and MedImmune—kicks-off the 3rd USA Science & Engineering Festival Expo and Book Fair, hosted by founding and presenting sponsor Lockheed Martin.  Being held on April 24th at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in DC, X-STEM is a “TED-style” event for kids…

The Need to Connect on An Emotional Level With STEM Learners

By Larry Bock  Co-Founder of USA Science Science & Engineering Festival  No doubt, the influences that move individuals into their chosen field of science, technology, engineering or mathematics (STEM) are often as different as night and day, but one thing seems constant: most STEM professionals, in remembering how they made their selection, can trace that ¨A-ha!¨…

Girls that Code are Cool

By Jeri Moses, Lockheed Martin Engineer When I tell people I work at Lockheed Martin, they often assume I work in finance or human resources. This is a strange assumption considering more than 50 percent of Lockheed Martin employees are technologists and engineers. But, females are underrepresented in engineering, particularly in computer science. I may be…

Reflecting on National Engineering Week

By Larry Bock  Co-Founder of USA Science Science & Engineering Festival  Engineers are some of the most necessary problem solvers on the planet. They conquer the daunting technological challenges — both immediate and long-range — that stand in the way of human progress and quality of life. You don’t have to think long and hard to…

Archibald A. Alexander – Noted Design and Construction Engineer Best known for designing Washington, DC’s Tidal Basin Bridge and Whitehurst Freeway; first black graduate of the University of Iowa’s College of Engineering; served as territorial governor of the U.S. Virgin Islands Growing up in Iowa during the late 1880s, Archibald “Archie” Alexander remembers being warned…

Make a Difference in the World…Become an Engineer

By Stephanie C. Hill, Lockheed Martin’s Vice President and General Manager of Information Systems & Global Solutions Civil & 2014 Black Engineer of the Year If you want to make a difference in the world – a great place to start is as an engineer or scientist! During my 27 years at Lockheed Martin, I have had…

Find Your Passion at the USA Science & Engineering Festival

Guest Blog By Melissa Rhoads, biotechnology strategist at Lockheed Martin Every New Year’s Eve, my siblings and cousins wrote down what we wanted to be when we grew up, and year after year, I dreamed of becoming a veterinarian. It was not until I cleaned manure all day at a volunteer zoo event that I…

Popular Science  magazine — one of the leading sources of news in technology, science, gadgets, space, green tech and more — is returning as a key Media Partner with the Festival, bringing to the event not only a vast array of science media expertise, but also a special surprise: famed DIYer-at-large and zombie hunter, Chris Hackett, who is…

USA Science & Engineering Festival Mourns the Passing of Advisor Dr. Charles Vest

Image from National Academy of Engineering This past week, the USA Science and Engineering Festival lost a dear friend and advisor —and America lost one of its true visionaries in education, engineering and technology.  Dr. Charles M. Vest was a tireless advocate for research and science in roles as President of the National Academy of Engineering and President of the Massachusetts…

Spotlight on X-STEM Speaker Dr. Michael Shermer!

X-STEM - presented by Northrop Grumman Foundation and MedImmune - is an Extreme STEM symposium for elementary through high school students featuring interactive presentations 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…