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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…

Renowned publication Scientific American is returning to the Festival as a key Media Sponsor, ready to wow students, teachers and the public with a wide assortment of activities based on content from the magazine as well as other divisions of its parent company, Macmillan Science & Education. Under the theme, ¨Helping Curious Minds Achieve Great Things,” Scientific American’s exhibit is…

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…

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…

New Scientist Returns As Festival Media Partner, Bringing Excitement For Curious Minds!

New Scientist, the world’s most-read science and technology weekly, returns to the Festival as a key Media Partner, once again greatly enhancing our ability to reach out globally to the growing number of ultra-inquisitive Festival fans who just can’t get enough insight into science’s new and emerging frontiers! Known as the magazine for “people who ask…

The Future of Human Innovation

By Barri Gurau, Corporate Energy Initiatives Lockheed Martin How long do you think it took for the world’s population to reach 1 billion? It took more than a century for the world’s population to double to 2 billion, which we reached in the 1930s. Since then, the population has grown at an incredible rate to…

X-STEM School PHS Presents: Super Science Saturday!

By: Nancy Trang  USA Science & Engineering Festival X-STEM Coordinator Snow may have kept many people at home on Saturday, Feb. 15, 2014 but not the young aspiring scientists from USA Science & Engineering Festival X-STEM School  Patriot High School (PHS) in Nokesville, Virginia.  The PHS Science National Honor Society (SNHS) organized a free science education event, called Super…

Join Festival Co-Founder Larry Bock & STEM Experts for E-week Twitter Chat

Curious to know what people in STEM fields love about their jobs? Ever wonder what it takes to begin a STEM career? Join the USA Science & Engineering Festival and experts from  Lockheed Martin, Project Lead The Way and Bucknell University on Twitter to discuss their path to a career in STEM. The expert panel includes Festival Inspiration and Co-Founder…

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…