Follow @STEMconnector on Friday, April 6th for a “Sneak Peek” of the USA Science & Engineering Festival Expo- the Nation’s Largest Science Fair!

by STEMconnector

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

We can hardly wait for the 5th USA Science & Engineering Festival Expo this weekend at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in DC, and luckily we don’t have to! We’ll be getting a head start on #SciFest at Sneak Peek Friday—presented by Chevron—along with 45,000 other STEM enthusiasts, including invited press, field trips from local schools, and military families. Don’t worry- we’re taking you with us! Follow STEMconnector on Twitter (@STEMconnector) & our Instagram page (@STEMconnector) for an exclusive first look of the opening ceremonies, UL Xplorlabs‘ fire forensics demos, the Chevron STEM Zone, and more.

Taking over the entire convention center, #SciFest 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.

Sneak Peek Friday 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

And the Festival Expo is open to the public Saturday and Sunday, April 7-8, 2018 starting at 10am!

More information about Sneak Peek Friday:

And full weekend schedule can be found on the USA Science & Engineering website here: