USA Science and Engineering Festival Expo and Book Fair, hosted by Lockheed Martin, takes place April 28-29, 2012 in Washington D.C. for high school and college students who are looking for science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) career opportunities and inspiration.

“One of the focuses of the Festival is to impress upon students and their families the many exciting career opportunities available with the best job prospects for the future in the Science, Technology, Engineering and Math fields,” said Larry Bock, Executive Director of the USA Science & Engineering Festival. “Many of the top employers in the U.S. are participating in our Career Pavilion to engage with prospective future employees and tell them about the wide array of great jobs available to them if they pursue a career in one of the STEM fields, and throughout the festival we provide them with a sense of what they would experience and achieve if they pursue one of these career paths.”

The Festival’s Career Pavilion will give students an inside look into the STEM careers, degree programs, and companies of tomorrow. The events seeks to connect young people to the ideas, avenues, and connections that will promote their success in the future of STEM. This includes the “Meet the Scientists Area” and book fair where students will have a chance to meet:

  • Dr. Alfredo Quinones-Hinojosa
  • Dr. Lisa Randall
  • Dr. Walter Lewin
  • Joel Archenbach
  • Thea Cooper
  • Holly Tucker
  • Celeste Baine, or
  • the engineers at AT&T.

“The USA Science & Engineering Festival is custom-built to help you check out the amazing variety of jobs in the science, technology, engineering and math fields that you may not have heard of before,” said Bock. “We encourage anyone who is undecided about their career to come out and join us, free of charge, and find your future career path.”

For more, visit the Festival website.

4 COMMENTS

  1. The need to get our students to take up STEM subjects has been well emphasized in the past decade, but the fact is that it has been a challenge getting them excited about STEM careers. In that respect I think this fair offers a brilliant opportunity for students, parents and kids to see the enormous prospects STEM careers hold in this age. At this point I’d like to especially mention the role today’s free online resources like CK12, http://goo.gl/fKKDF/, Khan academy… are playing in delivering STEM content in a way that excites informs and interests the students. Wishing for a STEM revolution in education, desperately!

  2. The need get our students to take up STEM subjects has been well emphasized in the past decade, but the fact is that it has been a challenge getting them excited about STEM careers. In that respect I think this fair offers a brilliant opportunity for students, parents and kids to see the enormous prospects STEM careers hold in this age. At this point I’d like to especially mention the role today’s free online resources like CK12, http://goo.gl/FXYVw, Khan academy… are playing in delivering STEM content in a way that excites informs and interests the students. Wishing for a STEM revolution in education, desperately!

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