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Vol. 4 No. 13, March 30, 2016

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Join us at the 4th USA Science & Engineering Festival!
VIDEO: What to expect at the 4th Festival!

Pre-Register For The Festival to WIN!
T he Festival is just 17 days away! Be sure to  pre-register   for a chance to win a meet and greet with  Wil Wheaton , an Apple Watch, video games, t-shirts and more! 
Create Your Personal Festival Agenda!
Visit this page  to create your own personal Festival account! Save your favorite exhibits and plan if you want to rock out to They Might Be Giants,  learn about Mars travel from NASA's Ellen Stofan  or head over to the Kid's Stage to see Dinosaur Train's Dr. Scott Sampson!  
Show us How YOU 'Fueled Your Curiosity' at #SciFest! 
Snap a selfie with your favorite robot, scientist, astronaut or Festival performer! Share how you 'Fueled Your Curiosity' on social media and be sure to tag us and use #SciFest! There will be fun social media contests and prizes all weekend long!  Use #SciFest to enter! 
How do Flu Pandemics Start? Learn by "Picking a Giant Nose" at the Festival! 
Nose picking is encouraged at the USA Science & Engineering Festival booth of AstraZeneca, and its biologics research and development arm,  MedImmune. Visitors to the booth can "pick" a giant nose and learn how flu pandemics start. It's this type of hands-on science experience that inspires kids to pursue a STEM career. 
The X-STEM Symposium is 2 Weeks Away! LAST Chance to Register!

The X-STEM Symposium, an all day event for students in middle and high school featuring the nation's most inspiring innovators presented by MedImmune, returns on Thursday, April 14 in Washington, D.C. The event is just weeks away and is nearly sold out so click here to learn more and register today! 
Unforgettable Stage Performances This April! 
Past Festival attendees will tell you that our amazing lineup of unforgettable stage show performances remains a key highlight of the Expo Finale weekend! Science celebrities like Wil Wheaton, from Star Trek & The Big Bang Theory and Grammy Award Winners They Might Be Giants will take the stage as well an impressive group of astronauts, athletes, musicians, educators and more! Read on to learn about traveling to Mars with NASA's Ellen Stofan, Science Teacher "Science Bob", blind adventurer Erik Weihenmayer and more! 
Get Behind the Scenes of #SciFest! Join us as a Volunteer! 

TIME IS RUNNING OUT to sign up for Volunteer Shifts during the 4th USA Science & Engineering Festival! If you have NOT signed up for our brand new volunteer management system you must take a few moments to register for the volunteer shifts you would like to participate in during Festival week! 
Thank you to our Newest Sponsors! 
Our Sponsors are essential in reaching our mission to inspire the next generation of scientists and engineers! We would like to extend our heartfelt appreciation to our very special Sponsors who have signed up to support the 4th Festival to date. 

By participating as a sponsor in the upcoming Festival, your organization will be aligned with the nation's leading science and engineering institutions that recognize the importance of STEM education and its impact on our country.

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Thank You to our Palladium Sponsors! 
American Mathematical Society
American Society for Microbiology 
Bose Corporation
Dassault Systèmes 
ISS Casis 
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration 
Oracle Academy
Pennsylvania College of Technology
Private Internet Access 
Space Camp & Aviation Challenge
Toy Industry Association
U.S. Government Publishing Office (GPO)
University of Massachusetts Lowell 
Thank You to our Titanium Sponsors! 
Aerospace Corporation
American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists (AAPS)  
American Water Works Association (AWWA)
Big Kid Science
Bricks 4 Kidz 
Bucknell University  College of Engineering
Bureau of Ocean Energy Management 
C2 Education
College of Science at George Mason University
DJI Innovations
Epilog Laser
James Madison University
New York University Polytechnic School of Engineering 
The Optical Society
Penn State University
STEM Premier 
Stemtree Education Center
Software Engineering Institute Carnegie Mellon University 
Tau Beta Pi
U.S. Food and Drug Association
United States Naval Academy
United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO)
University of Florida
University of Rochester
VCU School of Engineering 

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Science Spark is a non-profit 501(c)3 organization responsible for creating the USA Science & Engineering Festival and several regional Festivals including the San Diego Science & Engineering Festival, Bay Area Science & Engineering Festival, Boston Science & Engineering Festival, Los Angeles Science & Engineering Festival, Chicago Science & Engineering Festival, Houston Science & Engineering Festival, Miami Science & Engineering Festival and the Philadelphia Science & Engineering Festival.