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Vol. 4 No. 14, April 6, 2016

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Latest Festival News!

The U.S. Senate Recognizes "National Science & Technology Week!"
Once again, the Senate has recognized the efforts of the Festival and passed S.Res.411 - A resolution expressing support for the goals and ideals of the biennial USA Science & Engineering Festival in Washington, DC, and designating April 11 through April 17, 2016, as "National Science and Technology Week". Thank you Senators Coons & Alexander for sponsoring the resolution!

Did you Pre-Register For The Festival?
T he Festival is just 10 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! 
Be #InstaCool and 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! 
X-STEM Symposium Registration Ends Friday! Don't Miss Out!

The X-STEM Symposium, an all day event for students in middle and high school featuring the nation's most inspiring innovators, returns on  Thursday, April 14 in Washington, D.C. The event, presented by MedImmune, is just one week away and is nearly sold out so click here to learn more and register by THIS FRIDAY April 8th!
At Festival Expo 2016, Discover Why the Department of Defense is a National STEM Leader! 
The U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) helped bring us such life-changing technologies as the Internet, GPS, texting and cloud computing. Get set for an unforgettable experience as DoD scientists and engineers bring their exciting interactive exhibits and other activities to Festival Expo 2016, demonstrating why the DoD is a national leader in STEM! Read more
"Clap Your Hands" if you are Ready to Rock Out to Science with TMBG! 
They Might Be Giants will take the stage on Saturday, April 16th for two amazing shows! This amazing alternative and tech-inspired group -- widely known for its theme song for TV's Malcolm in the Middle and The Daily Show with Jon Stewart and other works -- will have the attendees at the DC Convention Center rocking out to science all weekend long! 
U.S. Air Force Returns to the Festival Expo With the Amazing Rapid Strike Mobile Plus Tour the F-16! 
Boasting more than 130 different careers in STEM, the U.S. Air Force is more than just planes and pilots! Discover the STEM opportunities that await students in such frontiers as Air, Space and Cyberspace as the Air Force returns to the Expo as a major Festival Sponsor!
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Join the ´Maker´ Movement! Meet the Hottest Innovators in DIY at Festival Expo 2016 
STEM Program At Festival Expo 2016, discover through a bevy of fascinating exhibits why the Maker Movement is revolutionizing technology by putting the power of innovation into the hands of the average person. Get on board the Movement with such leaders as: Velleman, Tech Shop DC-Arlington, Rogue Making, and Cornell University! Read more
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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