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[April 17, 2014]

Apr. 25: "Sneak Peek" Day at USA Science & Engineering Festival; Doors Open Day Early for Media, Military Families, and 35,000 Students

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USA Science & Engineering Festival:

WHAT
Sneak Peek Friday-presented by the "Department of Defense - Celebrating Diversity in STEM!"-for press, school children and invited military families will be held Friday, April 25, 2014 for the 3rd USA Science & Engineering Festival Expo and Book Fair, hosted by founding and presenting sponsor Lockheed Martin. Reporters are invited to get a preview of this free, family-friendly expo and book fair being held April 26-27 that allows kids and adults to participate in more than 3,000 hands-on activities and see nearly 150 live performances by science celebrities, explorers, best-selling authors, and world-renowned experts. Festival attendees will be able to test a flight simulator, interact with robots, see a 3D printer, step aboard a spaceship, meet storm chasers, learn to survive a zombie invasion, and more.




 

WHEN

April 25, 8:30am-3pm: Media Sneak Peek Day Highlights (Bell Stage):

8:30am       Ribbon Cutting/Press Conference
9:15am "National Geographic Kids" announces 9th Guinness World Record title
10:20am Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, basketball legend and STEM ambassador
10:30am Women's Hackathon, a Microsoft (News - Alert) supported crowdsourcing event taking place live at the Festival to empower young women in computer science
 

Note: Festival Expo is open to the public April 26-27, 2014 from 9am-6pm

 

WHO

  • Larry Bock, Festival director and founder
  • Dr. Ray O. Johnson, Lockheed Martin (News - Alert) chief technology officer, and Festival co-founder
  • 35,000 science students from area schools
  • Several hundred military families
  • Science-related celebrities, including Dirty Job's Mike Rowe and Bill Nye the Science Guy
  • Hundreds of leading scientists and engineers

WHERE
Walter E. Washington Convention Center
801 Mount Vernon Place NW, Washington, D.C.
Note: Press registration in Salons G/H, located off the main lobby

WHY
Founded by entrepreneur Larry Bock and Lockheed Martin Chief Technology Officer Dr. Ray O. Johnson to address the severe shortage in science and tech talent, the USA Science & Engineering Festival is the country's only national science festival. The Festival was developed to increase public awareness of the importance of science and to ignite youth's interest in pursuing careers in science and engineering by celebrating science in the same way that Hollywood celebrities, professional athletes and pop stars are celebrated.

CONTACT
To cover Sneak Peek, contact Shawn Flaherty at 703-554-3609.


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