I have a personal passion around STEM and wanted to invite you and your family to attend our 2016 K-12 STEM Symposium (www.stemsymposium.com) on Saturday, March 12th at The Nysmith School in Herndon, Virginia. WashingtonExec is proud to be the organzing sponsor for this annual, one of a kind event.
Please encourage any parent with kids, business colleageus and your customers to sign up for this free event by going towww.stemsymposium.com and register through the Eventbrite link.
The 2016 K-12 STEM Symposium: Opportunities in STEM
- This is the third year running since the initial STEM Symposium in 2014. We have only grown in size and diversity of age ranges, gender and race
- Exhibits include 3D printers, drones, flights simulators, physics experiences, heart monitors, topography models, puzzles, a connected car and many robotics teams
- Over 40 exhibitors from the business, government, academia and nonprofit sectors will be represented
- We project over 2,500 parents, kids and teachers to be in attendance
- Over 20 local students will present top science fair projects before regional competition
This year’s K-12 STEM Symposium will focus on the theme “Opportunities in STEM.”
It takes a community of teachers, mentors, parents and local leaders to nurture a child’s curiosity of the STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) fields. Linking science and mathematics taught in the classroom to impactful careers is an ongoing national challenge. This year’s Symposium will help children discover new and exciting possibilities in the STEM fields within the National Capital Region. Elementary, middle and high school students will learn about computer coding, space, 3D printing, drones, connected cars and healthcare through a wide range of fun and interactive exhibitors and speakers.
High school and college internship opportunities can help students better understand exciting and wide-ranging careers available to those with STEM degrees. Summer and school-year STEM enrichment programs are a large part of a child’s interest in becoming proficient in the mathematics and sciences. Simple tools such as educational science and technology apps, family-friendly physics experiments and robotics building can also influence a child’s proficiently in the math and science.
Key Speakers of the 2016 K-12 STEM Symposium:
- Dr. Sandy Magnus, former Astronaut and Executive Director of American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics
- Dr. Evan Glazer, Principal of Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology
- Eric Schierling, former Fighter Pilot and Program Director at Vencore
- Kritika Singh, high school student and CEO of Malaria Free World
- Scott Settar, Program Manager of Technology and Engineering Education and STEAM Integration at Fairfax County Public Schools
- Ed Swallow, Vice President of Vaeros, a division of The Aerospace Corporation
- Pooja Chandrashekar, student and social entrepreneur
The opportunities for students who are STEM-proficient are endless. Connecting exciting career opportunities to math and science taught in the classroom is critical for encouraging and keeping children interested in pursuing STEM careers. Get informed. Get excited. Get started.
Special thanks to Presenting Sponsor The Aerospace Corporation and Gold Sponsors Vencore and Siemens Government Technologies.
See you Saturday, March 12th at www.stemsymposium.com.
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