December 17, 2013

Calling Homeschool Young Scientists:
Special Invitation to USA STEM Festival

William A. Estrada, Esq.
Director of Federal Relations


Will Estrada has been leading our efforts to defend homeschooling on Capitol Hill since 2006. As the oldest of eight kids, and a homeschool graduate who married a homeschool graduate, he has a passion for protecting homeschool freedom. Read more >>

The USA Science & Engineering Festival is back! This nationwide event is coming to the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C. in April of 2014.

The festival will offer over 3,000 hands-on science exhibits, workshops, and performances. Many of the nation’s leading science, engineering, and academic organizations will participate in the festival and expo. The organizers of this event have specifically extended several exciting invitations to homeschoolers.

X-STEM Extreme STEM Symposium—Thursday, April 24, 2014

Running from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Thursday, April 24, this STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) event is for elementary through high school students and their parents and will have some of our nation’s most respected professionals in science and engineering speaking to students in a TED-style format.

X-STEM will be a one-of-a-kind opportunity to get your children up close and personal with leading STEM role models while inspiring them about careers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics. This all-day event will feature multiple presentation sessions covering a wide array of subject areas including space exploration, storm chasing, oceanography, the physics of superheroes, music technology, and mathematical puzzles.

Tickets are $15 per person for K-12 Students, educators and parents. When registering, you will have the ability to customize your X-STEM Symposium experience by selecting talks and workshops, given by more than 60 speakers, which best fit your students’ interest. View the X-STEM Symposium agenda and register to attend online.

Sneak Peek—Friday, April 25, 2014

This free event runs from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Friday, April 25. This is an exclusive opportunity for school groups, homeschoolers, and military families to preview and experience the EXPO exhibits before they open to the general public at the Grand Finale Expo on Saturday and Sunday. The festival organizers specifically wanted to invite homeschoolers to this event. However, this is a limited attendance event, so it is crucial that you and your family RSVP before all seats are sold out. You can go online to register.

Attendees will have access to over 3,000 hands-on, interactive activities offered by more than 1,000 leading science organizations from around the nation. Imagine chatting with Albert Einstein, flying a simulated jet fighter, being a crime scene investigator, building an underwater robot, or taking a vacation in space. Attendees will be able to do all of this and more.

This all-day event will feature multiple presentation sessions covering a wide array of subject areas including space exploration, storm chasing, oceanography, the physics of superheroes, music technology, mathematical puzzles, and more. Student attendees will have the opportunity to sit in on multiple engaging presentations, live demonstrations, and hands-on workshops.

We hope that you and your family will be able to benefit from these events, especially the Sneak Peak Friday on April 25. Please remember the Festival’s Finale Expo weekend on Saturday, April 26 and Sunday, April 27 at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C. This will be open to the public and free of charge. Pre-register online to attend the Finale Expo.

If you have any questions please contact Nancy van Dillen at nancy@usasciencefestival.org.