Viz department partners with USA Science & Engineering Festival

The Department of Visualization at Texas A&M University is an official partner of the 3rd USA Science & Engineering Festival, to be held April 24-27, 2014 in Washington, D.C.

What is the universe made of? Why did dinosaurs go extinct? What do magic tricks and hip-hop have to with math? What will be the next medical breakthrough? What does baseball have to do with physics? Find out at the 3rd USA Science & Engineering Festival Expo where over 250,000 K-12 students and parents, over 5,000 teachers and over 3,000 STEM professionals will experience the largest celebration of STEM!

Participants include more than 750 of the World's leading professional scientific and engineering societies, universities, government agencies, high tech corporations and STEM outreach and community organizations.

The two-day expo is perfect for teens, children and their families, and anyone with a curious mind who is looking for a weekend of fun and discovery. Meet science celebrities like Mike Rowe, host of the Discovery Channel’s Dirty Job series, Bill Nye the Science Guy, David Pogue, host of NOVA Science Now series on PBS, and Grammy Award-winning alternative music band "They Might Be Giants!"

New this year: The festival is hosting the U.S. News STEM Solutions conference, bringing in 2,500 STEM professionals from across the country and several science teacher associations including in thousands of teachers!

On Thursday April 24, 2014 middle and high school students will have a chance to view presentations from the most inspiring STEM professionals at X-STEM Extreme STEM Symposium and the Festival will feature Teacher Development Workshops at the expo!

For more information, visit www.usasciencefestival.org

posted February 4, 2014