April 7 & 8, 2018 | Washington, DC

Join us in inspiring the next generation of scientists & engineers at the most exciting, educational and entertaining science festival in the United States.

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Our Events

April 5, 2018
An Extreme STEM Symposium for middle through high school students aimed to empower and inspire kids about careers in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics. Join us on April 5, 2018, at X-STEM!

2017 & 2018 School Year
The ‘Nifty Fifty (times 4)’, a program of Science Spark, are a group of 200 noted Science and Engineering Professionals who fan out across the country to speak about their work and careers at various middle and high schools.

April 6, 2018
Get a Sneak Peek of the Expo before the general public! Open only to schools, homeschoolers and military families, Sneak Peek Friday takes place on Friday, April 6, 2018!

Featured Participants

From incredible stage shows to inspiring speakers and exhibitors, check out what 2018 has to offer!


What people say

Congratulations, Festival Folk! As CEO of the Planetary Society I was thrilled to be part of the fun on stage and at our booth. As an engineer I was delighted to see so many young people and adults attending and participating. Thanks to all 365,000 of you, who showed up to learn more about Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math. Together, we're changing the world.

Bill Nye the Science Guy
USA Science & Engineering Festival Performer & Supporter

Outstanding! I attended with my wife, daughters & grandsons. We started with the X-STEM sessions on Thursday. Every presenter was world class & all of the presentations were loaded with information & inspiration. This high level of excellence continued throughout the entire weekend of the STEM festival. The exhibitors were also top notch and extremely well staffed. I have participated in and/or attended many festivals & conferences all over the world & I would rate this STEM Festival as vastly superior to anything!

Ron, Attendee

First time attending this event. Definitely not the last. So much to see! My son LOVED ROBOT FEST!! Thank you all so much for making this happen. Our future depends on events like these. I wanted my son to see what the world of science and Engineering and to offer and the USA Science & Engineering Festival really did deliver just that!

Jennifer, Attendee

It is not only important, it is arguably our duty as a world-leading health organization to not
only set standards and execute on operational requirements, but to generate awareness, educate the public,
and drive the next generation of scientists and leaders. Supporting grassroots and formal educational avenues
will generate critical long-term returns.

National Institutes of Health, Festival Sponsor

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USASEF Founder

A Message from Our Founder

"A nation gets what it celebrates! As a culture, we celebrate movie stars, rock stars, and athletes and we generate a lot of them, but we don't celebrate Science and Engineering. Strengthening the STEM educational foundation of our nation is vital to our future economy and the health, safety, and well-being of America's families." - Larry Bock


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