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Nifty Fifty Program

Due to the risk of exposure and transmission of the coronavirus (COVID-19), all USA Science & Engineering Festival IN-PERSON events have been postponed.  


The Nifty Fifty, a program of Science Spark, are a group of noted science and engineering professionals who fan out across the country to speak about their work and careers at various middle and high schools. Featuring some of the most inspiring role models in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics, this signature program of the USA Science and Engineering Festival presents your students with the latest in green technology, engineering, human health and medicine, astronomy and space exploration, nanotechnology, computer science, and more. The Nifty Fifty program featured over 100 STEM role models and reached over 22,000 students during 2016-2018.

View teh 2020 list of participating speakers here.

During the 2019/2020 school year, Nifty Fifty speakers will visit schools in the Washington DC Metro area, and surrounding counties of Maryland and Virginia. Nifty Fifty events will take place during the months of February through April 2020.   Schools must submit an application to be considered.  There is no cost to participate!

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