X-STEM at Travis Air Force Base

About X-STEM

X-STEM at Travis Air Force Base is an Extreme STEM symposium for middle school students featuring interactive presentations by an exclusive group of visionaries who aim to empower and inspire kids about careers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics.  These STEM industry leaders are sure to ignite students’ curiosity through storytelling and live demonstrations.  Attendees will also tour U.S. Air Force aircraft and enjoy live music from the U.S. Air Force Band of the Golden West.

Wednesday, February 27, 2019
9:30am to 3:00pm
Travis Air Force Base, California

Registration for X-STEM at Travis Air Force Base has closed. Advance registration is required to attend.

Agenda - X-STEM at Travis Air Force Base

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9:30 AM – Welcome Address and Opening Remarks from Col. Jeff Nelson, commander, 60th Air Mobility Wing, Travis Air Force Base

9:40 AM – X-STEM Speaker Dr. Karen Kosiba, Atmospheric Scientist, Center for Severe Weather Research – Into the Wind

10:15 AM – X- STEM Speaker Bobak Ferdowsi, Spacecraft Engineer, NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory – Mars or Bust: Learning from Mistakes

11:05 AM – X-STEM Speaker Major Andrew J. Cobb, Commander, 9th Maintenance Squadron at Beale Air Force Base, United States Air Force

11:40 AM – X-STEM Speaker Dr. Marcus Eriksen, Co-founder and Research Director of the 5 Gyres Institute – Saving Our Seas From Plastic

12:15 PM – Lunch Break – Attendees bring their own lunch!

12:45 – 3:00 PM – U.S. Air Force-led guided tours of aircraft inside the hangar and on the flightline!

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