The free, all-day event featured hands-on experiments for children, government and industry exhibitors, student science fair projects and panel discussions with STEM stakeholders. Exhibitors and sponsors brought exciting activities such as flight simulator competitions, drone demonstrations, 3D printers and robotics teams. Attendees also received information about government and industry STEM-related high school and college internships.
STEM speakers and panelists included Sen. Tim Kaine (D-VA), Anne Holton (Virginia Secretary of Education), Dr. Evan Glazer (Thomas Jefferson HS), Lou Von Thaer (Leidos), Michele Weslander-Quaid (Google), Dr. Ann Carbonell (NGA), Eric H. Schierling (Vencore), Pooja Chandrashekar (Thomas Jefferson HS), Kenneth D. Cameron (SAIC), Ken Nysmith (Nysmith School), Rob Zitz (Leidos), JD Kathuria (WashingtonExec), Ed Swallow (NDIA) and Brynn Koeppen (WashingtonExec).
Click here to download a Parent STEM Action Plan, featuring more than 50-pages of STEM-related resources and information.
The 2016 STEM Symposium will be held March 12, 2016.