The April 14 event at the Nysmith School for the Gifted in Herndon, Virginia, was facilitated by WashingtonExec’s STEM Council and presented by Altamira Technologies.
The event was free to students and parents.
The symposium is designed to help bridge gaps in the workforce pipeline by introducing the tomorrow’s workforce to today’s opportunities. It drew more than 3,000 attendees as well as more than 50 exhibitors, at least 20 student showcases and numerous speakers.
There were 3-D printers, drones, flight simulators, physics experiences, topography models, puzzles, robotics teams and more.
Ann Bonitatibus, Thomas Jefferson High School; Tinell Priddy, Academies of Loudon
JACOBS Engineering team
Cady Coleman, former astronaut
Ben Franklin impersonator talks with a young event attendee
Anna Lulushi, Thomas Jefferson High School; Ann Bonitatibus, Thomas Jefferson High School; Ed Swallow, The Aerospace Corporation
Barbara Comstock, Congresswoman; Cady Coleman, Former Astronaut
Altamira’s egg drop competition
Karen Goetz, Northrop Grumman; Tim Hurlebaus, CGI Federal
Karen Trowbridge, Trowbridge & Trowbridge; Anne Swanson, CGI Federal