Regeneron STS 2017 Public Exhibition of Projects

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Please join the 40 Regeneron Science Talent Search (Regeneron STS) 2017 finalists as they display and present their research at the National Geographic Society in downtown Washington, D.C.

intelsts2015On Sunday, March 12, 2017, Regeneron STS finalists will discuss their projects with visitors who share an enthusiasm for science research. Society for Science & the Public and Regeneron are proud to support these students and hope the exhibition and interaction with them will inspire students, teachers, parents, scientists, and others. Admission is free.

Regeneron STS is the nation’s most prestigious pre-college science competition, providing an important forum for original research that is recognized and reviewed by a national jury of professional scientists. Alumni have made extraordinary contributions to science and have earned many of the world’s most distinguished science and math honors, including eight Nobel Prizes, five National Medals of Science and two Fields Medals.

intelsts2015_scottAnnually, over 1,800 high school seniors from around the country accept the challenge of conducting independent science, math or engineering research and completing an entry for the Regeneron Science Talent Search.

Above, BDPA Washington’s Keith Scott with Industry
executives during Intel STS Awards Gala.

Contact the Society for additional information about the Regeneron Science Talent Search competition.

Sunday, March 12, 2017
1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

National Geographic Society
1145 17th St N.W
Washington, D.C.

Members of the media and bdpatoday staffers may contact Gayle Kansagor for more information.

— Source and cover photo:  Regeneron STS 2017
Award photos: BDPA Washington, D.C.

Patriots Technology Training Center to Host 19th Annual Youth Summit on Technology

Seat Pleasant, MD—”Empowering Students Through Technology” has been the mission for over 19 years by increasing the number of students entering science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) ultimately leading towards college education and career paths in these fields. Over the years, Patriots Technology Training Center (PTTC) has partnered with major technology corporations, governments, non-profits such as BDPA, and related foundations to support their mission.

pttc-cyber2015bPatriots’ program stems from having an annual Youth Summit on Technology, Summer Camps and the Patriots STEM Carnival. Patriots also engages in Lego, Robotics, Bio-medical, Solar System, Flight Simulation, Video Design, Cyber Security and Science Bowl competitions. PTTC students have attended the National Society of Black Engineers conferences from Charlotte, NC; Boston, MA; Las Vegas, NV; to Dallas, TX.

This year, Patriots Technology Training Center will host their 19th annual Youth Summit on Technology at Bowie State University, Saturday, April 30, 2016. Select here for details.

—Source and photos: Patriots Technology Training Center

Don’t miss the largest celebration of STEM in the US!

USA Science & Engineering Festival Expo at Washington Convention Center

April 16-17, 2016

WASHINGTON—What is the universe made of? Why did dinosaurs go extinct? What do magic tricks and hip-hop have to with math? What will be the next medical breakthrough? What do fossils and rocks tell us about the Earth’s secrets? What does baseball have to do with physics? Find out at the 4th USA Science & Engineering Festival Expo! Explore 3,000 hands-on exhibits from the World’s leading professional scientific and engineering societies, universities, government agencies, high-tech corporations and STEM outreach and community organizations.

USASEF_16The two-day Expo is perfect for teens, children and their families, and anyone with a curious mind who is looking for a weekend of fun and discovery. More than 350K+ attendees will celebrate science at the Expo, and engage in activities with some of the biggest names in STEM, hear stories of inspiration and courage, and rock out to science during our incredible stage show performances.

The Expo is the pinnacle event of the 4th USA Science & Engineering Festival to be held in the greater Washington D.C. area in April 2016. The Festival is a collaboration of over 1,000 of the nation’s leading science and engineering organizations. For more information on all Festival events and how you can get involved, visit www.usasciencefestival.org.

Source: http://www.usasciencefestival.org

Science Fair @ The White House

WASHINGTON—This year’s White House Science Fair highlighted the ingenuity and entrepreneurship of the next generation of scientists, engineers, mathematicians, and innovators.

sci-fairWHStudents who attended this year’s Science Fair attempted to tackle some of our Nation’s greatest challenges – from combating climate change, to uncovering new ways to fight cancer, to discovering ways to reach farther beyond our atmosphere as a part of the Mars generation.

Select here to discover more

— Source and photos: White House, #WHScienceFair

DOD STEM Leads in Technology and Innovation

WASHINGTON—The Department of Defense (DoD) STEM mission is to attract, inspire, and develop exceptional STEM talent across the education continuum to enrich our current and future DoD workforce to meet defense technological challenges. In alignment with the Federal plan, the Department’s strategy collectively addresses critical STEM challenges as a national priority through communication, talent inspiration and cultivation, and diversity emphasis using evidence-based approaches.

dodstem2DoD provides learning opportunities from elementary school through graduate school to inspire and cultivate a diverse pool of exceptional STEM talent.

DoD programs connect STEM education in the classroom to the excitement, skills, and challenges that come with safeguarding our country.

Discover more at dodstem.us or watch their latest video.

—Photos and video courtesy: Department of Defense
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