Federal Relations


February 6, 2017

Calling All Homeschool Scientists: Special Invitation to the USA X-STEM Symposium

by Brandt Edmonston
Deputy Director, Federal Relations

Brandt P. Edmonston BRANDT EDMONSTON

The organizers of the USA Science & Engineering Festival are inviting homeschool students to attend the 4th annual USA X-STEM Symposium for free. Space is limited, so we encourage you to register your family as soon as possible.

When: Friday, April 28, 2017, 9:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Where: Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C.

What: X-STEM is a “TED-style” conference for kids—presented by the U.S. Department of Defense—taking place in Washington, D.C. on Friday, April 28, 2017.

This is a unique opportunity for students to get inspired by individuals such as Falon Fatemi – technology entrepreneur and executive who was also Google’s youngest employee, Greg Johnson — former NASA astronaut and head of the Center for the Advancement of Science in Space (CASIS), Andrew Augustin — award-winning video game designer, Eric Brown — FDA microbiologist using cutting-edge technology to safeguard the U.S. food supply, and many other STEM luminaries you can see online.

Who Should Attend: X-STEM Symposium talks are tailored for middle and high school level students (grades 6-12) with a strong interest in STEM.

How to Attend: Follow the instructions below to register. Homeschool families and students have been specifically invited by the organizers of this event.

To Register

  1. Access the registration form online.
     
  2. Use this homeschool discount code for free registration (good for up to seven attendees,
    case sensitive): X-STEM7
     
  3. Make sure you see a confirmation page and receive a confirmation email after submitting.

Contact Nancy van Dillen (nancy@usasciencefestival.org) with questions about the X-STEM Symposium.