Howard U Physicist Visits Alexandria School as Part of USA Science and Engineering Festival

Arts and Entertainment

March 16, 2018

A Howard University scientist will be visiting Blessed Sacrament as a guest lecturer, providing insights about his career and work as part USA Science & Engineering Festival’s Nifty Fifty Program which sends more than 200 top scientists and engineers into schools around the country in advance of the Festival to ignite students’ passion for science and engineering.  Taking place April 7-8 in DC, the Festival’s Expo, presented by Lockheed Martin, is a free event that allows kids and adults to participate in over 3,000 hands-on activities and see live performances by science celebrities and experts. The Festival will kick off on April 5 with the X-STEM Extreme STEM Symposium - a “TED-style” event for youth featuring interactive presentations and workshops by STEM visionaries.

Founded by serial entrepreneur Larry Bock and Lockheed Martin executives to address the severe shortage in science and tech talent, the USA Science & Engineering Festival is the Super Bowl of STEM, and was developed to increase public awareness of the importance of science and to encourage youth to pursue careers in science and engineering by celebrating science the way we celebrate Hollywood celebrities, professional athletes and pop stars.  To support this effort, the Nifty Fifty are science stars carefully chosen for their differing fields, talents, divergent backgrounds and ages and include inventors, policy makers, actors, educators, researchers, explorers, video game developers, alien hunters, astronauts, doctors, and more.

Location: Blessed Sacrament