WashingtonExec is holding a K-12 science, technology, engineering (STEM) symposium – which will include a focus on unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) – in Herndon, Va., on March 12.
Sponsors of the event include The Aerospace Corp., Vencore and Siemens Government Technologies. WashingtonExec – a digital magazine for the Washington, D.C., area – expects more than 2,500 children, parents, teachers and other stakeholders to attend the symposium, taking place from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Nysmith School in northern Virginia.
More than 40 organizations will be represented at the free event through keynote and panel discussions, classroom breakout sessions, interactive exhibits, and student science fair projects.
In conjunction with this year’s theme, “Opportunities in STEM,” interactive exhibits will include UAVs, flight simulators, smallsats, physics experiments, topography models, heart monitors, 3D printers, robotics, safe cybersecurity practices, and connected cars.
“Correlating science and mathematics taught in the classroom to impactful careers is an ongoing challenge for U.S. businesses and government entities in the STEM fields,” explains Ed Swallow, vice president of Vaeros, a division of The Aerospace Corp. “This year’s symposium theme of Opportunities in STEM is broad by design and was selected to help children and their parents discover new and exciting possibilities in the STEM fields.”
The event is open to the public, as well as credentialed media.