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3rd USA Science & Engineering Festival

When: April 26-27, 2014, 9:00 am to 6:00 pm  

Where: Walter E. Washington Convention Center, 801 Mt. Vernon Place NW, Washington, DC 20001

Booth Location: The Earth Science Pavilion / Hall C / Booth Number 3741

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is a proud partner of the 3rd USA Science & Engineering Festival (USASEF), on April 26-27, at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, DC.

The 2-day expo is perfect for children, teens, families, and anyone with a curious mind who is looking for a weekend of fun and discovery. Find out answers to questions like:

  • What is the universe made of?
  • Why did dinosaurs become extinct?
  • What do magic tricks and hip-hop have to do with math?
  • What does a football field have to do with agriculture?


Join over 250,000 K-12 students, parents, teachers, and professionals to experience a celebration of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM)!  

Participants include more than 750 of the world's leading professional scientific and engineering societies, universities, government agencies, high-tech corporations, and STEM outreach and community organizations. Celebrity guests include:

  • Dirty Jobs’ Mike Rowe (Discovery Channel)
  • Basketball legend Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
  • Bill Nye the Science Guy
  • Grammy Award-Winners “They Might Be Giants”
  • And many more…


New this year:

The festival is hosting the U.S. News STEM Solutions National Leadership Conference, bringing in science teacher associations and 2,500 STEM professionals from across the country.

Before the expo, on April 24, middle and high school students will have a chance to view presentations from inspiring STEM professionals at X-STEM Extreme STEM Symposium.

USDA’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture, Forest Service, Agricultural Research Service, Food Safety Inspection Service, Natural Resources Conservation Service, and Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service will be among the federal agencies to emphasize their unique contributions to science.

For more information, visit www.usasciencefestival.org.