WASHINGTON - April 27, 2012 -- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is among the many noted exhibitors and presenters to be featured at the 2nd USA Science & Engineering Festival Expo hosted by Lockheed Martin, the nation's largest celebration of science and engineering, set for April 28-29, 2012 in Washington, DC.
The Festival Expo -- with its fascinating array of hands-on exhibits and stage shows, coupled with up-close interaction with renowned innovators, and top researchers and celebrities in science and engineering -- has rapidly evolved into a must-see event for families, students and others across the country and globe.
A free weekend event, the Expo, scheduled for the Walter E. Washington Convention Center, culminates a month-long series of Festival events taking place in April throughout the nation and in various foreign countries to encourage young students in STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics).
"We sincerely thank our Expo exhibitors, performers and other presenters for their valued role in the Expo's mission to inspire the next generation of science and technology innovators," said Larry Bock, Founder and Executive Director of the USA Science & Engineering Festival. "The Expo promises a fun and exciting weekend that allows kids, their families and others to participate in over 2,000 interactive exhibits and other activities, plus seeing more than 100 live performances by science celebrities, explorers, best-selling authors, innovative entrepreneurs and world-renowned experts," he said.
Join EPA staff at booth #1745 in the Washington Convention Center and learn how science and engineering is used to protect both our planet and our health:
- Conduct a chemistry experiment and learn about how to observe, experiment and make inferences (all important concepts in science) while discovering the potential issues of chemical mixtures.
- Go fishing and learn about the science behind fish consumption advisories, bioaccumulation, exotic species, habitat degradation from point and non-point pollutants, and environmental sampling.
- Compete in the lung capacity challenge and learn how air quality impacts every breath we take. And more!