The National Science Foundation (NSF) invites your organization to participate in a STEM Careers Fair being co-sponsored by Congressman Frank Wolf on Friday-Saturday, Sept. 27-28, 2013.
The Careers Fair will showcase exciting science and innovation with the goal of encouraging young people, especially in grades 7-12, to pursue careers in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM). The fair will be held at the Dulles Town Center Mall at Dulles Town Circle, Dulles, Va. 20166, and will encompass two floors of indoor exhibit and stage areas, as well as outdoor exhibit areas.
Exhibitors and stage performers at the fair will have a unique opportunity to inspire our nation’s youth to consider STEM-related careers, to feature the vast diversity of career possibilities, and to increase our nation’s awareness of exciting science and innovation enabled by federal investments.
NSF plans to lead the way by inviting 25-30 of the agency’s grantees to set up interactive, educational exhibits and activities that highlight their federally funded research and education projects. In addition, NSF will also coordinate several science "shows"--fun, informative demonstrations of science and engineering concepts on one of the stages. I encourage your organization to identify similar ways to share science, engineering and education to the large public audience expected to attend the event.
See this fact sheet for additional details about the STEM Careers Fair and suggested criteria for selecting exhibitors and performers to represent your organization.
The information form asks for a description of, and logistical requirements for, each potential exhibit/presentation (one per form).
Please provide the information about your organization's representative and the completed information forms to Craig Fisher, NSF Office of Legislative and Public Affairs, 703-292-8070, STEMFair@nsf.gov, by July 30, 2013.
I urge you to take advantage of this opportunity. We look forward to working with you.
Susan M. Mason
Head, External Affairs
National Science Foundation