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Join USDA at the 5th USA Science and Engineering Festival

Posted by Damon Thompson, Communications Director, USDA Research, Education, and Economics Mission Area in Research and Science
Aug 02, 2021
Come join USDA at the nation’s largest celebration of science, technology, engineering & mathematics.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is a proud partner of the 5th USA Science & Engineering Festival (USASEF). USDA will be among more than 750 of the world's leading professional scientific and engineering societies, universities, government agencies, and high-tech corporations that participate in this interactive, hands-on celebration of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM).

This FREE two-day expo, which will take place at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center on April 7-8, 2018, is perfect for children, teens, families, and anyone with a curious mind who is looking for a weekend of fun and discovery. Admission is free, with registration required online at:

The theme of the festival is “See Where STEM Can Take You,” and it is attended by over 350,000 K-12 students, parents, teachers, and professionals.

Saturday, April 7, 2018

10:00 am to 6:00 pm
Open to the general public - “OneUSDA” exhibit at Booth 4811 in Halls D/E

5:00 pm to 5:30 pm on Stage C
USDA Stage Show Featuring Woodsy Owl, and the Microscopic World of Mites!

Sunday, April 8, 2018

10:00 am to 4:00 pm
Open to the general public - “OneUSDA” exhibit at Booth 4811 in Halls D/E

11:00 am to 11:50 am
“Meet the Scientists” program featuring USDA scientists and engineers.

Be sure and join us at the “OneUSDA” exhibit at Booth 4811 in Halls D/E. Department staff and volunteers will host activities and demonstrations about agriculture, food safety, nutrition, drone technology, water monitoring, entomology, natural resources and conservation, and many more areas of science and technology. We will also offer information on careers in agriculture and USDA.

Take a look at USDA photos from last year and visit to learn more.

About the USASEF

The USA Science & Engineering Festival (USASEF) is the country’s only national science festival, and was catalyzed by Science Spark, a nonprofit 501(c) 3 organization, in collaboration with more than 750 of the nation’s leading science and engineering organizations. In an era when the United States is losing ground as the world leader in STEM and fewer students than ever are pursuing careers in these fields, the Festival founders saw a crucial need to increase public awareness of the importance of science and to encourage youth to pursue careers in science and engineering by celebrating science in much the same way as we celebrate Hollywood celebrities, professional athletes and pop stars.

Category/Topic: Research and Science

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