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X-STEM Extreme STEM Symposium -
Top Scientists and Inspiring Engineers Speak to Students

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April 14, 2016 / Walter E. Washington Convention Center, Washington DC


The 2016 X-STEM Symposium took place on April 14, 2016.  
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X-STEM - presented by MedImmune - is an Extreme STEM symposium for middle through high school students featuring interactive presentations and workshops by an exclusive group of visionaries who aim to empower and inspire kids about careers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). These top STEM role models and industry leaders are sure to fuel your students’ curiosity through storytelling and live demonstrations.

This all day event will feature multiple presentation sessions covering a wide array of subject areas including space exploration, paleontology, bio-inspired robotics, marine biology, alternative biofuels, eco-friendly vehicle innovation and much, much more! Student attendees will have the opportunity to sit in on multiple engaging presentations, live demonstrations and hands-on workshops.

Don't miss this truly unique educational opportunity to get up close and personal with some of the nation's most noted STEM professionals representing top universities, corporations, non-profit organizations and governmental agencies. 

Here's what others have to say about X-STEM:

This is a great way to inspire your youngsters to take up STEM careers!” - 2015 X-STEM Attendee

“.... It was very exciting as an adult to watch such a large group of children so engaged and excited about STEM and education as a whole.” - 2015 X-STEM Attendee

Going to X-STEM is better than going to school. It is more memorable and more moving for students to see science come alive! All the speakers were so impressive as not only were they leaders in their fields, but they were cheerleaders for all different ways to get involved in STEM, no matter what your passion.” - 2015 X-STEM Attendee

View the 2016 X-STEM speaker line-up here.

View all past and present X-STEM Symposium speakers here.

Click here to watch presentations from past events.


Stay tuned for more details


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

Who Should attend:

Students with a strong interest in STEM, educators and parents.  Talks and workshops will be geared toward a middle and high school level audience (grades 6 to 12).  STEM professionals are welcome to attend the student talks by registering to attend.

How to Attend:

Advance registration is required. Sign up for our newsletter and like us on Facebook for announcements about the next X-STEM Symposium.

Please contact with questions.


X-STEM tickets are non-refundable.  The USA Science & Engineering Festival reserves the right to revise the X-STEM event agenda and list of participating speakers.  Attendees will have the opportunity to register for seats at specific talks and we will do our best to accommodate those requests.  In the event that a speaker becomes unable to participate, attendees registered for that speaker will be reassigned to an alternate talk. 

X-STEM is a program of Science Spark.