• 2017 K-12 STEM Symposium

    March 25, 2017| 9 am – 3 pm


    A free, exciting and all-day forum that equally engages children, parents, and teachers, coupled with corporate, government, academia and non-profit executives alike from the STEM fields.

    Activities for the day include hands-on children activities such as student robotics teams, flight simulator competitions, 3D printers and other science and mathematics exhibits. Attendees will also find information about government and industry high school and college STEM internships.


Mission and Outcome:

The largest K-12 STEM Symposium in Northern Virginia, the Symposium provides the opportunity for students, parents and teachers in the National Capital Region (NCR) to interact with key business, education, non-profit and government leaders through real-life applications and presentations about how science, technology, engineering and mathematics impacts our community.

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The 2017 K-12 STEM Symposium

It takes a community of teachers, mentors, parents and local leaders to nurture a child’s curiosity of the STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) fields. Linking science and mathematics taught in the classroom to impactful careers is an ongoing national challenge. This year’s Symposium will help children discover new and exciting possibilities in the STEM fields within the National Capital Region. Elementary, middle and high school students will learn about computer coding, space, 3D printing, drones, connected cars and healthcare through a wide range of fun and interactive exhibitors and speakers.

High school and college internship opportunities can help students better understand exciting and wide-ranging careers available to those with STEM degrees. Summer and school-year STEM enrichment programs are a large part of a child’s interest in becoming proficient in the mathematics and sciences. Simple tools such as educational science and technology apps, family-friendly physics experiments and robotics building can also influence a child’s proficiently in the math and science.

 Quick Facts

  • This is the fourth year running since the initial STEM Symposium in 2014. We have only grown in size and diversity of age ranges, gender and race
  • We project over 3,000 parents, kids and teachers to be in attendance
  • Over 40 exhibitors from the business, government, academia and nonprofit sectors will be represented
  • Exhibits include 3D printers, drones, flights simulators, physics experiences, heart monitors, topography models, puzzles and many robotics teams
  • Over 20 local students will present top science fair projects before regional competition

Event Information

Who Should Attend?

K-12 students, parents, educators, non-profit leaders, corporate leaders and federal leaders with a vested interest in the National Capital Region (NCR) STEM pipeline.

Activities for the day will include:

  • Hands-on experiments for children
  • Student science fair projects
  • Panel discussions with STEM stakeholders.
  • Government and industry exhibitors
  • Information about government and industry STEM-related high school and college internships.

What to Expect:

The K-12 STEM Symposium is a free and exciting all-day forum that equally engages children, parents, and teachers, coupled with corporate, government, academia and non-profit executives alike from the STEM fields.

  • Each attendee will receive a Parent-STEM action plan geared towards nurturing a child’s curiosity towards the STEM fields.
  • Kids are welcome to attend all panel and keynote discussions.
  • School maps will be provided on-site.

Bottom Line:

The opportunities for students who are STEM-proficient are endless. Connecting exciting career opportunities to math and science taught in the classroom is critical for encouraging and keeping children interested in pursuing STEM careers. Get informed. Get excited. Get started.


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  • Get involved in STEM events in the National Capital Region



The NySmith School
13625 EDS Drive
Herndon, Virginia 20171

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Food & Beverages

The Subway in Fair Lakes will have lunch for sale during the event. Attendees are also welcome to bring a brown bag lunch.


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STEM Symposium 2017

March 25, 2017 | 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
at The Nysmith School