Does your child ask a lot of questions?

  Get questions answered and inspire your child to ask more at

 the 4th Annual Think Tank and STEM Expo!

WHEN: April 28, 2015                   DOORS OPEN: 6:00pm          WHERE:1250 Constitution Ave
                                                                                                                             Washington, DC 20002

At this FREE event for all DC students ages 3 and up, visitors will explore over 25 STEM careers directly with hands on activities lead by the scientists, engineers and professionals who do the work each day!

This year’s exhibitors
Over 60 scientists, engineers and STEM professionals will engage your child in many exciting activities! You and your child will be able to….

use night vision goggles!                                                    complete missions with NASA!  

get up close with live bats!                                                 harvest honey in a beekeeper outfit!
problem solve with games!                                                use a 3-D Printer!
explore the Anacostia River Watershed!                            hold local aquatic wildlife!
create a human solar system!                                              explore rocketry!      
become an architect?                                                           take on a chemistry challenge!
see how chemistry is used in various fields!                      learn how MRI’s teach us about our bodies!       

3D Printer from Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Lab!

    It will be printing out something special for a lucky visitor!

What IS the Expo anyway?

From presentations with live bats to wearing night vision goggles to planting personal milkweed plants and using a 3-D printer, visitors to the 4th Annual Maury Elementary STEM Expo will get to experience STEM careers first-hand from the scientists, engineers, educators and professionals who do the work each day! 

See you there!
Designed like an exhibition hall, experts from over 25 STEM organizations will engage students, families and community members in activities that represent their work. The Expo is designed to make STEM accessible to ALL learners, from preschool up! This event is completely free and most  organizations also bring items that visitors can take home with them.


Are you accepting more exhibitors?
We are accepting requests to take part in this exciting event until APRIL 3, 2015. Please contact if you have interest!

Do you have fliers I can print to give to my school or community members?
YES! Look back here the week of April 7th for fliers you can distribute in your school communities!

Are you planning to attend but not a Maury family?
Yay! I’m thrilled you will join us! Please consider emailing me at to help me make an estimate of how many people are coming! I want to ensure I have enough “Swag Bags” and other goodies for all our visitors!

How do I get updates about the event?
I will update this blog post as organizations confirm so bookmark this! You can also find updates by following me on Twitter @maurythinktank for updates on our program!

How do I learn more about the organizations exhibiting?
Click on the links below to see who will providing hands-on, engaging STEM activities for you when you arrive? Click on each link to go to their website… and get excited!

Anacostia Watershed Society
American Institute of Architects-DC (Architects in the Schools)
Army Educational Outreach Program (AEOP)
 * Army Research Lab
 * Night Vision & Electronic Sensors Directorate
 * Natick Soldier Engineering, Research & Development Center  
ASHRAE National Capitol Chapter
DC Beekeepers

Engineering is Elementary
Friendship PCS Online- STEM Program
George Mason University: School of Psychology
Honeywell Hometown Solutions
Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory 
Labyrinth Puzzles and Games
Living Classrooms Capital Region
National Capitol Astronomers
Naval Research Lab 

-Vanessa Ford

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