The 4th Annual Maury Think Tank and STEM Expo is coming!   

When:   April 28, 2015 from 6-7:45pm                    Where:  Maury Elementary School
                                                                                                  1250 Constitution Ave NE
                                                                                                  Washington, DC 20002

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! Designed like an exhibition hall, experts from over 20 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.
f you have any questions, feel free to contact Vanessa Ford at or @maurythinktank . You can also look at last year’s Expo HERE!

Are you accepting more exhibitors?
Of course! If you work for an organization who has individuals who would like to run a exhibit, please let me know as soon as possible. The more fields we can represent the better!

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

What organizations are 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  
DC Beekeepers

Engineering is Elementary
Friendship PCS Online- STEM Program
Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory 
Labyrinth Puzzles and Games
Living Classrooms Capital Region
Metro Warriors STEM Program
National Capitol Astronomers

See you there!
-Vanessa Ford
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