Monday, April 11, 2016

You are invited! #STEMExpo16

The 5th Annual Maury Think Tank and STEM Expo

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!
Get up close with dry ice!
Become a beekeeper!
Take a balloon rocket challenge! 
Investigate the sun!
"Ride" in a canoe!
Build with snap circuits to power a program!
Control objects with your brain!
Talk with Einstein, Woodsy the Owl and much, much more!

                                                       When: May 5, 2016 from 5:30-8:00pm                    
                      Where:  Maury Elementary School, 1250 Constitution Ave NE, Washington, DC 20002
                                                                  Who: Open to all ages!

                                                 FREE and right off the D6 bus line!

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! 

     *  Optics and Night Vision Lab
George Mason University: 
* Perception and Action Neuroscience Group

                                                     WHAT SHOULD I EXPECT?
Designed like an exhibition hall, experts from over 25 STEM organizations will engage students, families and community members in activities that represent their work.  Check out last year's event here! 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.  If you have any questions, feel free to contact Vanessa Ford at or @maurythinktank . You can also look at last year's Expo HERE!


Do you have fliers I can print to give to my school or community members?
YES! Email me at and I will send to you!

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!

See you soon!

-Vanessa Ford