WASHINGTON, D.C., 25 April, 2012--Battelle will be among many exhibitors and presenters to be featured at the 2nd USA Science & Engineering Festival Expo, the nation's largest celebration of science and engineering, set for April 28-29, 2012 in Washington, DC. There will be 35 Battelle employees volunteering at the festival, at which more than 750,000 visitors are expected.
The Festival Expo—with its fascinating array of hands-on exhibits and stage shows, coupled with up-close interaction with renowned innovators, and top researchers and celebrities in science and engineering—has rapidly evolved into a must-see event for families, students and others across the country and globe.
The free weekend event will take place at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center and culminates a month-long series of Festival events taking place in April throughout the nation and in various foreign countries to encourage young students in STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics).
Battelle’s booth will feature a geology experiment that explores the porosity and permeability of sedimentary rock for storage and recovery of gas, oil and water. The exhibit can be seen on Saturday, April 28 from 10am to 6pm and Sunday, April 29 from 10am to 4pm at booth 3449 in the Washington Convention Center.
For more information on the Festival, including its Expo exhibitors and stage performers, visit http://www.usasciencefestival.org/
As the world’s largest independent research and development organization, Battelle provides innovative solutions to the world’s most pressing needs through its four global businesses: Laboratory Management; National Security; Health and Life Sciences; and Energy, Environment and Material Sciences. It advances scientific discovery and application by conducting $6.2 billion in global R&D annually through contract research, laboratory management and technology commercialization.
Headquartered in Columbus, Ohio, Battelle oversees 22,000 employees in more than 130 locations worldwide, including eight national laboratories for which Battelle has a significant management role on behalf of the U.S. Department of Energy, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, and the United Kingdom.
Battelle also is one of the nation’s leading charitable trusts focusing on societal and economic impact and actively supporting and promoting science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education.
About the USA Science & Engineering Festival
The USA Science & Engineering Festival is the country’s only national science festival, and was developed to increase public awareness of the importance of science and to encourage youth to pursue careers in science and engineering by celebrating science in much the same way as we celebrate Hollywood celebrities, professional athletes and pop stars. Lockheed Martin is again the presenting host of the USA Science & Engineering Festival and is joined by many other Festival sponsors and partners. The USA Science & Engineering Festival is a grassroots collaboration of over 500 of the United States leading science and engineering organizations. For more information on the USA Science & Engineering Festival, please visit the Festival website.
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