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AAPT is Under The Big Top for 2014 USA Science & Engineering Festival

College Park, MD, April 14, 2014—AAPT will be participating in the 2014 USA Science & Engineering Festival, April 26-27, 2014.  The booth, Big Top Physics, is jointly sponsored by the American Association of Physics Teachers, the American Physical Society, The Optical Society, and the Society of Physics Students.  The event is free of charge and open to all ages.

The 3rd USA Science & Engineering Festival, the largest science festival in the US, features nationwide contests and school programs, including our popular 'Nifty Fifty' science speaker program - presented by InfoComm International. The Festival culminates in a Grand Finale Expo on April 26-27, 2014, with the US News STEM Solutions Conference on April 23-25, and Sneak Peek Friday - presented by the Department of Defense - on April 25. New this year: X-STEM - presented by Northrop Grumman Foundation and MedImmune - an Extreme STEM Symposium for students on April 24.  This year's festival will be at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center.

About AAPT
AAPT is an international organization for physics educators, physicists, and industrial scientists—with members worldwide. Dedicated to enhancing the understanding and appreciation of physics through teaching, AAPT provides awards, publications, and programs that encourage teaching practical application of physics principles, support continuing professional development, and reward excellence in physics education. AAPT was founded in 1930 and is headquartered in the American Center for Physics in College Park, Maryland.

For more information: Contact Marilyn Gardner, Director of Communications, mgardner@aapt.org, (301)209-3306, (301)209-0845 (Fax)