By Belinda Raines
The Ceramic and Glass Industry Foundation will be participating in the upcoming 4th USA Science & Engineering Festival Expo. Expected to draw 350,000 attendees, the Festival takes place on April 16 and 17 at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C., to inspire the next generation of inventors and innovators.
“We are what we celebrate. If we want to compete better in the global economy, we need to ignite young people’s interest in STEM careers. At this national festival, we are celebrating and elevating STEM in an unbelievable way,” explained Larry Bock, Festival founder.
Taking over the entire convention center, the family-friendly event allows kids and adults to participate in more than 3,000 hands-on exhibits, experiments, and incredible live performances by science celebrities, explorers, astronauts, athletes, physicists, musicians, authors, inventors, and experts in fields like cryogenics, robotics, genomics, paleontology, space exploration, 3D printing and more.
The Ceramic and Glass Industry Foundation’s exhibit, “Ceramics are Cool”, will feature demonstrations that include the use of liquid nitrogen to demonstrate how the substances of various materials change when exposed to extreme temperatures.
Partnering with the Foundation at the event is Allied Mineral Products, Superior Technical Ceramics, and Savannah River National Laboratory.