BOEM Supports STEM Education at USA Science Festival April 16-17 at Washington, DC Convention Center

Outreach Challenges Students to “Energize Your Mind with Ocean Science


Contact: Marjorie Weisskohl

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WASHINGTON - The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) is excited to return to the USA Science and Engineering Festival on Saturday and Sunday, April 16-17, 2016, at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C. BOEM’s booth, #3222, will be located in the Earth Sciences Pavilion. The festival is free and open to the public.

BOEM will debut a new electronic version of its “Energize Your Mind with Ocean Science” game and offer other hands-on activities including exhibits on geology, offshore oil and gas, renewable energy, and environmental science. Students, parents, teachers, and others will have the chance to hold million-year old rock samples, witness the potential of wind energy, and test their knowledge of the sciences BOEM uses every day.

The USA Science and Engineering Festival is a national grassroots effort to advance STEM education and inspire the next generation of scientists and engineers. The festival includes entertainment and more than 3,000 exhibits and activities.


BOEM scientists and engineers from the Environmental, Strategic Resources, and Renewable Energy Programs


USA Science and Engineering Festival


Saturday, April 16, 2016, 10:00 a.m.- 6:00 p.m.
Sunday, April 17, 2016, 10:00 a.m.- 4:00 p.m.


Walter E. Washington Convention Center, Washington, D.C.

Between 7th and 9th Streets, N.W., North of New York Avenue (Mt. Vernon Place)

By Metro: Mt. Vernon Square/Convention Center, Green and Yellow Lines


Festival Media Contact: Shawn Flaherty, 703-554-3609.

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The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) promotes economic development, energy independence, and environmental protection through responsible, science-based management of offshore conventional and renewable energy and marine mineral resources.