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From the Organizer

The Maryland STEM Festival is a collection of fun, mostly free, family oriented events promoting Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics throughout the State. Last November, over 40,000 Marylanders attended nearly 500 STEM focused events during the 10 day Festival. Our mission is to encourage students of all ages, regardless of their background or experience, to take a greater interest in STEM with the hope they will pursue a STEM job or career. .Maryland is one the few states in the Nation to have a state-wide STEM or Science Festival. Support and interest in the Festival continue to grow. The 2015 Festival consisted of 330 events, the 2016 Festival had nearly 500 events. We expect similar growth for the 2017 Festival. The Festival will run from October 31st through November 12th and will spotlight the connection between STEM and Agriculture. Among the expected 600 events will be several signatures events such as the Ag and STEM Summit, Blue Collar STEM Conference, Hispanic STEM Awareness Event, African American STEM Awareness Event, Sports and STEM Expo and the Night of Cyber. Several very large events have joined the Festival including BrickFest Live and the 47th Annual Waterfowl Festival.