365,000 Attend World’s Largest Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math Celebration!

Elizabeth Martz (TAS, 2007)Candice Autry (TAS, 2006) and June Teisan (TAS, 2015), were among 100 speakers at the 4th USA Science and Engineering Festival held at the Washington, D.C. Walter E. Washington Convention Center on April 16 and 17, 2016.  

They volunteered at the NOAA booth were Science on a Sphere® (SOS) was featured. This educational tool, developed by NOAA, helps illustrate Earth System science using animated images of climate change, ocean temperature, atmospheric data, and much more. 365,000 people attended the conference and explored over 3,000 hands-on activities at the nation’s largest celebration of Science Technology Engineering and Math (STEM).  

“Science on a Sphere was amazing and so exciting. Everyone attending the festival who visited the booth was so impressed and thrilled by NOAA speakers and their scientific insight. Science on a Sphere is visually outstanding and tremendously useful in presenting data about our world.” –Elizabeth Martz 

Special thanks to Elizabeth, Candice, and June for all of your help!! Thank you to NOAA’s Office of Education for inviting Teacher at Sea to participate in this event!

An aerial view of a conference center during the Science on a Sphere Conference. Crowds of people are shown visiting booths.
An aerial view of the conference center during the USA Science and Engineering Festival in Washington, DC.