What is The Maryland STEM Festival? A month-long celebration of science, technology, engineering and mathematics that takes place every Fall. In 2019, we are bringing hundreds of events focused on fun, interactive science learning opportunities. Students, families, friends, STEM professionals, teachers, volunteers will all enjoy events taking place throughout Maryland. The Festival highlights the educational, cultural and financial impact of science in this state. Through hands-on activities, talks, lab tours, nature experiences, expos, exhibits and performances, the Festival engages a wide range of public audiences while inspiring future generations. This Festival cultivates a positive environment that inspires children to pursue science-related careers and encourages businesses to invest in Maryland. In an era when recent reports indicate that the United States is losing ground as the world leader in science and technology, and fewer students than ever are seeking careers in science and technology, the Festival energizes our state’s efforts to respond to these challenges. How your donations help? While many of these events are hosted and funded by partners, there are several featured events that are hosted directly by Maryland STEM Festival. Your donations help to fund event outreach and volunteer provisions for these events.UPDATE: The First 25 Donors Will Receive a Maryland STEM Festival 2019 Ball Cap as a Thank You!