Attending the USA Science & Engineering Festival

I front-loaded a bunch of my April blog posts so I could attend the USA Science & Engineering Festival in Washington, DC April 14-17. Below are some pictures from the event.

I was running around a lot of the time (by the way, did you know that the Walter E. Washington Convention Center was around half a kilometer long?). On Friday, I estimated that I walked or ran the length of said building ten times–so there’s a good 5K for one day. Anyhow, the Science Cheerleaders were featured in U.S. News & World Report and did their usual groovy thing reaching out to kids and busting stereotypes about women in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM).

Me? I was one of the folks behind the curtain–running their PowerPoint presentation, setting up the booth, filling out paperwork, and making sure the pizza arrived on time. Ever wonder how a technical communicator could get a job running events? Check here and here. As for how I got this particular event management job, to quote Darlene Cavalier, the original Science Cheerleader, “I picked you, dude.”

About Bart Leahy

Freelance Technical Writer, Science Cheerleader Event & Membership Directior, and an all-around nice guy. Here to help.
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