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Early-Bird Rates End February 15 for USA Science & Engineering Festival Building Sciences Pavilion

Now is the time to lock in an early-bird rate to participate in the USA Science & Engineering Festival’s Building Sciences Pavilion to inspire and engage the next generation of building industry professionals.

The National Institute of Building Sciences is partnering with the Festival organizers to host a dedicated Building Sciences Pavilion at the 2018 Festival, to be held April 7-8, 2018, at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C. Building industry firms and associations are invited to participate. Sign up by February 15 to get the early-bird rate.

Employers across the building industry are facing similar challenges in attracting and retaining talent to design, construct, operate and regulate buildings. Meanwhile, their existing workforce is nearing retirement. To combat these challenges, the National Institute of Building Sciences developed its Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Education Program, which is aimed at inspiring, engaging, educating and employing the next generation of building-related workers.

Under the STEM Education program, the Institute is working to bring together organizations from across the industry to promote the important and rewarding careers available and highlight the current and emerging technologies used by today’s workforce.

Last held in April 2016, the Festival attracted over 315,000 students and parents to explore science and technology across all STEM disciplines. During the 2016 Festival, 18 building-related organizations participated, creating an informal pavilion. Industry groups also produced an ad in Innovation & Technology Today, a media affiliate for the Festival. See a video of Building Science at the 2016 Festival.

The Institute and Festival organizers set a goal of recruiting 30 building-related organizations to participate in the 2018 Festival. Plan to join the Building Science Pavilion? Don’t wait too long! Early-bird registration to reserve a booth at the Festival ends February 15, 2017.

Support the Institute’s STEM Program

The Institute is fundraising to support its STEM-related activities, including the , which will both be featured at the 2018 Festival, as well as to help fund the coordination of the building industry at the Festival and in other venues. Donate to support the Institute’s STEM activities.

About NIBS

National Institute of Building Sciences brings together labor and consumer interests, government representatives, regulatory agencies, and members of the building industry to identify and resolve problems and potential problems around the construction of housing and commercial buildings. NIBS is a nonprofit, non-governmental organization. It was established by Congress in 1974. For more information, visit or follow @bldgsciences on Twitter and Facebook.

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