Maj. Gen. Nicholas Justice, Commanding General of the US Army Research, Development and Engineering Command looked on as Michael Hanners, Computer Scientist, US Army Aviation and Missile, Reserach, Development and Engineering Center demonstrated the Avenger Table Top Trainer to one of the many students attending the Inauguarl USA Science and Engineering Festival.

"The Festival was the country's first national science festival, and was a collaboration of over 500 of the country's leading science and engineering organizations aimed at reigniting the interest of our nation's youth in the sciences," said Tommy Harris, AMRDEC Exhibits Manager.

The culmination of the Festival was a two-day Expo on the National Mall and surrounding areas, which gave children, teens and adults the opportunity to explore all facets of science & engineering through hundreds of fun, hands-on activities.

Attendance at this inaugural event reached into the thousands, said Harris.

According to their website their mission is to re-invigorate the interest of our nation's youth in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) by producing and presenting the most compelling, exciting, educational and entertaining science gatherings in the United States.

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