4:00 to 6:00 pm: Pop-Up Makerspace

Experience a Pop-Up Makerspace with hands-on 3D printing experiences supported for K-12 students.

Create digital 3D models using Autodesk Tinkercad, and get up close with Makerbot 3D printers in action. Learn why 3D printing is important to the future of space travel and get information on ways to take what you have learned to the next level through opportunities with NASA and the Museum.

6:00 to 7:30 pm: Engineering the Future

You don’t have to work at NASA to innovate for space! Learn about engineering opportunities for kids and adults to engage in future missions with experts from NASA, moderated by engineer and television host Deanne Bell.

Improving Air Quality for Health in Space and on Earth
Receive first-hand information about a unique collaboration between NASA and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation focused on benefiting human health in space and on Earth.


  • Jitendra Joshi, Chief Technology Advisor, Advanced Exploration Systems, NASA
  • Marit Meyer, Research Aerospace Engineer. Aerosol Science & Instrumentation, NASA
  • Michael Painter, Senior Program Officer, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
  • Lynn Buquo, Manager, NASA Center of Excellence for Collaborative Innovation

Igniting NOVA K-12 Engineering and Maker Education
Learn from the ASME Foundation and local educators about designing 3D prints for space. Hear from the panel about how educators get students hands-on with engineering, making, designing, and inventing.


  • Barb Gruber, Supervisor, School Programs, National Air and Space Museum
  • Josh Ajima, Instructional Facilitator for Technology, Loudoun County Public Schools and DesignMakeTeach.com blogger
  • Ryan Heitz, Co-Founder and Head of School, Ideaventions Academy
  • Paul Scott, Interim Executive Director, ASME Foundation

Note: parking is free after 4:00 pm.

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