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AARC Participates in National Science Festival

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February 16, 2014

The AARC is proud to be an official partner of the 3rd USA Science & Engineering Festival, to be held April 24-27, 2014, in Washington, D.C.

Over 250,000 K–12 students and parents, over 5,000 teachers, and over 3,000 science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) professionals will experience the largest celebration of STEM at the USA Science & Engineering Festival.

“We’re very excited to participate for the first time this year,” says Shawna Strickland, PhD, RRT-NPS, AE-C, FAARC, Associate Executive Director of Education. “What a perfect venue for us to meet children, teens, and their families and introduce respiratory therapists to them as health care professionals and as a potential career choice.”

The AARC will be an exhibitor alongside organizations such as NASA, the National Science Foundation, Johns Hopkins University, and the National Institutes of Health. The festival will also host science celebrities Bill Nye the Science Guy, Mike Rowe of the Discovery Channel’s Dirty Job series, and David Pogue of PBS’ NOVA ScienceNow series.

For more information about the festival, visit