SDSquared's 2nd AnnualSTEM-A-Palooza - March 10th 2-5PM

Come enjoy all things STEM at St. Bernadette Catholic School in Springfield! 

• Participate in a wide variety of STEM activities and see

STEM demonstrations by the National Geospatial

Intelligence Agency, OG Systems, Marymount University,

and much more!

• Compete in one of our three Engineering Challenges:

• Build the tallest spaghetti marshmallow tower;

• Design a paper clip boat;

• Create the best pom-pom canon.

• Advance Tickets are $5/person, $18 per family or buy

them at the door $7/person, $20/family

• Tickets include all STEM activities and demonstrations

• Each challenge is $3/team

• Tickets can be purchased at Event Brite by clicking here.


St. Bernadette Catholic School

7600 Old Keene Mill Road

Springfield, VA 22152



As Neil deGrasse Tyson said, “When you are a kid, you are born a scientist.” What better way to help fuel that inborn passion for science than hosting an SDSquared STEM-A-Palooza!  STEM-A-Palooza is a STEM festival and fundraiser that includes building challenges, STEM demonstrations and more…all designed to ignite that spark!

At STEM-A-Palooza stem enthusiasts of all ages get to watch science demonstrations, hear speakers and conduct experiments. In addition, they have the option to participate in three different challenges:

1.      Spaghetti and Marshmallow Challenge – teams will be given 15 minutes to try and build the tallest tower;

2.     Paper Clip SailBoat Challenge – teams will have 15 minutes to build a paper sailboat that will travel the farthest and carry the most cargo;

3.     PomPom Cannon Challenge – teams will have 15 minutes to design a cannon out a Styrofoam cup and that can fire a pom pom accurately at a target.