So when you bring together Rep. Bobby Scott (D-VA) + David Owens, Executive Vice President of the Edison Electric Institute (the trade group for the nation's power utilities)+ Montgomery County Council member Cherri Branson (D) + top STEM aides to the MD Governor and Lt. Governor Anthony Brown + the chief civil rights advisor to the Prince Georges County Executive +FCC and Department of Energy chief diversity officers + reps from GMU's Mason Game & Technology Academy + a venture capitalist whose investments have included BETRadioOne/TVOne, and the founder of XM Radio + some of the nation’s top law firms along with 200 other innovators and STEM leaders at Pepco’s Edison Place Gallery dedicated to promoting innovation, what do you get? 

AnswerA big hit!


STEM4US! would like to thank you for believing in our great idea, investing in us, and joining us to make history this week by hosting the first Technology & STEM Festival in the 44 years of the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation's Annual Legislative Conference. #CBCFALC2014


In order for America to regain its position as the world's top economy, we will have to push education and innovation to beat our competitors. Here's our strategic advantage over all over nations: Our ethnic, gender, and religious diversity.  By bringing together innovators who can view the problems of today and tomorrow with different lenses, we have the ability to create solutions far better than any other country.

Get involved with STEM4US! Join us for our next Capitol Hill Power Lunch in two months! During this series, we bring together key leaders and stakeholders. These high-level policy conversations seek to examine ways to make sciene and technology jobs both attractive and accessible to more people in the United States, specifically young people and men/women of color. We must create 1 million STEM professionals by 2022.


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STEM4US! Technology & STEM Festival


  • Pepco
  • Pepco Edison Place Gallery
  • Edison Electric Institute
  • George Mason University’s Mason Game & Technology Academy
  • Howard University Graduate School & HU Materials Research Center of Excellence
  • State of Maryland
  • Prince George’s County Human Relations Commission
  • Hogan Lovells US LLP
  • K&L Gates
  • Bridging Resources in Communities (BRIC), Inc.
  • SCI Ventures
  • STEM Tot Academy
  • VKW Enterprises
  • Data Analytics
  • STEM4US!
  • TEC Law Group/TEC Relations
  • Silhouette Media
  • MMTC
  • 1776
  • SOCIALgrlz, LLC
  • EB Media Group, LLC
  • Cyber Wealth 7
  • Silhouette Media

Honorary Event Host Committee

  • Rep. Eddie Bernice Johnson (D-TX) (Co-chair)
  • Rep. Robin Kelly (D-IL) (Co-chair)
  • Senator Mark Warner (D-VA)
  • Rep. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC)
  • Rep. Bobby Scott (D-VA)
  • Rep. Bennie Thompson (D-MS)
  • Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee (D-TX)
  • Rep. Gregory Meeks (D-NY)
  • Rep. G.K. Butterfield (D-NC)
  • Rep. Cedric Richmond (D-LA)
  • Rep. Hakeem Jeffries (D-NY)
  • Rep. Joyce Beatty (D-OH)
  • ‎Washington, D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray‎ (D)
  • Honorable Cherri Branson (D-Montgomery County Council)


  • Edison Electric Institute
  • Edison Electric Institute
  • George Mason University’s Mason Game & Technology Academy
  • Howard University Graduate School & HU Materials Research Center of Excellence
  • State of Maryland
  • Prince Georges County Human Rights Commission
  • SCI Ventures
  • Cyber Wealth 7
  • SOCIALgrlz, LLC
  • TEC Law Group/TEC Relations

Video Production by: Silhouette Media

Photography by: Rodney L. Ladson

Communications/Marketing/Branding by: Erica Butler, CEO & Founder of EB Media Group, LLC.

Location: Pepco Edison Place Gallery

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