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2018 STEM Festival

When:  October 17, 2018                                                                                              Where:  Clarke County High School, 627 Mosby Blvd., Berryville, VA  22611

5:00 - 7:00 p.m.   Hands-on activities
7:00 - 8:00 p.m.   Presentation by keynote speaker

Free and Open to the Public!

Danielle Feinberg
Director of Photography for Lighting
Pixar Animation Studios

Danielle Feinberg began her career at Pixar Animation Studios in February 1997. As she worked her way from an entry level, technical job to one of the top creative positions, she crewed many of Pixar’s feature films including Toy Story2, Monsters, Inc., Finding Nemo and The Incredibles. Feinberg rose to be the Director of Photography for Lighting on Disney•Pixar’s Academy Award®-winning films WALL•E and Brave and Pixar's 2017 film Coco.

Feinberg’s love of combining computers and art began she was eight years old, and first programmed a Logo turtle to create images. This eventually led her to a degree in Computer Science from Harvard University. In addition to her Pixar work, she works with teenage girls, encouraging them to pursue code, math and science by demonstrating to them this same magic found by combining art and technology. She was able to bring that message to a broader audience with her presentation that was part of the PBS
"Science and Wonder" TED Talks.

  • Beckstrom Electric
  • Clarke County Education Foundation
  • CCPS Makerspaces
  • Clarke County Sheriff's Office
  • Lord Fairfax Soil and Water Conservation District
  • Museum of the Shenandoah Valley
  • Shenandoah Valley Discovery Museum
  • Thermo Fisher Scientific
  • Winchester Medical Center/Valley Health System
  • Winchester Starbase
Instructional Resources - a nonprofit dedicated to expanding access to computer science in schools and increasing participation by women and underrepresented minorities. Our vision is that every student in every school has the opportunity to learn computer science, just like biology, chemistry or algebra. provides the leading curriculum for K-12 computer science in the largest school districts in the United States and also organizes the annual Hour of Code campaign which has engaged 10% of all students in the world. Grades K-12.

codeSpark Academy - codeSpark’s mission is to make computer science education accessible to kids everywhere. Our word-free interface makes learning to code accessible to pre-readers and non-English speakers. codeSpark Academy is free for use in public schools, libraries and non-profits. Grades K-5.

Pixar in a Boxa behind-the-scenes look at how Pixar artists do their jobs. You will be able to animate bouncing balls, build a swarm of robots, and make virtual fireworks explode. The subjects you learn in school — math, science, computer science, and humanities — are used every day to create amazing movies at Pixar. This collaboration between Pixar Animation Studios and Khan Academy is sponsored by Disney.

The Science Behind Pixar - this exhibition has been designed to let visitors experience the art, science, computer science, and math that Pixar uses to create their groundbreaking films. The resources on this website can help you make the most of a visit to the exhibition, or to find ways to incorporate the science behind Pixar into your classroom directly.