Now in its seventh year, the San Diego Festival of Science & Engineering involves hundreds of businesses, corporations, sponsors, and nonprofits in a week-long celebration of STEM education in San Diego County. EXPO Day at Petco Park is the Festival’s culminating event with over 130 local businesses, corporations, and organizations providing interactive, hands-on activities showcasing STEM from all parts of Southern California. In 2014, more than 24,000 children, parents, and STEM enthusiasts attended EXPO Day, and over 60,000 people participated in festival week events. The event resounds excitement throughout the San Diego community and draws media attention.
EXPO Day will be held on Saturday, March 21, 2015, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at PETCO Park. The Cost: FREE. Parking is only $5 at Padres Parkade.
Recommended for science lovers of all ages.
ROBOTS! SCIENCE! EXPLOSIONS! This is a mind-blowing day of hands-on science, technology, engineering and math exhibits and activities to budding K-12 science lovers, but science lovers of all ages are welcome. Come check out more than 130 local businesses, corporations, and organizations providing interactive, hands-on science, technology, engineering and math exhibits and activities. This event is FREE and open to the public. More than 24,000 people are expected to attend.
NEW TO THE EXPO THIS YEAR:
Don’t miss out on the largest ever attempted coding event hosted by Microsoft for students K-12 all in one place live from our Padres Dugout Stage at 1:00 p.m. There is no need for advance registration, so this is a great time to enjoy lunch and be a part of an exciting experience. Visit http://www.lovestemsd.org for more info!
Live circle painting. This activity is great for families with little ones who may not be able to participate in activities designed for K-12 students. The circle painting will engage attendees of all ages in creating a colorful, STEM-themed mural! The San Diego Children’s Discovery Museum will also have a booth for toddlers and pre-schoolers.
The Home Run Challenge: Forms will be available at the Home Run Challenge Booth connected to info Booth 1 inside of Park at the Park, or you may download here.
Fireside Chats – A mini version of the TED Talk. Industry professionals will give a 10-15 minute talk on what they do in the industry, how they got there and any fun facts they want to add to make it interesting and engaging for the audience. It is an intimate setting of about a dozen chairs circled around a firepit. There will be a Festival volunteer there to introduce each speaker. After the speaking, there is time for the audience to engage in questions and conversation. Each speaker will have a sitting time of 30 minutes.