EXPO Day 2020

ALL EXPO Day EVENTS will take place RAIN or SHINE!

Kicking Off The 2020 Festival March 7

Highlighting STEM Education in San Diego

The San Diego Festival of Science & Engineering kicks off with its largest event EXPO DAY, a daylong celebration at PETCO Park on Saturday, March 7, 2020 from 10am to 5pm. EXPO DAY is the Festival’s signature event, with more than 130 local businesses, corporations, and organizations providing interactive, hands-on science, technology, engineering and math exhibits and activities to budding K-12 science lovers. The fun continues with Festival Week (March 7-15) – eight days of learning, interaction and behind-the-scenes opportunities for pre-k through gray! Students, families, young professionals, passersby are all invited to join us for Festival Week to ignite their passion for STEM education.

2020 Science Festival Flyer


All events are free and open to the public, unless otherwise noted.

*In 2019, 65,000+ kids, parents, scientists, educators and community members participated throughout the week, and more than 23,000 children, parents and STEM enthusiasts attended EXPO Day at PETCO Park.

All events are free and open to the public, unless otherwise noted.

LUNCH OPTIONS

$8.50 KIDS MEAL: includes hot dog, chips and water at select Padres concession stands.

BRING YOUR OWN LUNCH: The San Diego Padres permit guests to bring food into Petco Park for individual consumption (but not for large groups of individuals) as long as the items are consumed in the general seating or designated picnic areas. Outside food cannot be brought into any restaurant, club lounge, or suite.

UMBRELLA POLICY AT PETCO

Handheld umbrellas allowed, no golf umbrellas

$5 PARKING AVAILABLE IN PADRES PARKADE, TAILGATE LOT AND 6TH PARKADE


EXPO EXTRA CREDIT ADVENTURE

Forms Available At Every Information Booth

Presented by: San Diego Festival of Science & Engineering

Stop by any information booth or the merchandise tent to pick up the 2020 exrta credit form. Fill out your answers and get an official attendee stamp at any of the information booths or merchandise tent.


SCIENCE-ING CHATS

At The Compass Premiere Club (Formerly Omni)

Presented by: League of Extraordinary Scientists and Engineers

ScienceING Chats: Join industry professionals for an engaging 10-15 minute discussion in an intimate setting! Learn about their careers and what sparked them to world of science, technology, engineering and math! Following the discussion, there will be time for the audience to participate in extended conversations and Q&A.


CELEBRATING WOMEN IN STEAM!

Presented by: Viasat and San Diego County Office of Education

Stop by the Viasat booth located inside Park At The Park to take part in a beautiful representation of past, present and future Women In STEAM, by way of an interactive mural. When you are done there, make your way over to the different information booths to learn about famous Women In STEAM and receive inspirational gifts that will help you celebrate International Women’s Day, all week long!


PRE-K ZONE!

Location: Between Park at the Park and the Tot Lot.

Inspiring even the tiniest innovators to spark a love for science!

In Partnership with: Children’s Discovery Museum and Science Delivered.

We are proud to provide STEAM activities for children under 5 at EXPO Day! Visit the pre-k zone to excite your tiny future innovators. All activities are for children under 5 years of age.


TED-Ed Student Talks on Dugout Stage

TED-Ed Clubs from Cajon Valley Union School District will join us for a fourth year of TED-Ed Student Talks starting at 11:00 am on the Dugout stage! Hear some innovative ideas from some of tomorrow’s future movers and shakers. You’ll laugh, you’ll smile, and you’ll definitely be proud of the skills these students are learning in public speaking and leadership.


Check Out Our 2020 EXPO Day Exhibitors

Airgas

We will be making liquid nitrogen ice cream as well as other, interactive activities with liquid nitrogen and dry ice.


Ages: Grade School, Middle School, High School, College/Beyond (21+) | Topics: [field_topics_presented]

Algae Academy

The Algae Academy booth will allow attendees the opportunity to see algae in action! The booth will be equipped with microscopes connected to a projector that will allow attendees to see algae up close with the help of our “Algae Experts”. After attendees get a quick lesson in Algae 101, they will receive their own mini Algae Academy Kit that will allow them to grow their own algae at home! The kit includes a guided experiment, live algae, necessary consumables and contact info for support.
Ages: Grade School, Middle School, High School | Topics: [field_topics_presented]

American Chemical Society - Student Affiliates at UCSD

Come and learn about how green chemistry is changing the field of chemistry. Green chemistry focuses on designing products and processes that minimize hazards and environmental impacts to make the field of chemistry more sustainable.
Ages: Grade School, Middle School, High School | Topics: [field_topics_presented]

American Heart Association

Cardiac arrest is a leading cause of death. More than 350,000 Americans experience a cardiac arrest outside of the hospital each year. Unfortunately, about 90% of cardiac arrest victims die, often because bystanders don’t know how to perform CPR or are afraid of doing it incorrectly. CPR, especially if performed immediately, can double or triple a person’s chances of survival.

We encourage you to stop by this booth to learn the two simple steps of Hands-Only CPR and help save a life!


Ages: Middle School, High School, College/Beyond (21+) | Topics: [field_topics_presented]

American Physical Therapy Association

Our booth will feature two interactive activities for various age groups. The first is assembling life-size puzzles of the human skeletal and muscular systems. The second activity will have attendees playing physically active games (including Wii Sports and Just Dance). As they play, we explain the importance of staying physically active, and how many PT's have video game systems such as Wii's in their clinic and how they are used in treating patients.
Ages: Grade School, Middle School, High School, College/Beyond (21+) | Topics: [field_topics_presented]

Art of Problem Solving Academy

Informational/ Math Puzzles


Ages: Grade School, Middle School, High School | Topics: [field_topics_presented]

ASML

Visitors will get to try their hand at programming LEGO robots along with challenging themselves to direct a laser beam through a series of mazes.


Ages: Grade School, Middle School, High School | Topics: [field_topics_presented]

Association for Women in Science (AWIS)

Oobleck (Non-Newtonian fluid)- Large aluminum trays filled with Oobleck (cornstarch, water, food coloring), and plastic toy animals next to the trays. Kids can poke the Oobleck with their finger or with a plastic toy. They will not be able to penetrate the Oobleck as it will behave like solid. If they slowly insert their finger or toy into the Oobleck, their finger/toy will go in easily and behave like a liquid. They can make a ball of Oobleck and then let it flow between their fingers.
Ages: Pre-K, Grade School, Middle School, High School | Topics: [field_topics_presented]

BAE Systems

BAE Systems will feature an engineering and communication challenge where visitors will test their logical processing skills and work together with BAE Systems engineers to demonstrate principles of human-computer interaction. We will also have a leadership-building pair challenge that reveals the benefits of teamwork and overcoming the different perspectives each person has in order to accomplish one common goal.


Ages: High School | Topics: [field_topics_presented]

Becton, Dickinson and Co.

n/a


Ages: High School, College/Beyond (21+) | Topics: [field_topics_presented]

Biodiesel & Algal Studies Group

Since 2009 Castle Park High students, with Dr. Pomeroy of UCSD, have learned to produce biodiesel from vegetable oil. Students use a particle counter to determine how “clean” the fuel burns and discuss how particulate impacts our global climate. Students present this field data to support the benefits of biodiesel. Our booth, as in years past, will demonstrate the step-by-step process of biodiesel synthesis, discuss the advantages of biodiesel over petroleum and outline the ease of production.
Ages: Pre-K, Grade School, Middle School, High School, College/Beyond (21+), Educator Specific | Topics: [field_topics_presented]

Biotix

Learn about one of the most important items found in science laboratories! Pipettes are handheld devices that allow scientists all over the world to perform precise liquid measurements. From diagnosing diseases to developing cures, these pipettes are a vital instrument for many scientists. At our Biotix booth, you will have the chance to experiment with measuring and transferring different liquids using high-quality pipettes, just like scientists do in laboratories!


Ages: Pre-K, Grade School, Middle School, High School, College/Beyond (21+), Educator Specific | Topics: [field_topics_presented]

Birch Aquarium at Scripps

Guests will understand the principles of buoyancy by experimenting with their own diver. Participants will be able to- ● Define and understand the concept of buoyancy ● Explain how a fish moves up and down in the water column ● Engage in the scientific process by conducting a water experiment using a diver and playing with the concept of buoyancy.
Ages: Grade School, Middle School, High School | Topics: [field_topics_presented]

BP

Renewable Energy Sources: Harnessing nature for solar energy, wind power, and biofuels.


Ages: Grade School, Middle School, High School | Topics: [field_topics_presented]

C&S Companies

Our booth with have at least 2 different activities for kids to engage in. One will be geared toward younger children and the other will be for middle school and high school level. We are hoping to set up a glider at our space and give kids an opportunity to sit in the cockpit and learn about flying. We will have swag bags and other items for the kids to take home and will potentially set up a computer screen with some technological element.


Ages: Pre-K, Grade School, Middle School, High School | Topics: [field_topics_presented]

Cajon Valley Union School District

STEM activities and Makerspace/STEM projects on display from Cajon Valley Unified School District students.
Ages: Pre-K, Grade School, Middle School | Topics: [field_topics_presented]

City of San Diego - Think Blue

Interactive experience to educate young people on storm water and what they can do to prevent pollution. City biologists and other staff will also be on hand to discuss their career paths and what they do.


Ages: Grade School, Middle School | Topics: [field_topics_presented]

City of San Diego, Public Utilities Department

Spinning Wheel - What should and should not go Down the Drain.
Ages: Pre-K, Grade School, Middle School, High School, College/Beyond (21+) | Topics: [field_topics_presented]

County of San Diego Department of Environmental Health- Hazmat

The County of San Diego Department of Environmental Health Hazmat Division (HMD) helps keep the citizens of San Diego County safe from the harmful effects of hazardous materials waste through regulatory programs and emergency response. DEH Hazardous Incident Response team Responds to chemical, biological and radiation incidents. Stop by the booth and learn about some of the things they do, see cool equipment they have, and learn more about dry ice with dry ice bubbles! Careers in science :)


Ages: Middle School | Topics: [field_topics_presented]

County of San Diego, Department of environmental Health (Beach and Bay Water Quality Monitoring Program)

Beach and Bay Water Quality Monitoring Program will use a 3-D watershed model to demonstrate how surface water run-of and pollution leads to contamination of our beaches and bays. This impact on our recreational waters can affect our health. Also, we plan on demonstrating the various laboratory processes used for water quality testing in our public health lab, which help identify if the water has microbial pathogens.


Ages: Grade School, Middle School, High School, College/Beyond (21+) | Topics: [field_topics_presented]

Cubic Corporation

Guests can experience fun and interactive technologies involving secure communications that have the ability to find signals from friendly targets, a lesson in electro-mechanical design in the field of transportation and see what it’s like to virtually take a seat in a real U.S. fighter aircraft cockpit.


Ages: Middle School, High School, College/Beyond (21+) | Topics: [field_topics_presented]

Don't Try This at Home!

Don't Try This at Home! is an exciting, live show that explore science that is too bold, too noisy, and too shocking to do at home! Experience science through a thrilling performance filled with interactive demonstrations.
Ages: Pre-K, Grade School, Middle School, High School, College/Beyond (21+) | Topics: [field_topics_presented]

DRS Daylight Solutions

Optics and Photonics Displays, Demonstrations and Hands-on activities. Lots of fun!


Ages: Grade School, Middle School, High School | Topics: [field_topics_presented]

e2 Young Engineers SDC

We are LEGO-Based STEM Education
Ages: Grade School, Middle School, High School | Topics: [field_topics_presented]

e3 Civic High

The e3 Civic High STEM booth will feature a robotics demonstration from the school's FIRST Robotics team, the Griffins. The booth will also feature an interactive gardening experience that will allow visitors to pot and take home a small plant that will inspire them to think about how they can contribute to a greener world. Whether interested in human anatomy and physiology, aviation, robotics, agriculture, or nutrition, scholars can explore their curiosity for STEM at e3 Civic High.
Ages: High School | Topics: [field_topics_presented]

EcoVivarium

Hands-on interaction with Animal Ambassadors from Reptile and Arthropod worlds.
Ages: Pre-K, Grade School, Middle School, High School, College/Beyond (21+), Educator Specific | Topics: [field_topics_presented]

Elementary Institute of Science

We will have hands-on engineering, marine biology, chemistry, and or other STEM activities. also, we will provide information about STEM programs for 2nd-12 grades.
Ages: Grade School, Middle School | Topics: [field_topics_presented]

Eurofins

Ever wonder what you’d look like as a scientist? Stop by our booth to take a “scientist selfie.” Get your own lab coat (while supplies last), add science-themed stickers or drawings, grab some lab gear and get a photo that’s yours to keep. Meet Eurofins scientists to learn how they test products you use, and how you can become a scientist too.


Ages: Grade School, Middle School, High School | Topics: [field_topics_presented]

Ferring

Create a keychain model of the peptide hormone, Vasopressin.


Ages: Grade School, Middle School, High School, College/Beyond (21+) | Topics: [field_topics_presented]

Frontier Water Systems, LLC.

Frontier Water Systems will demonstrate some of the engineering and design which goes into the creation of our equipment and Bioreactors. We will also show how these are used in the treatment and removal of selenium, nitrate and heavy metals from water that may then be returned to our lakes and rivers. FWS employs innovative Engineers from many disciplines such as Electrical, Computer, Chemical, and Mechanical. We hope to inspire young Engineers to help with our future needs of clean water.


Ages: Middle School, High School, College/Beyond (21+) | Topics: [field_topics_presented]

General Atomics Energy/Fusion

Highly interactive booth with discussions covering the physics of nuclear fusion, states of matter (particularly plasma!), magnetism, and electrical power generation. Demonstrations will include the coldest volcano on Earth, electromagnetic launching of aluminum cans, cork launching via rapid expansion of gas, electromagnets, and plasma formation using a hand-held high voltage source and gas-filled tubes.


Ages: Middle School, High School, College/Beyond (21+) | Topics: [field_topics_presented]

General Dynamics NASSCO

More to follow.


Ages: High School, College/Beyond (21+) | Topics: [field_topics_presented]

Gossamer Bio

TBD


Ages: Grade School, Middle School, High School | Topics: [field_topics_presented]

Heron Therapeutics

At the Heron Booth attendees will make SLIME!
And play our version of Wheel of Fortune called “Wheel of Organs”. Spin the wheel that has different Internal organs (i.e. Lungs, Brain, Thyroid) on it. You will then identify the organ you land on to the organ on the “Organ Man” drawing. If you identify the correct organ you win a prize.


Ages: Grade School, Middle School | Topics: [field_topics_presented]

Hologic, Inc.

Create your own DNA necklace. Activity to extract DNA and place it in a micro-tube and attache to necklace like lanyard.


Ages: Grade School, Middle School, High School | Topics: [field_topics_presented]

iD Tech

STEM activities


Ages: Grade School, Middle School, High School | Topics: [field_topics_presented]

KGTV ABC 10News

Lights! Action! ABC 10News is the EXPO DAY TV Media sponsor and will be hosting our 10News Experience green screen where kids can try their hand as a reporter in a “live” studio. See if you have what it takes to report a fire, traffic or weather on camera! Take photos with 10News Anchors and Reporters or talk with producers and photographers about our studio and news team.


Ages: Grade School, Middle School, High School, College/Beyond (21+) | Topics: [field_topics_presented]

Leidos - Security & Transportation Technology

The Leidos STT booth will display, demonstrate, and encourage active participation in experiments with radiation detection, X-ray radiation production, and imaging.


Ages: Middle School, High School | Topics: [field_topics_presented]

Lilly

Lilly and SBP institute will join booths under a partnership between the two organizations. We will create a series of hands-on, interactive or observational learning opportunities for a diverse audience, primarily (not exclusively) targeting pre-K, grad and middle school. Attendees will walk through different learning stations revolving around the concept of DNA structure and function, and effect of its modifications in biological models. Temporary tattoos, other giveaways will be available.


Ages: Pre-K, Grade School, Middle School | Topics: [field_topics_presented]

Mad Science of San Diego

Science Interactive booth
Ages: Pre-K, Grade School, Educator Specific | Topics: [field_topics_presented]

Mad Science- Spin Pop Boom!

The audience is amazed when the Mad Scientist defies gravity in this energetic and spectacular special event. The children are enthralled by the exotic sounds of the didgeridoo tubes. An explosion of foam ends this event and leave the audience wanting more!
Ages: Grade School | Topics: [field_topics_presented]

Magnolia Science Academy - San Diego

Robotics: - Remote controlled robots - Rubik's Cube Solver Robot Programming; - Video game programmed by middle school students Hands On; - Building bristle bots
Ages: Pre-K, Grade School, Middle School | Topics: [field_topics_presented]

Magnolia Science Academy San Diego

Magnolia Science Academy is a STEAM focused public middle school serving San Diego communities since 2005. Our booth will feature hands-on, interactive math, science and art demonstrations and activities for guests of all ages. These will include tangram puzzles, vortex canon, color marbling, slime, earthquake proof structures, etc.
Ages: Pre-K, Grade School, Middle School | Topics: [field_topics_presented]

Mathnasium

Math games and learning activities brought to you by your 20 San Diego area Mathnasium learning centers.


Ages: Grade School, Middle School, High School | Topics: [field_topics_presented]

Mechanical Advantage

Our booth will contain an approximately 6' x 6' foam surface on which a demonstration robot can be driven by program attendees. We will have a robot box that is about 2' x 2' x 3' in which we will keep supplies. We will have a tabletop display that is 4' x 6' on which we will describe our team's journey this season. We are very thankful to be sponsored by Cox.


Ages: Grade School, Middle School, High School | Topics: [field_topics_presented]

MetaCoders & ThoughtSTEM

4-5 "DDR" pads that students will use to "race".
Ages: Grade School, Middle School, High School | Topics: [field_topics_presented]

MilliporeSigma

The Curiosity Cube is a retrofitted shipping container turned mobile science lab. The Curiosity Cube brings hands-on science experiments to visitors of all ages with the goal of sparking curiosity within the future generation of scientists!


Ages: Grade School, Middle School, High School, College/Beyond (21+) | Topics: [field_topics_presented]

MiraCosta College

From bouncy balls to slime, participants will explore the chemical principles and properties of polymers.
Ages: Grade School, Middle School, High School | Topics: [field_topics_presented]

Mitchell International, Inc.

TBD


Ages: Grade School, Middle School, High School, College/Beyond (21+) | Topics: [field_topics_presented]

Music Notes STEAM Comcert

The Music Notes team consists of teachers that provide high energy educational concerts for people of all ages! School House Rock proved how effective using music to teach can be, so join us as we share music created to educate and motivate learners of all ages!
Ages: Pre-K, Grade School, Middle School, High School, College/Beyond (21+) | Topics: [field_topics_presented]

My Gym Children's Fitness Center

program information, promotion information, free give away, some activities.


Ages: Pre-K | Topics: [field_topics_presented]

NASA's Space Communications and Navigation Program at NASA Glenn Research Center

NASA's Space Communications and Navigation Program at NASA Glenn Research Center will feature the PufferSphere exhibit. A 360 degree multi-touch, interactive system that can display video, photos, motion graphics, text and any other visual resources. We will also have several Oculus Go virtual reality headsets where visitors can travel from Earth to the Moon learning about current and future space communication.
Ages: Pre-K, Grade School, Middle School, High School, College/Beyond (21+) | Topics: [field_topics_presented]

National Park Service - Cabrillo National Monument

Festival participants will discover and learn about the science projects performed at Cabrillo National Monument with hands-on, inquiry-based activities that highlight our herpetofauna (reptile & amphibian) monitoring and Science Explorer's Club. Participants will take data about our native reptiles & amphibians as well as exploring other science themes (tidepool monitoring, bird monitoring, etc.).
Ages: Grade School, Middle School, High School, College/Beyond (21+) | Topics: [field_topics_presented]

National University

Learn about ocean plastic pollution and animal anatomy! Our table will offer examples of ocean plastic pollution and visual materials related to this. Visitors will do a quick experiment to determine the type of plastic in the pollutants. For younger children, NOAA-published age-appropriate materials (coloring sheets, puzzles) will be available. In addition, we will offer human and animal models for examination, with visitors being asked to identify different anatomical regions.
Ages: Pre-K, Grade School, Middle School, High School | Topics: [field_topics_presented]

NDIA San Diego Chapter

NDIA Exhibit booth goals are to have students learn about technology needed within DoD from our industry partners and military including Navy Diving Helmets, Robotics, a variety of electronic tools, lights, and lasers. NDIA members talk to the students and parents about careers in STEM and provided helpful information based on their real-world experience. Together we help awaken a greater interest in STEM and STEM education.


Ages: Middle School, High School, College/Beyond (21+) | Topics: [field_topics_presented]

Neurocrine Biosciences, Inc.

Neurocrine Biosciences (Nasdaq: NBIX) is a neuroscience-focused, biopharmaceutical company with more than 25 years of experience discovering and developing life-changing treatments for people with serious, challenging and under-addressed neurological, endocrine and psychiatric disorders.

Stop by our booth to learn more about how we use Biology and Chemistry in the medicine development process.


Ages: Grade School, Middle School, High School, College/Beyond (21+) | Topics: [field_topics_presented]

New School of Architecture & Design

Marketing materials and 3D printed objects.


Ages: High School, College/Beyond (21+), Educator Specific | Topics: [field_topics_presented]

Northrop Grumman

Northrop Grumman will conduct hands-on STEM activities and engage with visitors on careers in engineering.


Ages: Grade School, Middle School, High School | Topics: [field_topics_presented]

Olympian High School

Our booth will be sponsored by Cox.

The booth will showcase both civil engineering and robotics projects created by Olympian High School students. The attendees will be able to interact with the projects and they will have the opportunity to create their own.


Ages: Grade School, Middle School | Topics: [field_topics_presented]

Pai Technology, Inc.

Pai will feature product for kids to demo/play. The space will also have signs that Pai will furnish. We'll need electricity to charge our devices (iPads, robots, etc....)


Ages: Pre-K, Grade School | Topics: [field_topics_presented]

Patrick Henry High School

A "Walk-in-Painting" based on Entomology. Designed, fabricated and exhibited by the students of Patrick Henry High School. Visual Art and Biology classes, guided by Jason Rogalski, will share this interactive installation exploring the scientific study of insects, with a focus on the honey bee.
Ages: Pre-K, Grade School, Middle School | Topics: [field_topics_presented]

PCI (Project Concern International)

WALK FOR WATER photo opportunity, experience how to carry jug on head as women and children do in many parts of the world to gain water for their families. Learn about WASH programs around the world!
Ages: Grade School, Middle School, High School | Topics: [field_topics_presented]

Pfizer Inc

We will showcase the versatility of carbon dioxide (CO2)


Ages: Middle School | Topics: [field_topics_presented]

Pure Water San Diego

We have an interactive Jeopardy style game called "Water You Know" with prizes awarded for each level. The topics include questions about our local and imported water supply, water challenges, conservation and more.
Ages: Grade School, Middle School, High School, College/Beyond (21+), Educator Specific | Topics: [field_topics_presented]

Quidel Corporation

10x30; 2 tables next to each other on one side of the "flu bug" vehicle and 1 table on the other side of the car.


Ages: Pre-K, Grade School, Middle School, High School, College/Beyond (21+) | Topics: [field_topics_presented]

Reptile Behavioral Training Demonstration

Many people believe that reptiles have primitive brains that are only capable of instinctive behavior. If you have ever interacted with a snake or lizard you know they are capable of much more than just instinctual behaviors. We will be answering many questions scientists are only just now posing about these fascinating, misunderstood and grossly underrated creatures! Then you will know the answers to: Are reptiles smart? Can they think and solve problems? Do they have feelings? and much more
Ages: Pre-K, Grade School, Middle School, High School, College/Beyond (21+), Educator Specific | Topics: [field_topics_presented]

Robolink

Robolink was established in 2012 in San Diego, California to encourage students to engage with STEM. We make fun and approachable robotics kits that bring computer science to life and teach real industry competency. They’re also at the cutting edge of technology! Our mission: make STEM education accessible, engaging, and fun for all. We teach programming and artificial intelligence through our robots, work with teachers all over the world, and ship kits to (almost) all seven continents.


Ages: Grade School, Middle School, High School | Topics: [field_topics_presented]

Roosevelt Middle School Gateways to Technology and MESA Crew

Tensegrity-Tension and integrity. 6 popsicle sticks, six rubber bands, six pieces of tape and 6 minutes or so and you have a GTT/MESA Tensegrity model.
Ages: Pre-K, Grade School, Middle School, High School, College/Beyond (21+) | Topics: [field_topics_presented]

Russian School of Mathematics

Math and Logic games and puzzles
Ages: Grade School, Middle School, High School | Topics: [field_topics_presented]

Salk Institute Education Outreach

Volunteer scientists will lead kids and community members through a hands-on wheat germ DNA extraction. At the end of the activity participants will get to take home the DNA they extracted on a necklace.
Ages: Grade School, Middle School, High School | Topics: [field_topics_presented]

Sally Ride Science @ UC San DIego

Imprinted Glowie - "Plastics casting from 3D printed parts in homemade molds with LED lights. Mold your own glowing heart, skull, etc... from natural, reusable, low temp thermoplastic; light it up with an LED and coin battery."
Ages: Grade School, Middle School, High School | Topics: [field_topics_presented]

San Diego Air & Space Museum

We will run a hands-on STEM engineering activity
Ages: Grade School, Middle School | Topics: [field_topics_presented]

San Diego Children's Discovery Museum

PreK Zone: Hands-on Mobile Exhibits from San Diego Children's Discovery Museum
Ages: Pre-K | Topics: [field_topics_presented]

San Diego County Credit Union

Stop by SDCCU’s booth, which will feature a fun game of finance trivia for kids with an opportunity for their parents to complete an entry form for a chance to win up to $500 in the SDCCU Cash Cube, a walk-in container where money flies through the air. Two winners will be randomly pulled from the completed entries and have the opportunity to spend 30 seconds in the SDCCU Cash Cube.


Ages: Pre-K, Grade School, Middle School, High School, College/Beyond (21+), Educator Specific | Topics: [field_topics_presented]

San Diego County Office of Education

The Splash Science Lab provides participants with the opportunity to learn about the science of watersheds. Walk away with a better understanding of how water pollution affects humans, wildlife, and water resources in California. View specimens under microscopes, conduct water quality experiments, view interactive watershed models, and much more.


Ages: Grade School | Topics: [field_topics_presented]

San Diego Mesa College

Activities will highlight concepts from Psychological Science touching upon brain, cognitive, perceptual processes and emotion. Activities will feature visual illusions, sensorimotor tasks, short term memory exercises, mapping of visual shapes to speech sounds, visual inversion and tests for recognizing emotional facial expressions. These activities appeal to a wide range of guests from children to adults. This outreach explores the science of mental processes and behaviors.
Ages: Grade School, Middle School, High School, College/Beyond (21+) | Topics: [field_topics_presented]

San Diego Mesa College

In motion, hydraulics, bridges and more


Ages: Pre-K, Grade School, Middle School, High School, College/Beyond (21+) | Topics: [field_topics_presented]

San Diego Mobile Technology 4 Kids Project

A collection of activities similar to what we did last year which demonstrate and will hands-on expose kids to innovative tech education concepts. This would include a station walk through where we would have Robot Driving/Coding , Artificial Intelligence, Electronics Basics, and of course Virtual Reality (the hit of last years exhibit for us!)
Ages: Grade School, Middle School | Topics: [field_topics_presented]

San Diego Model Railroad Museum

Ever wonder why civil engineers use arches and triangles in the construction of large buildings, including Petco Park? Come and learn the engineering secrets behind the super strength of both arches and triangles. Perform experiments and build a simple structure of your own to take away with you!
Ages: Grade School, Middle School, High School | Topics: [field_topics_presented]

San Diego Public Library

A hands on activity will be provided based on our Spring into STEAM 2020 theme, which is TBD.
Ages: Middle School | Topics: [field_topics_presented]

Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute

Sanford Burnham Prebys will be very hands-on with experiments, showing what we do in the lab, yet on lay-friendly level. We will have things for people of all ages to look at and interact with. Last year children used microscopes and peered into fish tanks to observe how DNA changes can dramatically affect the heartbeat of zebra fish—one of the most powerful model organisms used to study vertebrate biology. We will make the science exciting and interesting for all! (Exact experiments TBD).
Ages: Grade School, Middle School | Topics: [field_topics_presented]

Science Delivered

Come explore hands-on activities, great for ages K-5 and everyone! Science Delivered is a K-5 science education nonprofit that promotes elementary science and equity in education.
Ages: Grade School, Middle School | Topics: [field_topics_presented]

Scripps Research

Come and participate in an interactive experiment and learn all about the fun science programs we offer to the community!
Ages: Pre-K, Grade School, Middle School, High School, College/Beyond (21+), Educator Specific | Topics: [field_topics_presented]

SDAALAS - San Diego branch of the American Association of Laboratory Animal Science

We will have origami creatures, quiz questions, spinning wheel for prizes, and possible "match the anatomy" games.
Ages: Pre-K, Grade School, Middle School, High School, College/Beyond (21+) | Topics: [field_topics_presented]

SDSU Center for Autism

We will be making colorful neurons that kids can take home. We will also test their brains with some fun teaser activities such as the Stroop Task.
Ages: Pre-K, Grade School, Middle School, High School, College/Beyond (21+) | Topics: [field_topics_presented]

Society of Asian Scientist and Engineers

We will be explaining the chemistry (acid/bases) behind invisible inks. Kids will write messages to their friends or family, and we'll show them how to reveal the invisible messages. The invisible ink will be dilute laundry detergent, milk, or soapy water. They'll write the messages using a paintbrush or cotton bud, and optionally add a "cover up" message using regular pen. Then we'll show reveal the invisible message by shining ultraviolet light on the paper, or by spraying a basic solution.
Ages: Pre-K, Grade School, Middle School, High School | Topics: [field_topics_presented]

Society of Women Engineers

Participants will balance bricks on levers, feel the benefit of using pulleys, and see how inclined planes can decrease work.
Ages: Grade School, Middle School, High School | Topics: [field_topics_presented]

Solana Beach School District - STREAM Program

Seed Travel: How do seeds travel? Create your own paper helicopter seeds and test it out in our wind tunnel. What forces are in action? How is the seed's motion beneficial for the plant?
Ages: Pre-K, Grade School, Middle School | Topics: [field_topics_presented]

Solar Turbines, A Caterpillar Company

Interactive models of turbines that the children will be able to participate the "running." Poster with descriptions of the company as well as the types of turbines and diagrams of how they run.


Ages: Pre-K, Grade School, Middle School, High School | Topics: [field_topics_presented]

Southwest High School Biomedical Pathway (Good Vibrations)

You’ve likely experienced older adults with hearing aids struggling to hear what you’re saying to them. You probably feel like hearing loss might have something to do with age, right? But have you ever considered which types of sounds they find the hardest to hear? Since sounds are made of waves which vibrate at different frequencies, certain types of sounds are harder to hear! In this exploration, festival goers will participate in an experience to investigate how aging impacts hearing.
Ages: Grade School, Middle School, High School, College/Beyond (21+) | Topics: [field_topics_presented]

STEM Ecosystem

Become an instant engineer by building an amazing bridge, tower, or art sculpture using a fast-paced magnetic building system. Learn about STEM education learning opportunities in San Diego and be ready solve the challenges of tomorrow.
Ages: Grade School, Middle School, High School, Educator Specific | Topics: [field_topics_presented]

SYSTRA IBT

Our practicing bridge engineers will share their knowledge and passion for structural engineering, which draws on math, physics, design, art, materials, and construction. In addition to illustrative exhibits, we provide an engaging hands-on model bridge building activity that is designed to introduce youth of all ages to basic structural engineering concepts. Bridge model kits are used, consisting of paint-mixing sticks, binder clips, chains, S-hooks, and large bottles of water for load testing.


Ages: Pre-K, Grade School, Middle School, High School | Topics: [field_topics_presented]

TaylorMade Golf Company

Taylormade engineers will demonstrate a golf engineering principle -- Coefficient of Restitution -- to kids of all ages using a variety of TaylorMade golf balls on different types of surfaces.


Ages: Grade School, Middle School, High School | Topics: [field_topics_presented]

Team 3647 - Millennium Falcons

We will be displaying our 2018-19 robot. One of the proudest features we would like to showcase is its arm and intake system. This design allows the robot to pick up different game pieces and flip them to the other side of our robot, preventing the need to turn our robot around when attempting to score. The arm was specifically inspired by "Darth Maul's" double sided light-saber. We will also present how the robot works. Our team will provide any extra information about joining FIRST programs.
Ages: Pre-K, Grade School, Middle School, High School | Topics: [field_topics_presented]

The Ms. Smarty-Plants™ Cools the Climate

The Ms. Smarty-Plants™ Cools the Climate is a conservation education program that brings learning about climate change to life. This program is designed to empower children and adults to tackle climate change, care for the Earth, and encourage scientific discovery. With her charming style of “Edu-taimment” Ms. Smarty-Plants™ reminds everyone science is fun and saving the planet is awesome! With music, magic and fun everyone will feel like an Earth Hero fighting for climate justice.
Ages: Pre-K, Grade School | Topics: [field_topics_presented]

The San Diego River Park Foundation

Working alongside San Diego River Park Foundation scientists, kids can conduct a bioassessment of the San Diego River by examining and sorting living aquatic invertebrates (“River Bugs”) in a sample of water collected from the San Diego River! By identifying the types of River Bugs found in our sample, kids can determine whether the River water is healthy!
Ages: Grade School, Middle School | Topics: [field_topics_presented]

Thermo Fisher Scientific

As world leader in serving science, discover the many exciting areas of science Thermo Fisher impacts around the world - from helping cancer researches to protecting water quality for all.


Ages: Pre-K, Grade School, Middle School, High School | Topics: [field_topics_presented]

TriLink BioTechnologies/Maravai LifeSciences

Fun for all at a benchtop demonstration of all things chemistry. Our “Mad Scientist” lab instructor will be guiding interactive demonstrations of color and sight, as we explore the chemical reactions between acids and bases. Kids can explore the wonders of pH, through a hands-on demo of familiar non-toxic solutions. Volunteers will teach and guide students through the demonstration, alongside educational posters and contests for pH prediction. Prizes and giveaways will be available for students.


Ages: Pre-K, Grade School, Middle School, High School | Topics: [field_topics_presented]

TritonCubed at UCSD

Visitors will be able to get a glimpse of the process that goes behind designing a CubeSat by building their own. They will be provided with various wood, foam, or 3D printed pieces that mock a CubeSat: walls that can join together, solar panels, radio, batteries, and other sensors. Their assembly will then be put to the test by strapping it onto a rotating wheel and a shake table. If their creation passes the tests, then they're on their way to developing real CubeSats!
Ages: Middle School, High School, College/Beyond (21+) | Topics: [field_topics_presented]

U.S. Army Recruiting, Southern California

1-2 tables manned by 2-4 STEM field Soldiers and 1-2 U.S. Army Recruiters. We will have a hands-on display in the medical, construction, or bomb disposal fields.


Ages: High School, College/Beyond (21+) | Topics: [field_topics_presented]

UC San Diego Biomedical Engineering Society

Our demonstration will give students hands on experience with the fundamentals of genetic engineering. Using craft zippers, students will see how new genes can be incorporated into the genome and express a different function. Volunteers will teach and guide students through the demonstration alongside a poster board that contains informative concepts.
Ages: Grade School, Middle School | Topics: [field_topics_presented]

UCSD Center for Healthy Eating and Activity Research

The booth will have information regarding our novel research around nutrition and physical activity. We will have a sugar demo to show the amount of sugar in certain drinks. We will also have a fun activity regarding neurobiology and the parts of the brain that function when eating.
Ages: Grade School, Middle School, High School | Topics: [field_topics_presented]

UCSD Department of Bioengineering

Hands on engineering demos that showcase bioengineering and innovations in diagnostics and disease therapeutics
Ages: Grade School, Middle School, High School, College/Beyond (21+) | Topics: [field_topics_presented]

UCSD Neurosciences Outreach

We will have multiple interactive stations including: 1) Comparative Brain Anatomy- play a guessing game to see which brains belongs to which animal species. 2) Sheep Brain- hold preserved sheep brain and learn about parts of the mammalian brain. 3) Spiker Box- make a cockroach leg dance and learn about how your brain communicates with your muscles to guide your everyday movements. 4) EMG Module- learn how we can use electrical activity from your muscles to control a mechanical claw.
Ages: Pre-K, Grade School, Middle School, High School, College/Beyond (21+) | Topics: [field_topics_presented]

UCSD Physics

Engaging, hands-on physics and astronomy demonstrations. Interact with undergraduate students, graduate students, post-docs and faculty.
Ages: Grade School, Middle School, High School, College/Beyond (21+) | Topics: [field_topics_presented]

UCSD Scientista and Graduate/Undergraduate bioinformatics council (GBIC/UBIC)

Science and LEGO! Through hands-on interactive games, our booth will focus on exposing students to the wonders of bioinformatics and computational genomics. We will have a Lego-DNA sequencer, and we will allow students to 'generate' the DNA of the monster they draw. They will see the process of sequencing DNA through this game, and gain some understanding of Next-Generation Sequencing technology. We believe this game will spark the students’ interests in biology, bioinformatics, and science! LEG
Ages: Grade School, Middle School, High School | Topics: [field_topics_presented]

UCSD Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences

Student pharmacists will help to educate the public with activities related to asthma, diabetes, hypertension, immunizations, medication safety, and poison prevention.
Ages: Middle School, High School, College/Beyond (21+) | Topics: [field_topics_presented]

University of San Diego STEMWoW and STEAM Academy

This booth will feature mathematics games, folding explorations and fun with circuits.


Ages: Grade School, Middle School, High School, College/Beyond (21+) | Topics: [field_topics_presented]

Univision Radio San Diego

Amor 102.9 FM and Que Buena 106.5 FM will host an interactive booth where participants can engage in a fun learning activity.


Ages: Grade School | Topics: [field_topics_presented]

Viasat

Viasat celebrates International Women’s Day! 

We’ll be putting the “A” in STEAM by creating a women in STEAM mural with EXPO attendees. Participants who visit the Viasat booth will use their handprints to help create a mural which recognizes the past, present and future of women in STEAM (Science Technology Engineering Art Mathematics).


Ages: Pre-K, Grade School, Middle School, High School, College/Beyond (21+), Educator Specific | Topics: [field_topics_presented]

Zovargo

Interactive science tables full of live animals and biofacts for children to explore and learn about!
Ages: Pre-K, Grade School, Middle School, High School | Topics: [field_topics_presented]

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