EXPO Day 2019

San Diego Festival of Science & Engineering 2019

ALL EXPO Day EVENTS will take place RAIN or SHINE!

Kicking Off The 2019 Festival March 2

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 2, 2019 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 2-10) – 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.

EXPO Day @ Petco Park Map (pdf)

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

*In 2018, 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 TAILGATE LOT AND PADRES PARKADE


EXPO EXTRA CREDIT ADVENTURE

(FORMERLY KNOWN AS HOMERUN CHALLENGE)

K-12 TEACHERS: Encourage your students to explore STEM by rewarding extra credit for attending our EXPODay at Petco Park on 03/03. To download the Expo Day Extra Credit worksheet, please click to the right. Extra copies are available at the Expo Day Extra Credit Adventure booth presented by UCSD Begs Outreach and located near the Fireside Chats in the Mercado directly up the large staircase at the Park Boulevard gate.


FIRESIDE CHATS

AT THE DRAFT BY BALLAST POINT

Presented by: League of Extraordinary Scientists and Engineers

Fireside Chats – A mini version of the TED Talk. Join industry professionals for an engaging 10-15 minute discussion in an intimate setting around our Mercado Firepits! 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.


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, the San Diego Library, Science Delivered and North American Fitness and Health.

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.


TEDX Kids @ El Cajon on Dugout Stage!

TEDX Kids @ El Cajon will join us for a third year for TEDX kids talk starting at 11:00am 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 2019 EXPO Day Exhibitors

ABC 10News

Be sure to stop by the ABC 10News Experience, and where kids can have the opportunity to try their hand at being a reporter for a fire, weather, traffic, etc. Learn the art and science of Television News Production, computer generated graphics, video and social media platforms. Come meet 10News Anchors, Reporters, Producers and Photographers. ABC 10News empowers people in San Diego with information, insight and inspiration through a commitment to cover the stories that matter in San Diego.


Ages: Grade School, Middle School, High School, College/Beyond (21+), Educator Specific | Topics: Art, Computers, Engineering, Video

American Chemical Society - San Diego Local Section

Our booth will feature the use of polyurethane foam ingredients. Two liquids will be mixed in small cups, and kids will watch as the polymer foam grows and expands before their eyes! Once the foam hardens, kids will be able to decorate their “polymer pals” using googly eyes, pipe cleaners, markers, and more! Our focus is on educating the general public about chemistry by featuring a simple example of a chemical reaction between two liquids to form a polymer foam.
Ages: Grade School, Middle School | Topics: Chemistry

Academy of Our Lady of Peace

Informational booth with handouts and giveaways. Info on OLP's STEM and Robotics programs.


Ages: Grade School, Middle School | Topics: Biology, Biotech, Chemistry, Coding, Education, Engineering, Math, Oceanography, Robotics

American Heart Association

Every second counts in cardiac arrest, which can happen at any time. Each year, more than 350,000 out-of-hospital cardiac arrests occur in the United States. When a person has a cardiac arrest, survival depends on immediately receiving CPR. Unfortunately, about 90 percent of people who suffer out-of-hospital cardiac arrests die. CPR, especially if performed immediately, can double or triple a victim's chance of survival. Learn Hands-Only CPR and be the difference for someone you love.


Ages: Middle School, High School, College/Beyond (21+), Educator Specific | Topics: Other

American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA)

For this interactive booth, we have a WIND TUNNEL! Participants are invited to make a paper airplane, and then test their design in the wind tunnel. This activity demonstrates the basic principles of aerodynamics. This has been very popular in the past and we're happy to demonstrate it again.
Ages: Pre-K, Grade School, Middle School, High School | Topics: Aerospace Engineering, Engineering

AoPS (Art of Problem Solving) Academy

Informational/Math Puzzles


Ages: Grade School, Middle School, High School | Topics: Education, Math

ART SCIENCE COMPLEX

Our flagship program, ART SCIENCE COMPLEX's "Imaginaria", is a project oriented, process based, thinking and learning platform--a living laboratory of imagination, sanctuary to nurture rampant creativity, to manifest one's own inventions and innovations--via drawing, building, painting, folding, writing, model making, reading, composing...
Ages: Grade School, Middle School, High School, College/Beyond (21+) | Topics: Art, Biology, Education, Engineering, Entomology, Math, Physics, Zoology

ASML

Booth will feature LEGO robots for visitors to try hands on programming and drawing with 3D pens.


Ages: Grade School, Middle School | Topics: Coding, Computers

Association for Women in Science San Diego Chapter

Oobleck-use cornstarch and water to get messily familiar with non-newtonian fluids
Ages: Grade School, Middle School, High School, College/Beyond (21+) | Topics: Chemistry

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: Grade School, Middle School, High School, College/Beyond (21+), Educator Specific | Topics: Biology, Chemistry, Ecology, Education, Energy, Environment, Math, Physics

BioEASI (Biology Education and Art for Science Innovation)

Ever wonder what’s happening inside your body when you are sick?! Our bodies have the phenomenal ability to recognize hundreds of living entities that cause disease, known as pathogens, to attack them, and to keep us healthy. At our all-ages friendly booth, UCSD Biology scientists will explain parts of the immune system that are responsible for keeping us healthy and answer any questions you may have. Come learn how this amazing network recognizes and defends your body against foreign invaders!
Ages: Pre-K, Grade School, Middle School, High School, College/Beyond (21+) | Topics: Biology, Medicine

Birch Aquarium at Scripps Institution of Oceanography

Guests will test, build, and design their own Cartesian diver using principles of buoyancy in relation to fish. They will be able to define and understand the concept of buoyancy, explain how a fish moves up and down in the water column, and engage in the scientific process. The activity will have fish and shark diagrams to show how these animals stay buoyant, bins filled with water to test buoyancy of "divers", and the opportunity for guests to design and test their own cartesian divers.
Ages: Grade School, Middle School, High School | Topics: Oceanography, Physics

Boz Institute

1. Transform the agave plant into a DNA sequence and explore biodiversity of closely related plants. 2. Tiny translucent worms may hold answers to human health and longevity. Observe them under the microscope and find out why. 3. Sea urchins and fish have much in common with humans. Observe egg fertilization and early embryo development of purple urchin and zebrafish. 4. Gender differences affect decision making. Identify female and male fruit flies and learn why they scientists study them.
Ages: Grade School, Middle School, High School, College/Beyond (21+) | Topics: Biology, Ecology, Environment, Zoology

Cabrillo National Monument

Visit Cabrillo National Monument's Science Education Team to learn about San Diego's ecology with a fun activity suitable for all ages! You'll use your powers of observation to recognize and understand native plants and pollinators, and how invasive species impact our environment. There will be a station with live local plants and a pollinator box, plus an activity that simulates the sensory systems of ants through identifying their "pheromones". Be a scientist with the National Park Service!
Ages: Pre-K, Grade School, Middle School, High School, College/Beyond (21+) | Topics: Animals, Biology, Ecology, Education, Entomology, Environment, Zoology

Cajon Valley Union School District

We will have a Maker School Bus approximately 25 feet long. We will have a booth and pop up next to the bus. Students will be able to experience a Maker and Robotics activity outside the bus and a tour of the bus.
Ages: Grade School, Middle School | Topics: Coding, Computers, Education, Engineering, Robotics

California Space Grant Consortium (CaSGC)

Near Space Ballooning and Small Satellites (CubeSats)
Ages: Middle School, High School, College/Beyond (21+) | Topics: Aerospace Engineering, Astronomy, Engineering, Geology

City of San Diego - Public Utilities Department

There will be interactive displays explaining the waste water cycle, and the City's ocean monitoring program. For example, the "down the drain game" teaches children what not to put down "the drain", and on the marine biology side, they can operate an ocean water sampler and examine preserved specimens of marine animals. The goal is to educate people about the waste water treatment process and remind them that what they do at home affects ocean life and the natural environment.
Ages: Grade School, Middle School, High School, College/Beyond (21+) | Topics: Animals, Biology, Ecology, Environment, Oceanography

City of San Diego Public Utilities Department, Pure Water Program

Informational materials and giveaways related to the City of San Diego's Pure Water San Diego program. Booth visitors can play a "Water You Know" trivia game to win prizes.
Ages: Pre-K, Grade School, Middle School, High School, College/Beyond (21+) | Topics: Energy, Environment, Other

Code Ninjas

In our booth, our guests will be able to learn about out what Code Ninjas is all about; a new center where kids ages 7-14 can come to have fun while learning how to code. Our guests will be able to see samples of the curriculum we offer and will be able to see demonstrations of flying coding drones, as well as hands-on robot kits that kids can put together to code with simple commands.


Ages: Grade School, Middle School | Topics: Coding

Coding With Kids

Titanium Sponsors: 10' x 10' booth (includes 1 table, 2 chairs)

We will use the space to bring chromebooks to demonstrate to kids and families the kind of curriculum we offer.


Ages: Grade School, Middle School, High School | Topics: Coding, Computers, Education, Robotics

Collins Aerospace

Aerospace booth


Ages: Grade School, Middle School | Topics: Aerospace Engineering

Compass Charter Schools (CCS)

Compass Charter Schools (CCS) is a WASC-accredited virtual public charter school serving thousands of scholars throughout the state in grades TK-12. CCS offers the choice of either their homeschool or online academic program. CCS is committed to creating a collaborative virtual learning community, inspiring scholars to appreciate the ways in which arts and sciences nurture a curiosity for lifelong learning, and preparing scholars to take responsibility for their future successes.


Ages: Pre-K, Grade School, Middle School, High School | Topics: Education

Corning Life Sciences

Corning Life Sciences will have hands-on tools for attendees to try out liquid pipetting and a color mixing station where attendees can try using the pipets to create new color solutions.  We can also answer general laboratory questions for the curious minds!


Ages: Grade School, Middle School, High School, College/Beyond (21+) | Topics: Biology, Chemistry

Cox Communications

The Cox IP Packet Racer depicts how packets of information blast through Cox’s Gigablast fiber optic network from one point to the other! Participants will build their own “IP Packets” (similar to wooden derby cars) and race them on Cox’s High Speed Internet network. Participants will be able to decorate their “IP Packets” before racing them down the track. This fun and interactive activity helps kids learn about science and engineering concepts.


Ages: Grade School, Middle School, High School, College/Beyond (21+), Educator Specific | Topics: Education

Cubic

Copper Sponsor


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

DRS Daylight Solutions

QCL Laser and Instrument Solutions from San Diego based company


Ages: Middle School, High School, College/Beyond (21+) | Topics: Biology, Biotech, Engineering, Optics, Photonics and Lasers, Physics

EcoVivarium

Hands-on interaction with reptiles and arthropods. We invite the public to meet, interact, and explore our relationship with nature through these amazing Ambassador Animals.
Ages: Pre-K, Grade School, Middle School, High School, College/Beyond (21+), Educator Specific | Topics: Animals, Art, Biology, Ecology, Education, Entomology, Environment, Medicine, Zoology

EcoVivarium LIVE!

Unique demonstration of reptile animal behaviors.
Ages: Pre-K, Grade School, Middle School, High School, College/Beyond (21+), Educator Specific | Topics: Animals, Biology, Ecology, Education, Environment, Other, Zoology

EL CAPITAN HIGH SCHOOL MAPS Team

We will provide information about water, the channels in the cells of your body and water activities for students which do not require the getting wet. Building water molecules, tattoos, simulated water toss. We will have a scientific poster and 3-d models of the protein Aquaporin.
Ages: Grade School, Middle School, High School | Topics: Biology, Biotech, Chemistry

Elementary Institute of Science

Kids will have fun hands-on Science demonstrations with our STEM experts in chemistry, marine biology, and/or zoology. Kids are you ready to be a scientist? Come find out what the Elementary Institute of Science is all about!
Ages: Grade School, Middle School | Topics: Animals, Chemistry, Ecology, Engineering, Environment, Geology, Oceanography, Zoology

Ferring

Copper Sponsor


Ages: Pre-K, Grade School, Middle School, High School, College/Beyond (21+) | Topics: Biology, Biotech, Chemistry

Fleet Science Center

Watch, build, imagine, launch, design, create, laugh and learn! Fun For All Ages.


Ages: Pre-K, Grade School, Middle School, Educator Specific | Topics: Other

Frontier Water Systems

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 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 of  to help with our future needs of clean water.


Ages: Grade School, Middle School, High School | Topics: Ecology, Environment

General Atomics Energy/Fusion

Interactive booth covering nuclear fusion, states of matter, electricity & magnetism, and electrical energy production. Demonstrations will include neon and argon plasmas, liquid nitrogen rapid phase change, an electromagnetic can launcher, eddy current production with levitating magnets, plus much more. Discussions about the state of fusion research will also take place.


Ages: Middle School, High School, College/Beyond (21+) | Topics: Astronomy, Chemistry, Energy, Physics

General Dynamics NASSCO

NASSCO welcomes families to our booth for an interactive build-your-boat competition. Volunteers from San Diego's hometown shipyard will be on site to describe how ships are designed, built and repaired in historic Barrio Logan. A model of a new Navy ship - the TAO oil replenishment ship - will be on display. This new series of ship for the Navy will travel the world securing our nation. For more information on NASSCO, like us on Facebook: www.Facebook.com/GeneralDynamicsNASSCO


Ages: Grade School, Middle School, High School | Topics: Engineering, Oceanography

Gizmos & Gadgets Kids Lab

Making mini catapults from popsicle sticks as well as robotic coding that kids can try out (Dash & Dot as well as Sphero)
Ages: Grade School, Middle School | Topics: Coding, Education, Engineering, Robotics

Gizmos & Gadgets Kids Lab STEAM Show

Gizmos & Gadgets Kids Lab will do a hands on show with either building a catapult (or most likely a giant slingshot - angry birds style). We will get kids from the audience to help build it. We will then loft balls into the crowd (soft foam balls) - same concept as last year but with a slingshot. We are also thinking of having another short demo. Will be in touch with Heather to confirm. Last year we did the exploding fizzing rockets. We are wanting a similar wow factor at the end but different
Ages: Grade School, Middle School | Topics: Engineering, Physics

Goldstone Apple Valley Radio Telescope Project

The Goldstone Apple Valley Radio Telescope Project (GAVRT) is a partnership between NASA, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, and the Lewis Center for Educational Research, a K-12 Charter School in Apple Valley, California. GAVRT trains educators on the basics of radio astronomy, technical topics pertinent to the project’s science observation campaigns, and telescope operations. Once trained, educators schedule time on the radio telescope for their class to collect data on a strong radio source.
Ages: Pre-K, Grade School, Middle School, High School, College/Beyond (21+), Educator Specific | Topics: Aerospace Engineering, Animals, Anthropology, Archaeology, Art, Astronomy, Biology, Biotech, Chemistry, Coding, Computers, Ecology, Education, Energy, Engineering, Entomology, Environment, Forensics, Geology, Math, Medicine, Oceanography, Optics, Photonics and Lasers, Other, Physics, Robotics, Video, Web Designing, Zoology

Heron Therapeutics

Slime experiments


Ages: Grade School, Middle School | Topics: Biology, Biotech, Chemistry

Hologic, Inc.

Make your own DNA necklace- same activity as previous years


Ages: Grade School, Middle School, High School | Topics: Biology

iD Tech Camps

At our booth, we will have flyers, signs, and small give-away materials (stickers etc.). We will also have computers to show promotional videos and some sort of demonstration/ activity (Cosmo robots).


Ages: Grade School, Middle School, High School | Topics: Coding, Computers, Engineering, Robotics, Video, Web Designing

Illumina Foundation

Presenting Sponsor


Ages: Pre-K, Grade School, Middle School | Topics: Biology, Biotech, Other

Intercept Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

Krypton Sponsor


Ages: Grade School | Topics: Biology

intrexon - Better DNA Company

Intrexon Corporation (NASDAQ: XON) is Powering the Bioindustrial Revolution with Better DNA™ to create biologically-based products that improve the quality of life and the health of the planet. Intrexon’s integrated technology suite provides its partners across diverse markets with industrial-scale design and development of complex biological systems delivering unprecedented control, quality, function, and performance of living cells. We call our synthetic biology approach Better DNA®.


Ages: Middle School, High School, College/Beyond (21+), Educator Specific | Topics: Biology, Biotech

Kaiser Permanente Pharmacy San Diego

Kaiser Permanente Pharmacy here in San Diego will be showcasing our Pharmacy Services that are available. We will discuss inpatient pharmacy, outpatient pharmacy, mail order pharmacy and where our community can go to safely dispose of unwanted medications. The purpose of this booth will be to provide general pharmacy education to youth in our community. We will have pharmacists, pharmacy students and pharmacy residents at our booth available to answer questions for pursuing a pharmacy career.
Ages: Grade School, Middle School, High School, College/Beyond (21+) | Topics: Medicine

League of Extradordinary Scientists and Enginneers and J Craig Venter Institute

In the “Making Waves” tour, kids and adults will be introduced to marine plankton and encouraged to think critically about what makes them unique and important in providing much of our oxygen and key players at the base of the marine food web. This event will include the JCVI Mobile BioLab, a modified motor coach, outfitted with advanced laboratory equipment. We will have multiple types of microscopes onboard enabling participants to visualize the microscopic work of marine phytoplankton.
Ages: Pre-K, Grade School | Topics: Biology, Ecology, Environment, Oceanography

Lilly

Booth size for Krypton Sponsorship. 10X20 Next to Sanford Burnham Prebys, please. We would like to combine the booths to allow us to highlight our partnership.


Ages: Grade School, Middle School | Topics: Biology, Biotech, Chemistry

Live Well San Diego - County of San Diego

Live Well San Diego is a vision for a region that is Building Better Health, Living Safely and Thriving. It aligns the efforts of individuals, organizations and government to help all 3.3 million San Diego County residents live well. We will have 3 booths in this space - one that focuses on Health, one on Safety, and the other Thriving. Activities not determined at this time.


Ages: Grade School, Middle School | Topics: Animals, Biology, Medicine

LPA

Students from the Monarch School’s elementary STEAM club along with LPA designers, architects and engineers will lead visitors in a tower building competition that explores the integrated approach to structures through architecture and engineering.
Teams will have several minutes to design and build block towers that will then be seismically tested on a shake table. The team who’s tower stands longest wins!


Ages: Grade School, Middle School, High School, College/Beyond (21+) | Topics: Education, Engineering, Environment, Other

Mad Science of San Diego

We make it our mission to spark imaginative learning! Mad Science is the leading science enrichment provider for children in preschool through 6th grade.
Ages: Pre-K, Grade School, Middle School | Topics: Aerospace Engineering, Animals, Art, Astronomy, Biology, Biotech, Chemistry, Education, Engineering, Environment, Geology

Mad Science Spin, Pop, Boom Performance

Spin, Pop, Boom! – Learn about crazy chemical reactions, the amazing properties of acids and bases, and the greatness of gravity! Discover the forces that act on roller coasters as we simulate what happens when they spin upside down. See combustion in action as our roaring exothermic reaction lights up the stage. We’ll also create a colorful chemical reaction rainbow as we introduce acids and bases. In our finale, brave volunteers will help activate an enormous erupting foam volcano!
Ages: Pre-K, Grade School, Educator Specific | Topics: Biology, Chemistry, Education

Magnolia Science Academy

Our students will be showcasing their award-winning future city model at the expo. Also guests will be given basic building kits that include recyclable materials to build miniature futuristic cities. All materials will be kids-friendly. Future City is a project-based learning program where students in 6, 7, and 8 grades imagine, research, design, and build cities of the future. From painting buildings to creating landscapes students are able to reflect their vision of the future.
Ages: Pre-K, Grade School, Middle School | Topics: Art, Engineering, Environment

Magnolia Science Academy

Coding and Robotics Activities and Demonstrattions.
Ages: Pre-K, Grade School, Middle School | Topics: Coding, Robotics

Mathnasium

Various math games, prize wheel, chess, checkers, and connect four.


Ages: Grade School, Middle School, High School | Topics: Education, Math

Microsoft

This booth will have Xbox's for some free play, and we will have our Surface Pro's to have fun with Paint 3D and learn some coding.


Ages: Grade School, Middle School | Topics: Art, Coding

MilliporeSigma Curiosity Cube

The Curiosity Cube, a retrofitted shipping container turned mobile science lab, travels North America bringing hands-on science to visitors. Equipped with the latest technology, the Curiosity Cube's goal is to spark curiosity within the future generation of scientists.


Ages: Grade School, Middle School | Topics: Biology, Computers, Education, Engineering

MiraCosta College Chemistry Club

Explore how changing chemical conditions can change the consistency of slime.
Ages: Pre-K, Grade School, Middle School | Topics: Chemistry

Mitchell International

Demonstration of Mitchell software.


Ages: Middle School, High School, College/Beyond (21+) | Topics: Other

Ms. Smarty-Plants Cools the Climate

Ms. Smarty-PLants entertains and educates children and adults a like. What is a climate? Are we changing it? How can we help? In this fun and entertaining show everyone will learn that taking care of the earth can happen with science and determination!
Ages: Grade School | Topics: Biology, Ecology, Education, Energy

Music Notes STEM Concert

Music Notes uses songs and videos to make STEM even more fun and exciting! Our high energy performances allows students to explore future careers in STEM and learn key concepts they can apply in school all while singing and dancing to a catchy tune!
Ages: Grade School, Middle School, High School | Topics: Art, Education, Math

MyStemKits

MyStemKits is a K-12 standards-driven STEM curriculum that uses 3D printing to teach every lesson. All 250+ lessons have downloadable PDF curriculum including teacher guides, student assessments, standards alignment, and 3D printable models. We make it easy for teachers to use 21st century technology like 3D printing alongside career driven STEM curriculum - all in one software suite. Come by and check out how easy it is!


Ages: Grade School, Middle School, High School | Topics: Education

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

TBD. Most likely virtual reality or an interactive game.
Ages: Pre-K, Grade School, Middle School, High School, College/Beyond (21+) | Topics: Aerospace Engineering, Astronomy, Computers, Education, Engineering, Optics, Photonics and Lasers

National Marine Mammal Foundation

As part of our commitment to education, the National Marine Mammal Foundation participates in outreach efforts at local San Diego schools and public events. By educating children and the community about our exciting marine mammal discoveries, we hope to inspire future generations. We will offer hands on STEM demonstrations involving sound, effects of water pollution, and echolocation. We also have fun interactive games where participants can learn about marine mammal biology and win prizes.
Ages: Pre-K, Grade School, Middle School, High School, College/Beyond (21+) | Topics: Animals, Biology, Environment, Oceanography, Zoology

National University

Hands-on activities: human torso, replica animal skulls, animal plastimounts.
Ages: Pre-K, Grade School, Middle School, High School, College/Beyond (21+) | Topics: Animals, Biology, Zoology

NBC 7 & Telemundo 20

NBC 7 & Telemundo 20 will have an interactive 10x20 booth where you are the star! Viewers will have the opportunity to experience how to be a reporter, come and join the fun.


Ages: High School, College/Beyond (21+) | Topics: Other

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: Aerospace Engineering, Computers, Engineering, Forensics, Robotics

NewSchool of Architecture & Design

Human Centered Design & NeuroScience for Architecture. Design-Architecture Models and Visual Displays
Ages: High School, College/Beyond (21+) | Topics: Art, Education, Engineering, Environment, Web Designing

North American Fitness and Health

The Fit Zoo Crew kid's exercise game. A giant board game where the kids are the moving parts.
Ages: Pre-K, Grade School, Middle School, High School, College/Beyond (21+) | Topics: Biology, Other

Northrop Grumman

Northrop Grumman will host hands-on STEM activities for all ages and talk with visitors about careers in engineering.


Ages: Pre-K, Grade School, Middle School, High School | Topics: Aerospace Engineering, Engineering

Optical Society of Southern California

OSSC demonstrates different optical components: Fresnel lens, prisms, doublets, fibers, and others. We show effects of polarization and color mixing.
Ages: Grade School, Middle School, High School | Topics: Optics, Photonics and Lasers

P2S Inc.

10x10 Booth.
Will have a simple activity for kids (still to be determined) . Also, we will have a monitor showing building models related to our industry.


Ages: Pre-K, Grade School, Middle School, High School | Topics: Energy, Engineering, Environment

PCI (Project Concern International)

How do women and children in the developing world get their water? They Carry It! Come learn about water projects and PCI's work to empower women and children. Meet women who have lived in places where they have to walk 6 miles a day to get water for their families - and carry a jerry can on your head to see what it is actually like! Photo opportunity provided as well.
Ages: Pre-K, Grade School, Middle School, High School | Topics: Education

Pfizer Inc

Pfizer will be showcasing the versatility of carbon dioxide (CO2), with two activities utilizing the molecule.


Ages: Pre-K, Grade School, Middle School, High School | Topics: Chemistry

Play-Well TEKnologies

Interactive LEGO experience advertising our robotics and engineering classes.


Ages: Pre-K, Grade School, Middle School | Topics: Engineering, Robotics

Project Cornerstone

Teaching kids how to make Concrete.
Ages: Grade School, Middle School, High School, College/Beyond (21+) | Topics: Chemistry, Engineering, Environment, Geology

Prometheus Laboratories Inc.

Interactive booth demonstrating our point of care technology and showing entertaining educational videos.


Ages: Middle School, High School | Topics: Biotech, Other

pSemi Corporation

Display of Integrated Circuits type products.


Ages: Middle School, High School, College/Beyond (21+) | Topics: Engineering

Qualcomm Incorporated

We will have two booths. At our first booth experience a Virtual Reality Demo, Smart Watch Demo, and Wireless Reach Video: Bringing advanced wireless technologies to underserved communities globally, improving lives with programs that strengthen economic and social development. At our second booth experience the Thinkabit Lab: Explore careers in the technology sector and experience how code can change how fast a light blinks or a motor spins.


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

Quidel Corporation

Experience three different interactive experiments and visit our company car (flu bug).


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

Roosevelt Middle School MESA GTT

Tensegrity-Tension and integrity. 6 popsicle sticks, and 6 rubber bands and you have a tensegrity model.
Ages: Grade School, Middle School, High School, College/Beyond (21+), Educator Specific | Topics: Aerospace Engineering, Education, Engineering

Russian School of Mathematics

Math and logic type games and puzzles
Ages: Grade School, Middle School | Topics: Education, Math

Salk Institute Education Outreach

What does real DNA look like? Come work with our volunteer scientists to discover the "stuff of life" shared by every organism on the planet!
Ages: Grade School, Middle School, High School | Topics: Biology, Biotech, Education

Sally Ride Science @ UC San Diego

In this interactive science experiment, kids AND adults will get the opportunity to create a "Glowie". A “glowie” is a molded plastic glowing object. We’ll make the glowies with a safe, non-toxic, low temperature thermoplastic which is malleable when melted and clear like hot glue. It melts in tea water so it won't burn you, and will stay soft for a couple of minutes while it's warm to the touch. To make it glow we place an LED in it while its soft and attach a coin cell battery.
Ages: Grade School, Middle School, High School, College/Beyond (21+), Educator Specific | Topics: Engineering

San Diego Air & Space Museum

Hands-on STEM based Engineering building activity
Ages: Grade School, Middle School | Topics: Aerospace Engineering, Engineering

San Diego Blood Bank

San Diego Blood Bank will present different interactive activities where children will learn about the components of blood. In addition, staff will be handing out informational materials regarding different programs such as becoming a blood donor, the All of Us Research Program, Cord Blood, Cell Therapy.
Ages: Grade School, Middle School, High School, College/Beyond (21+) | Topics: Other

San Diego Children's Discovery Museum

Pre-K Zone: 3-4 hands-on mobile exhibits and an info table
Ages: Pre-K | Topics: Education, Engineering

San Diego County Credit Union

Join us for credit union Jeopardy-style trivia and learn more about our financial services and information. Adults (at least 18 years old) can also enter for a chance to win up to $500 in our SDCCU Cash Cube.


Ages: Grade School, Middle School, High School, College/Beyond (21+) | Topics: Education, Other

San Diego Cultural Arts Alliance

A live art demonstration featuring three to four of SDCAA's graffiti art and mural artists. They will create dynamic STEM-related art, using surfboards as the canvas.
Ages: Grade School, Middle School, High School, College/Beyond (21+) | Topics: Art

San Diego Imperial Council BSA

The SDIC BSA STEM Committee and membership committee will have a hands on STEM activity to promote Scouting and our Nova/Supernova awards
Ages: Grade School, Middle School, High School | Topics: Aerospace Engineering, Astronomy, Biology, Biotech, Chemistry, Coding, Computers, Ecology, Energy, Engineering, Environment, Forensics, Geology, Oceanography, Robotics

San Diego Mesa College

Guests will engage in a variety of interactive activities that highlight concepts from Psychological Science that touch upon brain, cognitive, perceptual processes and emotion. These activities will feature amazing visual illusions, engaging sensorimotor tasks, thought-provoking short term memory exercises, mapping of visual shapes to speech sounds, visual inversion and captivating tests for recognizing emotional facial expressions. These activities appeal to a wide range of guests from childr
Ages: Grade School, Middle School, High School, College/Beyond (21+) | Topics: Other

San Diego Mesa College Fashion Program

This booth will feature textile print designs that are inspired by imagery from Scientists at the Salk Institute. Students transformed the original scientific imagery art into repeat patterns for fabric.


Ages: Middle School, High School, College/Beyond (21+), Educator Specific | Topics: Art, Other

San Diego Mesa College STEM Conexiones

Fluid Motion- hydraulic piston bridge Biology- cells
Ages: Grade School, Middle School, High School, College/Beyond (21+) | Topics: Biology, Engineering

San Diego Mobile Technology for Kids Project (SDMT4K)

Join us for a Technology Adventure as we span through 4 different Tech-Inspired Activities that will engage all age-groups. Our Tech Adventure Activities include Virtual Reality Experience, Robot Coding for Kids, Electronic Game Design, & Technology Entrepreneurship! Small Giveaways will be available for those interacting with our booth!
Ages: Grade School, Middle School | Topics: Computers, Education, Engineering, Robotics

San Diego Model Railroad Museum

What makes arches and triangles so strong? Students will learn about both the physical science and history of arch and truss bridges. Students will perform experiments to investigate the inherent strength of these shapes and understand why civil engineers frequently use them in the design and constructions of structures in general and bridges in particular.
Ages: Grade School, Middle School | Topics: Engineering, Physics

San Diego Natural History Museum - The NAT

Become a NAT nature detective and discover the mysteries of the natural world through hands-on interactive games.
Ages: Pre-K, Grade School, Middle School, Educator Specific | Topics: Animals, Biology, Ecology, Education, Entomology, Environment, Geology

San Diego Public Library

DIY STEAM Project (TBD)
Ages: Pre-K, Grade School, Middle School, High School, College/Beyond (21+) | Topics: Art, Astronomy, Biology, Coding, Computers, Ecology, Education, Energy, Engineering, Entomology, Environment, Math, Oceanography, Robotics

San Diego State University Center for Autism and Developmental Disorders

Come on over to learn about the brain! You can make neurons (brain cells) out of colorful pipe cleaners and beads, or try your luck with a brain maze. We also tell you about our research looking at brain imaging in people to understand how the brain organizes itself and develops.
Ages: Pre-K, Grade School, Middle School, High School, College/Beyond (21+) | Topics: Medicine

Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute

SBP will be very hands-on with experiments, showing what we do in the lab, yet on lay-friendly level. We will have things for kids and adults to look at (last year it was Virtual reality glasses and proteins, and C.elegans - tiny worms) and be interactive with our scientist volunteers. (exact experiments TBD) We will also apply temporary DNA tattoos, and give out little lab coats. We will make the science exciting and interesting for all!
Ages: Grade School, Middle School | Topics: Biology, Biotech, Education, Medicine

Science Delivered

We will do science interactive activities that are fun for everyone and geared at the K-5 crowd. The specific activities will be picked closer to the event, for this reason I checked "other" below.
Ages: Grade School | Topics: Other

Scripps Research

Come learn about what scientists do and how you can be a scientist too! We have an interactive booth with a couple of STEM activities and information on the Community Teaching Lab at Scripps Research. Come be a part of our scientific community, we need you!
Ages: Pre-K, Grade School, Middle School, High School, College/Beyond (21+), Educator Specific | Topics: Biology, Biotech, Chemistry, Education, Medicine

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

Representing various biotechnology careers and discussing the care, welfare and use of animals in science. - Origami punch outs, keychains - placing organs in the correct location on a mouse display - mouse mascot to take pictures and dance with
Ages: Pre-K, Grade School, Middle School, High School, College/Beyond (21+) | Topics: Animals, Biology, Biotech, Education, Other

Society of Asian Scientists and Engineers

We will showcase how different liquids have different densities and plan to drop different objects of different compositions within the liquids, meanwhile explaining how the composition of the dropped objects causes them to fluctuate and move between the levels. We plan to have multiple objects that people passing by can drop within the liquid and see the effects the different levels of density have on the behavior of the objects.
Ages: Grade School, Middle School | Topics: Chemistry

Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers

Construct a simple paper rocket to demonstrate propulsion and flight stability.
Ages: Pre-K, Grade School | Topics: Aerospace Engineering

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: Engineering, Math, Physics

Solana Beach School District

Focusing on a Space theme this year, we will provide visitors with hands on activities that brings learning to life. We love to provide our students with leadership opportunities and this is a wonderful event for the students to shine and to share their love for science and engineering with others! With this in mind, our students will be leading the activities, however teachers will be there for support as well.
Ages: Grade School | Topics: Aerospace Engineering, Astronomy, Education, Engineering, Other

Solar Turbines

Interactive and fun booth demonstrating how energy is converted from stored to kinetic, similar to a gas turbine. Energy stored in a balloon is released into a fan, generating kinetic energy. A voltage is generated across the motor leads as the fan spins faster. The hands-on exhibit includes use of a 3D printed mini-turbine model, discussion around power generation through interaction with the Solar Turbines Team, and a cool look into a cutaway turbine engine model. For over 90 years, Solar Turbines has been a leader in energy solutions and advanced manufacturing.
Ages: Grade School, Middle School, High School, College/Beyond (21+) | Topics: Education, Energy, Engineering, Robotics


TaylorMade Golf Company

Booth focused on (COR) showing how different types of balls react when bounced off of different types of materials. This includes golf balls. Booth will also show what the inside of a golf ball looks like and will feature some interesting facts pertaining to golf balls and a video display will show various engineering activities that take place at TaylorMade Golf Company.


Ages: Grade School | Topics: Engineering, Physics

Team 3128 Aluminum Narwhal Team Members

Team 3128 is high school FIRST Robotics team based at Canyon Crest Academy. Come see our 2018 competition robot and help navigate a EV3 robot through a maze!
Ages: Pre-K, Grade School, Middle School, High School | Topics: Coding, Computers, Education, Engineering, Robotics

The League of Amazing PRogrammers

We are a non-profit school teaching programming to kids in 5th – 12th grade. Our after-school/weekend classes meet year round to prepare kids for the science and technology careers of the 21st century.
Ages: Middle School, High School | Topics: Coding, Computers, Education, Engineering, Robotics, Web Designing

The San Diego River Park Foundation

Kids get to practice hands-on science by observing bugs collected from the San Diego River! Kids can identify the bugs under a microscope and use the identification to help determine the health of the River!
Ages: Grade School, Middle School | Topics: Biology, Ecology, Environment

The San Diego Union-Tribune

Union-Tribune News Museum with docents
Double Check Your Facts Quiz & Game Show - emphasizing STEAM questions


Ages: Grade School, Middle School, High School | Topics: Other

Thermo Fisher Scientific

Awesome hands-on science activities representing different parts of the Thermo Fisher Scientific business for students of all ages!


Ages: Pre-K, Grade School, Middle School, Educator Specific | Topics: Biology, Biotech, Chemistry, Forensics, Medicine

ThoughtSTEM

As San Diego's leader in computer science education, ThoughtSTEM will engage local K-12 students in some of the awesome video games San Diego kids are coding with our instructors. Students will learn how these video games were designed and programmed, and they'll get to see behind-the-scenes at some of the games they can code with our instructors at our summer camps this June-August at UC San Diego, San Diego State, and Cal State San Marcos.


Ages: Pre-K, Grade School, Middle School, High School | Topics: Coding, Computers, Education, Engineering

Tijuana River National Estuarine Research Reserve

Wonderful Wetlands! Did you know that wetlands are found worldwide and are among the richest habitats, just as rich as a tropical rainforest? Meet scientists from the Tijuana Estuary, discover wetland critters, dig through a mudflat, see the kind of science wetland biologists do, and discover why wetlands are important for YOU and for wildlife.
Ages: Grade School, Middle School, High School, College/Beyond (21+) | Topics: Animals, Ecology, Environment

Treobytes

Our presentation will promote our after school program, and the different courses we provide. Our facilitators will be there to explain and showcase which programs we offer. We will have two of our Globase2 computers which are part of our computer build curriculum. Kids and parent will have the opportunity to build parts of the Globase2, and answer question about software and hardware. The second Globase will have a monitor which will have Scratch open, and kids will be able to block code.
Ages: Grade School, Middle School | Topics: Coding, Computers, Education

U.S. Air Force

The Air Force will attend EXPO Day with an Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) Team in additional to a 12' activation trailer with interactive games (TBD).


Ages: High School | Topics: Aerospace Engineering, Coding, Computers, Engineering, Math, Physics, Robotics

U.S. Army Recruiting

United States Army Recruiting San Diego. Two US Army recruiters will be available at all times with assorted items and brochures for distribution amongst the crowd. STEM related items to discuss and the relation the Army has with developing new technologies.


Ages: High School, College/Beyond (21+) | Topics: Chemistry, Computers, Education, Engineering, Medicine, Other, Robotics, Video

U.S. Navy

Experience what life in the Navy is like through virtual reality! Navy personnel from Navy Recruiting District San Diego will take visitors on virtual tours of various Navy careers, share about STEM opportunities in the Navy and distribute fun Navy giveaways.


Ages: High School, College/Beyond (21+) | Topics: Aerospace Engineering, Biotech, Chemistry, Coding, Computers, Engineering, Math, Other, Robotics

UCSD Bioengineering Graduate Society

A bioengineering themed interactive activity centered around linking principles of biology to engineering solutions to common diseases and conditions.
Ages: Pre-K, Grade School, Middle School | Topics: Biology, Biotech, Engineering, Medicine

UCSD Biomedical Engineering Society (BMES)

The UCSD Biomedical Engineering Society (BMES) will be hosting activities centered around the topic of diabetes. There will be two interactive demonstrations, one giving insight into the biology of diabetes and the other highlighting bioengineering-related treatments.
Ages: Grade School, Middle School, High School | Topics: Biology, Biotech, Chemistry, Engineering, Medicine

UCSD Center for Healthy Eating and Activity Research

At the booth, we will have flyers regarding the different programs. We also have educational displays that help to highlight the core tenants of our program. For example, we have a “sugar demo” with popular drinks to display the sugar content in each drink. This is designed to help people increase their awareness of their food choices so they can make healthier choices. We also have a brain game where kids can learn where the main lobes are and how these lobes affect our decision making. We
Ages: Grade School, Middle School, High School | Topics: Biology

UCSD Clinical Physiology Laboratory

Activities will demonstrate how microgravity affects body fluids in space and how negative pressures can be used to redistribute fluids in space and maintain astronaut health. Our table will have an inflatable alien filled with water and pressure gauges attached at different points to show how fluid pressure changes with posture changes, and an alien in a battery powered negative pressure box to show fluid distribution due to ambient pressure changes.
Ages: Grade School, Middle School, High School | Topics: Biology, Engineering, Medicine, Physics

UCSD Graduate and Undergraduate Bioinformatics Council (GBIC and UBIC), UCSD Scientista

LEGO, let's go! Our booth will focus on exposing students to the wonders of bioinformatics and computational genomics with hands-on games. We will have a Lego-'DNA' sequencer, and we will allow students to 'generate' the DNA of a monster they can draw. They will be able to see the process of sequencing DNA through this game, and gain an understanding of Next-Gen Sequencing technology. Through this activity, we wish to spark the students’ interests in biology, bioinformatics, and SCIENCE!
Ages: Grade School, Middle School, High School | Topics: Biology, Coding, Computers, Other, Robotics

UCSD Neuroscience Outreach

Students will study the anatomy of sheep brains in a hands-on activity. They will also reason (and guess) about which brains in several jars belong to different species.
Ages: Grade School, Middle School, High School | Topics: Biology

UCSD Physics

Demonstrations on static electricity, optics and lenses, magnetism (jumping metal rings), and momentum. Also using liquid nitrogen to freeze superconductors so that they will levitate over magnets and other instructive demos (maybe make ice cream). Using dry ice and water to form comets. The demos with liquid nitrogen and dry ice will only be made by the exhibitors.
Ages: Pre-K, Grade School, Middle School, High School, College/Beyond (21+) | Topics: Astronomy, Physics

UCSD Skaggs School Of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences

Diabetes prevention - learn about diabetes, how to take blood glucose, and prevention of diabetes Essential Vitamins, Medication Safety Hypertension - learn about hypertension and how to take blood pressure Immunizations - learn the importance of immunizations Compounding - hands on activity on compounding medications. Asthma - learn what asthma is and how to use an inhaler
Ages: Grade School, Middle School, High School | Topics: Biology, Chemistry, Education, Medicine

United States Naval Academy STEM Center

Engage with midshipmen from the U.S. Naval Academy while they provide a wide spectrum of hands on STEM modules from a multitude of technical subjects including aerodynamics, chemistry, fluid mechanics, physics, robotics, logic puzzles, electricity, and others.
Ages: Grade School, Middle School, High School | Topics: Aerospace Engineering, Chemistry, Energy, Engineering, Physics

Univision Radio San Diego - Amor 102.9 FM and Que Buena 106.5 FM

Univision Radio San Diego will host an interactive booth featuring a traveling radio production studio. Attendees will be invited to read a script, record a radio spot and learn about radio production.


Ages: Middle School, High School | Topics: Computers, Other

Vertex Pharmaceuticals

At the booth you will make lungs, see how mucus effects the lungs and see how chemical compounds can help clear mucus from the lungs.


Ages: Grade School, Middle School, High School | Topics: Biology, Biotech, Chemistry

Viasat

Want to convince your math teacher that 10 + 10 = 4? Stop by PC14-17 to chat with the Viasat team and learn about binary code, a language that lets you translate numbers, words, images, sounds, and just about anything else you can think of into a simple string of 0s and 1s! 


Ages: Grade School, Middle School, High School | Topics: Engineering

Walt Disney's DUMBO

DUMBO will be promoted at the booth with a life-size maquette photo opp and items to pass out.
Table and 2 chairs works!


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

ZOOper Hero Animals

Color-changing chameleons? High-jumping wild cats? A pandemonium of parrots? Put on your cape and mask and join Zovargo in learning all about some extraordinary super-hero creatures! Meet animals up close and learn how each species is important in the animal world.
Ages: Grade School, Middle School | Topics: Animals, Biology, Zoology

ZOVARGO

Live educational animal ambassadors for children to meet along with a very interactive educational animal display.
Ages: Pre-K, Grade School | Topics: Animals, Biology, Environment, Zoology

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