2017 EXPO Day Participants

American Chemical Society - San Diego Local Section

The booth will have hands on demonstrations/props of common chemicals found in natural and man-made items that are commonly found in the house. Our focus is on educating the general public about chemistry and demonstrating to them that chemicals are a part of daily life and not to be feared. There will be stick models, chemical structures, and props available for people to touch, smell, and view. Our job as chemists is to answer any questions the public may have.
Ages: Grade School, Middle School, High School | 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+) | Topics: Biology, Chemistry, Ecology, Energy, Environment, Math, Oceanography

BioEASI (Bio Education and Art for Science Innovation)

Microbes are all around us! Microscopic living organisms thrive in the depths of the ocean, to the most familiar of places like our food. The less than 1% that cause disease give microbes a bad reputation, but a majority have no or even a positive effect on humans. Stop by for an all-ages interactive experience on the microbes in our life! Brought to you by UCSD scientists currently studying the diverse way microbes can interact (on cheese!), engineering microbes to produce fuel, and more.
Ages: Grade School, Middle School, High School, College/Beyond (21+) | Topics: Biology

Birch Aquarium at the Scripps Institution of Oceanography

Get closer to science! Guests will be able to explore ocean and earth science through conversation and hands-on activities! Join Birch Aquarium to discover some of the amazing things that go on below the surface of the ocean, on the beach, and sometimes in your own backyard.
Ages: Pre-K, Grade School, Middle School, High School | Topics: Animals, Biology, Environment, Oceanography

BOSEbuild

The BOSEbuild Speaker Cube is a complete kit that lets kids explore the science of sound by making a Bose® Bluetooth® speaker – and using their creativity to personalize it with colors and covers. Using our new BOSEbuild Speaker Cube, our hands-on activity will show you what it takes to make sound and showcase what is at the heart of every speaker. Experience the new BOSEbuild Speaker Cube and learn what it takes to make sound and music while discovering what is at the heart of every speaker.
Ages: Grade School, Middle School | Topics: Education, Engineering, Math, Physics

Boys and Girls Clubs of Greater San Diego

The Boys and Girls Clubs of Greater San Diego's booth will host a variety of activities that come from the diverse set of STEM programming we currently offer across our clubhouses. This includes such topics and Nanotechnology, Biology, Physics, Food science, Electronics and Robotics.
Ages: Pre-K, Grade School, Middle School | Topics: Art, Biology, Chemistry, Math, Physics

BP America

BP STEM program; Liquid rainbow experiment; Scientists and engineers from BP Biosciences Center will discuss STEM career opportunities with students.
Ages: Pre-K, Grade School, Middle School, High School, College/Beyond (21+) | Topics: Biology, Biotech, Chemistry, Energy, Engineering

Brain Development Imaging Lab at San Diego State University

The Brain Development Imaging Lab at SDSU studies both typical and atypical brain development, with a specific focus on understanding Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). At our booth, visitors will have the opportunity to see images of the brain, learn about brain function, and learn how various brain imaging techniques, including MRI, MEG, and EEG, work and what they reveal about the brain. They will do this through kid friendly activities involving model brains, coloring worksheets, and videos!
Ages: Pre-K, Grade School, Middle School, High School | Topics: Biology

Cabrillo National Monument

Join us as we explore the biodiversity of San Diego's only National Park!
Ages: Grade School, Middle School, High School, College/Beyond (21+) | Topics: Animals, Biology, Ecology, Education, Entomology, Environment, Zoology

Cajon Valley School District - TEDxKids@ElCajon

Cajon Valley Union School District will share some of their innovative maker activities. At Cajon Valley students learn Presentation Literacy by writing and presenting their own TED talks. Students learn computer programing through our partnership with code.org, engineering with Lego EV3 Mindstorm robots, Dash and Dot robots and many more opportunities. Check out the Cajon Valley School District schools and opportunities at our website, www.cajonvalley.com
Ages: Pre-K, Grade School, Middle School | Topics: Coding, Education, Engineering, Robotics

California Space Grant Consortium (CasGC)

The UCSD Near Space Ballooning team sponsored by CaSGC will be displaying informational and educational material regarding high altitude ballooning. Also exhibiting will be electronic equipment such as radio transmitters, cameras, satellite navigation systems, and a glider which can all be payload components recording atmospheric data. From past events, we've seen a growing interest from educators and families interested in launching their own balloons due to material accessibility.
Ages: Grade School, Middle School, High School, College/Beyond (21+), Educator Specific | Topics: Aerospace Engineering, Astronomy, Coding, Education, Engineering, Physics

Caltech CCI Solar

CCI Solar will present an interactive, hands-on activity where attendees will be able to make their very own solar cell using common household materials. The magic ingredient of blackberry juice is what absorbs the sun's energy and translates sunlight into electricity; therefore we call our activity "Juice from Juice". We also display fuel cells and other recent solar energy technology. We've successfully presented this activity at 2 past Expo Days and look forward to another year!
Ages: Grade School, Middle School, High School | Topics: Chemistry, Energy, Environment

CaSTL Center & OSA-SPIE, Student Chapter at UC Irvine

We will provide a hands-on booth to engage visitors in learning about physics and chemistry through activities focused of the properties of light and lasers with members of OSA-SPIE and how bonds are formed and broken in molecules in an interactive game developed by CaSTL Center.
Ages: Grade School, Middle School, High School | Topics: Chemistry, Physics

Catalyst for Success

We will have interactive science experiments that range from chemical reactions to physical science demonstrations to biology concepts. The booth will involve attendees by helping them conduct the experiments for themselves, therefore letting them experience the wonders of science firsthand. Our members will provide information about why and how the experiments work in order to foster a passion for science, and give the attendees context to what they are doing.
Ages: Grade School | Topics: Biology, Chemistry, Physics

Center for Selective C-H Functionalization

The Center for Selective C-H Functionalization will have a booth for the Expo Day with simple demos to educate K-12 students and beyond about synthetic organic chemistry. We will have Center graduate students volunteering for 2 hr shifts to engage with the participants. The demos are designed to be 2-3 minutes.
Ages: Pre-K, Grade School, Middle School, High School, College/Beyond (21+) | Topics: Chemistry

City of Escondido

Traffic investigation/ Forensic Science : using science and mathematical equations to reconstruct collisions, and Forensic investigation and finger printing.
Ages: Grade School, Middle School, High School | Topics: Energy, Forensics, Math, Other, Physics

City of San Diego Public Utilities Department - Pure Water San Diego Program

Pure Water San Diego is the City's phased, multi-year program that will provide one-third of San Diego's water supply locally by 2035. The booth will include educational/informational materials, giveaways and an interactive water quiz board.
Ages: Pre-K, Grade School, Middle School, High School, College/Beyond (21+) | Topics: Environment

City of San Diego/PUD/Ocean Monitoring Program

The City's Ocean Monitoring Program booth will have preserved marine invertebrates and fish on display. As well there will be a "fishing game" for children to teach them what is and is not sustainable sea food. We will be running a video loop of our ROV operations and our Benthic Sampling processing at sea. We will have a cable hanging with water sampling bottles attached to demonstrate how samples are collected for h2o quality analysis.
Ages: Grade School, Middle School, High School, College/Beyond (21+) | Topics: Animals, Biology, Computers, Ecology, Engineering, Environment, Oceanography

County of San Diego

Similar to last year, but with new activities, booth will feature Live Well San Diego is various ways using hands-on activities for children and families of the topics of health, safety and well-being.
Ages: Grade School, Middle School, High School | Topics: Animals, Ecology, Environment, Medicine

Cox Communications

Cox IP Packet Racer - students and families can build, decorate and race their own IP Packet Racer on our custom track against the Cox High Speed Network. This activity engages kids in many aspects of STEAM. Each child will take home their packet racer after engaging in the activity.
Ages: Grade School, Middle School | Topics: Art, Computers, Engineering, Other

Cubic Corporation

Hands on STEM activities for kids to explore
Ages: Grade School, Middle School | Topics: Engineering

Destination Imagination

We will have a series of hands-on instant challenges for kids and adults to solve. Our booth will be colorful, have creative displays and information about our program. Instant Challenges present students with a problem and some common materials (paper clips, paper, envelopes etc.). Students must solve the challenge in a quick and creative way. Destination Imagination's mission is to inspire the next generation of innovators, leaders and creative thinkers.
Ages: Grade School, Middle School, High School | Topics: Art, Education, Engineering, Other

Don't Try This at Home!

Stand back: We're doing science! Explore science that is too bold, too loud and too messy to do at home. Experience a thrilling performance filled with interactive and engaging demonstrations that showcase concepts of physics and chemistry!
Ages: Pre-K, Grade School, Middle School | Topics: Chemistry, Physics

EcoVivarium

Join EcoVivarium's Living Museum and experience the world of reptiles, amphibians and arthropods. Get up close and touch or hold everything from hissing cockroaches and tarantulas to desert iguanas and burmese pythons. The highly trained Animal Ambassadors of EcoVivarium are waiting for you to come by and Step In To Their World...(R) - see the impact these hidden creatures have on your very existence and how you can have an impact on their world.
Ages: Pre-K, Grade School, Middle School, High School, College/Beyond (21+), Educator Specific | Topics: Art, Biology, Ecology, Education, Entomology, Environment, Other, Zoology

Ferring Research

Cooper Level - Same Activity as last year and same location in Petco Park Use
Ages: Grade School, Middle School, High School | Topics: Biology, Biotech, Chemistry

Fleet Science Center

At the "Fleet Science Zone," visitors age 6 and older are invited to test out their sharp-shooting skills with our popular Air-Zooka...knock over various objects with nothing but air! Visitors will also get a glimpse into our famous Tinkering Studio, where curious minds come to innovate!
Ages: Grade School, Middle School | Topics: Engineering, Other, Physics

Francis Parker FIRST Team 2485, W.A.R. Lords (We Are Robot Lords)

Learn about FIRST, how Francis Parker participates in FIRST Robotics culture, and see the 2016 FRC Stronghold robot known as Orion in action.
Ages: Grade School, Middle School, High School | Topics: Engineering, Robotics

Geek Girl

We will have some Geek Girls at the booth to answer questions on tech. We will be setup with Star Wars and other props for pictures and selfies. We will have resource material.
Ages: Middle School, High School, College/Beyond (21+), Educator Specific | Topics: Coding, Computers, Education, Web Designing

Hologic, Inc.

Create your own DNA necklace. Kids of all ages will be able to extract their own DNA and keep it in a sealed tube as charm on a Hologic lanyard.
Ages: Pre-K, Grade School, Middle School, High School | Topics: Biology, Biotech

iD Tech

iD Tech is proud to provide STEAM activities for kids and teens this year at EXPO Day! Visit our booth to explore how you can "Make Awesome" with Minecraft, robotics, virtual reality, 3d printing, and more!
Ages: Grade School, Middle School, High School | Topics: Coding, Computers, Education, Engineering, Robotics, Video

Illumina Foundation

Join a team from Illumina to explore the world of genomics and what it means to understand your genome. Activities include making personalized necklaces based on codons, dressing like a scientists and learning how genomics can help prevent the spread of an outbreak.
Ages: Grade School, Middle School, High School | Topics: Biology, Biotech

Inspire Charter Schools

Inspire Charter Schools is a tuition-free, personalized learning, public charter school for TK-12th grade students. Offering both flexibility and choice, families are empowered to tailor a school program that is designed around the specific need of each student. With a fully credentialed teacher, flexible learning models, and a wealth of enrichment opportunities, Inspire Charter Schools is 21st Century Learning at its best!
Ages: Pre-K, Grade School, Middle School, High School | Topics: Education

International Bridge Technologies, Inc.

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: Art, Engineering

ISACA San Diego

Sharing materials on cybersafety and showing the latest mobile apps that can be used to stay safe online.
Ages: Pre-K, Grade School, Middle School, High School, College/Beyond (21+) | Topics: Computers, Education

Japanese Friendship Garden of San Diego

Learn Modular Origami and make your own! Children and grownups will create their own modular origami for beginners and advanced learners. Learn about origami art, history and STEM!
Ages: Pre-K, Grade School, Middle School, High School, College/Beyond (21+) | Topics: Art, Engineering, Math, Other

JCS San Diego Academy

Our booth will be two tents. One is a workshop and the other is a "Walk-in-Painting" (based on a scientific topic) where public art created in our workshop tent, will be added to our interactive installation. This booth will be designed, built and ran by the students of Julian Charter School, San Diego Academy.
Ages: Grade School, Middle School | Topics: Animals, Art, Biology, Ecology

K12 Online Public Schools

K12 Science Experiential Lever Lesson. We will have a variety of levers for students to experiment with at our table and will receive a give away item for participating. We will hand out school brochures and information.
Ages: Pre-K, Grade School, Middle School, High School | Topics: Other

KGTV ABC10

10News Experience with Interactive Green Screen - be a reporter for the day! Standing in front of the green screen and giving your report on the weather, traffic or wildfire is cool! Join ABC10 and Azteca San Diego 15 for your chance to learn how television is made. See the technology that is used everyday on 10News. You can share your video with family and friends for a truly interactive experience.
Ages: Grade School, Middle School, High School, College/Beyond (21+) | Topics: Engineering, Video

Lakeshore Learning Materials

Hands-on product demonstrations...STEM-related.
Ages: Pre-K, Grade School | Topics: Education

Let’s Explore Engineering Together!

The host(s) will visually explore a few basic engineering concepts, then share examples of the various ways technology can be applied. The presentation will be interactive with the audience.
Ages: Pre-K, Grade School, Middle School | Topics: Engineering

Mad Science of San Diego

Four booths filled with Science experiments, fun and very interactive.
Ages: Pre-K, Grade School, Middle School, Educator Specific | Topics: Chemistry

Magnolia Science Academy

Several Engineering related student created and student demonstrated hands-on activities. - Robotics: * Several remote controlled robots. * Autonomous challenge course robots. * Rubik's cube solver robot. * Mini bug and fish bots for kids. - Coding: * Student programmed computer games. * Student programmed smart phone apps. * Interactive web based coding applications. Note: Visitors will have a chance to interact with all the activities mentioned above.
Ages: Pre-K, Grade School, Middle School | Topics: Coding, Robotics

Magnolia Science Academy

Magnolia students will be showcasing award winning future city project and provide hands-on futuristic city building activity for visitors. Future city is a competition for middle schools where students imagine, research, design, and build cities of the future that showcase their solution to a citywide sustainability issue. Project includes virtual city design, city essay, scale model,project plan, and a presentation. For more info visit www.futurecity.org
Ages: Pre-K, Grade School, Middle School | Topics: Art, Energy, Engineering, Environment

Microsoft Store

Coding camps and Device Bar
Ages: Grade School, Middle School, High School | Topics: Coding, Computers

MilliporeSigma

Converted shipping container, turned science lab. Full length, with ADA accessable ramp is ~30 ft. long x 10ft wide. Inside the container we'll be running 3 experiments, primarily tied to the "unseen world" (what we cannot see with our naked eye, but can with the help of technology and microscopes) and DNA. If possible, we'd also like a space next to the container for a portable tent that could function as additional activity space.
Ages: Grade School, Middle School, High School | Topics: Biology, Biotech, Chemistry, Medicine, Robotics

MiraCosta College

In addition to having fun, students will learn chemical principles and explore how changing conditions can give different results to the consistency of bouncy balls.
Ages: Grade School, Middle School | Topics: Chemistry

Mostly notions about motion!

Motion is found all around the universe and its concepts are applicable in all areas of human endeavor, including within our studies of nuclear fusion science. Scientists will demonstrate motion originating from pressure/vacuum differences, eddy currents from electromagnets, and temperature differences in fluids. Participants will witness the fastest ping pong ball in the park, the highest flying can in the stands, and the coldest volcano in the heat of the day.
Ages: Grade School, Middle School, High School, College/Beyond (21+) | Topics: Chemistry, Energy, Physics

MOVIE SPECIAL F/X

Get a behind-the-scenes glimpse of effects directors use in movies! Children will learn about chemical reactions, polymers, and air pressure as they get a backstage pass to see how special effects are created. Learn about the science behind magic when we make things appear and disappear before your eyes. Give us a standing ovation as we melt our special Styrofoam guest star with a unique chemical. For our finale, we’ll create a gigantic dinosaur sneeze straight out of Jurassi
Ages: Pre-K, Grade School, Middle School, Educator Specific | Topics: Chemistry

Ms. Smarty-Plants™

Ms. Smarty-Plants™ from The Water Conservation Garden takes families on a fun and interactive journey to learn how to conserve our most precious resource, Water. Using a special mixture of music, magic, and fun, Ms. Smarty-Plants™ ignites the EARTH HERO in each of us. Together “We can change the world with our own two hands.”
Ages: Pre-K, Grade School | Topics: Ecology, Environment, Other

Music Notes: Educational Hip Hop Concert

This is an educational concert (performed by classroom teachers) that encourages, motivates, and teaches students to strive for success in all areas of life, but more especially academia! Join us as we perform math songs and motivational songs that are sure to get students of all ages singing along!
Ages: Pre-K, Grade School, Middle School, High School | Topics: Math, Other

NASA/Jet Propulsion Laboratory

A variety of NASA's planetary and Earth science missions, including Mars Science Lander, Jupiter orbiter Juno, and asteroid orbiter Dawn, will bring displays, exhibits, and hands-on activities to engage students and adults.
Ages: Grade School, Middle School, High School | Topics: Aerospace Engineering, Astronomy

National University

Hands-on interactive activities in biology, including human anatomy and animal specimens.
Ages: Pre-K, Grade School, Middle School, High School, College/Beyond (21+) | Topics: Animals, Biology, Zoology

NDIA San Diego Chapter

San Diego Festival of Science & Engineering Titanium Sponsorship
Ages: High School | Topics: Aerospace Engineering, Computers, Engineering, Math, Physics, Robotics

NewSchool of Architecture & Design

Design and Architecture projects within the industry areas of industrial-product design, media design, interior architecture, design studies, construction management, and architecture forms. Student work displays and information on how to get involved in Summer Programs and Academic Programs.
Ages: High School, College/Beyond (21+) | Topics: Art, Engineering, Environment, Other, Web Designing

NRD SAN DIEGO

US NAVY STEM and OUTREACH
Ages: Middle School, High School, College/Beyond (21+), Educator Specific | Topics: Energy, Engineering, Physics

Out of the Darkness

Join EcoVivarium as they bring hidden reptiles, amphibians and bugs - out from under the rocks and out of the shadows into the light of day. Together we will travel back in time to take a look at their influence on science, art, cultures and history from Aboriginal tribes, ancient Egypt and all the way up through modern medicine and the critical role they play saving lives each and every day. It's a fascinating world they live in, come along with EcoVivarium as we Step In To Their World...(R)
Ages: Pre-K, Grade School, Middle School, Educator Specific | Topics: Animals, Art, Biology, Biotech, Ecology, Education, Entomology, Environment, Medicine, Zoology

Play-Well TEKnologies

We teach LEGO Engineering summer camps and will be demoing our projects for kids to see what we do. We will have some interactive elements to engage parents and kids walking by.
Ages: Grade School, Middle School | Topics: Education, Engineering, Physics

Point Loma Nazarene University

Our booth will feature interactive activities for children K-8, dealing with topics in biology, chemistry and physics
Ages: Pre-K, Grade School, Middle School | Topics: Biology, Chemistry, Physics

Project Cornerstone

We talk about the science of making concrete, while people get to make their own concrete. We will have concrete ingredients on the tables so that kids and parents are able to make concrete.
Ages: Grade School, Middle School, High School | Topics: Chemistry, Education, Engineering, Environment, Geology, Math

Qualcomm

One 10' x 30' booth for 3 demos located at Park at the Park One 10' x 20' booth for Thinkabit Labs Demo located at Palm Court
Ages: Grade School, Middle School, High School, College/Beyond (21+) | Topics: Engineering, Robotics

Raytheon

Please give us the same booth location as last year.
Ages: Pre-K, Grade School, Middle School, High School | Topics: Engineering

RCSB Protein Data Bank, UC San Diego

Biology in 3D: The Protein Data Bank is the single worldwide resource for the 3D structures of proteins and DNA. You will learn about two basic building blocks of life: DNA and Proteins and then build a model of each. You will also see computer animations of 3D protein and DNA structures and learn how medicines work.
Ages: Pre-K, Grade School, Middle School, High School, College/Beyond (21+), Educator Specific | Topics: Biology, Biotech, Chemistry, Computers, Education, Engineering, Medicine, Web Designing

Russian School of Mathematics

The Russian School of Mathematics is an award-winning, afterschool math program for K-12 students. We help children of all levels build a solid math foundation and develop critical-thinking and problem-solving skills. Our systematic curriculum and approach is based on the best practices of math schools in Russia and Europe, adapted to the US educational environment. Our dedicated and trained teachers are distinguished
Ages: Grade School, Middle School, High School | Topics: Math

Salk Institute Education Outreach

DNA extractions
Ages: Grade School, Middle School, High School, Educator Specific | Topics: Biology, Biotech, Education

San Deigo-Imperial Council Boy Scouts of America

The Boy Scouts of America's STEM committee would like to have a booth featuring the NOVA Awards program which incorporates learning with cool activities and exposure to science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). The hope is that these awards stimulate interest in STEM-related fields and shows how science, technology, engineering and mathematics apply to everyday living and the world around them. http://www.sdicbsa.org/Advancement/STEMNovaProgram.php
Ages: Grade School, Middle School, High School | Topics: Aerospace Engineering, Animals, Astronomy, Biology, Biotech, Chemistry, Coding, Computers, Ecology, Education, Energy, Engineering, Entomology, Environment, Forensics, Geology, Math, Medicine, Oceanography, Other, Physics, Robotics, Zoology

San Diego AALAS

Careers in Lab Animal Science
Ages: Grade School, Middle School, High School, College/Beyond (21+), Educator Specific | Topics: Animals, Biology, Biotech, Education, Other, Zoology

San Diego Air & Space Museum

We will be hosting an engineering themed hands-on activity for the students
Ages: Grade School | Topics: Aerospace Engineering, Art, Energy, Engineering

San Diego Children's Discovery Museum

Museum exhibits and activities appropriate for Preschool level like previous years. (Comped registration as in previous years per Sara Pagano)
Ages: Pre-K, Grade School | Topics: Engineering

San Diego Coastkeeper

Water education hands-on science lessons. Water pollution detective game, marine debris, and/or watershed model.
Ages: Grade School, Middle School | Topics: Environment, Oceanography, Other

San Diego County Credit Union

Financial information and services. Credit union and financial service trivia "Jeopardy" and Cash Cube next to booth. Will bring own branded canopies!
Ages: College/Beyond (21+) | Topics: Education, Other

San Diego County Office of Education/City of San Diego Department of Environmental Services

The Recycling Information has brochures, fliers, and signage relaying information on waste reduction techniques, such as composting and recycling. An interactive game, "Sponge Bob Basketball," is featured, teaching participants recycling rules for San Diego. Recycle-themed prizes are awarded to players, such as rulers made from boxes, and pencils made from newspaper. Information is also available on proper disposal of hazardous waste and construction and demolition debris.
Ages: Pre-K, Grade School, Middle School, High School, College/Beyond (21+) | Topics: Biology, Ecology, Education, Energy, Environment

San Diego Mesa College

Discover the exciting ways that your brain helps you to perceive your world. Learn about your perceptions through visual illusions and how your memory reflects how you see, think and remember. Discover the amazing world of Psychological Science and how science explains how your mind works!
Ages: Grade School, Middle School, High School, College/Beyond (21+) | Topics: Other

San Diego Mobile Technology for Kids Project

Cardboard Video Game Controllers! Students will make their own video game controllers that interface with a computer to play a preloaded video game(e.g. Super Mario). In Station 1, kids will color, cut, & decorate their controller design using markers, cardboard, and foil paper. In Station 2, they will connect their custom controllers to our laptops using our Makey Makey computer interface boards. Kids learn about circuits (closed v. open) & computer engr. design cycles (prototype & test).
Ages: Grade School, Middle School | Topics: Coding, Computers, Engineering

San Diego Model Railroad Museum

The San Diego Model Railroad Museum will present an Alternative Energy and Trains display, with our city trolley layout that runs on solar power, a pinwheel craft to demonstrate the use of wind power to move trains, and a visual display of alternative energy used for trains around the world.
Ages: Grade School, Middle School, Educator Specific | Topics: Education, Energy, Other

San Diego Natural History Museum

DINOSAURS In celebration of our traveling exhibition, ULTIMATE DINOSAUR, we will explore all things dinosaur. We'll play the dinosaur brain game, bone match and more!
Ages: Pre-K, Grade School, Middle School | Topics: Animals, Biology, Ecology, Education, Environment, Geology

San Diego Padres

Interactive activation celebrating Padres baseball.
Ages: Pre-K, Grade School, Middle School, High School, College/Beyond (21+), Educator Specific | Topics: Education, Math

San Diego Public Library

This Spring, the San Diego Public Library launches its first annual STEAM program, with hands-on programs at each of its 36 locations. The Catalog of Life @ the Library effort is part of a Library citizen science initiative. Spring into STEAM: Bug Out! is geared towards students age 9 to12 and will feature free, hands-on science programs in March, April and May. Inspired by Catalog of Life, these programs will include entomology, coding, bioengineering and more.
Ages: Grade School, Middle School, High School | Topics: Coding, Computers, Ecology, Education, Energy, Engineering, Entomology, Environment, Math, Robotics, Web Designing

San Diego River Park Foundation

The San Diego River Park foundation will host a booth highlighting our Cool River Education Program. Displays will include live macroinvertebrates,and information for schools and youth groups to sign up for free environmental science education programs.
Ages: Grade School, Middle School, High School | Topics: Animals, Biology, Ecology, Education, Entomology

San Pasqual Union School Maker Studio

10 x 20 booth with electricity. 3 tables 6 chairs. Our booth would showcase Makey Makey projects in the areas of music, art, gaming, and a light display. We would have tables with game controllers made out of everyday items to play popular games like Mario and Pac Man.
Ages: Middle School | Topics: Education

Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute (SBP)

We plan to showcase an experiment of research that reflects our work at SBP, in a creative and educational way that appeals to children of all ages. We are determining the theme now. There will be science-based giveaways and raffle prizes for adults and children, plus we may give out little lab coats as we did last year. (They were a hit!) Our volunteers, scientists. grad students and staff will be there interacting with the children and parents.
Ages: Grade School, Middle School, High School | Topics: Biology, Biotech, Chemistry, Other

Science Delivered

Science Delivered's booths are always interactive. For this year we are thinking a booth with some fun air pressure tricks would be great. There would be a few demo tricks and then two activities guests can participate in. One would be blowing up a large "wind bag" in one breath, the other trying to blow a ball into the mouth of a bottle (close to impossible). But we are flexible, if for any reason there are too many booths doing air pressure we have a bunch of other options.
Ages: Grade School, Middle School | Topics: Environment, Physics

Science of Sport / Padres Science of Baseball

Come check out the Padres Science of Baseball program and see how we bring math and science to life using baseball. You will have the opportunity to test out the Blast Motion software and take some swings to see how fast your bat speed is compared to Major Leaguer Baseball players. You will also be able to interact with activities we offer in the program like trajectory of ball flight, reaction time, fielding percentage, geometric angles of the field and ballpark design.
Ages: Grade School, Middle School, High School | Topics: Education, Energy, Engineering, Math, Physics

Society of Asian Scientists and Engineers (SASE) at UCSD

This year we will be trying to explain acceleration and velocity through Marble Roller Coasters where children will get the opportunity to construct their very own roller coaster using a marble and a other materials. Different materials will be presented to the children such as paper, PVC piping, tape, and etc.; the objective will be to use these materials to construct a track for the marble to roll on and to keep the marble rolling for as long as possible!
Ages: Pre-K, Grade School, Middle School | Topics: Engineering, Physics

Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers (SHPE)

SHPE will be providing various engineering projects that kids can build using Popsicle sticks, glue, tape and rubber bands so students can grasp how simple every-day items are engineered.
Ages: Grade School, Middle School | Topics: Engineering

Society of Women Engineers

Levers and other mechanical engineering demos. Northrop Grumman will be paying the fees for the booth
Ages: Grade School, Middle School, High School | Topics: Engineering, Math, Physics

Solana Beach School District-STREAM

Students showcasing their work and sharing about our Solana Beach School District STREAM program.
Ages: Grade School | Topics: Animals, Coding, Education, Energy, Engineering, Environment, Other, Robotics

SPAWAR Systems Center Pacific

Swing by our booth to experience fun, interactive, and Naval-relevant STEM activities. We hope to make STEM relevant by moving away from passive learning to hands-on demonstrations of key STEM activities in cyber and robotics.
Ages: Grade School, Middle School, High School | Topics: Biology, Coding, Computers, Engineering, Environment, Math, Physics, Robotics

TechKnowHow, Inc®

Attendees will be presented with various builds/examples of Robotics builds with legos. Students will be able to explore the different builds and use to test different scenarios to see how the build comes to life. Builds are powered with battery packs and move with motors and gears. Students will also be presented with computers that have different programs/projects with include Programming and Coding and also Game Design. Attendees have an opportunity to explore both Lego and computer projects.
Ages: Grade School, Middle School | Topics: Coding, Computers, Education, Engineering, Robotics

The Raptor Institute

Science based education featuring live birds of prey including Hawks, Falcons, and Owls. Interactive displays exhibiting different features of physiology, biology and conservation.
Ages: Grade School | Topics: Animals, Biology, Ecology, Environment

The School for Entrepreneurship and Technology

Our booth gives attendees a chance to learn about robotics and drive robots. We have formerly exhibited under the name Coleman Tech.
Ages: Middle School, High School | Topics: Coding, Computers, Education, Robotics

Thermo Fisher Scientific

Our dynamic booth, with a 13 ft DNA strand in its center, will host multiple hands on science activities that will allow participants to learn more about molecular biology and chemistry.
Ages: Grade School, Middle School, High School | Topics: Biology, Biotech, Chemistry

Tijuana River NERR

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, play with a mudflat, see what kind of science wetland biologists do, and discover why wetlands are important for YOU and for wildlife.
Ages: Grade School, Middle School, High School | Topics: Ecology, Environment

UC San Diego Eating Disorders Center for Treatment and Research and the Center for Healthy Eating and Activity Research

The UC San Diego Eating Disorders Center for Treatment and Research and the Center for Healthy Eating and Activity Research (CHEAR) are teaming up to recruit for various research studies on healthy eating and skill-based learning. Our research integrates brain imaging modalities to understand brain structure and function in eating disorders. CHEAR develops and provides treatments for promoting healthy eating and weight management to children, adolescents, adults through science and innovation.
Ages: Pre-K, Grade School, Middle School | Topics: Computers, Education, Medicine, Other

UCSD Bioengineering Graduate Society (BEGS)

Visitors to the booth can participate in a walkthrough illustrating the basics of genetics and how DNA can affect our physical beings. Following the walkthrough, visitors can enjoy three hands on activity stations. The first is a Build your own DNA station, the second is a genetic engineering station, and at the final station, a robot can be build based on the selection of dominate or recessive genes from two parent robots.
Ages: Grade School, Middle School, High School, College/Beyond (21+) | Topics: Biology, Biotech, Engineering

UCSD Neuroscience

Neurosciences graduate students founded and organized the Neuroscience Outreach Program to share our knowledge of the brain and neuroscience research with San Diego students and community members. This year at the EXPO our student volunteers present several teaching modules, including sheep brain dissection, comparative neuroanatomy, and demonstrations of electrical signaling in the nervous system, including making a cockroach leg "dance" to music played through an iPhone.
Ages: Grade School, Middle School, High School | Topics: Biology, Other

UCSD Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences

UCSD Skaggs School of Pharmacy booth will provide an exposure to the health services that pharmacists provide to our society. Through a series of fun and interactive activities, visitors will learn about different diseases such as hypertension, diabetes and asthma. Furthermore, the booth will provide information about immunization, medication safety and pharmaceutical compounding. Examples of activities include learning how to use inhalers and ingredients necessary for pharmaceutical compounding
Ages: Grade School, Middle School, High School, College/Beyond (21+) | Topics: Biology, Biotech, Chemistry, Medicine

UCSD's Biomedical Engineering Society (BMES)

UCSD's BMES Outreach program hopes to create interest in bioengineering to children and students by having hands-on activities and demonstrations at our booth. We will have a heart-pump activity, a lung capacity activity, and a craft depicting how the lungs work. We also plan on having an organ-matching board, for the younger students. For the high school students, we plan on having poster boards about some of the research in UCSD and about college tips, in general.
Ages: Grade School, Middle School, High School | Topics: Biology, Engineering

University of California San Diego, Jacobs School of Engineering

Science demos to encourage youth towards STEM fields. Demos straight from the graduate students of UC San Diego with a passion for science. These students are all involved at the frontier of STEM research at UC San Diego and are here to show you science can be super fun if you know where to find it!! In addition, if you want to know more about a career in science, these enthusiastic volunteers are excited to share their experience of STEM research with you!
Ages: Middle School, High School | Topics: Biotech, Chemistry, Engineering, Physics

University of California, San Diego - Center for Astrophysics and Space Sciences

We will have several hands on demonstrations to provide participants with a view of the scale of the universe as well as the methods we use to observe it. Activities will include play-dough planets to build scale models of the solar system, an activity illustrating gravitational lensing, and some models and experimental devices from the lab to show the ins and outs of modern telescopes. We will also have an informational poster describing the ongoing research activities at CASS.
Ages: Grade School, Middle School, High School, College/Beyond (21+) | Topics: Astronomy, Physics

Univision Radio

10 x 30 booth (2 10x10 booths) radio activities. Participants will be able to see how radio works - they'll have an opportunity to record their radio commercials and hear themselves. We playback the audio to sound live. Many of these will actually be featured on the radio.
Ages: Pre-K, Grade School, Middle School, High School, College/Beyond (21+), Educator Specific | Topics: Engineering, Other

UTC Aerospace Systems - Aerostructures

Attendees can interact with aerospace engineers to learn about the design and production of engine nacelles for commercial and military airplanes. Nacelles are aerodynamic structures that surround an airplane's engine, protecting it and helping to make it greener (more fuel efficient, quieter) and providing stopping power on landing. Attendees can learn how a nacelle system works and get hands-on with many of the materials that go into the nacelles we make for the world's newest airplanes.
Ages: Grade School, Middle School, High School | Topics: Aerospace Engineering

Vertex Pharmaceuticals

Visitors will have the opportunity to construct a lung model and learn about the respiratory system and how the lungs function. Visitors will also be able to make some fake mucous (aka slime) and learn why this sticky mucous clogs the lungs. Scientists will demonstrate how Cl- channels work and everyone will have the chance at winning their very own Cl- ball.
Ages: Pre-K, Grade School, Middle School, High School, College/Beyond (21+) | Topics: Biology, Biotech, Chemistry

ViaSat

Did you know that you can write your name, or in this case your initials, using binary coding using the ASCII code that computers read? Computers assign a string of 0’s and 1’s in different combinations and that translates as images or words on a computer screen. For this activity you will pick three colors – one will represent 0, one will represent 1 and the last we will use as a space between letters.
Ages: Pre-K, Grade School, Middle School, High School, College/Beyond (21+), Educator Specific | Topics: Coding, Computers, Engineering

Westpak, Inc.

No booth - please reference discussion between Sara Pagano and Kaela Osten.
Ages: Grade School, Middle School, High School, College/Beyond (21+) | Topics: Engineering, Physics

Zovargo

Zovargo's booth is interactive and hands-on! There will be live parrots, insects, reptiles and more available for interactions and encounters as well as fun animal games!
Ages: Pre-K, Grade School, Middle School, High School, College/Beyond (21+), Educator Specific | Topics: Animals, Biology, Education, Entomology, Environment, Zoology

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