Our Board

Board of Directors

Biocom Institute’s Festival Advisory Board provides oversight and strategic direction of the San Diego Festival of Science & Engineering. Led by representatives from a variety of leading Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) companies in San Diego County, the Festival Advisory Board offers guidance for the continuous innovation, improvement, and expansion of Southern California’s largest STEM Festival. Members of the Festival Advisory Board champion STEM education and help ensure that the annual nine-day Festival continues to inspire the curious young minds of today's tinkerers, explorers, star gazers, and adventurers to become tomorrow's San Diego STEM leaders.


Karen Possemato - Current Board Chair

Vice President, Corporate Marketing & Communications
Seer


Charles Bergen

VP Engineering, Qualcomm Research Software Department
Qualcomm


Steve Briggs

Professor, Cell & Developmental Biology
UC San Diego


Sandy Brown

Vice Chancellor of Research
UC San Diego


Mark Cafferty

President and CEO
San Diego Regional Economic Development Corporation


Shu Chien

Professor, Bioengineering
UC San Diego


Katherine A. Kantardjieff, Ph.D.

Dean, College of Science and Mathematics
California State University San Marcos


Stanley Maloy

Associate Vice President for Research and Innovation
San Diego State University


Paul Negulescu

Vice President
Vertex Pharmaceuticals


Joe Panetta

President and CEO
Biocom


Tory See

Community Relations Manager
Viasat, Inc.


Steve Snyder

CEO
Fleet Science Center


Music Watson

Chief Communications Officer
San Diego County Office of Education


David Webb

CEO
Synbal, Inc.


We give special thanks and recognition to outgoing board chair, Charles Bergan for all his contributions.
We give special thanks and recognition to outgoing board chair, Charles Bergan for all his contributions.
We give a warm welcome to current board chair, Karen Possemato.
We give a warm welcome to current board chair, Karen Possemato.

2021 Gold Sponsors

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It takes true community spirit and engagement to build a successful Festival Week and momentum to support ongoing programs. Our mission is to provide meaningful year-round STEAM experiences for youth and adults alike in San Diego, and throughout the state of CA through our virtual platform.

2021 Sponsors  2021 Sponsor Packet

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