STEM Week Events 2019

All Events Will Take Place Rain or Shine

San Diego Festival of Science & Engineering 2019

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Volunteer Opportunities

We look forward to your participation in this year's STEM Week!
Please click on each listing for full descriptions and registration links.

Saturday - March 2, 2019

9:00am to 6:00pm

San Diego Yoga Festival

Presented by: San Diego Yoga Festival | Ages: Pre-K, Grade School | Topics: Education, Energy, Environment

9:30am to 12:00pm

Canyon Volunteer Day

Presented by: Ocean Discovery Institute | Ages: Middle School, High School | Topics: Ecology, Education, Environment

10:00am to 5:00pm

EXPO Day (San Diego Festival of Science and Engineering)

Presented by: Biocom Institute | Ages: Pre-K, Grade School | Topics: Aerospace Engineering, Animals, Art

1:00pm to 4:00pm

DIY Bio: Engineering Biology

Presented by: San Diego Public Library | Ages: Middle School | Topics: Biology, Biotech, Engineering

1:00pm to 3:00pm

Ocean Exploration with Birch Aquarium at Scripps

Presented by: Birch Aquarium at Scripps | Ages: Grade School, Middle School | Topics: Animals, Biology, Ecology

2:00pm to 4:00pm

Storybook Engineering

Presented by: San Diego Children's Discovery Museum | Ages: Pre-K, Grade School | Topics: Education, Engineering

Sunday - March 3, 2019

9:00am to 11:30am

STEM Explorations - ROV Design Challenge

Presented by: Mission Bay Aquatic Center | Ages: Grade School, Middle School | Topics: Engineering, Environment, Oceanography

10:00am to 12:00pm

Ocean Exploration with Birch Aquarium at Scripps

Presented by: Birch Aquarium at Scripps | Ages: Grade School, Middle School | Topics: Animals, Biology, Ecology

2:00pm to 4:00pm

Storybook Engineering

Presented by: San Diego Children's Discovery Museum | Ages: Pre-K, Grade School | Topics: Education, Engineering

Monday - March 4, 2019

9:00am to 1:00pm

Mission: STEM Possible

Presented by: SDSU College of Engineering | Ages: High School | Topics: Aerospace Engineering, Biology, Biotech

10:30am to 11:30am

Sharp Minds

Presented by: Fleet Science Center | Ages: High School, College/Beyond (21+) | Topics: Biology, Medicine

1:00pm to 3:00pm

Ocean Exploration with Birch Aquarium at Scripps

Presented by: Birch Aquarium at Scripps | Ages: Grade School, Middle School | Topics: Animals, Biology, Ecology

2:00pm to 4:00pm

Storybook Engineering

Presented by: San Diego Children's Discovery Museum | Ages: Pre-K, Grade School | Topics: Education, Engineering

4:00pm to 7:00pm

Poster Competition and Research Symposium

Presented by: The Scripps Research Institute | Ages: Middle School, High School | Topics: Biology, Biotech, Medicine

5:30pm to 6:30pm

Food Science: Emulsification

Presented by: Fleet Science Center | Ages: Grade School, Middle School | Topics: Chemistry, Math, Physics

6:30pm to 8:00pm

Suds & Science

Presented by: Fleet Science Center | Ages: College/Beyond (21+) | Topics: Biology, Biotech

Tuesday - March 5, 2019

7:15am to 11:30am

Salk Mobile Science Lab School Visit

Presented by: Salk Institute Education Outreach | Ages: Middle School | Topics: Biology, Biotech

7:30am to 1:30pm

Komen San Diego Metastatic Breast Cancer Conference

Presented by: Susan G. Komen San Diego | Ages: College/Beyond (21+) | Topics: Other

9:00am to 11:00am

Ms. Smarty-Plants™ Garden Field Trip

Presented by: The Water Conservation Garden | Ages: Pre-K, Grade School | Topics: Environment

10:00am to 12:00pm

Ocean Exploration with Birch Aquarium at Scripps

Presented by: Birch Aquarium at Scripps | Ages: Grade School, Middle School | Topics: Animals, Biology, Ecology

2:00pm to 4:00pm

Storybook Engineering

Presented by: San Diego Children's Discovery Museum | Ages: Pre-K, Grade School | Topics: Education, Engineering

3:00pm to 6:00pm

STEM in Your Backyard: Central San Diego

Presented by: Biocom Institute | Ages: Pre-K, Grade School | Topics: Animals, Art, Biology

3:30pm to 5:00pm

Go Beneath the Waves

Presented by: San Diego Public LIbrary | Ages: Grade School, Middle School | Topics: Coding, Computers, Ecology

4:30pm to 6:00pm

Underwater Coding

Presented by: San Diego Public LIbrary | Ages: Grade School, Middle School | Topics: Coding, Computers, Environment

4:30pm to 5:15pm

Build Your Own Watershed

Presented by: San DIego Public Library | Ages: Grade School, Middle School | Topics: Ecology, Environment, Oceanography

5:30pm to 8:00pm

X-ray Vision Isn’t Just for Superman: The Leidos® Experience

Presented by: Leidos | Ages: Grade School, Middle School | Topics: Computers, Engineering, Optics, Photonics and Lasers

7:00pm to 9:00pm

The Ultimate Bartender Challenge: Who Does it Better With Science?

Presented by: Fleet Science Center | Ages: College/Beyond (21+) | Topics: Biology, Chemistry, Other

Wednesday - March 6, 2019

12:00pm to 5:00pm

EXPLORE & DISCOVER MORE!

Presented by: EcoVivarium | Ages: Pre-K, Grade School | Topics: Animals, Biology, Ecology

1:00pm to 3:00pm

Ocean Exploration with Birch Aquarium at Scripps

Presented by: Birch Aquarium at Scripps | Ages: Grade School, Middle School | Topics: Animals, Biology, Ecology

2:00pm to 4:00pm

Storybook Engineering

Presented by: San Diego Children's Discovery Museum | Ages: Pre-K, Grade School | Topics: Education, Engineering

3:00pm to 6:00pm

STEM in Your Backyard: North County

Presented by: Biocom Institute | Ages: Pre-K, Grade School | Topics: Animals, Art, Biology

3:00pm to 3:45pm

Build Your Own Watershed

Presented by: San DIego Public Library | Ages: Grade School, Middle School | Topics: Ecology, Environment, Oceanography

3:30pm to 4:30pm

Ocean Discovery Institute Open House

Presented by: Ocean Discovery Institute | Ages: Middle School, High School | Topics: Education, Other

4:00pm to 6:30pm

Biocom's Life Science Young Leaders: Establishing and Growing Your Brand in the Digital Age

Presented by: Biocom | Ages: College/Beyond (21+) | Topics: Biology, Medicine

5:00pm to 7:00pm

Exploring Ethics

Presented by: Fleet Science Center | Ages: High School, College/Beyond (21+) | Topics: Computers

6:00pm to 9:00pm

The Science of Mindfulness

Presented by: Honey Yoga LLC | Ages: College/Beyond (21+) | Topics: Other

7:00pm to 8:00pm

Sky Tonight Planetarium Show

Presented by: Fleet Science Center | Ages: Middle School, High School | Topics: Astronomy

7:00pm to 9:00pm

For the Love of Surfing—How Science Shapes Surfing and How Surfing Shapes Science

Presented by: Fleet Science Center | Ages: College/Beyond (21+) | Topics: Biology, Engineering, Environment

8:15pm to 9:15pm

Sky Tonight Planetarium Show

Presented by: Fleet Science Center | Ages: Middle School, High School | Topics: Astronomy

Thursday - March 7, 2019

7:15am to 11:30am

Salk Mobile Science Lab School Visit

Presented by: Salk Institute Education Outreach | Ages: Middle School | Topics: Biology, Biotech

8:30am to 10:30am

SDUSD Women in Biotech at the Salk Institute

Presented by: Salk Institute Education Outreach | Ages: High School | Topics: Biology, Biotech

10:00am to 12:00pm

Ocean Exploration with Birch Aquarium at Scripps

Presented by: Birch Aquarium at Scripps | Ages: Grade School, Middle School | Topics: Animals, Biology, Ecology

12:00pm to 1:30pm

How to Research

Presented by: TSRI | Ages: Middle School, High School | Topics: Biology, Biotech, Education

12:00pm to 5:00pm

EXPLORE & DISCOVER MORE!

Presented by: EcoVivarium | Ages: Pre-K, Grade School | Topics: Animals, Biology, Ecology

2:00pm to 4:00pm

Storybook Engineering

Presented by: San Diego Children's Discovery Museum | Ages: Pre-K, Grade School | Topics: Education, Engineering

3:30pm to 6:30pm

STEM in Your Backyard: East County

Presented by: Biocom Institute | Ages: Pre-K, Grade School | Topics: Animals, Art, Biology

5:00pm to 6:00pm

Brain Dissection Workshop!

Presented by: Brain Development Imaging Labs | Ages: Grade School, Middle School | Topics: Biology

5:30pm to 9:30pm

Two Scientists Walk Into a Bar©—Special Edition!

Presented by: Fleet Science Center | Ages: College/Beyond (21+) | Topics: Art, Biology, Biotech

5:30pm to 8:00pm

Women in STEM 2019

Presented by: Biocom Institute | Ages: Middle School, High School | Topics: Computers, Energy, Engineering

Friday - March 8, 2019

7:15am to 11:30am

Salk Mobile Science Lab School Visit

Presented by: Salk Institute Education Outreach | Ages: Middle School | Topics: Biology, Biotech

10:00am to 1:00pm

STEM in Your Backyard: South Bay

Presented by: Biocom Institute | Ages: Pre-K, Grade School | Topics: Animals, Art, Biology

12:00pm to 5:00pm

EXPLORE & DISCOVER MORE!

Presented by: EcoVivarium | Ages: Pre-K, Grade School | Topics: Animals, Biology, Ecology

2:00pm to 4:00pm

Storybook Engineering

Presented by: San Diego Children's Discovery Museum | Ages: Pre-K, Grade School | Topics: Education, Engineering

6:00pm to 8:00pm

Math Night at Mathnasium

Presented by: Mathnasium | Ages: Grade School, Middle School | Topics: Math

Saturday - March 9, 2019

9:00am to 11:30am

Super Science Saturday

Presented by: The Scripps Research Institute | Ages: Pre-K, Grade School | Topics: Biology, Chemistry, Computers

9:00am to 12:00pm

Science Fun for Kids 5 to 99 at San Diego Miramar College

Presented by: San Diego Miramar College | Ages: Pre-K, Grade School | Topics: Biology, Biotech, Chemistry

9:00am to 12:00pm

Coastal Habitat Restoration - at the beach!

Presented by: The San Diego River Park Foundation | Ages: Grade School, Middle School | Topics: Ecology, Environment

9:00am to 12:30pm

Empower Students with STEAM Topics

Presented by: KOOV - Play.Code.Create | Ages: Grade School, Middle School | Topics: Art, Coding, Education

9:00am to 2:00pm

STEAM Hackathon: Hacking for San Diego Homeless Youth

Presented by: Hands-On Technology Education, LLC | Ages: Middle School, High School | Topics: Coding, Computers

9:30am to 12:00pm

Canyon Volunteer Day

Presented by: Ocean Discovery Institute | Ages: Middle School, High School | Topics: Ecology, Education, Environment

10:00am to 4:00pm

Super STEM Saturday

Presented by: College of Science and Mathematics | Ages: Pre-K, Grade School | Topics: Aerospace Engineering, Animals, Anthropology

10:00am to 5:00pm

EXPLORE & DISCOVER MORE!

Presented by: EcoVivarium | Ages: Pre-K, Grade School | Topics: Animals, Biology, Ecology

10:00am to 2:00pm

Hike Eagle Peak Preserve & Practice Citizen Science!

Presented by: The San Diego River Park Foundation | Ages: Pre-K, Grade School | Topics: Biotech, Ecology, Environment

10:00am to 12:00pm

Clean Water Warriors

Presented by: The San Diego River Park Foundation | Ages: Grade School, Middle School | Topics: Biology, Chemistry, Ecology

10:00am to 12:00pm

Girl Scout Science Saturday at National University

Presented by: National University Library | Ages: Grade School, Middle School | Topics: Engineering, Robotics

10:00am to 11:00am

Brain Dissection Workshop!

Presented by: Brain Development Imaging Labs | Ages: Grade School, Middle School | Topics: Biology

11:00am to 11:45am

Making Waves

Presented by: San Diego Public Library | Ages: Grade School, Middle School | Topics: Animals, Ecology, Environment

11:30am to 12:30pm

The Able Arch & The Trusty Truss

Presented by: San Diego Model Railroad Museum | Ages: Grade School, Middle School | Topics: Engineering

1:00pm to 3:00pm

Ocean Exploration with Birch Aquarium at Scripps

Presented by: Birch Aquarium at Scripps | Ages: Grade School, Middle School | Topics: Animals, Biology, Ecology

1:00pm to 2:30pm

Underwater Coding

Presented by: SanDiego Public Library | Ages: Grade School, Middle School | Topics: Coding, Computers, Ecology

1:00pm to 2:00pm

The Able Arch & The Trusty Truss

Presented by: San Diego Model Railroad Museum | Ages: Grade School, Middle School | Topics: Engineering

2:00pm to 4:00pm

Storybook Engineering

Presented by: San Diego Children's Discovery Museum | Ages: Pre-K, Grade School | Topics: Education, Engineering

2:00pm to 6:00pm

MakerPlace Open House!

Presented by: MakerPlace | Ages: Grade School, Middle School | Topics: Art, Education, Engineering

2:30pm to 3:30pm

The Able Arch & The Trusty Truss

Presented by: San Diego Model Railroad Museum | Ages: Grade School, Middle School | Topics: Engineering

4:00pm to 7:00pm

Boz Institute Life Science Seminar Symposium and Program Launch

Presented by: Boz Life Science Research and Teaching Institute | Ages: Middle School, High School | Topics: Animals, Biology, Biotech

7:00pm to 10:00pm

Fleet Night of Science—Childhood Playground Nostalgia

Presented by: Fleet Science Center | Ages: College/Beyond (21+) | Topics: Art, Engineering

Sunday - March 10, 2019

10:00am to 5:00pm

EXPLORE & DISCOVER MORE!

Presented by: EcoVivarium | Ages: Pre-K, Grade School | Topics: Animals, Biology, Ecology

1:00pm to 4:00pm

Brushes, Beaches & Brews

Presented by: Wine and Canvas San Diego | Ages: High School, College/Beyond (21+) | Topics: Art, Chemistry

2:00pm to 4:00pm

Storybook Engineering

Presented by: San Diego Children's Discovery Museum | Ages: Pre-K, Grade School | Topics: Education, Engineering

Thursday - March 14, 2019

10:00am to 11:00am

Patterns in Music

Presented by: Classics 4 Kids | Ages: Pre-K, Grade School | Topics: Aerospace Engineering, Education, Engineering

11:45am to 12:45pm

Patterns in Music

Presented by: Classics 4 Kids | Ages: Pre-K, Grade School | Topics: Aerospace Engineering, Education, Engineering

Friday - March 15, 2019

8:30am to 2:00pm

5th Annual OLP Women's Symposium

Presented by: Academy of Our Lady of Peace | Ages: College/Beyond (21+) | Topics: Aerospace Engineering, Art, Biotech

10:00am to 11:00am

Patterns in Music

Presented by: Classics 4 Kids | Ages: Pre-K, Grade School | Topics: Aerospace Engineering, Education, Engineering

11:45am to 12:45pm

Patterns in Music

Presented by: Classics 4 Kids | Ages: Pre-K, Grade School | Topics: Aerospace Engineering, Education, Engineering

Saturday - March 23, 2019

9:00am to 2:00pm

SDSU Science & Engineering Sampler

Presented by: San Diego State University | Ages: Pre-K, Grade School | Topics: Aerospace Engineering, Animals, Astronomy

9:00am to 3:00pm

Expanding Your Horizons Conference

Presented by: Expanding Your Horizons, San Diego | Ages: Grade School, Middle School | Topics: Animals, Biology, Coding

Sunday - March 24, 2019

10:00am to 3:00pm

SDSU CMIL Marine Science Day

Presented by: SDSU CMIL | Ages: Pre-K, Grade School | Topics: Animals, Biology, Ecology

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March 2, 2019 - 10a-5p

Over 125 hands-on exhibits, live performances, free and open to the public -- all in the fun and exciting venue of PETCO Park in Downtown San Diego!

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