STEM In Your Backyard

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Many thanks to Hillsdale Middle School for an awesome partnership and great video displaying the collaboration that exists through our programming.

Exposing K-12 Students to Interactive STEM Experiences

Sparking a love for science in diverse communities throughout San Diego!

SIYB provides access to free, meaningful STEM experiences by bringing the spark of science directly to communities throughout San Diego. Each SIYB program is organized similarly to a street fair: local companies, non-profits and community organizations set up exhibit booths with fun, hands-on STEM activities for all participants. SIYB increases the opportunities for students to interact with STEM professionals, providing youth with positive and diverse STEM role models and changing the image of STEM. This STEM exposure encourages youth to stay involved in STEM and consider a career in this field a reality. SIYB provides a holistic approach to STEM outreach and education, as it incorporates parent education, teacher professional development, and year-round student engagement. Approximately 500-2,000 San Diegans from these communities participate in each SIYB Program. Support of this program speaks to a commitment to accessible, quality STEM educational experiences for our communities and a devotion to the sustainability of San Diego County’s thriving STEM-based industries.

Nonprofit and educational institutions who are interested in exhibiting, please fill out the brief application and we will contact you with more information.

Interested in sponsoring a STEM In Your Backyard?  Contact Karmin Noar, Executive Director

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STEM in Your Backyard Upcoming Location & Dates


With many of our partner companies issuing new policies around forgoing events due to COVID-19, we have made the difficult decision to POSTPONE some events scheduled for STEM Week. You will see a "POSTPONED" notice next to those few listings below.

While we have had only a handful of cancellations, there are many STEM Week events that will still be happening this week.

Thank you for your understanding and flexibility.

STEM WEEK March 2020

North County -Escondido - Miller Elementary March 9, 2020 - 10:00am – 2:00pm

Central San Diego (Logan Heights) Burbank Elementary March 11, 2020 - 9:00am – 1:15pm

East County - Montgomery Middle School March 12, 2020 - 8:30am – 12:30pm

South County - Castle Park High School March 13, 2020 - 10:00am – 1:00pm

April 2020

National City, Lincoln Acres Elementary,  April 9, 2020 - 1:30pm – 4:00pm

May 2020

KIPP Adelante Preparatory Academy May 15, 2020 - 12:00pm - 3:00pm


Photos from 2017 STEM In Your Backyard Events

STEM in Your Backyard 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.

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