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

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

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STEM in Your Backyard Upcoming Location & Dates

September 2019 

Nestor Language Academy September 20, 2019, 10:00am – 2:00pm

October 2019

Oceanside High School October 25, 2019, 8:30am – 11:30am

November 2019

Magnolia Science Academy November 20, 2019, 11:00am – 2:00pm


Linda Vista, Kearny High School of Science Connections & Technology, February 26, 2020, 10:00am – 12:30pm


March 2020

North County -Escondido - Miller Elementary March 9, 2020 - time TBD

Central San Diego (Logan Heights) Burbank Elementary March 11, 2020 - time TBD

East County - Montgomery Middle School March 12, 2020 - 12:30pm – 3:30pm

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

April 2020

National City, Lincoln Acres Elementary,  April 9, 2020, time TBD

May 2020

KIPP Adelante Preparatory Academy May 2020 - date TBD


Photos from 2017 STEM In Your Backyard Events

STEM in Your Backyard Sponsors

2019 Gold Sponsors

Join us - EXPO Day at Petco Park

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!

Become an EXPO Day Exhibitor

We Love Our Sponsors!

It takes true community spirit and engagement to build a successful Festival Week that not only provides meaningful experiences, but sets a path for the future of San Diego.

2019 Sponsors  2019 Sponsor Application

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