EXPO Day 2019

Kicking Off The 2019 Festival March 2

Highlighting STEM Education in San Diego

The San Diego Festival of Science & Engineering kicks off with its largest event EXPO DAY, a daylong celebration at PETCO Park on Saturday, March 2, 2019 from 10am to 5pm. EXPO DAY is the Festival’s signature event, with more than 130 local businesses, corporations, and organizations providing interactive, hands-on science, technology, engineering and math exhibits and activities to budding K-12 science lovers. The fun continues with Festival Week (March 2-10) – eight days of learning, interaction and behind-the-scenes opportunities for pre-k through gray! Students, families, young professionals, passersby are all invited to join us for Festival Week to ignite their passion for STEM education.

EXPO Day @ Petco Park Map (pdf)

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All events are free and open to the public, unless otherwise noted.

*In 2018, 65,000+ kids, parents, scientists, educators and community members participated throughout the week, and more than 23,000 children, parents and STEM enthusiasts attended EXPO Day at PETCO Park.

All events are free and open to the public, unless otherwise noted.

LUNCH OPTIONS

$6 KIDS MEAL: includes hot dog, a juice box and a cookie and available at select Padres concession stands.

BRING YOUR OWN LUNCH: The San Diego Padres permit guests to bring food into Petco Park for individual consumption (but not for large groups of individuals) as long as the items are consumed in the general seating or designated picnic areas. Outside food cannot be brought into any restaurant, club lounge, or suite.


$5 PARKING AVAILABLE IN TAILGATE LOT AND PADRES PARKADE


EXPO EXTRA CREDIT ADVENTURE

(FORMERLY KNOWN AS HOMERUN CHALLENGE)

K-12 TEACHERS: Encourage your students to explore STEM by rewarding extra credit for attending our EXPODay at Petco Park on 03/03. To download the Expo Day Extra Credit worksheet, please click to the right. Extra copies are available at the Expo Day Extra Credit Adventure booth presented by UCSD Begs Outreach and located near the Fireside Chats in the Mercado directly up the large staircase at the Park Boulevard gate.


FIRESIDE CHATS

AT THE MERCADO

Presented by: League of Extraordinary Scientists and Engineers

Fireside Chats – A mini version of the TED Talk. Join industry professionals for an engaging 10-15 minute discussion in an intimate setting around our Mercado Firepits! Learn about their careers and what sparked them to world of science, technology, engineering and math! Following the discussion, there will be time for the audience to participate in extended conversations and Q&A.


PRE-K ZONE!

Location: Between Park at the Park and the Tot Lot.

Inspiring even the tiniest innovators to spark a love for science!

In Partnership with: STEAM Maker Workshop, Children’s Discovery Museum, Gizmos & Gadgets, STEM Vanguards, and the San Diego Library

We are proud to provide STEAM activities for children under 5 at EXPO Day! Visit the pre-k zone to excite your tiny future innovators. All activities are for children under 5 years of age.


TEDX Kids @ El Cajon on Dugout Stage!

TEDX Kids @ El Cajon will join us for a third year for TEDX kids talk starting at 11:00am on the Dugout stage! Hear some innovative ideas from some of tomorrow’s future movers and shakers. You’ll laugh, you’ll smile, and you’ll definitely be proud of the skills these students are learning in public speaking and leadership.


Check Out Our 2019 EXPO Day Exhibitors

AoPS (Art of Problem Solving) Academy

Informational/Math Puzzles
Ages: Grade School, Middle School, High School | Topics: Education, Math

Code Ninjas

In our booth, our guests will be able to learn about out what Code Ninjas is all about; a new center where kids ages 7-14 can come to have fun while learning how to code. Our guests will be able to see samples of the curriculum we offer and will be able to see demonstrations of flying coding drones, as well as hands-on robot kits that kids can put together to code with simple commands.
Ages: Grade School, Middle School | Topics: Coding

Coding With Kids

Titanium Sponsors: 10' x 10' booth (includes 1 table, 2 chairs) We will use the space to bring chromebooks to demonstrate to kids and families the kind of curriculum we offer.
Ages: Grade School, Middle School, High School | Topics: Coding, Computers, Education, Robotics

Collins Aerospace

Aerospace booth
Ages: Grade School, Middle School | Topics: Aerospace Engineering

Compass Charter Schools (CCS)

Compass Charter Schools (CCS) is a WASC-accredited virtual public charter school serving thousands of scholars throughout the state in grades TK-12. CCS offers the choice of either their homeschool or online academic program. CCS is committed to creating a collaborative virtual learning community, inspiring scholars to appreciate the ways in which arts and sciences nurture a curiosity for lifelong learning, and preparing scholars to take responsibility for their future successes.
Ages: Pre-K, Grade School, Middle School, High School | Topics: Education

Cubic

Copper Sponsors: 10' x 30' booth (includes 4 tables, 6 chairs)
Ages: Pre-K, Grade School, Middle School, High School, College/Beyond (21+), Educator Specific | Topics: Engineering, Robotics

Delawie

TBD
Ages: High School, College/Beyond (21+) | Topics: Art, Computers, Engineering, Math

DRS Daylight Solutions

QCL Laser and Instrument Solutions from San Diego based company
Ages: Middle School, High School, College/Beyond (21+) | Topics: Biology, Biotech, Engineering, Optics, Photonics and Lasers, Physics

EcoVivarium LIVE!

Unique demonstration of reptile animal behaviors.
Ages: Pre-K, Grade School, Middle School, High School, College/Beyond (21+), Educator Specific | Topics: Animals, Biology, Ecology, Education, Environment, Other, Zoology

Ferring

TBC
Ages: Pre-K, Grade School, Middle School, High School, College/Beyond (21+) | Topics: Biology, Biotech, Chemistry

Fleet Science Center

TBD
Ages: Pre-K, Grade School, Middle School, Educator Specific | Topics: Other

General Atomics Energy/Fusion

Interactive booth covering nuclear fusion, states of matter, electricity & magnetism, and electrical energy production. Demonstrations will include neon and argon plasmas, liquid nitrogen rapid phase change, an electromagnetic can launcher, eddy current production with levitating magnets, plus much more. Discussions about the state of fusion research will also take place.
Ages: Middle School, High School, College/Beyond (21+) | Topics: Astronomy, Chemistry, Energy, Physics

Gizmos & Gadgets Kids Lab STEAM Show

Gizmos & Gadgets Kids Lab will do a hands on show with either building a catapult (or most likely a giant slingshot - angry birds style). We will get kids from the audience to help build it. We will then loft balls into the crowd (soft foam balls) - same concept as last year but with a slingshot. We are also thinking of having another short demo. Will be in touch with Heather to confirm. Last year we did the exploding fizzing rockets. We are wanting a similar wow factor at the end but different
Ages: Grade School, Middle School | Topics: Engineering, Physics

Heron Therapeutics

10x30 booth we will probably do slime and one other experiment still TBD
Ages: Grade School, Middle School | Topics: Biology, Biotech, Chemistry

Hologic, Inc.

Make your own DNA necklace- same activity as previous years
Ages: Grade School, Middle School, High School | Topics: Biology

iD Tech Camps

At our booth, we will have flyers, signs, and small give-away materials (stickers etc.). We will also have computers to show promotional videos and some sort of demonstration/ activity (Cosmo robots).
Ages: Grade School, Middle School, High School | Topics: Coding, Computers, Engineering, Robotics, Video, Web Designing

Illumina Foundation

TBD
Ages: Pre-K, Grade School, Middle School | Topics: Biology, Biotech, Other

Intercept Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

Booth, Age Group and Topics to be presented are all TBD.
Ages: Grade School | Topics: Biology

intrexon - Better DNA Company

Intrexon Corporation (NASDAQ: XON) is Powering the Bioindustrial Revolution with Better DNA™ to create biologically-based products that improve the quality of life and the health of the planet. Intrexon’s integrated technology suite provides its partners across diverse markets with industrial-scale design and development of complex biological systems delivering unprecedented control, quality, function, and performance of living cells. We call our synthetic biology approach Better DNA®.
Ages: Middle School, High School, College/Beyond (21+), Educator Specific | Topics: Biology, Biotech

Live Well San Diego - County of San Diego

Live Well San Diego is a vision for a region that is Building Better Health, Living Safely and Thriving. It aligns the efforts of individuals, organizations and government to help all 3.3 million San Diego County residents live well. We will have 3 booths in this space - one that focuses on Health, one on Safety, and the other Thriving. Activities not determined at this time.
Ages: Grade School, Middle School | Topics: Animals, Biology, Medicine

LPA

TBD
Ages: Grade School, Middle School, High School, College/Beyond (21+) | Topics: Education, Engineering, Environment, Other

Mathnasium

20x10 with various math games, prizes, prize wheel, chess set, checkers set, connect four among other highly engaging hands-on activities.
Ages: Grade School, Middle School, High School | Topics: Education, Math

MilliporeSigma Curiosity Cube

The Curiosity Cube, a retrofitted shipping container turned mobile science lab, travels North America bringing hands-on science to visitors. Equipped with the latest technology, the Curiosity Cube's goal is to spark curiosity within the future generation of scientists.
Ages: Grade School, Middle School | Topics: Biology, Computers, Education, Engineering

Mitchell International

Demo of AI technology using Mitchell software.
Ages: Middle School, High School, College/Beyond (21+) | Topics: Other

Ms. Smarty-Plants Cools the Climate

Ms. Smarty-PLants entertains and educates children and adults a like. What is a climate? Are we changing it? How can we help? In this fun and entertaining show everyone will learn that taking care of the earth can happen with science and determination!
Ages: Grade School | Topics: Biology, Ecology, Education, Energy

Music Notes STEM Concert

Music Notes uses songs and videos to make STEM even more fun and exciting! Our high energy performances allows students to explore future careers in STEM and learn key concepts they can apply in school all while singing and dancing to a catchy tune!
Ages: Grade School, Middle School, High School | Topics: Art, Education, Math

MyStemKits

MyStemKits is a K-12 standards-driven STEM curriculum that uses 3D printing to teach every lesson. All 250+ lessons have downloadable PDF curriculum including teacher guides, student assessments, standards alignment, and 3D printable models. We make it easy for teachers to use 21st century technology like 3D printing alongside career driven STEM curriculum - all in one software suite. Come by and check out how easy it is!
Ages: Grade School, Middle School, High School | Topics: Education

NDIA San Diego Chapter

NDIA Exhibit booth goals are to have students learn about technology needed within DoD from our industry partners and military including Navy Diving Helmets, Robotics, a variety of electronic tools, lights, and lasers. NDIA members talk to the students and parents about careers in STEM and provided helpful information based on their real-world experience. Together we help awaken a greater interest in STEM and STEM education.
Ages: Middle School, High School, College/Beyond (21+) | Topics: Aerospace Engineering, Computers, Engineering, Forensics, Robotics

Northrop Grumman

Northrop Grumman will host hands-on STEM activities for all ages and talk with visitors about careers in engineering.
Ages: Pre-K, Grade School, Middle School, High School | Topics: Aerospace Engineering, Engineering

Pfizer Inc

Pfizer will be showcasing the versatility of carbon dioxide (CO2), with two activities utilizing the molecule.
Ages: Pre-K, Grade School, Middle School, High School | Topics: Chemistry

Play-Well TEKnologies

Interactive LEGO experience advertising our robotics and engineering classes.
Ages: Pre-K, Grade School, Middle School | Topics: Engineering, Robotics

Prometheus Laboratories Inc.

Interactive booth demonstrating our point of care technology and showing entertaining educational videos.
Ages: Middle School, High School | Topics: Biotech, Other

pSemi Corporation

TBD - Integrated Circuit product display.
Ages: Middle School, High School, College/Beyond (21+) | Topics: Engineering

Quidel Corporation

10x30 booth with 3 experiments and the display of our company car (flu bug).
Ages: Pre-K, Grade School, Middle School, High School, College/Beyond (21+) | Topics: Biotech

Solar Turbines

For over 90 years, Solar Turbines has been a leader in energy solutions and advanced manufacturing. Solar is a leading provider of industrial gas turbine engines, compressors and mechanical drive packages, making it a major contributor to the production and transmission of the world’s daily output of oil and natural gas. Stop by and check out the latest and greatest in energy solutions!
Ages: Grade School, Middle School, High School, College/Beyond (21+) | Topics: Education, Energy, Engineering, Robotics

Spin, Pop, Boom

Spin, Pop, Boom! – Learn about crazy chemical reactions, the amazing properties of acids and bases, and the greatness of gravity! Discover the forces that act on roller coasters as we simulate what happens when they spin upside down. See combustion in action as our roaring exothermic reaction lights up the stage. We’ll also create a colorful chemical reaction rainbow as we introduce acids and bases. In our finale, brave volunteers will help activate an enormous erupting foam volcano!
Ages: Pre-K, Grade School, Educator Specific | Topics: Biology, Chemistry, Education

The Architect in all of us

Gabriella created ARCHY as a result of seeing that less than 2% of all Architects are African American and of course right around 2% are women. She is an aspiring architect and designer. In her presentation she explains why and what ARCHY is and highlights youth inspired designs and the technology used to create them.
Ages: Grade School | Topics: Computers, Web Designing

The Microphone Doctors

Hi my name is Danny singer of a local children’s entertainment duo. We would love to play your event! We are a themed costume act. I dress as a French Fry for French Fries, donuts for donuts, pirate for Pirates etc. We are a high energy dance band both acoustic and electronic music. We promote art and and music as a bridge to embracing diversity and drive children to create and be unique. Our music is ideal for all ages!
Ages: Pre-K, Grade School, Middle School, High School, College/Beyond (21+) | Topics: Art, Other

Thermo Fisher Scientific

Awesome hands-on science activities representing different parts of the Thermo Fisher Scientific business for students of all ages!
Ages: Pre-K, Grade School, Middle School, Educator Specific | Topics: Biology, Biotech, Chemistry, Forensics, Medicine

U.S. Air Force

The Air Force will attend EXPO Day with an Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) Team in additional to a 12' activation trailer with interactive games (TBD).
Ages: High School | Topics: Aerospace Engineering, Coding, Computers, Engineering, Math, Physics, Robotics

U.S. Army Recruiting

United States Army Recruiting San Diego. Two US Army recruiters will be available at all times with assorted items and brochures for distribution amongst the crowd. STEM related items to discuss and the relation the Army has with developing new technologies.
Ages: High School, College/Beyond (21+) | Topics: Chemistry, Computers, Education, Engineering, Medicine, Other, Robotics, Video

Vertex Pharmaceuticals

At the booth you will make lungs, see how mucus effects the lungs and see how chemical compounds can help clear mucus from the lungs.
Ages: Grade School, Middle School, High School | Topics: Biology, Biotech, Chemistry

Viasat

We are currently working on our booth - 10x40 booth
Ages: Grade School, Middle School, High School | Topics: Engineering

ZOOper Hero Animals

Color-changing chameleons? High-jumping wild cats? A pandemonium of parrots? Put on your cape and mask and join Zovargo in learning all about some extraordinary super-hero creatures! Meet animals up close and learn how each species is important in the animal world.
Ages: Grade School, Middle School | Topics: Animals, Biology, Zoology

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!

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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.

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