Women in STEM

This year, as part of the 2018 Festival, we are hosting an event to highlight Women in STEM. On International Women’s Day, March 8th, there will be an informative and interactive event taking place at the Serra Mesa-Kearny Mesa Library from 6-9pm. The event will provide a space for young women to celebrate and exhibit their own achievements and learnings in STEM and to be motivated by a host of women who have moved the needle in STEM.

Two Scientists Walk Into a Brewery.....

Partnering with Wavelength Brewery, two faculty from the College of Science and Mathematics at California State University San Marcos will engage audiences and discuss their current research at a local brewery in Vista Village. Get ready to learn and ask questions!

‘Wavelengths for ecologists - remote sensing of the environment’, Dr. William Kristan, Associate Professor and Department Chair, Department of Biological Sciences.

‘Who am I? Where did I come from? Existentialism via genetics’, Dr. Arun Sethuraman, Assistant Professor, Department of Biological Sciences

Super STEM Saturday

Explore interactive demonstrations and hands-on science activities at Super STEM Saturday, including rocket launches, build-a-robot stations, model displays, scientist chats and a obstacle course. The event is free and open to the public. Complimentary parking available in Lots E, F, and H.

Two Scientists Walk Into a Bar: Women to the Rescue

What sounds like the beginning of a rather bad joke is actually a fun community program by the Fleet Science Center. During Two Scientists Walk Into a Bar™, local scientists will enjoy something we all do: a good conversation in a local bar. Join them, and ask them anything you want! They'll be easy to spot. Just look for the sign that reads: "We are scientists. Ask us anything!"

We love hearing the questions being asked and seeing pictures of all the fun, so if you participate, be sure to post on social media, and tag the Fleet and use the hashtag #2scientists.

Science Fun for Kids 5-99

San Diego Miramar College will host a free science festival on Saturday March 3rd, 2018 from 9:00 a.m. to 12 p.m. for kids from 5 to 99 at its Mira Mesa Campus (10440 Black Mountain Road). The Miramar College science faculty, staff and students will present a morning filled with hands-on lab activities. All ages are welcome and this is a free event with free parking on campus! This event is part of the San Diego Festival of Science and Engineering's Festival Week events, taking place around San Diego County from March 3rd-11th, 2018.

Think, Drink, Science

Join the Festival of Science & Engineering and the Quartyard for a Taco Tuesday version of Think, Drink, Science. Learn about some of the interesting work being researched by graduate students at Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute. Grab a beer and check out some cool science experiments, and have a taco too!  No RSVP needed. This event is open to the public.  Suggested donation of $10 for event pint glass.

Sweetwater UHSD Family STEAM Night

Learn and experience STEM through interactive booths run by Sweetwater's own high school students! Interactive booths will include: Science of dry ice, Maker Space wind tunnel, non-Newtonian Slime, Science of Sand and Polymers, and more! In addition, you can see a 3D printer in action, learn how biodeisel is made, play puzzle games, pet some reptiles, see some awesome robots, and much more!

SDSU Science & Engineering Sampler

The College of Sciences and College of Engineering at San Diego State University open their doors to K-12 students and families to showcase 22 interactive exhibits such as: CSI Meets CSU, Show-Me Geology, telescopes, planetarium showings, laser demonstrations, SuperSonic Ping-Pong Balls, Electron Microscope Facility, aerospace, robotics, making ice cream using liquid nitrogen, X-ray Crystallography, and much more.

2018 Gold Sponsors

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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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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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