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 Share the Wonder of Science at High Tech Fair

Parents can connect with their children and learn more about science, technology, engineering, and mathematics at the upcoming High Tech Fair.

The San Diego Science Alliance (SDSA) and the San Diego County Office of Education (SDCOE) are organizing the free two-day event, which features hands-on, interactive exhibits from local businesses and organizations. The event is intended for students in middle and
high school.

"It's all about igniting passion in students," said Ellen Peneski, executive director of SDSA. "The combination of engaging in practical applications of STEM content and interacting directly with adults that have a similar passion, amplifies the STEM experience for all involved."

The High Tech Fair will be held in Bing Crosby Hall at the Del Mar Fairgrounds, 2260 Jimmy Durante Blvd. in Del Mar. The student-parent evening event Oct. 14 is free and open to the public from 5 to 8 p.m. Online registration is encouraged.

The school-day event Oct. 15 is where teachers bring their students to the fair where they have 90 minutes to visit the various exhibits. This portion of the High Tech Fair is already at capacity, but teachers can register for the waiting list at the SDSA website.

The High Tech Fair is an opportunity for businesses, organizations, research institutions and college programs to showcase their work and inspire students to pursue STEM careers and become the next generation of engineers and scientists.

The interactive demonstrations reinforce the concepts students are learning about in school and provide them with important insight into possible college majors and careers related to STEM subjects.

The event has grown in the past 17 years to include more than 60 exhibitors; more than 4,000 students, teachers, and parents; and more than 50 schools from across 25 districts, including charter schools and private schools. During that time, an estimated 50,000 students from throughout the county have attended and found inspiration.

The High Tech Fair is made possible through the support of corporate sponsors, community partners, and exhibitors. Sponsorship information is available at the SDSA website.

A list of exhibitors is available on the SDSA website.