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 Students to Find STEM Inspiration at High Tech Fair

More than 3,000 students from throughout San Diego County will participate in more than 50 hands-on, interactive exhibits while industry leaders share their expertise and passion about science, technology, engineering and mathematics, or STEM. 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 High Tech Fair will take place on Tuesday, Oct. 21 from 5 to 8 p.m. and Wednesday, Oct. 22 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Del Mar Fairgrounds, Bing Crosby Hall located at 2260 Jimmy Durante Blvd. in Del Mar.

The first night of the High Tech Fair opens with a free student-parent night and continues the next day when students in grades 7 through 12, from 43 public and private schools, arrive with their teachers to visit the exhibits.

Students who attend the High Tech Fair will have the opportunity to take part in a digital scavenger hunt where they will use QR Codes to learn about biotech, energy and clean tech, conservation and environment, aerospace and engineering, health tech, InfoTech, and robotics.

The High Tech Fair began 16 years ago as a way to inspire students in grades 7 to 12 to pursue a future in STEM fields. San Diego companies, non-profits, and universities wanted to plant the seeds and grow a local source of STEM professionals to fill a burgeoning need for a highly skilled workforce in the community.

The High Tech Fair is a collaborative effort between the San Diego Science Alliance, San Diego County Office of Education, and San Diego Unified School District.

Visit the High Tech Fair webpage for more information.