More than 2,500 students from 42 schools took part in the annual High Tech Fair
at the Del Mar Fairgrounds, the biggest fair ever and a strong example of the
region’s strength in the STEM fields of Science, Technology, Engineering and
Nearly 60 exhibitors ranging from clean technology and energy, to
conservation and environmental science, aerospace engineering, health care and
robotics, engaged students and encouraged them to use the technical equipment in
“This is not a career fair, this is an excitement fair,”
said Rick Beach, president of the San Diego Science Alliance, which puts on the
annual event, with the help of the San Diego County Office of Education.
Exhibitors paid for the opportunity to put on their displays, and those
funds were used to pay for buses to transport students to the all-day Fair. Said
San Diego County Superintendent of Schools Randy Ward, “They’re inspiring our
next generation of innovators.”
Get more information about the Fair.