Hands-on and interactive exhibits will help inspire students
and ignite passion for science, technology, engineering and mathematics, or
STEM, at the annual San Diego Science Alliance High Tech Fair in October.
The event, held at the Del Mar Fairgrounds, includes a
student and parent night Tuesday, Oct. 21 and a school day event from 8 a.m. to
2 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 22, during which classes of students will be bused to the fairgrounds
to explore the exhibits.
The High Tech Fair has grown in the past 16 years to include
more than 60 exhibitors; more than 3,000 students, teachers and parents; and
more than 40 schools. In that time, tens of thousands of students from
throughout the county have attended.
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.
“It’s all about
igniting passion in students,” said Ellen Peneski, executive director of the
San Diego Science Alliance. “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 is a collaborative effort between the San
Diego Science Alliance, San Diego County Office of Education, and San Diego
Unified School District. It is made possible through the support of corporate
sponsors, community partners and exhibitors.
More information is available at the San Diego Science Alliance website or by contacting
Carin Holliday at firstname.lastname@example.org