An incredible week is shaping up to celebrate what San Diego Festival of Science & Engineering organizers call “an adventure as we explore science wonders for all ages.” San Diego County businesses and universities as well as professionals are opening their doors to showcase the business of science right here in our region.
Festival Week consists of six days of learning, interaction and behind-the-scenes opportunities for kids in grades kindergarten through 12th grade and their families to ignite the love for science, technology, engineering and math. More than 55,000 kids, parents, scientists, educators and community members are expected to participate throughout the week and on EXPO Day, which is produced by the BIOCOM Institute in partnership with UC San Diego, Reuben H. Fleet Science Center and the San Diego County Office of Education.
“We all know San Diego is a hot bed for scientific innovation, in a region which offers a uniquely collaborative spirit, high concentration of world-class research institutions, and a strong foundation for new company creation and development,” says Sara DW Pagano, managing director, San Diego Festival of Science & Engineering. “Our festival is a catalyst to transfer that knowledge and collaboration to show students and their parents how science translates into careers and further fuels our economy in San Diego County. Science is truly all around us and is a foundation of what we do, experience and use every day.”
Festival Week is March 15 through 21, 2014 and leads up to a daylong celebration at PETCO Park on Saturday, March 22, 2014. EXPO DAY is a mind-blowing day of hands-on science, technology, engineering and math exhibits and activities to budding K-12 science lovers, but everyone is welcome. This event is free and open to the public.
The San Diego Festival of Science & Engineering website has a complete list of Festival Week events and encourages the public to head over to sdsciencefestival.com to plan their itinerary for the week. Many of the activities are free and many of them can accommodate school groups, scout troops, and other individuals, students and families. View the complete list on the Festival website.
A program of the Biocom Institute, the San Diego Festival of Science & Engineering aims to encourage and get kids excited about science and related fields to inspire them to become tomorrow’s STEM innovators. This festival also helps continue our region’s reputation of being a leader in the science industry. The goal of the San Diego Festival of Science & Engineering is to show how science and engineering is our “backyard.”
The festival, events and activities are free of charge and open to the public. Sponsors for the 2014 San Diego Festival of Science & Engineering include Gold Sponsors: ABC 10 & Azteca San Diego 15, Biocom, Biocom Institute, Jammin’ Z90 & Magic 92.5 FM, Qualcomm Foundation, the San Diego Padres, U-T San Diego and ViaSat; Silver Sponsors: Cox Communications, KyXy 96.5 FM, Life Technologies, Reuben H. Fleet Science Center, San Diego County Office of Education, Time Warner Cable, and UC San Diego; and Copper Sponsors: The California Endowment, Cubic, Cymer, Mother’s Cookies, Sapphire Energy, Scatena Daniels Communications, UTC Aerospace Systems and Vertex.
To keep the festival free, businesses and individuals are encouraged to sponsor and donate to support the program. For more information about festival events and activities or sponsorship and volunteer opportunities, please visit sdsciencefestival.com or call 858-455-0300 ext. 104.