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 Science Alliance Seeks Exhibitors For February 12-13 High Tech Fair in Del Mar

The San Diego Science Alliance is recruiting local high tech businesses and scientific organizations to exhibit at the 2013 High Tech Fair in February. Exhibits should include hands-on or interactive features that inspire middle and high school students to explore STEM subjects (science, technology, engineering and mathematics). The Fair is an opportunity for organizations and businesses to showcase their work and talk about the critical need for more engineers and scientists in a global economy.

The Fair, held inside Wyland Hall at the Del Mar Fairgrounds, includes a Student/Parent Night on Tuesday, Feb. 12 from 5 to 8 p.m. that is free and open to the public. The School Day Event is on Wednesday, Feb. 13 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Last year’s Fair had over 60 exhibits and was attended by approximately 3,000 students, parents, and teachers.

“Members of the General Atomics Energy Group have participated at the High Tech Fair every year since its inception,” said Rick Lee, manager of Energy/Fusion Education Program and a scientist with the DII-D Tokamak Operations. “We have found the interactions between students and professionals to be intellectually stimulating and allow us to make a positive impression on future leaders and supporters of science. It is vitally important that we show students work being done now and how exciting it can be. There is no better avenue to showcase our science and engineering than at events such as the High Tech Fair. In addition, the fee to participate is money well invested since the organizers take care of all of the hard work and that allows you to engage a diverse and curious audience and show them interesting science they may otherwise never encounter.”

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

The fee to exhibit is $600 with a discounted rate of $200 for non-profit organizations. Fees help cover general Fair expenses and buses for students.

High Tech Fair registration information is available here, or contact Carin Holliday at (619) 400-9777. Online registration is available here. 

Sponsors are also invited to contribute to this STEM education and​ outreach event. With school budget cuts and the increasing cost of fuel, sponsorships are necessary to remove barriers and ensure schools are able to participate at no cost. Learn more about sponsorships or download the sponsor information sheet. ​