EXPO Day 2024 Exhibitors

This is event is completely FREE and open to the public! No registration or tickets required. Come on down and join us for a day filled with 100+ hands-on activities, stage performances and more! Great for all ages, pre-K to gray!

Arcturus Therapeutics

Arcturus Therapeutics is a global late-stage clinical messenger RNA medicines and vaccines company focused on the discovery, development and commercialization of therapeutics for rare diseases and vaccines. We have proprietary technologies, validating partnerships, and an experienced team with deep expertise in delivery and RNA-based therapeutics


Ages: Pre-K, Families, Grade School, Middle School, High School, College and Beyond (21+), Educator Specific | Topics: Biology, Biotech, Clinical Sciences, Medicine

National University

Art is appreciated and carried out using multiple senses, such as vision, hearing, and balance. Within the Art Pavilion, National University (NU) will showcase the science of sensation. Visitors to the NU table will have the opportunity to test their senses and learn more about how they function.


Ages: Families, Grade School, Middle School, High School, College and Beyond (21+) | Topics: Art, Biology

Element Pros

TBD


Ages: Pre-K, Families, Grade School, Middle School, High School, College and Beyond (21+), Educator Specific | Topics: Biology, Earth Science, Ecology, Environment, Marketing, Psychological Science, Wellness

Biology through Art

Biology through Art is a collaboration of biologists and artists that brings artistic expression into biology courses. Construct animals from basic geometric shapes, or try drawing your own critter creations. Visit this exciting booth in the Art Pavilion!


Ages: Families, Grade School, Middle School, High School, College and Beyond (21+) | Topics: Art, Biology

Gensler

Come learn from architects how to design, draw and visualize your design in 2D and 3D. Bring your imagination and experience our booth featuring design technology and software, virtual reality and building blocks. All ages welcome.
Ages: Pre-K, Families, Grade School, Middle School, High School, College and Beyond (21+), Educator Specific | Topics: Architecture, Design

San Diego Festival of Science and Engineering

Maravai LifeSciences Foundation

Delicious DNA! Build a model of a double helix and learn how the backbone and base pairs come together in our DNA. The best part – you can eat it when you’re done!


Ages: Grade School, Middle School | Topics: Biology

High Tech High North County Robotics Team Rewind

Kids will be able to help build and play with lego robots and learn about coding and engineering opportunities thru robotics programs.
Ages: Grade School, Middle School | Topics: Coding, Design, Engineering, Robotics

Don't Try This at Home

Stand back, we're doing SCIENCE! Discover how fun science can be. With these high-energy, educational performances filled with interactive demonstrations, families will learn about how COOL science is as we explore the wonders and power of liquid nitrogen!!
Ages: Families | Topics: Energy

DCN Dx

Learn how rapid diagnostic tests, such as those for COVID-19, work.


Ages: Middle School, High School | Topics: Biology, Biotech

Amor 102.9 FM

Amor 102.9 FM is one of the most-listened to Spanish-language radio stations in San Diego with a Spanish Pop Adult Contemporary music format. The station's call letters are KLQV and it is part of TelevisaUnivision and is available on the Uforia audio streaming platform. This year's booth will feature an opportunity to interact with a cassette boom box, a vinyl LP turntable and AM/FM tuner.


Ages: Grade School | Topics: Communications, Engineering, Marketing

Que Buena 106.5 FM

Que Buena 106.5 FM is the top-rated Spanish-language radio station in San Diego and has proudly served the San Diego community for more than 25 years. The station's call letters are KLNV and it is part of TelevisaUnivision and is available on the Uforia audio streaming platform. This year's booth will feature an opportunity to interact with a cassette boom box, a vinyl LP turntable and AM/FM tuner.


Ages: Grade School | Topics: Communications, Engineering, Marketing

Curebound

Our goal for being part of the festival event would be to raise awareness for Padres Pedal the Cause and get additional employees and their families to be part of Team Qualcomm for the 2024 event. Alongside this awareness effort, we would like to do a bicycle related activity to demonstrate angular momentum https://www.exploratorium.edu/snacks/bicycle-wheel-gyro to help keep the theme of STEAM related opportunities for the Qkids event.
Ages: High School, College and Beyond (21+), Educator Specific | Topics: Aerodynamics

San Diego Zoo Wildlife Alliance

An interactive booth where folks make a pledge for conservation while contributing to a community art piece. Educators from the Zoo and Safari Park will be available to discuss SDZWA global conservation work and how it connects to our everyday lives in San Diego.
Ages: Pre-K, Families, Grade School, Middle School, High School, College and Beyond (21+) | Topics: Animals, Art, Zoology

Ready, Set, SHOCK!

How many people do you think we can shock at once? Are you brave enough to join our chain shock? Our Van de Graaff generator is ELECTRIFYING!!!
Ages: Grade School, Middle School, High School, College and Beyond (21+) | Topics: Energy

County of San Diego: Department of Parks and Recreation

Partner of Live Well San Diego, County of San Diego Department of Parks and Recreation's park rangers will be hosting a discovery touch table and will educating the public about the live animals (reptiles) that will be accompanying them. The department will also be providing information about local recreational and wellness family-friendly activities that are held throughout County Parks and Preserves.
Ages: Families | Topics: Animals, Wellness

Collins Aerospace

Show and Tell items


Ages: Middle School, High School, College and Beyond (21+) | Topics: Aerodynamics, Design, Engineering

OUTbio San Diego

OUTbio San Diego aims to align with OUTbio to enable and facilitate a community within the life sciences and affiliated industries that support professional development and networking. We are still solidifying the activities, but they will be connected to the LGBTQ+ community and the sciences. One idea is to have a quick and simple matching game of people from the LGBTQ+ community who have contributed to the sciences in the past and present.
Ages: Grade School, Middle School, High School, College and Beyond (21+) | Topics: Biotech

County of San Diego's Department of Environmental Health & Quality - Hazardous Materials Division & Beach and Bay Program

The Department of Environmental Health & Quality will be conducting an interactive exercise where attendees can hold a CO2 bubble. Additionally, the Hazardous Material Division and the Beach and Bay Program will provide information regarding the regulation and handling of Hazardous Materials & Hazardous/Medical Waste. The Beach and Bay program will be providing information regarding the sampling and posting of signs warning of contaminated water at beaches affected by sewage spills.
Ages: Families, Grade School, Middle School, High School, College and Beyond (21+) | Topics: Biology, Earth Science, Ecology, Education, Environment, Microbiology, Oceanography

Empresa Performing Arts Foundation with Play-Well TEKnologies

We would love to run a LEGO STEM activity for the booth. We would have a few types of catapults made completely of LEGO that kids can use to try to make a projectile into different baskets. We can discuss the potential energy that is released via a spring. We will also have a lever actioned catapult that will launch the projectile based on the force from the kid on the lever.
Ages: Pre-K, Families, Grade School | Topics: Aerodynamics, Education, Energy, Engineering

Hands-On Technology Education

Hands-On Technology Education proudly features interactive, tech adventure demos featuring: virtual reality, e-Sports, robotics, game design & CoreSTEAM, and coding + electronics! Our various activity stations will preview what is offered year-round via our signature Tech Adventure Programs during summer camps, after-school programs, & professional development.


Ages: Families, Grade School, Middle School, High School, Educator Specific | Topics: Biology, Coding, Computers, Earth Science, Engineering, Forensics, Math, Robotics

Hologic, Inc.

TBC


Ages: Grade School, Middle School | Topics: Biotech

Robotics Inspiring Science and Engineering, Inc.

Ask STEM questions to PhyzAI and find out answers from this artificial intelligent robot. PhyzAI is an educational robot and he is designed to interact with students and encourage STEM careers. PhyzAI’s superpower is the ability to factually answer questions with a sense of humor.
Ages: Families, Grade School, Middle School | Topics: Coding, Robotics

US Army Southern California Recruiting Battalion

10X10 booth with interactive, STEM-based hands on displays.


Ages: High School, College and Beyond (21+), Educator Specific | Topics: Computers, Cybersecurity, Engineering, Math, Medicine, Psychological Science, Robotics, Weather

Science Guys of San Diego

Are you ready to experience hair-raising electricity?! Participte in ELECRIFYING experiments with our Van de Graaff Generator and Tesla Coil! Get charged up and experience a CRAZY chain shock! Turn on a lightbulb without plugging it in! Levitate tinsel like a magician! Make aluminum pans fly high in the air! Experience this and so much more with the Science Guys of San Diego!


Ages: Pre-K, Families, Grade School | Topics: Energy

UC San Diego Department of Astronomy & Astrophysics

We will have multiple hands-on demonstrations related to the science of astrophysics, including spectroscopy, types of light such as infrared, telescopes to look at the Sun, optics, and the size/scale of objects in the Universe.
Ages: Pre-K, Families, Grade School, Middle School, High School, College and Beyond (21+) | Topics: Astronomy, Optics, Photonics and Lasers, Planetary Science, Space

JCVI

JCVI is at the forefront of genomics, striving to unravel the complexities of the biological world to improve global health. At our booth, explore how plastic accumulates in the food chain—from small fragments in microbes and other tiny organisms to fish and, eventually, us. Learn about how our scientists are tackling the problem of plastic pollution, the power of microbes, and the effect of both on the ocean. Join us for insights at the intersection of genomics and environmental challenges.


Ages: Pre-K, Families, Grade School, Middle School, High School | Topics: Biology, Biotech, Engineering, Microbiology

ITJ

ITJ's Computer Scientists will be manning the booth and work with kids to create Binary Code Bracelets. They're use colored beads to represent 0s and 1s, allowing them to create bracelets with a secret message in binary.


Ages: Pre-K, Families, Grade School, Middle School, High School | Topics: Coding, Computers, Engineering

San Diego County Vector Control Program

The Vector Control program will provide an experience to view real-life samples of the mosquito life cycle under microscopes. You will get to see what each stage looks like and what you should look out for in your own backyard to prevent mosquito breeding. Mosquitofish will also be on display! There will be many free giveaways including pencils, insect repellent, mosquito activity books, stickers, and more!
Ages: Pre-K, Families, Grade School, Middle School, High School, College and Beyond (21+) | Topics: Animals, Biology, Earth Science, Education, Entomology, Environment, Zoology

UCSD Biomedical Engineering Society

Students will learn the structure and function of neurons and the role of electric signals in the brain/central nervous system. A visual board explaining synapse firing, neuron anatomy, and resulting brain function (muscle movement, visual processing, etc) will sit at our table. A plasma ball will sit in the middle of the poster, acting as an easy and stimulating demonstration of how electricity plays a key role in the brain. Students can touch the plasma ball and simulate electrical signaling.
Ages: Families, Grade School, Middle School, High School | Topics: Biology, Engineering

UCSD Bioengineering Graduate Society

In the first demo, students will act as a stem cell and interact with different materials to stimulate cell differentiation. Afterwards, we will showcase engineering design principles by building a biomaterial scaffold for neural stem cells. The second demo will allow students to experience the impact of atherosclerosis on blood flow throughout the body. Students will “pump” blood through healthy vessels and diseased vessels using a handheld pump and tubes representing the cardiovascular system.
Ages: Grade School, Middle School, High School, College and Beyond (21+) | Topics: Biology, Engineering, Genetics, Medicine

San Diego Festival of Science and Engineering

Vertex Pharmaceuticals Inc.

Slime booth


Ages: Pre-K, Families, Grade School, Middle School, High School | Topics: Biotech

Thermo Fisher Scientific

TBD


Ages: Pre-K, Families, Grade School, Middle School, High School | Topics: Biology, Biotech, Education

Booz Allen Hamilton

To be determined.


Ages: Families, Grade School, Middle School | Topics: Coding, Cybersecurity, Engineering, Robotics

Leidos - Security Enterprise Solutions

The Leidos SES booth will present a brief overview of x-rays and radiation, how they interact with matter, and how they are detected. We’ll explain how the science is used by Leidos in some simple PowerPoint slides. We’ll have an interactive demo showing how cosmic rays are detected, and show the different response from an x-ray source.


Ages: Families, Grade School, Middle School, High School, College and Beyond (21+) | Topics: Coding, Engineering, Math, Optics, Photonics and Lasers

San Diego Festival of Science and Engineering

Millennium Health

We will conduct a science experiment, have a trivia contest for prizes and educate attendees regarding the dangers of fentanyl.


Ages: Families, Grade School | Topics: Clinical Sciences, Earth Science, Planetary Science, Wellness

TaylorMade Golf Company

To Be Determined


Ages: Families, Grade School, Middle School, High School | Topics: Engineering

America's Navy

Sailors in the United States Navy will be present to share information regarding various STEM career opportunities and education benefits.


Ages: High School, College and Beyond (21+) | Topics: Biology, Biotech, Coding, Computers, Cybersecurity, Education, Energy, Engineering, Environment, Math, Medicine, Microbiology, Nuclear Fusion, Robotics

KPBS Kids

KPBS Kids events across the county consist of special visits by your favorite KPBS Kids television characters, story times, and hands-on activities that connect to program educational themes. Visit us to explore fun science, math, and literacy activities for the whole family, and learn how you can meet Super Why, Curious George, Clifford, Daniel Tiger, Molly of Denali, and other KPBS Kids friends at the San Diego Children's Discovery Museum and other locations this year!


Ages: Pre-K, Families | Topics: Animals, Art, Education, Environment, Math, Space, Weather

San Diego Festival of Science and Engineering

ASML

ASML employee volunteers will facilitate hands-on STEM activities for children in line with what we've done at past EXPO DAY events.


Ages: Grade School, Middle School, High School | Topics: Coding, Engineering, Optics, Photonics and Lasers

MaxCyte Inc.

Welcome to MaxCyte's Expo Day booth—a journey into DNA mastery and CRISPR gene-editing marvels! Witness our machines orchestrating battles against diseases at the cellular level. Engage with our experts, decoding DNA's secrets and manipulating genes. Immerse yourself in the fascinating world of science as our tech shapes tomorrow's cures, pioneering the non-viral future of biotech!


Ages: Grade School, Middle School | Topics: Biotech, Engineering

SDCOE

Esports Booth where students can play minecraft and learn about jobs that are related to the esports industry.


Ages: Pre-K, Families, Grade School, Middle School, High School, College and Beyond (21+), Educator Specific | Topics: Computers, Education

American Physical Therapy Association

Students will help complete lifesize puzzles of the human skeletal and muscular systems to learn about human anatomy and movement.
Ages: Pre-K, Families, Grade School, Middle School, High School, College and Beyond (21+), Educator Specific | Topics: Biology, Medicine

Think Blue San Diego/City of San Diego's Stormwater Department

The Think Blue activation would showcase SWEEP-E -- the City of San Diego's first 100% electric mini street sweeper -- and give attendees the opportunity to climb behind the wheel. Giveaways would include SWEEP-E stickers and coloring pages/crayons for younger students. Older students with phones will be asked to take an educational stormwater quiz (via a QR code) in order to spin a wheel to win a prize (lunch boxes, dog bags, pet bowls, water bottles, etc.)


Ages: Pre-K, Families, Grade School, Middle School, High School, College and Beyond (21+) | Topics: Communications, Earth Science, Engineering, Environment, Marketing, Oceanography

Debut Biotech

To Be Determined


Ages: High School, College and Beyond (21+) | Topics: Biotech

Point Loma Nazarene University

To be determined but most likely some chemistry, biology, engineering and computer science demos as well as some other fun activities.


Ages: High School, College and Beyond (21+) | Topics: Biology, Biotech, Business, Computers, Earth Science, Engineering, Environment

Cue Health

TBD


Ages: Grade School | Topics: Environment

Bostonia Global High School

Bostonia Global High School features a variety of project based classes. This booth will feature an interactive activity run by our high school students.
Ages: Grade School, Middle School, High School | Topics: Art, Engineering

San Diego Festival of Science and Engineering

Lilly

Lilly will offer a series of hands-on, interactive or observational learning opportunities for a diverse audience, primarily (not exclusively) targeting pre-K, grad and middle school. Attendees will walk through different learning stations revolving around the concepts of molecule structure and function, and the effect of their modifications in biological models. Temporary tattoos, other giveaways will be available.


Ages: Pre-K, Grade School, Middle School | Topics: Biology, Biotech, Genetics, Medicine

San Diego Festival of Science and Engineering

DRS Daylight Solutions

DRS Daylight Solutions is the world’s leading provider of best-in-class Molecular Detection and Imaging products based on mid-infrared laser technology.
Our booth will include a variety of displays and hands-on demonstrations all centered on the exciting field of Photonics.
WHAT IS PHOTONICS?
Photonics is the physical science of light waves. It deals with the science behind the generation, detection and manipulation of light.


Ages: Families, Grade School, Middle School, High School | Topics: Optics, Photonics and Lasers

Society of Women Engineers San Diego County Section

To Be Determined
Ages: Grade School, Middle School, High School, College and Beyond (21+) | Topics: Engineering

Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers (SHPE)

Spaghetti towers: participants will be asked to build the tallest tower they can from spaghetti and marshmallows under a set of constraints (i.e. limited building materials, time limit, etc)
Ages: Families, Grade School, Middle School, High School | Topics: Engineering

Tile Farm

To Be Determined


Ages: Pre-K, Families, Grade School, Middle School, High School, College and Beyond (21+), Educator Specific | Topics: Art, Engineering, Math

MANA de San Diego

We will have a "spin the wheel" trivia and scratch off cards for the opportunity to win MANASD branded items. We will also be sharing about the different educational programs and community resources MANASD offers.
Ages: Families, Middle School, High School, College and Beyond (21+) | Topics: Education, Wellness

The Brain Observatory

The star activity is a neurocognitive experiment that exemplifies procedural memory. We give the "subject" a task that they have never done before (tracing a star by only looking at the mirrored image) and see how many errors they produce. We have them try this multiple times to show how their muscle memory is being used as they improve on this task.
Ages: Families, Grade School, Middle School, High School | Topics: Biology, Biotech

Cuyamaca College

3D printing and Mechatronics with Cuyamaca Engineering Come learn and see how 3D printer’s work! We will have a printer running on our table to give you the opportunity to interact with the device! Additionally, we will be demonstrating the power of mechatronics through interactive use of Arduinos. Come learn how to build a circuit and control the circuit with programming!
Ages: Families, Middle School, High School, College and Beyond (21+) | Topics: Engineering

Cuyamaca College

Our booth activity aims to engage participants with Kumeyaay Science, fostering a connection between modern scientific principles and traditional knowledge. The booth will feature two engaging activities, each offering a hands-on experience that brings to life the intersection of indigenous wisdom and contemporary science. In essence, our booth activity offers a glimpse into the wisdom of the Kumeyaay people and demonstrates the relevance of their scientific practices in today's world.
Ages: Pre-K, Families, Grade School, Middle School, High School, College and Beyond (21+), Educator Specific | Topics: Art, Biology, Earth Science, Education, Environment

Prometheus Laboratories Inc.

What is the best jellybean for you? Have you ever wondered how doctors figure out what treatment works best for you? Prometheus Laboratories proudly features an interactive booth for children and their families to experience providing precision-guided care. We will showcase how these concepts are used in a real-world clinical laboratory setting using fluorescence, color changing solutions, rainbow density columns, and jellybeans!


Ages: Families, Grade School, Middle School | Topics: Biotech

The Academy of Our Lady of Peace

We will have three interactive displays: Alka Seltzer lava lamp, KidSpark building blocks, and Math24 card game. We will also have physical displays: Pool noodle DNA model (made by Biotech class), Catapult (made by Precalculus classes), and Plant lab display (made by Biotech class).


Ages: Middle School, High School | Topics: Coding, Design, Engineering, Robotics

Marine Corps Tactical Systems Support Activity (MCTSSA)

In Marine Corps’ operations, electrical energy is indispensable for the functioning of advanced weapons systems and sensitive electronics on ships and during field missions. Our table will demo several "The World's Simplest Motor". Students see how an electric current running through a coiled wire creates a magnetic field. Two magnetic fields, repelling and attracting each other, can be used to convert the electrical energy of the battery into the mechanical energy of a spinning part.


Ages: Families, Grade School, Middle School | Topics: Energy, Engineering

World of Waves, WOW!

The electromagnetic spectrum will be the star of the show as we use demonstrations to illustrate characteristics of light waves such as wavelength, frequency, and amplitude. We will present the ways we use light to understand what's going on inside the 150 M K plasmas we produce in our study of nuclear fusion.
Ages: Families, Grade School, Middle School, High School, College and Beyond (21+) | Topics: Astronomy, Earth Science, Energy, Engineering, Math, Nuclear Fusion

San Diego Festival of Science and Engineering

Qualcomm

To be Determined


Ages: Grade School, Middle School, High School | Topics: Engineering

MADHATTERS KNITS - Hour of Knitting

MADHATTER KNITS volunteer team will put on a tutorial show to teach 45 people to knit a hat for premature babies to donate to Rady's Chlidren's hospital. The step-by-step guidance will create a fully interactive show where participants will be assisted by volunteers. We would like to set up in the new Art area. A large screen will be put to demonstrate each step of the tutorial. We will provide knitting looms, and minute by minute direction to get the hats complete.
Ages: Families, Middle School, High School, College and Beyond (21+) | Topics: Art, Education

Jacobs Institute for Innovation in Education

STEAM Activities including Origami, Saori Loom Weaving, and Robotics & Coding. Robotics: The students will learn programming robotics and explore coding to move around! Origami Fun: Discover the magic of origami and paper folding! Engage in fun activities to learn how math is actually a part of the art of origami!. Loom Weaving: Come learn about weaving with your very own tiny cardboard loom. So many colors, textures and possibilities! We will do a demonstration with Saori Loom.
Ages: Families, Grade School, Middle School, High School, College and Beyond (21+) | Topics: Art, Coding, Education, Engineering, Math, Robotics

San Diego Festival of Science and Engineering

Genentech

Science Experiences for primarily elementary school aged children.


Ages: Pre-K, Families, Grade School | Topics: Biotech

NSF Center for Synthetic Organic Electrochemistry

Need a recharge? Build a battery! We want to build voltaic piles with participants- a smaller version of the first battery. Stacking zinc, copper, and paper washers dipped in vinegar, participants can build a battery to light an LED light! This activity lets participants learn about the parts of a battery- two electrodes and an electrolyte, and learn about the concepts of voltage and electrochemistry in a safe and engaging way.
Ages: Families, Grade School, Middle School, High School | Topics: Energy

Southwest HS

Mind over Muscle In this experiment, festival participants will use a hand dyanomter to measure your maximum grip strength and relate this to the electrical activity of the muscle. The strength of contraction of a whole muscle is dependent on the total number of muscle fibers involved and can be correlated with an EKG sensor. Participants will test their abilities by using maximum effort to test their grip over time and determine the mean force generated over the time period.
Ages: Families, Grade School, Middle School | Topics: Biology, Design, Education, Medicine, Zoology

Spin Pop Boom

Learn about crazy chemical reactions, overcome the greatness of gravity, and see combustion in action in this thrilling, action-packed show. Discover the amazing properties of acids and bases, experiment with the forces that act on roller coasters, and light up the stage with a booming exothermic reaction.
Ages: Pre-K, Families, Grade School, Middle School, High School | Topics: Earth Science

San Diego State University

San Diego State University representatives from science, health and engineering will provide engaging and interactive activities for students and families of all ages. Touch urchins wearing hats, code your own bracelet, build neurons out of pipe cleaners, explore the solar system in virtual reality and more! Learn directly from the SDSU researchers and innovators leading San Diego to new heights in STEM.


Ages: Pre-K, Families, Grade School, Middle School, High School, College and Beyond (21+), Educator Specific | Topics: Animals, Art, Astronomy, Biology, Coding, Computers, Ecology, Energy, Environment, Planetary Science, Psychological Science, Robotics, Space, Zoology

Mad Science of San Diego

We can offer 2 to 3 booth with fun and interactive activities. • MAGNETISM – Kids try to build a bridge using metal objects and strong magnets on wooden pegs. • OPTICAL ILLUSIONS – Kids explore a variety of optical illusion items. • ECSTATIC ELECTRICITY – Kids try to make their way through a metal maze without making the buzzer go off. Along with other fun electric gadgets.
Ages: Pre-K, Families, Grade School, Middle School | Topics: Psychological Science

San Diego Community Power

Come test your knowledge about energy! We will help inspire youth of all ages to learn about clean energy and how we can work towards a healthier, more sustainable future for all San Diegans. Activities to include a clean energy pledge, fun quizzes, and other experiential opportunities to learn how renewable energy works!


Ages: Pre-K, Families, Grade School, Middle School, High School | Topics: Energy

SYSTRA IBT

Test your knowledge of bridges as our engineers demonstrate the concepts of bridge engineering using scale models built with K'NEX blocks. Visitors will discover how bridges are designed and built and learn how they, too, can become bridge engineers.


Ages: Pre-K, Families, Grade School, Middle School, High School, College and Beyond (21+) | Topics: Architecture, Design, Engineering, Math

California State University Program for Biotechnology (CSUBIOTECH)

Host a booth to showcase the work of biotechnology in the Cal State University system. CSUBIOTECH provides grants and awards, organizes the annual CSU Biotechnology Symposium, promotes industry-responsive curricular innovations, and serves as a liaison between the CSU and government, regional and biotechnology industry partners, including philanthropic partners.
Ages: Families, Middle School, High School, College and Beyond (21+), Educator Specific | Topics: Animals, Biology, Biotech, Business, Clinical Sciences, Earth Science, Education, Engineering, Entomology, Environment, Forensics, Genetics, Math, Medicine, Microbiology, Microgravity Research, Oceanography, Oncology/Cancer Studies, Optics, Photonics and Lasers, Psychological Science, Robotics, Space Experiments with Biology., Technical Writing, Zoology

Scales, Tales, and Magical Potions

Join EcoVivarium Reptile Sanctuary and Museum as they introduce you to some amazing reptiles, share their rescue stories, and demonstrate some powerful reptile magic potions!
Ages: Pre-K, Families, Grade School, Middle School, Educator Specific | Topics: Animals, Biology, Environment, Medicine

EcoVivarium

This is your opportunity to interact with our amazing reptile Ambassador Animals from EcoVivarium! Get hands-on with a giant python or boa - come face to face with a tegu or dragon! Meet a tortoise that will outlive the average person. See cool STEM experiment demonstrations and view samples of cultural art projects from our classroom programs. Educators will be on-hand to tell you all about our exciting hands-on programs that travel to schools, scouts, and other organizations.
Ages: Pre-K, Families, Grade School, Middle School, High School, College and Beyond (21+), Educator Specific | Topics: Animals, Art, Education, Environment, Zoology

UC San Diego MRSEC

Materials Research Science & Engineering Center - MRSEC - demonstrations of materials and educational kits - spectrometer, self-assembly based on polarization, quantum dots - nanoparticles that glow, silicon microlens - "turn your cell phone into a microscope" activity,
Ages: Pre-K, Families, Grade School, Middle School, High School, College and Beyond (21+) | Topics: Engineering

U.S. Naval Academy

Midshipmen from the United States Naval Academy mentor you through your choice of several hands- on, interactive science and engineering modules for all ages. The diverse subject matter planned includes a range of STEM topics including chemistry, aerodynamics, electricity, logic, and robotics.
Ages: Pre-K, Families, Grade School, Middle School, High School, College and Beyond (21+), Educator Specific | Topics: Aerodynamics, Coding, Communications, Design, Education, Energy, Engineering, Robotics

NAVAIR Fleet Readiness Center SouthWest

We will be presenting a mix of aerospace and electrical hands on activities. For our aerospace activities, we will be creating straw rockets. For our electrical activities, we will be experimenting with different kinds of circuits, along with bringing electrostatic machines for demonstrative purposes.
Ages: Families, Grade School, Middle School, High School | Topics: Aerodynamics, Engineering

Music Notes STEM Hip Hop Concert

Join Music Notes for a high-energy concert promoting a love and appreciation for all things STEAM related through original hip hop songs. LaMar "Mr. Q-U-E" Queen and David "Mr. D" Landix, two math teachers from Los Angeles, CA have written hundreds of educational rap songs and traveled across the country performing at schools and events. Their videos have been viewed over 2,000,000 times on Youtube and over 200,000 students have been in attendance at their shows.
Ages: Families, Grade School, Middle School, High School | Topics: Education, Engineering, Genetics, Math, Video

Cristo Rey San Diego High School

Cristo Rey San Diego High School will have our student-led robotics team represent our high school and showcase the current robot they are creating for competition. This is the first robot that Cristo Rey students have competed with and they are very excited to educate the public on what they ve done thus far.
Ages: Families, Middle School, High School | Topics: Coding, Education, Robotics

NASA JPL

NASA Eyes - Experience Earth, our solar system, nearby asteroids, the universe, and the spacecraft exploring them with immersive real-time 3D web-based apps for Mac, PC and mobile devices. You can also build a Psyche spacecraft model and learn about NASA's Earth Science program.
Ages: Families, Grade School, Middle School, High School, College and Beyond (21+), Educator Specific | Topics: Astronomy, Earth Science, Education, Engineering, Oceanography, Planetary Science, Robotics, Space

SDAALAS - San Diego branch of American Association for Laboratory Animal Science

Outreach group that educates the public on the importance and necessity of animal research and their contributions. Ask trivia questions, bring a long a mascot, poster props and giveaways.
Ages: Pre-K, Families, Grade School, Middle School, High School, College and Beyond (21+) | Topics: Animals, Biology, Biotech, Education, Oncology/Cancer Studies, Zoology

Educreate

We will have a couple of hands-on activities, possibly including making play dough (for kids to begin to think in 3D and mold easy objects); 3D pen creations; fused bead projects, other ideas in the works. Booth visitors will learn about Clicbitz's UCSD Extended Studies college-credit approved courses for middle- and high-school students. Our curriculum: 3d printing, coding, maze game design, fashion design, sewing, sustainability, upcycling, alternative plastics, and more. www.clicbitz.com
Ages: Grade School, Middle School, High School | Topics: Art, Computers, Design, Ecology, Environment

Urban Discovery Academy

Students will be showcasing learning, including Squishy Circuits and Lego Mindstorms Robots. Visiting attendees will have the opportunity to connect wires and playdough to light up a lightbulb while as they learn about electricity and circuits. Attendees can also engage in a robot race and hear about how they can use coding to design and drive robots.
Ages: Pre-K, Families, Grade School, Middle School | Topics: Coding, Computers, Design, Engineering, Robotics

Rosalind, Inc.

*To Be Determined*


Ages: Families | Topics: Biology, Biotech, Computers, Education, Marketing

San Diego County Regional Airport Authority

The San Diego County Regional Airport Authority is proud to showcase our commitment to sustainability and community well-being. Attendees will have the opportunity to delve into the nuances of airport noise and learn more about our Quieter Homes Program, a unique way we mitigate sound to enhance the quality of life in our surrounding neighborhoods. Additionally, we will share some of our important sustainability practices, demonstrating how environmental stewardship is woven into every aspect
Ages: Middle School, High School, College and Beyond (21+) | Topics: Aerodynamics, Environment

CART Youth Foundation-C.A.R.T. FTC 23280

CART Youth Foundation is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization. Our mission is to empower and uplift the youth, equip them with skills, values, mindset needed to succeed and make a positive contribution to the communities. C.A.R.T FTC 23280 under CART Youth is the community competitive robotics team made up of 7th to 10th graders who has mission to inspire students to explore STEM through the hands-on experience of designing, building, and programming robots while having fun in the process.
Ages: Pre-K, Families, Grade School, Middle School, College and Beyond (21+), Educator Specific | Topics: Coding, Communications, Computers, Engineering, Math, Robotics

Mechanical Advantage

Mechanical Advantage is a nonprofit corporation and FIRST Tech Challenge robotics team. Mechanical Advantage has been supporting this event since 2019 by providing hands-on robotics experiences for attendees of all ages. Attendees can have fun learning about robotics while operating table-top robots and driving a small, crowd friendly robot with soft tires that was designed just for large events like this. We have historically operated out of a 10’x10’ space.
Ages: Pre-K, Families, Grade School, Middle School, High School, College and Beyond (21+) | Topics: Coding, Computers, Design, Education, Engineering, Math, Robotics

Earth Discovery Institute

We will have an environmental science craft and possibly some table games we use for environmental education purposes!
Ages: Families, Grade School | Topics: Earth Science, Education, Environment

Neurocrine Biosciences

TBD


Ages: Pre-K, Families, Grade School, Middle School, High School | Topics: Biotech

UCSD Center for Healthy Eating and Activity Research

The booth will have interactive activities to discuss how to improve a families eating and exercise habits to live a healthy lifestyle. We will also have prizes for games also highlighting healthy eating and exercise habits.
Ages: Families, Grade School, Middle School | Topics: Wellness

SDCCU

SDCCU, one of Southern California’s largest locally-owned financial institutions, is committed to helping educate the community by providing free educational resources in addition to the best banking products and services available. Stop by one of our more than 40 branch locations and find out why we’ve been voted BEST Credit Union for 24 years in a row!


Ages: Families, Middle School, High School, College and Beyond (21+) | Topics: Accounting and Finance, Business, Wellness

Gastec International Corporation

Live demonstration of the Gastec Gas Detector Tube System consisting of a handheld non-electric Gas Sampling Pump and Detector Tubes (for up to 350 different substances) containing non-hazardous reagents in which there will be a chemical reaction resulting in a color change and thereby able to determine what's in the air. There is also a children's version available for educational purposes.


Ages: Families, Grade School, Middle School, Educator Specific | Topics: Ecology, Education, Environment

DPR Construction

TBD


Ages: Grade School, Middle School, High School, College and Beyond (21+) | Topics: Architecture, Engineering

Zovargo Zoo - Be a Voice for Animals!

Jump into the world of animals with Zovargo and discover how every little thing we do makes a difference for our world! During this highly interactive program you will learn how we can help to save and speak up for those animals that don't have a voice of their own.
Ages: Pre-K, Families, Grade School, Middle School, Educator Specific | Topics: Animals, Environment, Zoology

Zovargo

ZOVARGO's booth is an interactive educational zoo animal booth featuring live exotic small animals.
Ages: Families, Grade School, Middle School, High School, College and Beyond (21+), Educator Specific | Topics: Animals, Biology, Environment, Zoology

Salk Institute

The Salk Institute will be on hand to share the latest research in our Harnessing Plants Initiative, an endeavor to sequester atmospheric carbon & reduce global temperatures. Attendees to our booth will learn about the power of plants, examine the structures of plant roots, & conduct a seed planting they can take home with them.
Ages: Pre-K, Families, Grade School, Middle School, High School, College and Beyond (21+), Educator Specific | Topics: Biology, Earth Science, Education, Environment, Genetics

Russian School of Math

Math games and puzzles
Ages: Grade School, Middle School, High School | Topics: Math

San Diego Mesa College: Psychology/Psi Beta National Honor Society

Experience your world in fun and fascinating ways. Learn how your brain interprets your visual world and how your thoughts and memories affect what you know. See how visual illusions present images that make you question what you see. Experience how your mind processes information. The activities reveal the fascinating ways that Psychological Science explores how we understand behaviors and mental processes. Want to understand more about what people do and how they think? Come find out!
Ages: Grade School, Middle School, High School, College and Beyond (21+) | Topics: Psychological Science

Tijuana River National Estuarine Research Reserve

Activities will introduce the public to the monitoring that takes place within the reserve including an exhibit of a data logger, a model of a salt marsh for hands on vegetation sampling, a maze describing carbon sequestration, and a salt marsh super heroes interactive for elementary-aged students.
Ages: Families, Grade School, Middle School, High School, College and Beyond (21+) | Topics: Earth Science, Ecology, Oceanography

Droyd

Droyd will have electric ride-on bikes and tricylces for ages 3 and up. Ideally, there would be a demo area near us for kids to ride and learn about electric toys.


Ages: Pre-K, Families, Grade School, Middle School, High School | Topics: Aerodynamics, Design, Engineering

Magnolia Science Academy San Diego

We will have two booths. At one booth, we will have various science projects being demonstrated including an air cannon! Guests will be invited to try out the cannon for themselves. At the other booth, we will have VEX Robotics, Lego Robotics, and underwater robotics. At this station, guests will also be guided by our students in creating their own bristle bots!
Ages: Grade School, Middle School, High School | Topics: Energy, Robotics

Izobrulo Polylight Art

**HeartHug** is a celebration of the embrace, it is a visualisation of a hug between two or more people, broadcasted for all to see. When two or more spectators hug beneath the sculpture, the heart lights up with a full spectre (rainbow). If one or more people stands without a hug, only half of HeartHug shines with just one random colour of spectre.
Ages: Families, Middle School, College and Beyond (21+) | Topics: Art, Computers, Design

La Jolla Institute for Immunology

We will review how your body develops immunity with antibodies. Visitors will cut out paper antibodies and viruses to discuss how they relate to COVID-19 and vaccines. Participants can take home their crafts. Separately, we will bring a prepared petri dish sealed with bacteria expressing green fluorescent protein (GFP) contained in a dark box. Visitors will shine a UV flashlight to see the bacteria glow. We will discuss the utility of GFP in immunology research.
Ages: Grade School, Middle School, High School | Topics: Biology, Genetics, Microbiology

Pure Water San Diego

We are representing the City of San Diego's Pure Water Program. This program will create 1/2 of San Diego's water supply locally and sustainably. We are not selling anything, but will be there to provide information about the program and answer questions. We have some giveaways and an interactive prize wheel. We are open to brainstorming some other activities as well if needed.
Ages: Families, Grade School, Middle School, High School, College and Beyond (21+) | Topics: Communications, Education, Environment

Verizon

Booth design & activity is still TBD as this is our first year participating in the event. Our new "local" marketing team will start evaluating options in the next 30 - 45 days.


Ages: Grade School, Middle School, High School | Topics: Computers, Cybersecurity, Engineering, Robotics

City of San Diego - Public Utilities Department

We have a spinning wheel to assist with interaction that is used to educate what items should and should not end up in the piping and drains associated with connection to the wastewater system. Those items include fats, oils, grease, non-biodegradable substances, etc. We will have informational hand outs as well as giveaway items.
Ages: Families, Grade School, Middle School, High School, College and Beyond (21+) | Topics: Environment

Bristol Myers Squibb

3 interactive activity stations.


Ages: Families, Grade School | Topics: Biotech

San Diego Natural History Museum - The Nat

We're Here For Nature - The Nat celebrates 150 years. Hands on 'nature detective' activities - Scat Match, Native or Not?, The "Ologies" and Track Match. We'll play games that inspire the wonder of our local nature her in San Diego.
Ages: Families, Grade School, Middle School | Topics: Animals, Biology, Earth Science, Education, Environment

National University

We will be providing a variety of hands-on models (human anatomy and cell/microbiology). We might also have kinetic sandbox with plants and animals for an ecology theme.
Ages: Families, Grade School, Middle School, High School, College and Beyond (21+) | Topics: Biology, Microbiology

San Diego City College - School of Science, Mathematics, and Nursing/San Diego City College Outreach

Hands on activities in chemistry, physics, geosciences, astronomy, and life sciences. This will include live demonstrations and hands on experiments and activities.
Ages: Families, Grade School, Middle School, High School, College and Beyond (21+) | Topics: Astronomy, Biology, Earth Science, Education, Engineering, Math, Space

Team High Voltage , First Tech Challenge

The booth will be hosted by High School Students of Team High Voltage. The primary activity will be the demo of various types of Robots and hands-on experience for participants. They can learn about robotics, play with robots, and learn about the design, programming, and engineering aspects related to these robots.
Ages: Middle School, High School | Topics: Engineering, Robotics

Fleet Science Center

We are currently in development. We will provide an update as soon as we confirm if possible.
Ages: Families | Topics: Astronomy, Earth Science, Environment

SDSU Center for Autism and Developmental Disorders

Brain puzzles, brain health info for kids and adults
Ages: Pre-K, Families, Grade School, Middle School, High School, College and Beyond (21+) | Topics: Biology, Clinical Sciences, Psychological Science

General Atomics Energy/Fusion

Booth has interactive demonstrations for attendees. Topics covered include states of matter, electricity, and magnetism. Demonstrations include the use of permanent and electromagnets, liquid nitrogen, gaseous plasma tubes, and Tesla coils.


Ages: Grade School, Middle School, High School, College and Beyond (21+) | Topics: Energy, Engineering

San Diego Miramar College, Biotech

Participants will learn how to use a micropipette by pipetting watercolor to chromatography paper, making bookmarks that they can take home.
Ages: Families, Grade School, Middle School, High School, College and Beyond (21+) | Topics: Biotech

Biodiesel & Algal Studies Group

Since 2009 Castle Park High students, with Dr. Pomeroy of UCSD, have learned to produce biodiesel from vegetable oil. Our booth demonstrates the step-by-step process of biodiesel synthesis, discusses the advantages of biodiesel over petroleum and outlines the ease of production. Our booth includes CAICE researchers who provide demonstrations concerning climate change and atmospheric chemistry. We also partner with Algenesis who demonstrate biodegradable materials that mimic plastics and foams.
Ages: Families, Grade School, Middle School, High School, College and Beyond (21+), Educator Specific | Topics: Biology, Biotech, Earth Science, Ecology, Education, Energy, Environment, Math, Microbiology, Oceanography

Naval Information Warfare Pacific

AI vs Human: Can you sort objects (different vehicle types) faster than a robot? The human participant will be blind folded or obstructed from the view of the bin of different objects. The goal of the challenge will be for human and robot to sort the objects(vehicles) into three different bins in a set time limit (1 minute). This fun interactive experience highlights the core disciplines (computer science, robotics, and machine learning) of our science and engineering workforce.
Ages: Families, Grade School, Middle School, High School | Topics: Coding, Engineering, Math, Optics, Photonics and Lasers, Robotics

Sally Ride Science @UC San Diego

Map matching activity by instructor
Ages: Families, Grade School, Middle School, High School | Topics: Architecture, Coding, Computers, Space

Treobytes

1. Drones - Tent for drones with net. Participants can test their piloting skills (possibility of changing it to a robot instead of drones) 2. Treobytes Projects Showcase & 3D printer: Participants can control a small robot and play with some of our latest Arduino projects. 3. Hands-on project: Participants can put together a small laser-cut toy and test it.
Ages: Families, Middle School | Topics: Design, Education, Engineering, Robotics

MilliporeSigma and the Curiosity Cube

The Curiosity Cube is a retrofitted shipping container that has been transformed into a mobile science lab. It features interactive hands-on science experiments using the latest technology to spark curiosity in the next generation of scientists. The Curiosity Cube allows us to extend our impact beyond the classroom to reach students and their families at public events. The Curiosity Cube experiments are led by local MilliporeSigma employees.


Ages: Pre-K, Families, Grade School, Middle School, Educator Specific | Topics: Earth Science, Education, Energy, Engineering, Environment

The San Diego River Park Foundation

Offer fun hands-on outdoor nature activities for children of all ages to see what the great outdoors can offer.
Ages: Families, Grade School, Middle School, High School | Topics: Animals, Biology, Earth Science, Ecology, Education, Environment

Illumina

Making genomics accessible is critical in realizing its potential to save and improve lives. Illumina hopes to inspire young learners to see themselves as future scientists, innovators, and trailblazers.


Ages: Families, Grade School, Middle School, High School | Topics: Biotech, Genetics

Greater San Diego Science and Engineering Fair

Simple hands on chemistry and physics activities-- paper helicopter; cabbage juice indicator for lemon juice, vinegar, ammonia; glueball.
Ages: Grade School, Middle School | Topics: Aerodynamics, Biology

Elementary Institute of Science

The Elementary Institute of Science offers affordable, hands-on STEM education for students in 2nd-8th grade for academic enrichment. We will have a fun, interactive science activity for kids to take home. We will have STEM related items on display, and will also be promoting Spring and Summer Programs.
Ages: Families, Grade School, Middle School | Topics: Astronomy, Biology, Coding, Earth Science, Ecology, Education, Engineering, Environment, Planetary Science, Space

San Diego Children's Discovery Museum

We will bring our Mobile Children's Museum exhibits. These exhibits are mobile versions of the pieces we have at the Museum that foster engineering, problem-solving, and creative thinking. Potential exhibits include our Rigamajig, Ball Wall, Imagination Playground, or Rokenbok. All exhibits are STEM-based.
Ages: Pre-K, Families, Grade School | Topics: Architecture, Engineering, Math

National Defense Industrial Association

A power point slide show of NDIA STEM events. Cyber Patriots Cyber Wheel quiz and prizes, ground and undersea robotics vehicles and technology demonstration. Several joystick operated computer controlled ground vehicles for student operation.


Ages: Middle School, High School | Topics: Cybersecurity, Education, Engineering, Robotics

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