Our Board

Board of Directors

Biocom Institute’s Festival Advisory Board provides oversight and strategic direction of the San Diego Festival of Science & Engineering. Led by representatives from a variety of leading Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) companies in San Diego County, the Festival Advisory Board offers guidance for the continuous innovation, improvement, and expansion of Southern California’s largest STEM Festival. Members of the Festival Advisory Board champion STEM education and help ensure that the annual nine-day Festival continues to inspire the curious young minds of today's tinkerers, explorers, star gazers, and adventurers to become tomorrow's San Diego STEM leaders.


Karen Possemato - Current Board Chair

Vice President, Corporate Marketing & Communications
Illumina, Inc.


Charles Bergen

VP Engineering, Qualcomm Research Software Department
Qualcomm


Steve Briggs

Professor, Cell & Developmental Biology
UC San Diego


Sandy Brown

Vice Chancellor of Research
UC San Diego


Mark Cafferty

President and CEO
San Diego Regional Economic Development Coorporation


Shu Chien

Professor, Bioengineering
UC San Diego


Katherine A. Kantardjieff, Ph.D.

Dean, College of Sience and Mathematics
California State University San marcos


Stanley Maloy

Associate Vice President for Research and Innovation
San Diego State University


Paul Negulescu

Vice President
Vertex Pharmaceuticals


Joe Panetta

President and CEO
Biocom


Tory See

Community Relations Manager
Viasat, Inc.


Steve Snyder

CEO
Fleet Museum


Music Watson

Chief Communications Officer
San Diego County Office of Education


David Webb

CEO
Synbal, Inc.


We give special thanks and recognition to outgoing board chair, Charles Bergan for all his contributions.
We give special thanks and recognition to outgoing board chair, Charles Bergan for all his contributions.
We give a warm welcome to current board chair, Karen Possemato.
We give a warm welcome to current board chair, Karen Possemato.

2018 Gold Sponsors

Join us - EXPO Day at Petco Park

March 2, 2019 - 10a-5p

Over 125 hands-on exhibits, live performances, free and open to the public -- all in the fun and exciting venue of PETCO Park in Downtown San Diego!

EXPO Day Info

2018 Sponsors

It takes true community spirit and engagement to build a successful Festival Week that not only provides meaningful experiences, but sets a path for the future of San Diego.

2018 Sponsor Honor Roll

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