Engineering

STEM in Your Backyard: East County

STEM in Your Backyard brings pocket-sized versions of the popular San Diego Festival of Science & Engineering EXPO Day to neighborhoods all over the county throughout the year. STEM In Your Backyard provides access to free, meaningful STEM experiences by bringing the spark of science directly to communities throughout San Diego.

Patterns in Music

Join the Classics Philharmonic Orchestra and the Hutchins Consort in a concert all about patterns. With music from a variety of genres students learn about patterns in beat, rhythm, and form and see how patterns play a role in many other subjects like mathematics, language arts, and science! Women’s History Month bonus: learn about historic American Carleen Hutchins, the string instrument maker who created the Hutchins Consort viols.

Super STEM Saturday

Explore interactive demonstrations and hands-on science activities at Super STEM Saturday, including rocket launches, build-a-robot stations, model displays, scientist chats and a obstacle course. The event is free and open to the public. Complimentary parking available in Lots E, F, and H. Super STEM Saturday is designed to expose and engage kids of all ages and their families to the diverse and exciting fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics, known as the STEM disciplines.

SUHSD Family STEAM Night

Students from Sweetwater Unified High School district invite you to this free community event designed to inspire a love of STEM in people of all ages! Come learn about science and technology through a series of interactive booths! You can learn how a 3D printer works, learn to solder your own circuit, play with a Non-Newtonian slime, hold a snake, build a parachute to test in the wind tunnel, and much, much more!

BLOCKCEPTION HACKATHON

Parking in any major city is a stressful experience and feeding the meter is an annoying one. It’s time to engineer the problem away! Join The Machine Learning Society and CyberTECH on March 2–4 at XY Oracle Network offices for San Diego’s first Blockchain Hackathon. Hack the ledger by developing state-of-the-art applications for Smart Cities on the Blockchain.

Challenges will bring together Blockchain developers, Artificial Intelligence experts and Cybersecurity professionals to deploy robust traffic management solutions that fundamentally re-imagine urban transportation.

Expanding Your Horizons Conference

The Expanding Your Horizons Conference is a unique opportunity for girls in grades 6 through 10 to engage in hands-on workshops in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) led by San Diego’s top scientists, engineers, and specialists. This unique event is designed to foster young girls’ enthusiasm for STEM careers, inform them of professions and opportunities, and encourage them to continue their studies in science and math to reach their goals and objectives.

Building Better Batteries

Speaker: Ying Shirley Meng, Ph.D., Associate Professor Department of Nano Engineering University of California, San Diego.

High energy, long life, rechargeable batteries are considered an important technological opportunity to reduce production of greenhouse gasses. What standards should be set for safety of new energy storage technologies? And, who should enforce those standards? Join us for this program to learn about these exciting developments as well as discussing how best to meet potential social and ethical challenges.

Fleet Night of Science—MythBusters: The Explosive Exhibition

This edition of Fleet Night of Science will celebrate the San Diego Festival of Science and Engineering and the Fleet's newest exhibition, MythBusters: The Explosive Exhibition.

Bust popular myths through exciting experiments. Try to dodge a paint ball, find out what keeps you drier: running or walking through the rain, channel your inner action hero by hanging off a cliff and much more.

Drinks and food will be available for purchase.

2019 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!

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