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High Temperature Fusion is Very Cool!

Two presenters will provide lively demonstrations on states of matter, electricity & magnetism, force & pressure - these are science categories we use in our nuclear fusion research work. The demonstrations could include: liquid nitrogen, magnetic can launcher, Tesla coil, bed-of-nails, steel can differential pressure crush.

Mechanical Advantage, Team 16884

Mechanical Advantage is a FIRST Tech. Challenge robotics team comprised of high school students. The team provides hands-on robotics demonstrations to attendees at community events. The team's robots are no more than 18" cubed and can operated from a table top and on the ground (i.e., driven) depending on available space. The team has operated from both a 10' x 10' and 10' x 20' booth at past Expo Events. The team's past participation has been sponsored by companies like Cox Communications.


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.


Curious about artificial intelligence and machine learning? Stop by the Viasat booth to see how your portrait will be drawn using AI and ML and understand how Viasat, Inc. uses AI across the company to create efficiencies and scale our business.

Magnolia Science Academy

Magnolia Science Academy is a California Distinguished School. MSA is a public, charter STEAM focused middle school serving San Diego since 2005. Our robotics students and teachers will be engaging guests by allowing them to try coding activities and operate remote controlled Vex IQ robots and even complete a VEX competition challenge!

Magnolia Science Academy

Magnolia Science Academy is a California Distinguished School. MSA is a public, charter STEAM focused middle school serving San Diego since 2005. Our student ambassadors and teachers will be engaging guests through several hands-on, interactive science experiments/activities such as elephant toothpaste, biome diorama, chemical reaction experiments and molecule sticks. In addition to hands-on science activities, we will also provide our guests with cool, interactive art and math activities.

Sally Ride Science @ UC San Diego

The Sally Ride Science Academy offers fascinating and fun STEAM workshops for students entering grades 3 through 12. Our online and in-person workshops let students investigate coding, acting, space science, marine biology and more, as they immerse themselves in hands-on projects. Top-notch STEAM instructors incorporate real-life stories of vibrant women conducting research in each field inspiring students and making STEAM careers more accessible.

San Diego Children's Discovery Museum

San Diego Children's Discovery Museum provides hands-on STEM experiences for children through its mobile exhibits program. Children can experiment with gravity on Ball Wall, use their imagination to architect buildings out of large foam blocks, and explore engineering through play. Each exhibit comes with unique STEM challenges to encourage children to push beyond their current knowledge and uncover endless opportunities to learn through play.

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