2017 SAN DIEGO FESTIVAL OF SCIENCE & ENGINEERING | MARCH 4-12

Back for it's 9th year, don't miss the San Diego Festival of Science & Engineering, produced by the Biocom Institute and presented by Illumina Inc., featuring over 60 STEM related events happening throughout San Diego County March 4-12 to engage everybody from K to grey in science education! For a full listing of events with up to the minute details please visit our website www.lovestemsd.org


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 SATURDAY, MARCH 4TH
EXPO DAY  
10AM - 5PM |  Petco Park | FREE
130+ interactive, hands-on STEM exhibits!
Ages: Pre-k, Elementary, Middle, High




LUNCH OPTIONS
  • $6 KIDS MEAL: includes hot dog, a juice box and a cookie and available at select Padres concession stands.
  • BRING YOUR OWN LUNCH: The San Diego Padres permit guests to bring food into Petco Park for individual consumption (but not for large groups of individuals) as long as the items are consumed in the general seating or designated picnic areas. Outside food cannot be brought into any restaurant, club lounge, or suite.
EXPO EXTRA CREDIT ADVENTURE: 
(FORMERLY KNOWN AS HOMERUN CHALLENGE)
K-12 TEACHERS: Encourage your students to explore STEM by rewarding extra credit for attending our EXPODay at Petco Park on 03/04. To download the Expo Day Extra Credit worksheet, please click above. Extra copies are available at the Expo Day Extra Credit Adventure booth presented by UCSD Begs Outreach and located near the Fireside Chats in the Mercado directly up the large staircase at the Park
 Boulevard gate.

Click Here for Fireside Chats LXS Science Tour Schedule


Meet and Greet the Pink,  Black, and Red Ranger at the Palm Court Triangle 2-4 PM! Arrive early  limited opportunity
Don't miss the Pre-K Zone for your tiny innovators! Located by the Tot Lot at Park at the Park presented by STEAM Maker Workshop and San Diego Children's Discovery Museum
Catch TedxKids@ElCajon on the Dugout Stage


EXPANDING YOUR HORIZONS CONFERENCE
9AM - 3PM  | University of San Diego
A unique opportunity for girls in grades 6 through 10 to engage in hands-on workshops led by San Diego's top scientists, engineers, and specialists
Ages: Middle, High
UC HEALTH HACK 2017!
8AM - 4PM | UCSD Health
Students, physicians, and industry professionals will have the chance to address and attempt to solve integrative medicine and global health issues in a fast-paced, competition format. 
Ages: High, College & Beyond, 21+
10AM - 4PM | New Children's Museum
Take on the design challenge, "Can you make a balancing sculpture?"
Ages: Elementary, Middle
 SUNDAY, MARCH 5TH
REPTILE STEAM
11AM - 1PM | Ecovivarium | Escondido
Come check out Ecovivarium's living museum and meet some of our residents!
Ages: Pre-K , Elementary, Middle
STEM IN YOUR BACKYARD: 
VISTA
1PM - 5PM | Mainstreet Parking Lot
*Next to Avo Playhouse
25+ interactive, hands-on STEM exhibits uniting the Vista community through sparks of science!
Ages: Pre-K, Elementary, Middle, High
KEEP THE PINT NIGHT
IN CELEBRATION OF 9TH ANNUAL FESTIVAL OF SCIENCE & ENGINEERING
6:30PM - 8:30PM | Wavelength Brewing Co.
Science talks, check out the night sky, and p urchase a commemorative Festival pint glass, and receive a free-fill up, courtesy of Wavelength Brewing Company. Proceeds will benefit the Biocom Institute Festival of Science & Engineering, San Diego 
Ages: 21+
 MONDAY, MARCH 6TH
SENIOR MONDAYS!
9:30AM - 5PM | Fleet Science Center
Science fans 65+ enjoy special admission prices to the Fleet Science Center
Ages: Seniors
FAIRYTALE STEAM WORKSHOP: 
THE GINGERBREAD MAN
10AM-11AM | SD Children's Discovery Museum
"Run, run, as fast as you can! You can't catch me! I'm the Gingerbread Man!" In this engineering challenge, children will create an escape vehicle for the Gingerbread Man. 
Ages: Pre-K, Elementary
SHARP MIND LECTURE
10:30AM - 11:30AM | Fleet Science Center
Science fans 65+ enjoy special admission prices to the Fleet Science Center
Ages: Middle, High, College & Beyond, 21+
OCEAN SCIENCE EXPLORATION
11:00AM - 1:00PM | Birch Aquarium
Explore-It! Whales: Through hands-on activities, guests will explore the wide diversity of whales and learn about our local whale species. 
Ages: Elementary, Middle
1:00PM-2:15PM | Taylor Guitars
**HAPPENING MONDAY - FRIDAY 3/6-3/10
The Taylor Guitars factory tour takes guests through the steps of guitar construction and through the story of 2 local men who built up their dream from a young age.
Ages: Middle, High, College & Beyond
3:00PM - 5:30PM | San Diego Central Public Library 
Design and build like an architect in celebration of Teen Tech Week, in March. During this 4-day workshop, you will have an opportunity to design a 2D floor plan and then use foam core to build a mini 3D architectural model! 
Ages: Middle, High
STEAM MAKER OPEN  HOUSE
5:15PM-8:30PM | STEAM Maker Workshop
Come visit the workshop that your inner 12 year old would love to have attended and see how the STEAM sausage is made! Get ideas on how to implement Laser cutting, 3D printing, Robotics, Virtual Reality and more in the classroom or youth group environment. All ages welcome. Children under 18 must be accompanied by an adult.
Ages: Elementary, Middle, High, College & Beyond
SUDS & SCIENCE
San Diego Research Spotlight: Climate Change and its Effect on Food Security
6:30PM - 8:30PM | Stone Brewing World & Bistro
The Fleet partners with local bars and scientists to bring you an evening with a fun-yet-informative presentation, which kicks off an extended discussion between the scientist and the audience­­-all while the audience drinks along. Panel participants:   Ages: 21+
TUESDAY, MARCH 7TH
FAIRYTALE STEAM WORKSHOP: 
LITTLE RED HIDING HOOD 
10AM-11AM | SD Children's Discovery Museum
Little Red Riding Hood needs to get to her grandmother's house to make a delivery. In this engineering challenge, children will build a strong basket for Little Red Riding Hood to carry all her goods to Grandmother's house.
  Ages: Pre-K, Elementary
STEM IN YOUR BACKYARD: BARRIO LOGAN
3:30PM - 6:30PM | Logan Heights Branch Library
Bring your family to the Logan Heights Branch Library for a FREE and fun filled afternoon featuring over 25 interactive, hands-on STEM exhibits from local businesses, nonprofits, and schools
Ages: Pre-K, Elementary, Middle, High
5:30PM-7:00PM | Cal State University San Marcos | USU Ballroom Astronomy
 Join Dr. Summer Ash, Director of Outreach for Columbia University's Department of Astronomy, as she discusses "The Invisible Universe: Seeing What Our Eyes Can't." 
Ages: High School, College & Beyond, 21+
THINK DRINK SCIENCE
IN PARTNERSHIP WITH SANFORD BURNHAM PREBYS DISCOVERY INSTITUTE
6:30PM - 8:30PM | The Quartyard
Join the San Diego Festival of Science & Engineering for a Taco Tuesday version of Think, Drink, Science. Come learn about some of the interesting work being researched by local grad students, grab a beer or spirit of choice, and checkout some cool science experiments too! 
Ages: 21+
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WEDNESDAY, MARCH 8TH
9:30AM - 11:30AM | The Water Conservation Garden
Visit Ms. Smarty-Plants™ at the beautiful Water Conservation Garden for an outdoor learning adventure! With her special mixture of music and magic, Ms. Smarty-Plants™ ignites the EARTH HERO in each of us!
 
Ages: Elementary
FAIRYTALE STEAM WORKSHOP: 
THREE BILLY GOATS GRUFF
10:30AM-12pM | SD Children's Discovery Museum
The three Billy Goat brothers want to eat fresh grass on the other side of the bridge, but the Troll threatens to stop them. In this engineering challenge, children will create a trap for the troll under the bridge.
Ages: Pre-K, Elementary
OCEAN SCIENCE EXPLORATION
1:00PM - 3:00PM | Birch Aquarium
**Re-occurs Friday 3/10 1:00PM-3:00PM
Think Tank - Wind Energy Challenge: For this activity, learners are invited to explore sustainable energy by designing and testing their own wind turbines. . Guests can use their imaginations to create blades and then test the blades on a turbine to see how much energy their turbine (and the wind!) can create. 
Ages: Elementary, Middle
STEM IN YOUR BACKYARD: CHULA VISTA
3:30PM - 6:30PM | Chula Vista Public Library (F Street)
Bring your family to the Chula Vista Public Library for a FREE and fun filled afternoon featuring over 25 interactive, hands-on STEM exhibits from local businesses, nonprofits, and schools
Ages: Pre-K, Elementary, Middle, High
BEE BUILDERS
3:30PM - 5:30PM | SDPL Carmel Valley Branch
Local Beekeeper, Hilary Kearney, will provide an interactive presentation teaching children what a beekeeper does and explores the concepts of pollination, beehives and bee life cycles
Ages: Middle, High
5:00PM-6:00PM | Copley YMCA
San Diego County Credit Union Biz Kid$ Bash program, a financial literacy initiative that teaches kids about money and business. This program is one of the many ways SDCCU is making a positive difference in our local schools. For more information, visit sdccu.com/bizkids.
Ages: Elementary, Middle
Brushes & Beakers
6:00PM - 9:00PM | 57 Degrees | $35
Join us for a night of art and science. The San Diego Festival of Science and Engineering and the Fleet Science Center are partnering with Wine & Canvas San Diego to bring you a night of creativity and enlightenment. Local artist Amanda Rouse will lead you through the process of creating your own masterpiece, a beautiful sunset scene of the Ocean Beach Pier, while her husband, Dr. Robert Letscher, shares his experience and work as a marine biogeochemist researcher who contributes to next-generation climate models.  Ages: 21+
6:30PM-8:30PM | Wavelength Brewing Co.
In honor of International Women's Day, two professors from California State University San Marcos will be discussing cybersecurity at Wavelength Brewery in Vista Village. Dr. Rika Yoshii, Professor, Department of Computer Science & Information Systems, will talk about "The Internet of Things and AI," including such topics as big data analysis, nanomachines, and privacy and security. Dr. Teresa Macklin, Associate Dean and Chief Information Security Officer for IITS, will provide a case study on incident investigations. Dr. Macklin is also the Director of the new Master's in Cybersecurity degree program offered through Extended Learning.
Ages: College & Beyond, 21+
6:30PM - 8:30PM | Uptown Tavern
Oxygen is required for survival, but just how necessary is it and what limits can be tolerated in extreme low oxygen environments? A panel of UC San Diego scientists will discuss beneficial responses to low oxygen and the unique physiology of species adapted to life ranging from the depths of the sea to the highest villages in the world.   Ages: 21+
THURSDAY, MARCH 9TH
FAIRYTALE STEAM WORKSHOP: 
Jack and the Beanstalk
10:30AM-12PM | SD Children's Discovery Museum
"Fee-fi-fo-fum!" Jack needs to get down from the beanstalk before the Giant catches him. In this engineering challenge, children will help Jack escape from the giant by building a parachute.
Ages: Pre-K, Elementary
STEM IN YOUR BACKYARD: ALPINE
3:30PM - 6:30PM | Alpine Branch Library
Bring your family to the Alpine Branch Library for a FREE and fun filled day featuring over 15 interactive, hands-on exhibits from local businesses, nonprofits, and schools. All activities are meant to spark a love for science in your future innovator.
Ages: Pre-K, Elementary, Middle, High
5:00PM-7:00PM | Montgomery High School
Learn and experience STEM through interactive booths run by Sweetwater's own high school students! Interactive booths will include: Science of dry ice, Maker Space wind tunnel, non-Newtonian Slime, Science of Sand and Polymers, and more! In addition, you can see a 3D printer in action, learn how biodeisel is made, play puzzle games, pet some reptiles, see some awesome robots, and much more!
Ages: Elementary, Middle, High, College & Beyond

5:30-9:30PM |  50 Scientists and Artists | 25 Bars | One Night. |  All Over San Diego County
What sounds like the beginning of a rather bad joke is actually a fun, new community program by the Fleet Science Center. During Two Scientists Walk Into a Bar, local scientists will enjoy something we all do: a beer and good conversation in a local bar. Join them, and ask them anything you want! They'll be easy to spot. Just look for the sign that reads: "We are scientists. Ask us anything!"

In this artistic variant on our popular Two Scientists Walk into a Bar program, we add a special twist by inviting artists to the mix. For this special edition, we have partnered with the San Diego Art Institute, who will bring together artists and scientists in their upcoming exhibition Extra-Ordinary Collusion: Art & Science Collaboration. Many of the artists and scientists you will meet during our March 9 event, are participating in the exhibition.

Participating Bars & Times:
  • White Labs 9495 Candida St, San Diego, CA 92121 (6 p.m. to 8 p.m.)
  • Thorn Street Brewing 3176 Thorn St, San Diego, CA 92104 (6 p.m. to 8 p.m.)
  • Cellar 3 12260 Crosthwaite Circle, Poway, CA 92064 (5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.)
  • Mike Hess Brewing 3812 Grim Avenue, San Diego, CA 92104 (6 p.m. to 8 p.m.)
  • Mission Brewery 1441 L Street, San Diego, CA 92101 (5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.)
  • Society Brewing 8262 Clairemont Mesa Blvd, San Diego, CA 92111 (5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.)
  • URBN Coal Fired Pizza 3085 University Ave, San Diego, CA 92104 (7 p.m. to 9 p.m.)
  • Modern Times 3000 Upas St, Suite 102, San Diego, CA 92104 (7 p.m. to 9 p.m.)
  • Wavelength Brewing 236 Main Street, Vista, CA 92084 (6 p.m. to 8 p.m.)
  • The Manhattan Bar 400 Broadway, Chula Vista, CA 91910 (7 p.m. to 9 p.m.)
  • The Rose Wine Bar 2219 30th Street, San Diego, CA 92104 (6 p.m. to 8 p.m.)
  • Blind Lady Ale House 3416 Adams Avenue, San Diego, CA 92116 (7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.)
  • Panama 66 1450 El Prado, Balboa Park (by the San Diego Museum of Art), San Diego, CA 92101 (6 p.m. to 8 p.m.)
  • Tiger! Tiger! 3025 El Cajon Blvd, San Diego, CA 92104 (7 p.m. to 9 p.m.)
  • The Flight Path Wine Bar 1202 Kettner Blvd, Suite 104, San Diego, CA 92101 (5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.)
  • Barrel Republic 1261 Garnet Avenue, San Diego, CA 92109 (6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.)
  • Lightning Brewery 13200 Kirkham Way, Poway, CA 92064 (5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.)
  • Ballast Point 2215 India Street, San Diego, CA 92101 (7 p.m. to 9 p.m.)
  • Iron Fist Brewing 1985 National Avenue, #1132, San Diego, CA 92113 (6 p.m. to 8 p.m.)
  • Iron Fist Brewing 1305 Hot Spring Way, #101, Vista, CA 92081 (6 p.m. to 8 p.m.)
  • Polite Provisions 4696 30th Street, San Diego, CA 92116 (7 p.m. to 9 p.m.)
  • Green Flash Brewing 6550 Mira Mesa Blvd, San Diego, CA 92101 (5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.)
  • Negociant Urban Winery 2419 El Cajon Blvd, San Diego, CA 92104 (6:30 p.m to 7:30 p.m.)
  • The WineSellar & Brasserie 9550 Waples St, San Diego, CA 92121 (5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.)
  • Fall Brewing 4542 30th Street, San Diego, CA 92116 (7 p.m. to 9 p.m

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No RSVP required for this event: open to the public.
 
6:00PM - 8:30PM | STEAM Maker Workshop
Limit 25 people (18+ only). Are you an educator, tinkerer or craftsman looking to expand your repertoire? Have you been thinking about purchasing the latest Maker tools for you your next project? 3D Printing, CNC, Laser Cutters and more.
Ages: Pre-K, Elementary, Middle, High
FRIDAY, MARCH 10TH
9:00AM - 2:00PM | CSU San Marcos
**Re-occurs Saturday, 3/11 9:00AM - 2:00PM
Open to California students in grades K-12.
Teams of 8 students collectively solve 25 3x3 Rubik's Cubes in the fastest time. Students on registered teams can compete in a solo competition
Solo Competition: Students from registered teams can compete for the fastest solo time solving a 3x3 Rubik's Cube.  The event is FREE but requires preregistration
Ages: Elementary, Middle, High Register Here
RIVER KIDS DISCOVERY DAYS
9:00AM - 3:00PM | San Diego River Park Foundation
** Two Day Event Fri 3/10 - Sat 3/11
Join the San Diego River Park Foundation for a free two-day celebration of the San Diego River featuring nature fun for youth and their families! More than 20 activities are planned all along our River; including habitat restoration, planting, rainbow trout release, mountain biking, mural painting, trail building, water quality analysis, and more! To see when and where specific activities are planned or to sign up, please visit  www.RiverDiscoveryDays.org
Ages: Pre-K, Elementary, Middle, High
FAIRYTALE STEAM WORKSHOP: 
Chicken Little
10:00AM-12PM | SD Children's Discovery Museum
The sky is falling! In this engineering challenge, children will create a device to protect Chicken Little if the sky does begin to fall.
  Ages: Pre-K, Elementary
6:00PM - 9:00PM | Fleet Science Center | $19.95
Investigate the Fleet Science Center after hours at our next Fleet Night of Science event: Detectives vs. Engineers! This 21+ event celebrates the newest offerings at the Fleet: our brand-new giant screen film Dream Big, which is about engineering our world, and our newest exhibition, Sherlock Holmes and the Clocktower Mystery. First, catch the premiere of Dream Big, then put on your hard hat and construct a derby car, create a Rube Goldberg contraption and design a structure that will survive our earthquake simulator  
Ages: 21+
SATURDAY, MARCH 11TH
9:00AM - 2:00PM | SD Miramar College
San Diego Miramar College will host a free science festival on Saturday, March 11, 2017 from 9:00 a.m. to 12pm for kids from 9 to 99 at its Mira Mesa Campus (10440 Black Mountain Road). The Miramar College science faculty, staff and students will present a morning filled with "hands on" activities. All ages are welcome and this is a free event with free parking on campus! 
Ages: Elementary, Middle, High School
9:30AM-11:30AM | Fleet Science Center
In this second part of a three part series on archaeology and drones, participants will work in teams with Cara Ratner, owner of Archaeology For Kids, to create their own archaeology plan map. Also, Jeff Riolo and his crew from Empower UAV will give a demonstration on aerial drone technology as a tool for science.
Ages: Elementary, Middle

12:00PM-2:00PM | Fleet Science Center
SUPER STEM SATURDAY
Presented by: CSU San Marcos &
The Classical Academies
10:00AM-4:00PM | CSU San Marcos Campus
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. The brainchild of The Classical Academies and held in partnership with CSUSM, Super STEM Saturday has grown into a popular North County event that draws over 7,000 science enthusiasts each year to the university campus
  Ages: Pre-K, Elementary, Middle, High, College & Beyond
STEM IN YOUR BACKYARD: LAKESIDE
1:00PM - 5:00PM | Lakeside Community Center
Bring your family to the Lakeside Community Center for a FREE and fun filled day featuring over 25 interactive, hands-on exhibits from local businesses, nonprofits, and schools.
Ages: Pre-K, Elementary, Middle, High
1:00PM-4:00PM | Cymer
Science and technology should be fun! Join us as we rotate through five different stations where STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math) concepts are taught using fun hands-on activities and experiments!
 
Ages: Middle School
PAPER INSECTS
**1:00PM-3:30PM | SDPL San Carlos Branch
Develop an intuitive understanding of 3D shapes and explore the finer details of spatial geometry through origami in this hands-on workshop.
Ages: Elementary, Middle
3:00PM - 5:30PM | SDPL Central Branch 
Learn the method by which computer programs are created--CODING. Learn basic computer programming and gain understanding of how our modern world works in this fun and exciting workshop.
Ages: Middle, High
3:00PM - 5:00PM | Renaissance Village Academy
We'll measure circumferences and diameters, sing Pi carols, then eat Julian pie. The tastiest math lesson you'll ever have. Bring the family or drop off your students to explore a different topic or theme each month. Children under 5 must be chaperoned by an adult at all times. Russian and Swedish speakers provided. Free event. 
Ages: Pre-K, Elementary, Middle, High School
SUNDAY, MARCH 12TH
THE SCIENCE & ENGINEERING OF LOWRIDERS
1:00PM - 3:00PM | Chicano Park
The Science and Engineering of Lowriders event at Chicano Park will feature a history of lowrider culture, the evolution of engineering and technology that goes into these mobile art pieces, and a historical tour of the famous murals of Chicano Park, ending with a lowrider demonstration. This family friendly experience is presented by Via International and 52 Weeks of Science Free event. 
Ages: Elementary, Middle, High, College & Beyond
SDSDU SCIENCE & ENGINEERING SAMPLER
Saturday March 18 | 9:00AM-2:00PM
San Diego State University
The College of Sciences and College of Engineering at San Diego State University open their doors to K-12 students and families to showcase 22 interactive exhibits such as: CSI Meets CSU, Show-Me Geology, telescopes, planetarium showings, laser demonstrations, SuperSonic Ping-Pong Balls, Electron Microscope Facility, aerospace, robotics, making ice cream using liquid nitrogen, X-ray Crystallography, and much more. Event Site
 
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Festival of Science & Engineering |  Biocom Institute |  858-455-0300 | info@lovestemsd.org | lovestemsd.org
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