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The Biocom Institute envisions a community with a well-trained workforce for high-demand, high-skill, and high-earning jobs and provides meaningful workforce development programs to achieve this goal. To sustainably develop the workforce, we recognize the importance of starting early and therefore provide K-12 student and teacher Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) outreach programs. We additionally deliver life science-focused innovative and industry-vetted professional development programs, targeting a variety of demographics.

Our STEM Initiatives include the San Diego Festival of Science and Engineering, which reaches more than 75,000 San Diegans each year. It also includes a newer program, STEM In Your Backyard. These STEM initiatives allow for face-to-face interaction with STEM professionals—positive and diverse role models—and deliver experiences to encourage youth to stay involved and to pursue STEM careers. Our STEM Initiative provides a holistic approach to STEM education by incorporating parent education so parents from all communities understand the impact STEM will have on their child’s future; teacher professional development so in-classroom lessons can be as effective and exciting as possible; and youth-to-industry interaction both in an engaging external setting and inside the classroom.

"The Festival provides a hub for the community around STEAM disciplines - a driving force for our economy, our innovation ecosystem, and the industries that color San Diego's culture. As part of the innovation economy in San Diego, STEM companies need to engage with and inspire the next generation. We all play a role in building San Diego's future."
Karen Possemato, Vice President, Corporate Marketing and Communication, Illumina
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Additional Supporters: Boys and Girls Foundation, Bravo Foundation, Evans Family Foundation

 
 

Our Programs

San Diego Festival of Science & Engineering
San Diego Festival of Science & Engineering

One Full Week Every March

The Festival of Science and Engineering is a nine-day educational experience kicking off with 26k community members every year at EXPO Day at PETCO Park. More than 75,000 kids, parents, teachers, industry leaders and community members participate in Festival Week, engaging in free interactive demonstrations and hands-on activities, showcasing San Diego County’s vibrant STEM community. STEM Fest

STEM In Your Backyard
STEM In Your Backyard

Monthly

STEM In Your Backyard brings pocket-sized versions of our popular Festival of Science & Engineering to a variety of neighborhoods throughout the year. Students, families, and business leaders are given the opportunity to interact and engage in fun and in-depth learning activities. Learn More

Mission STEM Possible
Mission STEM Possible

Mission STEM Possible is a free career exploration where students come face-to-face with a room passionate STEM advocates who hold innovative, exciting and in-demand jobs in San Diego. Learn More

City of STEM Los Angeles
City of STEM Los Angeles

Biocom is a proud partner in City of STEM, LA's largest celebration of Science, Technology, Engineering and Math which takes place the entire month of April with a series of amazing events and awesome activities throughout Los Angeles County.

The community events highlight the ongoing importance that science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) have in the Los Angeles region. Throughout April, City of STEM partners will present science-themed happenings in communities around Southern CA, bringing STEM to the people of LA.

Contact our LA team to learn more about getting involved with our partnership or learn more about the event below. Learn More

 
 

For more information, or to get involved with one or more of our STEM initiatives, contact us.

 
 
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