STEM

 

STEM

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.

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

We Love STEM
We Love STEM

School Year

The We Love STEM program affords students from all social and economic backgrounds the opportunity to engage in STEM experiences both inside and outside the classroom by providing funding for year-round enrichment activities, including field trips and classroom projects. More than just a field trip, We Love STEM often proves to be a transformative life experience for participating students. Learn More

Bright Idea Society
Bright Idea Society

The Bright Idea Society annual award recognizes three Science & Engineering classrooms or clubs at the elementary, middle, and high school levels. Each winning club or school is awarded a stipend, to advance their work and a booth at the Biocom Institute’s Festival of Science & Engineering’s EXPO Day, to showcase their ideas to thousands of Festival attendees of all ages. Learn More

STEM Voice
STEM Voice

Biocom Institute is the western regional coordinating organization of the STEM Voice™ Video Competition, a nation-wide opportunity hos**ted by the Coalition of State Bioscience Institutes (CSBI) which invites kids to artistically explore the importance of STEM. The competition encourages students to be creative and use video to show how much they love STEM. Learn More

 

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

 
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