photo provided by San Diego Festival of Science & Engineering

Businesses, universities, and professionals invited the community to explore local innovations and discoveries for the weeklong San Diego Festival of Science & Engineering. The annual festival is a program of the BIOCOM Institute in partnership with UC San Diego, Reuben H. Fleet Science Center, and the San Diego County Office of Education. All events were free to the public, including Super STEM Saturday, an all-day event at Cal State San Marcos that kicked off the week.

This week’s Super STEM Saturday was appropriately held on March 14, also known as Pi Day – the date this year was 3/14/15. The six-hour event included interactive activities, educational demonstrations, competitions, and talks with local scientists and mathematicians. Participants played Frisbee with a robot, built their own robots and rockets, and touched real fossils. Static electricity, rocket launch, and solar car demonstrations taught aspiring scientists of all ages about physics and technology. The Math Bowl, Rubik’s Cube Competition, and You Be the Chemist! Challenge were a chance for attendees to show off their own skills.

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