Super STEM Saturday

The 10th Annual San Diego Festival of Science and Engineering closed its 10 days of educational fun with Super STEM Saturday, an interactive science festival drawing thousands of attendees to the California State University San Marcos (CSUSM) campus. Super STEM Saturday is hosted by CSUSM in partnership with The Classical Academies and attracts over 10,000 participants every year. This year was no exception, despite the slight rain. The all-day event included hands-on activities, live demonstrations, and chemistry and Rubik’s Cube competitions. From launching rockets and programming robots to learning the science behind theater production and animal conservation, there was something for every local science enthusiast. A highlight was a chance to learn about California Rescue Dog Association, a nonprofit organization that trains and deploys search dog teams to find missing persons throughout the state.


“Super STEM Saturday’s purpose is to develop in everyone who attends an appreciation and understanding of the role science and engineering plays in our daily lives and how its practical applications solve critical problems and real-world issues,” said Katherine Kantardjieff, Dean of the College of Science and Mathematics.

San Diego Festival of Science & Engineering continues its educational mission year-round with the STEM in Your Backyard program, which hosts miniature versions of the festival in neighborhoods throughout the county. Learn more about upcoming events at