Southeast SD STEAM Expo:

This image contains 9 people posing in front of a canopy. The people are representatives of UCSD at the 2022 SD STEAM Expo


The 2024 Southeast San Diego Science & Art Expo will incorporate interactive science shows and demonstrations provided by UC San Diego, the Southeast San Diego STEM Ecosystem, and other local partners (hopefully you too!), as well as live musical performances, and art stations. We invite you to get creative, come out, and help highlight the science behind some of the interactions we experience and see daily in our San Diego communities!

Register: Southeast SD STEAM Expo


STEM Girl Summer

STEM Girl Summer poster

This new summer event will be held over the weekend of June 25th, incorporating hands-on activities from multiple areas of physics and discussions with women graduate students and professors on their path to science.
Contact: Robin Glefke


Big Sister STEM

Big Sister STEM logo

Big Sister STEM is a team of volunteer undergraduate and graduate students from research universities such as UCSD, UCI, and UC Berkeley who are all pursuing careers in STEM. All of our volunteers are passionate about the mentorship and advancement of young women in STEM.
Contact: Megan Grace Li


Young Physicists Program

Students playing with flywheel

The UCSD Young Physicists Program (YPP) brings middle and high school students from across the San Diego region together with physics graduate students and professors from UCSD on Saturday morning each month to learn about fundamental topics in the quantifiable world via simplified collage-level laboratories and interactive demos.
Contact: Julio Barreiro


Tech Trek

Group of students

Tech Trek is a science and math camp designed to develop interest, excitement, and self-confidence in young women who will enter eighth grade in the fall. It features hands-on activities in math, science, and related fields. All sleeping, eating, instructional, and recreational facilities are located on a university campus where camps are held.
Contact: Alison Coil


Do the Math

Photos of calculations on note paper

Do the Math is a blog started by physics professor Tom Murphy in July, 2011 that uses physics and estimation techniques to paint a picture of the challenges our society will face in coming decades as we transition away from fossil fuels. The effort was motivated by the UCSD Physics 12 class on Energy and the Environment, aiming—in part—to teach people how to use physics and quantitative analysis in everyday life.
Contact: Tom Murhpy


Cosmic Tours – Portable Planetarium

Photos of constellations

Cosmic Tours is an integrated education and outreach program to bring the Universe to you! The UCSD OIR lab maintains and facilitates the use of the portable planetarium for public shows for K-12 schools and other outreach events, as well as undergraduate curricula. A planetarium serves as a fantastic facility for interactive scientific visualization. Portable planetaria make use of an inflatable dome that includes an advanced projector. Our team currently offers a traditional astronomical experience of the night sky and offer pre-arranged visualization programs and full dome movies that are developed for children and adults.
Contact: Shelley Wright


Astronomy On Tap

Astronomy on Tap logo

Scientists, educators, writers, artists & more reveal how they explore the universe at a bar near you!
Contact: Nick Galitzki


Barrio Logan Science & Arts Expo

Physics volunteers at Barrio Logan Expo


The Barrio Logan Science & Art Expo is an inclusive and annual art, science, and culture fair that welcomes families from around southern San Diego. Join the Barrio Logan Association, UC San Diego, and various community partners as we highlight science, art and culture in the world around us! Some demonstrations have included lowriders, bikes, skateboards, MAD Science, music and more!

Contact: Barrio Logan Science & Art Expo


San Diego Festival of Science and Engineering Expo Day

SD Festival of Science & Engineering logo


The San Diego Festival of Science and Engineering EXPO DAY is a collective effort between industry, business leaders, government, community organizations, public outreach centers, academia schools and school districts, and parents to provide a comprehensive to celebrate the diverse cultures, communities and populace of San Diego, and works to inspire the curious young minds of our our region to become tomorrow's STEAM leaders.


Young Scientists Club

Collection of photos of groups of students

The Young Scientists Club is a science enrichment program for children in grades 1-6 held at Carmel Creek elementary. During the monthly club meetings, students and their parents participate in hands-on interactive activities that demonstrate key scientific concepts. The club is run by Ms. Tiffany Farnsworth (STREAM teacher at Carmel Creek) and Dr. Elena Koslover (physics professor at UCSD), with the aid of graduate students and postdocs from the UCSD physics department. It is funded as an outreach activity through a grant from the National Science Foundation.

Worksheets for prior and upcoming activities can be found here.

Sign-up form for YSC can be found here.
Contact: Lena Koslover