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Science to Engage Thousands at Annual Super STEM Saturday

Build and launch a rocket, view the surface of the sun, and discover how chemistry is better than magic. 

These are just a few of the more than 75 hands-on, interactive activities and demonstrations that will engage thousands of attendees at Super STEM Saturday on March 9 at Cal State San Marcos. This rain-or-shine science festival is from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and is free and open to the public. Children of all ages are invited to attend.  

“What we take away from our childhood is really meaningful to what we decide to do as adults,” said Simon Kuo, vice president of corporate quality for Viasat, one of the lead sponsors of Super STEM Saturday. “That’s why we believe it’s really important to expose kids to science and technology so that it can help them better appreciate it and perhaps even choose a career in STEM.”  

“Super STEM Saturday is a powerful event,” said Jackie Trischman, dean of the College of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics at CSUSM. “I want our community to see someone who looks like them having fun doing science. It’s also an opportunity to bring our community together and celebrate what science does for us on a daily basis.”  

“I am so pleased to have our team partner with Cal State San Marcos in providing a science festival focused on celebrating STEM,” said Cameron Curry, chief executive officer of The Classical Academies. “The culmination of educators, organizations and professionals working together allows us to inspire young minds, ignite passions and expose students to what is possible with science, technology, engineering and mathematics.” 

The sponsors of Super STEM Saturday include Viasat; the County of San Diego; the Issa Family Foundation; Keenan; General Atomics; Medtronic; ACS; Erickson-Hall Construction; Cox Communications; Pacific Premier Bank; Young, Minney & Corr, LLP; RBC Capital Markets; Cigna; Recreation Brands; Stradling; HED; Calsense; North Island Credit Union; San Diego Children’s Discovery Museum; and The Difference Card. 


What: Super STEM Saturday, a free interactive science festival for all ages 

When: Saturday, March 9, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.  

Where: Cal State San Marcos, 333 S. Twin Oaks Valley Road, San Marcos  

Parking: Free in Lot F  

More information: www.csusm.edu/superstem 


About The Classical Academies  

The Classical Academies is an organization of award-winning, tuition-free, California Public Charter Schools serving North San Diego County since 1999. With seven campus locations and over 5,200 students in grades TK-12, the schools are making a tremendous impact as they reinvent public education.