San Marcos,
06
October
2016
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08:16 PM
America/Los_Angeles

STEM In Your Backyard Returns With Expanded Program

By Eric Breier

Cal State San Marcos’ College of Science and Mathematics enjoyed great success with its first “STEM In Your Backyard: Vista Village” event in March.

It proved so successful, in fact, that it has become a biannual event.

The second annual STEM In Your Backyard: Vista Village event will be from 1-5 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 9 in the Main Street parking lot across from Wavelength Brewery in downtown Vista. The event is free and open to the public.

The College of Science and Mathematics partnered with Wavelength Brewery and the San Diego Festival of Science & Engineering to hold STEM In Your Backyard: Vista Village as a precursor to Super STEM Saturday last March.

The event was so popular that Hans Haas, owner of Wavelength, and Amanda Coates, education and program manager for the San Diego Festival of Science & Engineering, approached Laurie Schmelzer, Student Services Professional in CSUSM's College of Science and Mathematics, about holding STEM In Your Backyard: Vista Village twice a year.

The second edition features an expanded program and has been extended an additional hour. CSUSM faculty and students from physics, chemistry, biochemistry and biological sciences as well as STEM Ambassadors will be in attendance to help facilitate hands-on experiments and interactive presentations.

Visit the College of Science and Mathematics’ events website for more information.

 

What: STEM In Your Backyard: Vista Village, a biannual family-friendly event to celebrate science with hands-on experiments and interactive presentations.

When: 1-5 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 9

Where: Vista Village in the Main Street parking lot across from Wavelength Brewery