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Super STEM Saturday at CSUSM

Over 75 interactive demonstrations and hands-on science activities including rocket launches, build-a-robot stations, animal encounters and eco-tours will engage thousands of attendees this Saturday, March 16 at the annual science festival Super STEM Saturday, held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at California State University San Marcos (CSUSM). Free and open to the public, the festival is expected to draw more than 3,000 people.Super STEM Saturday is designed to expose and engage kids of all ages and their families to the diverse and exciting fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics, known as the STEM disciplines. This year’s interactive festival features a drone model display, scientist chats, mammal tracking, a tasty hydroponics demonstration, solar telescope viewings, a lively Rubik's Cube competition, an e-Recycling collection station and more.Sponsored by ViaSat, Genentech and Northrop Grumman and hosted by CSUSM and The Classical Academies, Super STEM Saturday kicks off the weeklong San Diego Festival of Science and Engineering, the largest celebration of innovation and science education in Southern California.What:                   Super STEM Saturday: a free interactive science festival for all agesWhen:                  Saturday, March 16, 2013, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.Where:                California State University San Marcos - 333 South Twin Oaks Valley Road, San MarcosAbout California State University San MarcosCalifornia State University San Marcos combines the ambiance of a mid-sized, personal, modern campus with the unequaled value of the California State University. Since its founding in 1989, the campus has distinguished itself. Students benefit from the latest facilities and equipment, a superb faculty that enjoys teaching, and a rigorous academic program that prepares students for a successful life in and out of the workplace. A recent survey reported that our annual spending in the region was $161 million, generating a total impact of $307 million on the regional economy. 85 percent of CSUSM’s alumni stay in the region. CSU San Marcos is located on a 304-acre hillside overlooking the city of San Marcos. It is 15 miles east of the ocean; just 30 miles north of downtown San Diego.