Super STEM Saturday Showcases Science, Technology

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Media Contact: Margaret Lutz | mlutz@csusm.edu

California State University San Marcos (CSUSM) and The Classical Academies will kick off the annual San Diego Festival of Science and Engineering on Saturday, March 17 as the campus hosts Super STEM Saturday -- a free, interactive community festival designed to engage and excite science and technology enthusiasts of all ages.

More than a thousand children their families are expected to attend the one-day event, which will feature over 60 interactive demonstrations, hands-on exhibits and exciting talks with scientists and engineers from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Attendees will have the opportunity to participate in hands-on learning experiments in the physical, chemical and biological sciences. This year’s signature activities include a Rubik’s Cube competition, “Fashion of Science” show, a Science Fair Winner Walk of Fame, as well as robotic and rocket demonstrations.

For more information about Super STEM Saturday, visit: www.ssstem.com.

  What:   Super STEM Saturday: a free community festival exploring science and
              technology with over 60 interactive demonstrations, exhibits and speakers

  When:   Saturday, March 17, 2012, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

  Where:  California State University San Marcos
               333 South Twin Oaks Valley Road, San Marcos
               Free parking is available in Lot F, which is located behind Markstein Hall

About California State University San Marcos
California 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 fifteen miles east of the ocean; just thirty miles north of downtown San Diego.