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Super STEM Saturday

Super STEM Saturday

April 24, 2021 from 10AM-4PM -- Sponsored By Viasat



Discover STEM

Join us on the Cal State San Marcos campus from 10am-4pm, rain or shine, for this annual event, sponsored by Viasat.

Explore interactive demonstrations and hands-on science activities at Super STEM Saturday, including rocket launches, build-a-robot stations, model displays, scientist chats and a obstacle course. The event is free and open to the public. Complimentary parking available in Lots E, F, and H.

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. The brainchild of The Classical Academies and held in partnership with the College of Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics at CSUSM, Super STEM Saturday has grown into a popular North County event that draws over 10,000 science enthusiasts each year to the university campus.

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Fun Activities

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  • Hands On Fun

    • Visit the San Diego Lab Rats and their Mobile STEAM Lab at the Viasat booth.
    • Learn about ways to conserve one of our most precious resources - water! - with CalSense.
    • Get hands-on experience with a surgical robot from Tri-City Medical Center.
    • View the surface of the sun through special filtered solar telescopes (weather permitting).
    • Learn about conservation with the San Diego Zoo.
    • Spend time learning how to identify animals in your neighborhood with tracks and scat.
    • Build and launch your own rocket.
    • Step into the shoes of a doctor, nurse, or EMT and learn how to take your vital signs.
  • Live Demonstrations

    • Watch the "Better than Magic Chemistry Show" with Chemistry demonstrations by CSUSM students and faculty.
    • Watch the "The Amazing World of Physics Show".
    • Discover the power of static electricity in the hair-raising fun of "Electrify Me!"
    • Visit with the Society of Physics Students and watch rocket launches every 20 minutes.
    • Visit with a CARDA dog and see how they are trained for search and rescue operations.
    • Sit and gain confidence in your reading skills with a Love On A Leash dog in front of the Kellogg Library.
  • Competitions

    Rubik's Cube Competition: See Rubik's athletes complete the cube… some in under a minute! (This event is only open to registered teams). 

    Questions?  Contact Judith Segina at

  • Food Options

    • Purchase lunch or snacks from local food trucks at the event.
    • Cool off with some shaved ice from Kona Ice.
    • Grab a coffee from Starbuck’s Coffee on Kellogg Plaza, a snack from Crash Cafe or a meal from Panda Express in the University Student Union.
    • Guests can also bring their own lunch to campus.
  • Girl Scouts

    Are you a Girl Scout looking to complete requirements for your STEM-related Try-It, Badge or Journey? Visit the information booth for suggested activities to do at the festival that fulfill badge requirements. Complete your requirements and earn a fun patch for the day! Boy Scouts can fullfill requirements for the Chemistry Merit Badge and Super Science (Bear Elective Adventure) badge.

    No registration required! Show up with your troop/pack or on your own to complete the activities.

  • Questions and Contact


    Laurie Schmelzer
    Director of Student Services & Programming
    College of Science and Mathematics,
    California State University San Marcos

A Special Thanks to Our Sponsors

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  • Photon Sponsors

    Hewlett Packard
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    Pacific Western Bank
    RBC Capital
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