STEM Exploration Day 

STEM Exploration Day

STEM Exploration Day 2020!

Virtual Event

November 5th & 6th, 2020 

3:00 - 4:00 pm


Click here to apply now - Applications Due Wednesday, October 28th*. 

*All applications recieved within the first week will be entered into a 25-winner raffle!

STEM Exploration Day 2020 will take place November 5th and 6th, 2020 from 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm on Thursday and Friday. Each day, students can log in from home to participate in a workshop of their choice on Zoom, with PCI's STEM Exploration Day 2020 presenters.

This year's workshops include:
  • Building Molecules from the Atom Up: Computational Chemistry
  • Myth Busting Science**
  • Planetarium Demonstration & Astronomy Panel
  • Green Infrastructure for Eco-friendly Urban Development
  • Balancing Risk & Reward: Finance Game
  • Planetarium Demonstration & Astronomy Panel

** This workshop requires materials which will be provided at a distribution time and location TBA. 

Workshops for STEM Exploration Day 2020

If you would like more information, have a media inquiry, or would like to host workshops, donate, sponsor or partner with us for STEM Exploration Day 2020, please contact Nadia Rohlinger at [email protected] or 619-594-1683. 

Dr. Park with STEM Day 19 Photo Frame
 Our Founder, Dr. Park, enjoying the STEM Exploration Day Festivities

STEM Exploration Day History

& Past Events

In November of 2019, the SDSU Pre-College Institute invited and welcomed over 500 local students and teachers to join us for our annual STEM Exploration Day, filled with labs and hands-on workshops focused on Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics. 2019's STEM Exploration Day was extra exciting, because it coincided with National STEM Day! This community event offered students the opportunity the learn more about potential careers in STEM and to experience a college campus and envision themselves there. Meanwhile, our SDSU community, including the worshop hosts, sponsors, faculty and staff, chaparones, and other supporters, had the chance to invest in the future success of these students, and the communtiy at large. 

Previously, in March of 2018, we welcomed about 300 high school students from 14 partner schools in San Diego to partipate in the annual event. 

Thank you to the workshop hosts, sponsors, staff, students, chaperones, and supporters who made these events a success for our students, and for your ongoing support!


Ocean's Lab STEM Day 19

 SDSU Oceans Lab



Egg Drop Winners STEM Day 19

- A Winning Group -

Egg Drop with Lincoln High School 


 Workshop Hosts - November 2019 

Thank you to the following organizations and partners who hosted workshops for our November 2019 STEM Exploration Day. 

  • Beta Alpha Psi

  • Center for Research in Mathematics & Science Education (CRMSE)

  • Center for Neurotechnology 

  • Experimental Theater

  • Illumina

  • Lincoln High School Students

  • Marine Ecology & Biology Student Association

  • Oceans Lab

  • Planetarium

  • Scripps Research

  • SDSU Aztec Baja

  • SDSU College of Sciences, Engineering, Chemistry & Mathematics

  • SDSU Library

  • Society for Advancing Chicanos & Native Americans in Science  (SACNAS)

  • Viz Center