SDSA Programs / Events

For twenty years, the San Diego Science Alliance (SDSA) has been dedicated to advancing science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) in San Diego County. We annually reach more than 30,000 K-12 students, 3500 teachers, and 300 industry, research and university partners with programs, services and partnerships. SDSA has excelled in managing these complex relationships.

But it is not enough. To make a sustained impact, to ignite passion, and to strengthen the education-industry pipeline, we need collaboration among our county’s educational, non-profit, research and business communities and financial support for the resources and projects of the organization.

SDSA Programs

Better Education for Women in Science and Engineering (BEWiSE): Engages middle/high school girls and volunteer, female mentors with opportunities in STEM learning in industry, university and community settings. Impact: 500 girls in more than 25 school districts annually.

Exploring STEM Careers: Robotics: Captivates the art of engineering through robotics using industry mentor connections, robotics competitions, professional development programming and the annual Robo Expo. Impact: 1000 students, 35 teachers and 300 industry, research, university, and community partners annually.

Youth Space Institute: In this multi-level Collaborative, girls launch an experiment the size of a toilet paper roll, into orbit. The project intricately links the aerospace industry with educational institutions, and STEM and academic professionals.

Health Sciences Initiative: Enhances ethnic diversity in health careers by providing high school Career Pathway Programs with resources, expertise and the hands-on engagement of health/medical professionals. Impact: 3,500 students, 25 teachers annually.

SDSA Events

High Tech Fair: Engages STEM professionals with tomorrow’s talent through a 1.5 day hands-on learning experience including career awareness conversations with innovators from regional STEM industry, research and university partners. Impact: 4000+ middle and high school students 60+ corporate and non-profit exhibitors, annually

Partnership Awards: Recognizes exemplary partnership activities among institutions and schools
Impact: 300 community collaborators annually.

Fun Run: In celebration of the 20th anniversary of SDSA and our commitment to inspire curiosity and interest in STEM, we urge you to show your support for STEM education, connect with science enthusiasts in our community, and run with us!