Palomar College will host the third-annual STEM Conference on campus, offering games, live science experiments and interactive workshops for students in grades 6-9.

SAN MARCOS, CA — Hundreds of local 6th- to 9th-grade students, along with educators and parents, will converge on Palomar College on Saturday, March 16 for the third-annual STEM Conference, which promotes education in the fields of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics. Running from 7:30 a.m. until 2 p.m., the conference is free and open to students currently enrolled in grades 6, 7, 8 or 9.

For the third year, Palomar’s STEM Conference gives budding scientists, engineers and technologists the opportunity to experience the thrills and breakthroughs of modern science, including:

  • Interactive STEM workshops in game development, forensic anthropology and aeronautics
  • Hands-on chemistry and biology experiments
  • Networking with other students and STEM professionals at the STEM Fair
  • Updates on the latest technologies and programs in the world of STEM

Parents and educators will learn how to support their students in the pursuit of STEM-oriented training and careers, and will receive information about the Palomar Promise, which provides a free first year of college to local high school graduates.

The conference begins with registration at 7:30 a.m. and ends at 2 p.m. Breakfast and lunch are provided, but due to space limitations, registration is required. Please visit for more information and to register.

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Media contacts:

Laura Gropen, Public Affairs,, 760-744-1150 x2152

Tom Pfingsten, Public Affairs,, 760-744-1150 x2960