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The High Tech Fair


2017 High Tech Fair

The High Tech Fair is an event for students in grades 7–12 to learn about the opportunities available to them as they pursue a career within a scientific field. The science that students learn in the classroom is complemented with real-life applications through interactive experiences provided by participating local STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics)-related industries. These businesses are ready to inspire a new generation of scientists and engineers. Over 30 booths with exhibitor representatives and hands-on activities will be available for students to explore.

The High Tech Fair is a FREE event for both families and students and allows those who are interested in a scientific career the opportunity to speak with representatives from local STEM businesses. These representatives come from a variety of scientific sectors, including:

  • Aerospace/Defense
  • Biotech
  • Energy/Sustainability
  • Higher Education
  • Environmental Science
  • Technology

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High Tech Fair

At the Balboa Park Activity Center

2145 Park Blvd., San Diego CA 92101

Family Night

Family Night allows families with students in grades 7–12 to participate in a number of activities while being exposed to scientific fields they may not have considered before. Budding marine biologists, for example, can speak with representatives from Birch Aquarium and the Scripps Institution of Oceanography about the science they use as part of their daily jobs. So too can burgeoning cyber enthusiasts engage with businesses such as Northrop Grumman and General Atomics to learn how technology and engineering play a part in commercial aviation, military defense, virtual reality and unmanned aircraft.



School Day

School Day is the highlight of the High Tech Fair. Last year’s event saw more than 2,000 students and teachers from 40 area schools engaging with more than 30 exhibitors and participating in hands-on activities. Teachers lauded the event, noting that students aren’t simply given a brochure and a canned pep talk, but rather that they can gain access to and understand how and why these companies operate through one-on-one conversations with representatives in the field.

So, whether you’re a student contemplating a career in a scientific field, a teacher who wants to expose your students to the opportunities available in their own community, a parent trying to guide your high schooler or a company representative looking to breed a new generation of scientists, High Tech Fair can connect you to a wide network of science enthusiasts.