CITY OF STEM CELEBRATES THROUGHOUT LA

STEM WILL kick-off with a celebration on Saturday, April 6th at the Columbia Memorial Space Center in Downey.

STAFF REPORT

The Greater Los Angeles science community, with over 100 partners, recently announced the City of STEM, Los Angeles’ largest science program for April 2019. The month-long, community focused celebration of science, technology, engineering, and math [STEM] is composed of numerous events for all ages taking place throughout Los Angeles County. 

The events will kick-off with a celebration on Saturday, April 6th at the Columbia Memorial Space Center in Downey. This Greater L.A. science festival will feature programs from the biggest STEM organizations; indoor and outdoor activities; a live music stage; live demonstrations; food trucks and panel discussions. The day will also integrate the activities of the international Yuri’s Night, KIDS! And will feature an in-person visit with an astronaut.

“Los Angeles is an innovation incubator, a place where the world comes to develop new ideas and pioneer groundbreaking technologies,” said Mayor Eric Garcetti. “City of STEM is an opportunity for L.A. to showcase a science, technology, and engineering ecosystem that is creating new opportunities every day and putting L.A. at the center of a global movement to envision tomorrow and build it today.”

The City of STEM science festival began in 2015 and is organized by the Columbia Memorial Space Center. This year’s City of STEM continues its trend of growing partners and increasing attendance. Highlighted participating partners for the 2019 City of STEM include Boeing, Ozobot, Yuri’s Night, City of Los Angeles, City of Downey, SpaceX, Aerojet-Rocketdyne, The Planetary Society, Virgin Orbit, JPL, and Financial Partners Credit Union.

“City of STEM is a platform to unite the diversity of Greater Los Angeles, rallying the public around science and drawing attention to the region’s continued national importance in STEM research, education and industry, from aerospace to biotech,” said Ben Dickow, City of STEM organizer, and President of the Columbia Memorial Space Center. “We will bring STEM activities to a variety of audiences, opening access to STEM throughout the region.”

City of STEM is L.A.’s very own science and engineering festival and also is recognized as L.A.’s official science fest by the Science Festival Alliance, the national organization dedicated to connecting and promoting unique STEM events. City of STEM is part of the Science Festival Accelerator, a program of the Science Festival Alliance, funded by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation.

 

 

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