More X-STEM on the way!
More X-STEM on the way!

X-STEM San Diego Highlights

Thank you to everyone who was able to join us in-person at X-STEM San Diego! We had nearly 2,000 students, educators, and parents attend X-STEM San Diego on April 19th.  
Emcee Maynard Okereke "Hip Hop M.D." kept our audience entertained and informed throughout the event. 
Students were transported into the vast expanse of space with Kevin J DeBruin and shown the importance of animal conservation from Dr. Mrinalini Watsa.
Attendees were shown the wonders of DNA by Illumina's very own Dr. Janina Jeff and were captivated by a STEM concert by David "Mr. D" Landix and LaMar "Mr. Q-U-E" Queen from Music Notes
General Atomics' very own Debra Roy and Chuck Wright inspired all in the field of aeronautics and the growing industry of unmanned aircraft.
We are so thankful to all of our X-STEM San Diego speakers for coming together to create this wonderful event!
We are excited to continue to spread the love of STEM across the globe in 2022 and beyond!
If you couldn't join us in San Diego, we have you covered! X-STEM All Access brings inspiring role models to you at home, in the classroom, or wherever you may be.

X-STEM San Diego Workshops 

Not only did students get to hear from an inspiring group of STEM professionals but students also had the opportunity to get hands-on with STEM in special workshops!
Students got to participate in a STEAM oriented game show hosted by lllumina and Generation STEAM.
UCSD’s Bioengineering Graduate Society (BEGS) taught students about the function of lungs with a hands on balloon activity as well as how to extract DNA from a strawberry in order to get a greater understanding of various genetic applications.
General Atomics Sciences Education Foundation captured their students' attention with magnetism and the light spectrum. Students even got to take home their very own spectroscope! 
Thank you to all of our wonderful workshop hosts for bringing STEM to life for our X-STEM San Diego students! 

Connect with our Speakers and Sponsors! 

Catch Kevin J DeBruin on May 18th for an all new episode of X-STEM All Access! Follow him on social media for amazing space content! Check out the special discount on his Space Class below. 

Check out Maynard Okereke on social media for weekly science updates that are sure to entertain and wow! 
Check out the General Atomics Sciences Education Foundation here for educational resources. 
Stay up to date with Illumina with this event calendar here
Learn more from Dr. Janina Jeff with her podcast "In Those Genes"
Follow Infineon on social media to stay up to date with their latest news. 
Stay up to date with Dr. Mrinalini Watsa and the rest of the research team at the San Diego Zoo Wildlife Alliance here

Thank you to our X-STEM San Diego Sponsors! 

General Atomics is a defense and diversified technologies company, founded in 1955 as a Division of General Dynamics and acquired by the Blue family in 1986. GA and affiliated companies operate on five continents and include GA Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA-ASI).

GA-ASI produces a series of unmanned aircraft and provides electro-optical, radar, signals intelligence, and automated airborne surveillance systems. GA’s Electromagnetic Systems Division produces electro-magnetic aircraft launch and recovery systems for the US Navy, satellite surveillance, electro-magnetic rail gun, high power laser, hypervelocity projectile, and power conversion systems. Learn more about General Atomics
At Illumina, we’re on a mission to improve human health by unlocking the power of the genome.

Genomics will change everything—from how we diagnose and treat cancer to how we feed the world’s population—and we know igniting genomic curiosity in students is a critical first step to achieving our mission.

We are committed to equitable access to STEM education for all, with the goal of empowering students to envision themselves as future scientists, innovators, and trailblazers. We believe we can make a difference in their lives today, so they can make a difference in the lives of others tomorrow.
Infineon, combines entrepreneurial success with responsible action to make life easier, safer, and greener. Barely visible, semiconductors have become an indispensable part of everyday life. They play a key role in shaping a better future – with microelectronics that link the real and the digital world. Their semiconductors enable efficient energy management, smart mobility, as well as secure, seamless communications in an increasingly connected world.

Thank you, Dr. Peter Farrell! 

A HUGE thank you to Dr. Peter Farrell for providing transportation to over 500 attendees and for providing parking for all of the buses!

Learn Even More from Kevin J DeBruin!

Join his Space Class

Space Class ( is where curious kids come to learn! It is taught by NASA Rocket Scientist & Professional Space Educator Kevin J DeBruin. Take them all or choose from 10 different Space Science, Space Vehicle, & Space Exploration lessons. Space Class brings a S.T.E.M. experience into your home with engaging educational videos & a follow along PDF booklet for audiences of all ages 8+. Use the code USASCIFEST to get 20% off!

Couldn't join us in San Diego?

We have you covered!

May 18th


Students will get an inside look into the exciting careers and inspiring personal journeys of diverse STEM role models through a lively Q&A session with a fellow STEM professional.  The 30-minute episodes will premiere throughout the school year and will be available on-demand to fit in your schedule.  X-STEM is geared toward students in grades 6 to 12, but kids and adults of all ages welcome!

Educators – Fit the episodes into your class time or assign to watch as a fun homework activity

Parents – Utilize episodes as an at-home STEM enrichment activity

Students – Tune-in anytime to be inspired and learn about STEM careers of the future
Register Here for X-STEM All Access

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