Encourages kids to pursue a STEM education and career in the defense industry.

San Diego NDIA Chapter sponsors the following STEM Events in 2022

2022 SoCal Cyber Cup

The SoCal Cyber Cup Challenge is sponsored by the San Diego Chapter of the National Defense Industrial Association (NDIA) as one of its science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) outreach initiatives.

Participating schools included middle schools, high schools, and community colleges in the five-county region of Imperial, San Diego, Orange, Riverside, and San Bernardino Counties in Southern California. We reached over 50 schools and 552 students 2021.

For more information about the Cyber Cup, click here

2022 San Diego Festival of Science and Engineering

NDIA has been a sponsor of the SAN DIEGO FESTIVAL OF SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING for 13 years.

The San Diego Festival of Science & Engineering is an educational experience free and open to the public including interactive demonstrations, hands-on activities and dynamic speakers to engage kids and families in all that encompasses STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts and math). This year’s virtual experience will have a main stage with livestreaming events, special events including Women in STEAM, a COVID-19 Conversation for Kids, a teacher appreciation event, and much more.

For a preview of STEAM WEEK – APRIL 30-MAY 8 Visit our events calendar


on a regular basis for virtual STEAM events happening throughout the week.

LIVE MAIN STAGE – APRIL 27 & 28 from 10am-6pm PT Tuesday and Wednesday of STEAM Week we will be streaming fun activities, experiments and entertainment for you live on location! Emcees will keep the energy going throughout the day, so tune in when you can and stay as long as you want.

Women in STEAM April 29 | 1:30-3:00pm for this year’s events check out https://www.lovestemsd.org

For more information about the Science Festival, click here

2022 Robotics at Navy Gold Coast

The San Diego Chapter of the National Defense Industrial Association (NDIA) is proud to present the 35th Annual Department of the Navy Gold Coast Small Business Procurement Event from September 6 – September 8, 2022.
Students will have the opportunity to meet government and industry contracting personnel – the hallmark of Gold Coast. On the virtual exhibit floor, you will have an opportunity to visit over 200 government agencies and industry organizations, including the ten Navy Systems Commands.

2022 Navy Fleet Week

The Innovation Zone will host “Student Stem Days” which will allow participating organizations to showcase interactive displays to local and regional students. Students will get an upfront view of new and emerging technologies, many of them encouraging STEM education programs. Dates are TBD

• Event Hours – 8:30 am -2:30 pm at Broadway Pier 1000, The Embarcadero, San Diego, CA 92132
• Students and adults should wear comfortable shoes and clothing. Open toe shoes is NOT recommended.
• Everyone over 18 must have a valid picture ID for security.
• Student meals will be available to purchase for $5 or bag lunches can be brought to the event.
• Large groups will be broken up into groups of 20-25. Please have a chaperone for each group.
• Registration is required.