NDIA San Diego Chapter participates in annual STEM Robotics and Cybersecurity outreach activities such as:

  • Southern California Cyber Cup Challenge (SoCal CCC)
  • San Diego Festival of Science and Engineering
  • Navy Gold Coast Student STEM Days
  • Navy Fleet Week Student STEM Days
  • Cyber Patriots National Youth Cyber Education Program 

The NDIA San Diego Chapter sponsors/participates in the following STEM Events

2024 Southern California Cyber Cup Challenge (SoCal CCC)

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.

Registration and Practice Gym start Feb 7, 2024

Practice Gym March 4 to May 11, 2024

Qualifier Rounds (6-hr periods) May 2-4, 2024

Final Round May 11, 2024

Click here to view the 2024 Southern California Cyber Cup Challenge webpage

2024 San Diego Festival of Science and Engineering

Now located at Snapdragon Stadium In-Person! March 2nd from 10a-5p

For more information about the Science Festival, click here

https://www.lovestemsd.org
https://www.lovestemsd.org/2024-festival

2024 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 August 19-21, 2024.

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.

2023 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 November 3-5, 2023.

  • Event Hours – 8:30 am -2:30 pm at Broadway Pier 1000, The Embarcadero, San Diego, CA
    • Students and adults should wear comfortable shoes and clothing. Open toe shoes are 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.

https://fleetweeksandiego.org

Barrio Logan Science & Art Expo

The Barrio Logan Science & Art Expo is an inclusive and annual art, science, and culture fair that welcomes families from around southern San Diego. Join the Barrio Logan Association, UC San Diego, and various community partners as we highlight science, art and culture in the world around us! Some demonstrations have included lowriders, bikes, skateboards, MAD Science, music and more! For questions, concerns, or to volunteer, please contact us using the contact/registration page.

PRICE: FREE
LOCATION: MERCADO DEL BARRIO (1900 Main Street, San Diego, CA 92113)
DATE: Saturday, April 13, 2024
TIME: 10am to 2pm

For questions regarding volunteer opportunities, please contact us using the REGISTRATION page.

https://www.barriologansae.com/about-page

2023 Cyber Patriots

The focus of the NDIA San Diego Chapters STEM Committee Outreach for Cybersecurity is to provide and promote cyber security educational opportunities for youths in the San Diego and neighboring Counties in Southern California. NDIA San Diego Chapter has worked closely with the Brigadier General Robert Cardenas San Diego Chapter of the Air & Space Forces Association (AFA) to maximize the amount of cyber education opportunity and information to all youths in the area.

The General Cardenas Chapter focuses specifically on the CyberPatriot Competition and NDIA coordinates other student-related cyber education activities.  From 2009 -2018/19, NDIA, their Organizers and corporate sponsors initially organized and sponsored the Annual Mayor’s Cyber Cup Competition for high and middle/junior high school students. In 2016/17, this Challenge became known as the SoCal Cyber Cup Challenge and continues into the future. During 2016, NDIA worked with the Los Angeles Unified School District “After the Bell” program and other cyber educators throughout California to help establish the California Cyber Innovation Challenge (CCIC).  Two teams from San Diego won the Southern California Regional Competition.

For more information about the Brigadier General Robert Cardenas San Diego Chapter CyberPatriots click here

2023 Festival of Science and Engineering Petco Park

Festival of Science and Engineering North County STEAM Block Party

Festival of Science and Engineering Classroom Connections at Saburo Muraoka Elementary School, Chula Vista

2022 US Navy Fleet Week

2022 Gold Coast Photos