Live Well San Diego

The Importance of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics Education

S.T.E.M. is an acronym for Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics.

The demand for skilled workers in science, technology, engineering, and math fields (STEM) is closely linked to global competitiveness. Using creativity and innovation to address these challenges is critical to meeting this demand of skilled workers.

San Diego is considered one of the world's most innovative metropolitan areas, and ranks #2 for producing the greatest number of patents in the nation.

STEM learning matters. Get inspired – use your imagination, creativity and be part of the future of San Diego.

STE[a+]MCONNECT, a grassroots organization based in San Diego offers resources and best practices for STEM. On March 5, 2015 participate in hands-on workshops, demonstrations and speakers at their annual Ascent Conference. To register or for more information, go to:

Click here for the San Diego Science Alliance, where every child deserves the opportunity to learn more about STEM.

For a list of schools that emphasize STEM, visit

Or click here to visit Connect, a regional program that offers a comprehensive list of enrichment programs in the fields of science and engineering.

Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater San Diego is changing lives through their SOAR modules. Find out how your child can gain skills and actively learn about STEM at:

The seventh annual Science & Engineering Expo event will take place on Saturday, March 21, 2015 at Petco Park in San Diego.
  • Join ABC10, Azteca San Diego 15, and our friends at KyXy 96.5/ENERGY 103.7 for an Incredible Week of Family Fun and Education at the Science & Engineering Expo Saturday March 21
  • The Festival features a week of interactive demonstrations, hands-on activities and dynamic speakers to engage kids and families in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM)
Click here for more information about the Science & Engineering Festival:

Monday, March 15 through Saturday, March 21
Festival Activities throughout San Diego County

Saturday, March 21
Science & Engineering Expo Day at Petco Park
10 a.m. – 5 p.m.


ABC10, and sister station Azteca San Diego 15, are proud to partner with the County of San Diego on the Live Well San Diego initiative.

Live Well San Diego is an initiative of the County of San Diego to improve health and wellness for all residents. It represents a shared vision that can only be accomplished through collaboration across partners from every sector. This vision calls on every resident to take action to improve their own health, safety and well-being, as well as that of their families and neighbors.

There are three parts to Living Well:

  1. Building Better Health calls for improving the health of all residents and supporting healthy choices
  2. Living Safely calls for ensuring residents are protected from crime and abuse, neighborhoods are safe and communities are resilient to disasters and emergencies
  3. Thriving, currently under development, calls for promoting a region in which residents can enjoy the highest quality of life

Live Well San Diego involves everyone. Only through a collective effort—in which all of us work together toward a shared purpose—can meaningful change be achieved in a region as large and diverse as San Diego County.

Recognized Live Well Partners include health care providers, community and faith-based organizations, businesses, school districts and other jurisdictions, including cities, tribal governments and military or veterans organizations.

Local Action, County-Wide Impact.

Live Well San Diego needs leadership from residents to identify priority needs and make long term change.  Organizational leaders and community members gather in the County's regions to plan community improvements and address health and safety needs.  These teams serve as a central point for action at the local level.

For more information regarding Live Well San Diego, visit: