Illumina Returns as Presenting Sponsor of 2015 San Diego Festival of Science & Engineering

Illumina Returns as Presenting Sponsor of 2015 San Diego Festival of Science & Engineering
December, 2014 Client News
SAN DIEGO – Dec. 18, 2014 – BIOCOM Institute announces Illumina has returned as the presenting sponsor of the 2015 San Diego Festival of Science & Engineering. Illumina’s investment demonstrates their commitment to STEM educational programs for K-12 students, career development, and industry innovation in San Diego County.

“Illumina is proud to again support the San Diego Festival of Science & Engineering,” said Karen Possemato, chief of staff, Illumina. “We hope that this program inspires tomorrow’s leaders in science, technology, engineering, and math to pursue careers in these rewarding fields.”

The San Diego Festival of Science & Engineering is March 14-21, 2015, and consists of a Festival Week (March 14-20) – six days of learning, interaction and behind-the-scenes opportunities grades kindergarten through 12th grade and their families to ignite the love for science, technology, engineering and math – leading up to a daylong celebration at PETCO Park on Saturday, March 21, 2015. EXPO DAY is the Festival’s signature event, with more than 130 local businesses, corporations, and organizations providing interactive, hands-on science, technology, engineering and math exhibits and activities to budding K-12 science lovers, but everyone is welcome. Events are free and open to the public.

In 2014, more than 60,000 kids, parents, scientists, educators and community members participated throughout the week, plus an additional 24,000 children, parents and STEM enthusiasts attended EXPO Day. Sponsorships are available for the 2015 San Diego Festival of Science & Engineering Festival Week and EXPO Day. For more details, visit LoveSTEMSD.org or contact Sara Pagano, managing director, at spagano@lovestemsd.org.

“The San Diego Festival of Science & Engineering is very proud to have Illumina on board as our 2015 Presenting Sponsor,” says Sara Pagano, managing director, San Diego Festival of Science & Engineering. “Not only are they making impact on a global scale, but recently announced their employee expansion here in San Diego which will support growth within the local economy. It is sponsors like Illumina that help bring the true passion of the industry into the eyes and hearts of our attendees.”

About Illumina
Illumina is transforming human health as the global leader in sequencing and array-based technologies. The company serves customers in a broad range of markets, enabling the adoption of genomic solutions in research and clinical settings. To learn how Illumina is unlocking the power of the genome, visit www.illumina.com and connect on Twitter (@illumina).

About the San Diego Festival of Science & Engineering
The mission of the San Diego Festival of Science and Engineering is to engage kids in science and engineering. By doing this, the organization expands the general public’s understanding of the relevancy of science and engineering in everyday lives, illuminates why the United States must maintain its leadership role in science and technology, and work with parents and teachers to inspire today’s students to become tomorrow’s science, technology, engineering, and mathematical (STEM) innovators. For more information, visit www.lovestemsd.org or call (858) 455-0300 ext. 104. Connect on Facebook  and Twitter (@LoveSTEMsd).