INCOSE San Diego Chapter hosts Inaugural Annual Engineering Night on-board the USS Midway Museum to raise awareness of STEM needs in our local schools.
October 28, 2011 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
The San Diego Chapter of the International Council on Systems Engineering (INCOSE), along with the INCOSE Foundation, hosted its first San Diego STEM Fundraising Event on October 28, 2011, at the USS Midway Museum in downtown San Diego. Affectionately called “Geek Night,” this event is dedicated to raising Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) awareness and funds for local K-12 schools in the San Diego region.
This fundraising event was established to help science, technology, engineering, and mathematics programs that have been cut or are in danger of being cut due to budget shortfalls in local schools. The programs, better known as STEM, are designed to interest and excite students about careers in technical and scientific fields such as systems engineering. This year’s event raised $7,500 through generous contributions from individuals and corporations. In addition to supporting the fundraising, attendees at the event enjoyed guided tours of the USS Midway (one of America’s longest-serving aircraft carriers), flight simulator rides, a buffet dinner, and a live robotics demonstration hosted by local high school students.