Registration opens for Sally Ride Science Festival at UCSD

The Sally Ride Science Festival on May 14 at UCSD will give fifth- to eighth-grade girls a chance to explore a variety of science, technology and math fields and to meet inspiring scientists. Registration is now open.

This year’s lineup includes hands-on workshops, guest speakers, and a street fair complete with food, booths and music. A highlight of the day will be the keynote presentation by former NASA astronaut Wendy Lawrence. Others on hand will include Sally Ride, Laurie Leshin and Ellen Ochoa.

“We know that girls are encouraged to pursue science when they are free to investigate and discover through hands-on activities that are meaningful and relevant to their lives,” Dr. Sallly Ride, CEO OF Sally Ride Science, said in a press release. “These festivals allow girls to explore their innate curiosity while giving parents and teachers tips on how to further support that interest. It’s also just a really fun way to spend a Saturday afternoon.”

Presented by the Northrop Grumman Foundation, the festival runs from 11 a.m. until 4:15 p.m. and, with the exception of workshops, will be held completely outdoors. The event is open to the public and advanced registration is required. Tickets cost $20 and can be purchased online at www.sallyridescience.com or by calling (800) 561-5161.

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