The STREAM Festival is an annual event hosted by the MiraCosta College Service Learning & Volunteer Center, in partnership with various campus departments. It originally started in 2005 as the Math and Science Fair. After ten years, the name switched to The STREAM Festival because every great scientist must have a passion for Reading and Writing. We also included Arts because science is full of creativity and artistic talent.
STREAM stands for Science, Technology, Reading, Engineering, Arts, and Math. We welcome all disciplines to participate, but ask that all projects be flavored with STEM. The event is originally set-up like a festival filled with 75-100 outdoor booths and labs with hands-on STEM focused projects. However, this year we are hosting a 'mini' STREAM Festival with 25 MiraCosta student led booths and 5 Community Partner led booths which will facilitate STREAM activities and provide resources. We will also update the STREAM website with new pre-recorded hands-on activity presentations. The festival promotes a passion for learning across the disciplines, with a STEM foundation.
A few of the courses and clubs that are represented each year are: Math, Architecture and Design, Biology, Anthropology, English, Chemistry, Horticulture, IT Club, Psychology, Oceanography, Nutrition, Music, GSA, BSU, Umoja, Equity, Photography, Arts, Sociology, Child Development, Medical Billing, Associated Student Government, ICC, Math Club, Outreach, and our very own Technical Career Institute.
MiraCosta invites the local preschools, elementary schools, middle schools and their families, after school programs and local non-profit organizations that serve the K-8th grade age group. This is a yearly free outreach event that promotes college and STEM.