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"Los Angeles is an innovation incubator — a place where the world comes to develop new ideas and pioneer groundbreaking technologies. City of STEM is an opportunity for L.A. to showcase a science, technology, and engineering ecosystem that is creating new opportunities every day and putting L.A. at the center of a global movement to envision tomorrow and build it today."

- Los Angeles Mayor, Eric Garcetti


Events Happening Throughout April


Upcoming Events


Carnegie Science Lecture Series:  You Can't Make a Solar System Without Breaking a Few Asteroids - The Tale of Asteroid Families

Dr. Joseph Masiero
Scientist & NEOWISE Deputy-PI
NASA Jet Propulsion Lab

Monday, April 23rd  |  7:30pm

The formation of our Solar System was a chaotic collapse of gas and dust in to the Sun, planets, asteroids, and comets we have today, punctuated by the catastrophic collisions between these forming bodies. Dr. Masiero will discuss how the asteroid families in the belt today are the last remnants of these massive collisions, and give us a window into the processes that shaped our Solar System.


Huntington Library and Botanical Gardens
1151 Oxford Road, San Marino
Rothenberg Auditorium

Admission:  FREE (click button below to register) Livestream:  Carnegie Astronomy Facebook Page

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Are Wildfires Poisoning Our Water Supplies?: Assessing the Impact of Wildfires on Water Quality with Dr. Fernando Rosario-Ortiz

Monday, April 23rd  |  7:00pm

The frequency and intensity of wildfires has increased over the past few decades. Wildfires represents an acute perturbation to watersheds, and the impacts include changes in ecosystems, sediment mobilization and overall water quality. The changes in water quality are a particular concern to drinking water utilities.

Join us for a general discussion regarding the effects of wildfires on water quality, followed by a detailed discussion regarding the specific effects that thermal alteration has on DOM mobilization. 

East Los Angeles College

Multi-Purpose Room F5-209

Parking: FREE in Structure 3 | Floors 2 - 5


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Women in STEM with the Aquarium of the Pacific

TUESDAY, APR 24, 2018  |  10:30am – 11:30am

Sandy Trautwein, Karen Tuttle Stearns, Emily Yam, and Angelina Komatovich

Explore a variety of careers in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) represented by an all-woman panel of Aquarium professionals. During this presentation, students will learn firsthand about each of the panelist’s careers, such as a typical day, job challenges and highlights, and skills necessary to be successful in their STEM field. Panelist will also discuss advice for students interested in these career paths.

Tune in Live

This speaking engagement will be streamed live via the web. It is free to view.  This is a great opportunity for classrooms to watch LIVE!  Click link below for live stream.

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City of STEM Closing Celebration

Saturday, April 28  |  10:00am - 5:00pm

City of STEM culminates with a HUGE celebration on Saturday, April 28 at the Columbia Memorial Space Center in Downey, California. This event will feature dozens of STEM partner booths (listed above), indoor and outdoor activities, music, food trucks, and special guest Jason Latimer of Impossible Science and the Discovery Channel show “SciJinks.”

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