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Our Events and Outreach Aim

The Engagement Team works to increase the visibility and external interactions of the TECH Center by planning and engaging in initiatives, activities, and partnerships that align with our center objectives. 


Research Jamboree

The TECH Center Research Jamboree showcases presentations from our past and current Seed Grant Awardees, highlighting topics that explore the intersection of empathy and compassion and technology through different lenses, including: anti-racism and social justice, mental health, the COVID-19 pandemic, remote work, medical practice, medical education, reproductive justice, and women's health.

Our own TECH Center team members also provide updates on our latest research projects and we announce the call for proposals for our next seed grant funding cycle. Various presentation styles and formats are used to make the event dynamic and interactive, including lightning talks, a poster session, and dedicated time for networking and collaboration.

Thanks to everyone who contributed to making our inaugural 2023 Research Jamboree a success! We look forward to future events.


Our engagement team values our collaborative partners who help us expand and enhance our mission. Learn more about our partnerships and events that we have hosted. Want to collaborate or get involved with our team? Contact us!

Fleet Science Center

 The TECH team takes a selfie in the audience of the Dec 2023 Sharp Minds presentation.

Our center staff contributes educational material for several programs at the Fleet Science Center:

  • BE WiSE: BE WiSE engages young female or female identifying students in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) learning experiences in collaboration with the region's research, industry and academic institutions.
  • Sharp MindsAt Sharp Minds, you’ll hear from local scientists about their latest research and discoveries in a friendly, inviting environment. These lectures address hot topics on the first Monday of every month and are held in the Heikoff Giant Dome Theater. Lecture is free with a general admission ticket or a Senior Monday ticket.
  • Two Scientists Walk Into a Bar: Two Scientists Walk Into a Bar takes place at different bars across San Diego County, making it easier for the public to quench their thirst for knowledge and drinks all in one go. After work, participants can simply walk into a bar, meet local scientists and researchers from all types of fields, and ask them questions about intriguing topics or anything else that comes to mind.

We love promoting STEM with The Fleet and hope to expand our collaborations! Keep checking back for more exciting opportunities! 

2022 Health Sciences Reproductive Justice Fall Speaker Series

Thanks to everyone who attended and contributed to making our inaugural speaker series a success. We look forward to creating future events to engage our community in conversation on timely and important topics. 


The recruitment flyer for the series, showing all three series speakers: Khiara M. Bridges, Seema Mohapatra, and Katie Watson. The series is titled Reproductive Justice in the United States and states "Join us for a three session series focused on recent changes to U.S. reproductive law and policy. Speakers will address both reproductive rights (rights for individuals to access reproductive services) and reproductive justice (modification of social determinants of health to ensure equitable access to reproductive rights).