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The LJ STEAM Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization whose mission is to enhance (STEAM) - science, technology, education, arts and music for the benefit of the La Jolla Community. It conducts topical research roundtables  (e.g., “Cerf’s Up”) featuring leading international and local experts. It is currently collaborating with the Sound Explorations (New Bedford, MA).

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Collaborative & Innovative Programs

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Science through Sight Sense and Sound

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Let Music Speak for You

LJ STEAM (La Jolla, CA) and Sound Explorations (New Bedford, MA) believe that the arts provide an accessible and emotionally powerful means of communication. While Sound Explorations has focused specifically on using music as a form of communication, LJ STEAM has an expanded vision to include the visual arts, literature, poetry, dance, theater and music. Our collaboration has included creation of Underwater Musical Adventures and Sonification of Whale behavior. With support from Kiwanis Club of La Jolla we launched a new educational project, the Underwater Carnival which we debuted at the 2022 La Jolla Christmas Parade and Holiday Festival in Santa’s Village. Our Musical Underwater Adventures can be enjoyed by everyone, including the visually impaired.

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Cerf's Up in San Diego

Science & Technology

The San Diego area has a deep and diverse community of academic and private sector experts in leading-edge research and technologies as well as the financial and business structure needed to support their maturation to serve society. This meeting is organized to facilitate knowledge exchange and perhaps stimulate productive collaboration among different elements of this diverse community. Many technology leaders see great potential in the San Diego region. The hope is that greater collaboration will lead to new opportunities.

Collaborative & Innovative Programs

La Jolla Christmas Parade & Holiday Festival

Arts & Music

The parade and holiday festival draws over 25,000 people a year to downtown La Jolla. This year's parade is shaping up to be the best ever with over 100 entries, including beauty queens in vintage vehicles, a dozen bands, 60 equestrians and several thousand kids marching in various groups (Girl Scouts, Brownies, Gymnastics, Boy and Cub Scouts, school marching bands and color guards). The parade starts at Girard Avenue and Kline Street and heads toward the beach. It always ends with a family festival, which this year is on Wall Street.

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Contact LJ STEAM

Get in touch with LJ STEAM to learn more about our work and how you can get involved.

7734 Herschel Ave, Suite B, La Jolla, CA 92037

(858) 922-4046

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