Hands-on workshops and tours will be available to attendees of all ages during the Interactive Exhibits portion of the day between 3:00-5:30 p.m. Student only options will be available from 1:30-2:30 p.m. All are available on a first come, first served basis to registered attendees only. Details are included below, including a form to sign up. For any questions, please contact Ann Marie Price at annmarie@kdrpr.com or 619-309-6492.


1:30-2:30 p.m. – Students Only


  • 1:30-2:30 p.m. – Qualcomm Thinkabit Lab
  • 1:30-2:30 p.m. – STEAM Carnival/Two Bit Circus’ Musical Microchips: Build your own Synthesizer Piano
  • 1:30-2:30 p.m. – NASA JPL’s Art & the Cosmic Connection


  • 1:30-2:15 p.m. – Qualcomm Museum

3:00/3:15 p.m. Start Time


  • 3:00-4:00 p.m. – Qualcomm’s Thinkabit Lab
  • 3:00-4:00 p.m. – NASA JPL’s Art & the Cosmic Connection
  • 3:00-4:00 p.m. – STEAM Carnival/Two Bit Circus’ Musical Microchips: Build your own Synthesizer Piano

Tours & Demos

  • 3:00-3:45 p.m. – Tour: Qualcomm Museum
  • 3:00-3:25 p.m. – Demo: Qualcomm Snapdragon Demo Room
  • 3:00-3:25 p.m. – Tour: Qualcomm Network Operations Center
  • 3:00-3:25 p.m. – Tour: Qualcomm Research Center Technology Showcase
  • 3:15-3:40 p.m. – Demo: Qualcomm Application of Multimedia Technology
3:30 p.m. Start Time

Tours & Demos

  • 3:30-4:15 p.m. – Tour: Qualcomm Museum
  • 3:30-3:55 p.m. – Demo: Qualcomm Snapdragon Demo Room
4:00 p.m. Start Time

Tours & Demos

  • 4:00-4:25 p.m. – Demo: Qualcomm Snapdragon Demo Room
  • 4:00-4:25 p.m. – Tour: Qualcomm Network Operations Center
  • 4:00-4:25 p.m. – Tour: Qualcomm Research Center Technology Showcase
  • 4:00-4:45 p.m. – Tour: Qualcomm Museum

4:30 p.m. Start Time


  • 4:30-5:30 p.m. – Qualcomm Thinkabit Lab
  • 4:30-5:30 p.m. – NASA JPL’s Space School Musical

Tours & Demos

  • 4:30-5:15 p.m. – Tour: Qualcomm Museum
  • 4:30-4:55 p.m. – Demo: Qualcomm Snapdragon Demo Room





Qualcomm’s Thinkabit Lab

In this workshop, you will be invited to hear about and experience how Qualcomm is engaging the community in hands-on STEAM learning. Join us for a tinkering session that will leave you informed and inspired.

Pick Up Location: Workshop attendees will be picked up and unloaded at the turnaround. Visit our Travel Information page for a picture of where the turnaround is located.

Participants:  30 participants per session

NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory



A fun-filled workshop exploring the connections between visual art and space science.

STEAM In Action! Come make science-inspired art while exploring our solar system with acclaimed teaching artists Monica & Tyler Aiello. NASA’s “Art & the Cosmic Connection” is an innovative STEAM program developed by the Aiellos that engages learners of all ages in creative scientific inquiry. Students become “Artist Explorers” as they investigate the mysterious worlds of our solar system through the lens of visual art.

NASA spacecraft are visiting the planets, moons and small bodies of our solar system, returning intriguing images of otherworldly features. What do they tell us? During this workshop, learners investigate how the Elements of Art – line, shape, color, value, texture – can help us uncover the geologic stories of our celestial neighbors. Participants will have a blast working directly with professional artists while becoming space investigators and creating a beautiful art to take home. Come explore how science inspires art and art empowers science!

All the activity materials, including video demonstrations of artist techniques, are available to download for free on our website: http://discovery.nasa.gov/art

Location: Qualcomm Cafe S

Participants: 25-60 per session


Science is Cool with NASA’s “Space School Musical”

Shari Asplund, NASA Discovery Program Education and Outreach Manager Jet Propulsion Laboratory

The solar system comes alive in “Space School Musical,” an innovative, ultra-cool video that introduces the planets, moons, asteroids and more, with fun songs and dance numbers. Kids watch the videos, learn the songs, do the activities, and perform the show themselves! The story: Hannah’s science project is due tomorrow but her solar system model isn’t finished and it’s past her bedtime. How will she get it done? With a little help from her friends — the most talented troupe in the Milky Way!

The performing arts offer a powerful way to engage students in science. “Space School Musical” introduces planetary science content and encourages kids to explore it through music, art, and physical activity. Students collaborate and share their learning with others. It is designed to reach children who learn in a variety of ways.

Attend the workshop, receive your own “Space School Musical” DVD. Watch and download all materials for free on our website: http://discovery.nasa.gov/musical

Location: TBD

Participants: 25-60 per session

STEAM Carnival 


Musical Microchips: Build your own Synthesizer Piano and learn how digital music is made!

Intro to Musical Electronics

Sound controlled by light, laser-stringed guitars, and real-time voice modulations! These high-tech projects are all possible with easy-to-build electronic circuits. In this introductory workshop, students explore basic concepts in electronics and digital sound synthesis by constructing a musical synthesizer using a simple timer, capacitors, and other basic electronic components.

Musical Microchips is STEAM in action, integrating engineering, science, and art into one project-based adventure. This workshop is part of the Two Bit Circus production STEAM Carnival, which leverages kids’ passions for music, fashion, and games to expose them to STEAM disciplines. To learn more about STEAM Carnival and other workshop opportunities please visit steamcarnival.com.

Location: Qualcomm Cafe S

Participants: 20-25 per session


Qualcomm Tours

Qualcomm Museum

Experience the first 25 years of Qualcomm’s history through this interactive tour of the company museum. Learn about the technology development and corporate culture that makes Qualcomm one of the world’s premier companies.

Participants: 25 per session

Qualcomm Network Operations Center

Get a behind-the- scenes look at what it takes to keep the global Qualcomm network running smoothly 24/7. It’s the next best thing to visiting the set of a Star Trek movie.

Participants: 25 per session

Qualcomm Research Center Technology Showcase

Learn about the newest technologies being developed in the Qualcomm Research Center, including applications in contextual awareness. You will see technology in action that turns the smartphone of tomorrow into an intelligent personal assistant that learns and recognizes situations in order to predict, anticipate, and respond based on past experience.

Participants: 20 per session

Qualcomm Snapdragon Demo Room

Get a first-hand look at the future of technology enabled by the processing power of Qualcomm’s Snapdragon chipsets. See the “A” in STEAM come alive in this immersive demonstration of the audio-visual capabilities of future devices.

Participants: 12 per session

Qualcomm Application of Multimedia Technology

Meet with Qualcomm engineer and classroom teacher, Tony Mauro, as he explains and demonstrates a component of creating the “Digital 6th Sense.” Voice recognition and computer vision applications are employed to create an enhanced interactive multimedia user experience including hands-free photography.

Participants: 10 per session


Please fill in the form below to sign up for workshops and tours of your choice. Each individual must submit their own request and must be registered to attend the conference already. Register here steamconf14.eventbrite.com  if you haven’t already. The ticket number can be found in your confirmation email.