Santa Cruz County STEAM Expo


Dr. Heather Wygant
Science Coordinator
(831) 466-5727

The Santa Cruz County STEAM EXPO provides both a competitive and a noncompetitive showcase opportunity for students in grades TK-12. For the Competitive section, students design individual or team (max of 3 members) inquiry projects to compete for awards, scholarships and prizes. Top award winners represent Santa Cruz County at the California State Science Fair, the International Science and Engineering Fair, and the California and National Invention Conventions. For the Showcase section, larger student teams (more than 3 members), clubs or classes may enter to present or demonstrate their ongoing work or projects.

The 2024-25 Santa Cruz County STEAM Expo will be held in-person at the Santa Cruz County Fairgrounds on March 8, 2025.

Students will present projects in elementary (grades TK-3), upper elementary (grades 4-5), junior (6th-8th grade) and senior (9th-12th grade) divisions in multiple areas of study.  Fair participants are drawn from public, private, parochial and home-schools in Santa Cruz County only.

Please see the MORE INFORMATION button below for details on types of projects, categories and details to support students, teachers and parents, and more!

Are you a site Fair Coordinator?   Do you have questions?

Please contact Dr. Wygant via the CONTACT US button.

Interested in sponsoring the fair? Please click More Information, then go to the Sponsors & Exhibitors tab.

2024 Awards are posted!

2024 awards are posted at :

All certificates, ribbons that were not received, and special awards were delivered to schools for distribution.


The COE is recruiting volunteers and judges to support the STEAM Expo for our 2025 date!

STEAM Expo Info Night 2024