Santa Cruz County STEAM Expo

Are you interested in Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts or Mathematics? Like to explore the How and Why of your world? Then THIS is the event for YOU!​

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 2022-23 Santa Cruz County Science & Engineering Fair will be held in-person at the Santa Cruz Fairgrounds on March 11, 2023. Students will be uploading their electronic inquiry notebooks, images, video presentation, etc. for judges to preview prior to March 1, 2023.  Judging will take place on March 11 in-person at the fairgrounds.

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. 

All Participants (Competitive AND Showcase) must register, including their digital materials submitted, online in zFairs (link below) by the deadline, February 27, 2023.

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?  Interested in sponsoring the fair?  Do you have questions?

Please contact Dr. Wygant via the CONTACT US button below.