On March 4, 2023, the Tulare County Office of Education will host the Eighth annual STEAM Expo. TCOE values meaningful, relevant educational opportunities that prepare students for college, career, and life. This event is designed to engage students and families in learning about educational and career opportunities in science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics.
The STEAM Expo provides students with fun, engaging activities to build knowledge about STEAM, including a Science & Engineering Fair, Coding Activities, Robotics Activities & Exhibition, Hands-On Art Activities and MakerSpace. Participants, coaches and the public attend speaker talks and visit vendor and exhibitor booths during the STEAM Expo.
This event is open to the public in an “open house” type of format.
Science & Engineering Fair Information
The Tulare County Science and Engineering Fair is held as part of the STEAM Expo. Participating projects will be put on display to recognize the outstanding efforts and achievements in science and engineering. Science experts representing a wide variety of public and private sectors are invited to judge the projects.
The outcomes for the TCSEF are to:
Students in grades 3-12 may enter the TCSEF. Projects may enter the TCSEF in one of two divisions: Competitive and Non-Competitive. All projects need to adhere to the scientific method or engineering design process. Project topics will address one of the following categories:
The final category placement of each project will be determined by TCOE.
Competitive Project Information:
Non-Competitive Project Information:
Each project will require a $10 entry fee.
Robots and artificial intelligence touch nearly every aspect of our lives. This technology is guided by code. Students will have the opportunity to engage in activities to code robots in order to solve challenges.
The outcomes for Robotics/Coding Activities are to:
Students may engage in robotics/coding activities on the day of the event.
Students can head over to the Robotics Exhibition area to see what students are currently doing with robotics in the classroom. Some events that may be on display are Tug-of-War, Go Fish!, Sumo Bots and many more.
The outcomes for the Robotics Exhibition are to:
Individuals and groups of students currently participating in robotics clubs or classes at their school sites may enter into a non-competitive robotics exhibition. Students will engage their robotic designs in a variety of challenges and collaborate with students from other school sites.
We're putting the A in STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, ART, and Math) in the Creativity Place. In this area, students will be able to discover fun and engaging ways to apply STEM concepts through the Arts.
The outcomes for the Creativity Place are to:
Students will be able to participate in the Creativity Place an “Open House” type of format. Materials for creating will be provided.
There is a revolution going on right now. Students have become more and more interested in building things and making them work.
The outcomes for the Makerspace are to:
Students will be able to participate in the Makerspace in an “Open House” type of format. Materials for tinkering and creating will be provided.
Regional Event Details
Supporting a Regional Hub of Excellence
March 4, 2023
Tulare County Office of Education Conference Center
6200 S. Mooney Blvd, Visalia
10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Student Event Coordinator - Science Fair
Student Event Coordinator - Expo
Staff Development & Curriculum Specialist - STEM
Vendors & Exhibitors
Potential exhibitors include:
The STEAM Expo is a venue to connect students, families, and educators with resources provided by both community organizations and vendors.
If you are interested in being a vendor at the 2023 STEAM Expo, please fill out the Vendor Registration Form or click here to download it. For additional information, email Juliana Davidian.
Science Fair Information and Rules:
Information for Coaches, Teachers, Students & Parents
Tulare County Office of Education
Tim A. Hire, County Superintendent of Schools
P.O. Box 5091
Visalia, CA 93278-5091