STEAM Expo 2023

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We look forward to STEAM Expo 2023!

Combining science, technology, engineering, art, and math the Nevada County STEAM Expo highlights the talents of our students through a countywide competition and project showcase. The Nevada County STEAM Expo will be hosted in a virtual space on the zFair platform.

This year, our scientific inquiry competition is the qualifying event for Nevada County students that demonstrate outstanding scientific inquiry skills in the California Science and Engineering Fair. In addition to winning our local competition, the top six student projects will advance to the CSEF prestigious statewide event, also being hosted through zFair.

On Saturday, March 25th, 2023 from 1-2pm competition winners will be announced on Students interested in the categories of scientific inquiry or STEAM art must register projects at before 5pm on Wednesday, March 23 to be eligible to compete.

Hosted in early March, the TechTestJr. is an individual and team math competition for grades 5-8 held at individual school sites. For more information please visit NevCo Expo Tech Test Jr.

Participant Information & Schedule of Events

Wednesday, March 23rd – Project Registration Deadline

Register all projects on the zFair platform for judging by Wednesday, March 23rd, 2022 at 5pm.

Thursday, March 24th – Virtual Judging & Project Review

Judging of STEAM Scientific Inquiry Projects and the Art Competition 9:00 AM – 9:00 PM

Friday, March 25th – Virtual Showcase Event

► Student Project Showcase & Virtual Art Gallery from 9am – 2pm ONLINE

► STEAM activities and class challenges (posted on that you can host in your own class with your students

► Awards Ceremony: 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM – Virtually announced via video and emailed/posted on site to share with all participants countywide. Announcement of Tech Test Jr., Da Vinci Art Competition, and Scientific Inquiry winners and Nevada County CSEF nominations.