Sonoma County Office of Education

2024 Sonoma County STEAM Showcase

2024 Synopsys-Sonoma County STEAM Showcase

Please join us for the 2024 Synopsys-Sonoma County STEAM Showcase! The STEAM Showcase will be March 5th, 2024 at the Sonoma County Fairgrounds. The theme for this year is "Light and Dark." This free event, open to all students TK-12th grade in the county, invites students to show projects incorporating at least two areas of STEAM. During the full day Showcase, students will present their projects and engage in hands-on STEAM activities and challenges. Students may enter the showcase as individuals or groups, which can be as large as a whole class. Each project should have a mentor (teacher, counselor, parent, after school leader, etc.). The first step is for a mentor to submit an Intent to Participate form. Please contact Anna Babarinde ( ) or Penny Cleary ( for additional information.

STEAM Showcase in the News

This Press Democrat article describes how the first-ever STEAM Showcase, an action-packed event, drew more than 350 students from around the county!

SCOE’s shift to the STEAM Showcase was highlighted by a national organization in this article in MakerPromise.

2024 Event Details and Resources

Who: Sonoma County Students and Educators TK-12
When: March 5, 2024
Where: Sonoma County Fairgrounds & Events Center (1350 Bennett Valley Road, Santa Rosa, CA)
Theme: Light and Dark

Pre-Event Training and Deadlines:

  • November 29, 2023: Deadline to submit Intent to Participate form.
  • January 12, 2024: Disclaimer form submitted by teacher/project mentor
  • February 5, 2024: Participant Google Forms submitted by teacher/project mentor to articulate:
    • School
    • Grade Level(s)
    • Individual or Group Project
    • Name(s) of Individual(s) or Group
    • What format the project will take 
  • February 5-March 5, 2024 (ongoing): Documentation submitted to your assigned Google Drive project folder. All documentation must be in the folder before March 5th. Please start early!


Support for Schools

One or more SCOE STEAM Showcase representatives will be available to support planning for teachers and project mentors through a video conference or a site visit as needed. This support can include ideas for launching projects, best practices for success, help navigating logistical details, and answering questions you may have. If you are interested in scheduling a video conference or site visit, please email Anna Babarinde or Penny Cleary.