Vital Link of Orange County


2017 STEM and the Arts Career Showcase
Dates: April 21, 22 & 23
Location: OC Fair and Event Center
88 Fair Dr.
Costa Mesa, CA 92627

Energy Invitational
Date: May 6, 2017
Location: UCI - Lot 16
Time: 10 AM - 3 PM

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2016 STEM & the Arts Career Showcase


Vital Link invites middle school, high school and college students to attend the 2016 STEM & the Arts Career Showcase, a collaboration of corporate, education, and non-profit sponsors and exhibitors coming together to create an engaging and interactive career exploration experience emphasizing careers in science, technology, engineering, math (STEM), and the arts. The showcase, to be held in partnership with OC Fair Imaginology, is focused on providing students with opportunities to explore, discover, and connect to their future careers.

Dates and Times:

  • Friday, April 15th - 9am to 3pm
  • Saturday, April 16th - 10am to 5pm
  • Sunday, April 17th - 10am to 5pm

Location: OC Fair & Event Center, 88 Fair Drive, Costa Mesa, CA 92626

Attendees: Orange County students (middle school through college) and their families

Cost: Please contact Vital Link for cost to attend on Friday, April 15, 2015; Admission on April 16-17, 2016 Free (Parking at the OC Fair & Event Center is $7.)

Included in the showcase:

  • Vital Link’s hands-on career exploration exhibits (design, engineering, environmental sciences, health sciences, and transportation)
  • Interactive robotics competition featuring student-built robots
  • Alternative fuel vehicles designed by Orange County high school and college student teams for the 2015 UCI Energy Invitational competition
  • Industry demonstrations and interactive exhibits
  • Industry speakers
  • Student science and engineering displays
  • Digital media arts competition displays
  • Community college exhibits
  • STEM-related nonprofit exhibits with information about internships and paid positions
  • Job recruitment area
  • Live entertainment featuring successful young performers
  • And much more!

Field Trips: Teachers who wish to arrange a school field trip for Friday, April 15th OR If you wish to be an exhibitor please email Tina Pham.

For information about becoming a sponsor: please email Mary Tran, or call 949.646.2520.

Past Production Partners & Supporters: Bank of America, KSBR 88.5 FM, OC Fair & Event Center, OC Fair Imaginology, Orange County Workforce Investment Board, QBE, Saddleback College, Southern California Edison, State Street, and SunPower.