Spark STEM Fest

Orlando Science Center’s most popular multi-day event known as Otronicon has evolved to Spark STEM Fest!

The event resides at the crossroads of inspiration and engagement, igniting curiosity in STEM careers, empowering meaningful connections between the public and STEM professionals, and building excitement for the possibilities that lie ahead.

Celebrating the success and growth that our STEM community has experienced over the past 17 years, our event has evolved to include all fields of science, technology, engineering, and math with a focus to expand our audience and impact even further.

KEY GOALS


  • Raise awareness of the value of STEM in everyday life
  • Help bridge the STEM literacy gap
  • Work towards equitable access in STEM
  • Encourage exploration and pursuit of STEM careers

Discovery Days

Don't miss this series of community events leading up to Spark STEM Fest! From February 1 - 16, local organizations, and businesses will host events around Central Florida, including behind-the-scenes tours, Q&A's with scientists, science trivia contests or nature activities to encourage conversations and exploration about STEM.

We Flip - Acrobatic Science Live

Live Shows

You have to see it to believe it! From LITERALLY cool liquid nitrogen demonstrations the science behind juggling and acrobatics (yes, you read that right), take a break from the exhibit floor and take in a live STEM show.

OSC animal keeper presenting on stage with a chinchilla.

Programs

You can learn directly from fascinating speakers, including industry leaders, visionaries, and more! This is an invaluable opportunity the future trailblazers out there to get advice from leading industry experts about how to pursue your passion.

Guests engaged in exciting interactive exhibits.

Exhibitors

Science is all around us, and in everything thing we do. Some of the greatest innovators from right here in Central Florida will be demonstrating how STEM helps them make the world a better place. Learn from Disney scientists, SCUBAnauts, makers of moon dirt, and more!

Guests engaged in fun classroom workshops.

Workshops

Get hands-on with expert-led workshops! Learn how to code like a pro, get flight lessons from Lockheed Martin or dive into the science of sharks. You’ll leave these workshops with a newfound skill and insight into different STEM careers.

Guests engaged in video game competitions.

Competitions

Ready Player One? Race down Rainbow Road or join the Dance Dance Revolution during Spark STEM Fest with Powder Keg Gaming Competitions! Visitors can enter for a chance to win cash prizes and be proclaimed champion as they compete in various video games tournaments.

GET INVOLVED

DISCOVERY DAYS

Host an Event
February 1-16, 2023

We need your help! Host a Discovery Day event to help inspire this community in STEM. Become one of the many organizations around Central Florida that connect people with science, technology, engineering, art and math.

SPARK STEM FEST

Event Exhibitors, Speakers, and Workshop Opportunities
February 17-20, 2023

Become a part of Spark STEM Fest! With dozens of interactive exhibits, hands-on workshops, art displays, and exciting science demos, STEM experts from local business, organizations and educational institutions have a special opportunity to connect with the community.

THANK YOU TO OUR 2023 SPONSORS

Presented by UCF Office of Research Logo
7thSense Logo
AdventHealth for Children Logo
Burns & McDonnell Logo
Walt Disney World Logo
ECS Logo
FARO Logo
Florida High Tech Corridor Logo
Florida Prepaid College Savings Plan Logo
Manufacturers association of Central Florida Logo
National Center Simulation Logo
Arts & Cultural Affairs Orange County Government Florida Logo
Orlando Economic Partnership Logo
Panasonic Connect Logo
Qorvo Logo
Seay Business Logo
Talon Simulations Logo
United Arts of Central Florida Logo
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University of Central Florida – College of Arts and Humanities; College of Engineering and Computer Science; College of Nursing; College of Sciences;
CREATE (Center for Research and Education in Arts Technology and Entertainment); Florida Interactive Entertainment Academy; IST, School of Modeling Simulation and Training; School of Visual Arts & Design

Would you like to be an event sponsor?

Join the exclusive group of forward-thinking corporations and educational institutions that provide sponsorship support at Spark STEM Fest. As a sponsor, you have the opportunity to:

  • Increase your organization's brand awareness and recognition throughout Central Florida
  • Drive media coverage around your company’s commitment to STEM
  • Benefit from meaningful employee engagement opportunities and network with other organizations
  • Support local workforce development by showcasing exciting STEM career pathways and providing opportunities to connect with STEM professionals

Sponsorship benefits include logo recognition, event passes, opportunities to participate at the event, VIP access, and more! For more information on sponsorship levels and benefits, please contact Megg Murphy at meggmurphy@osc.org or 407.514.2014.