February 3rd
from 10 am – 2 pm

11th Annual Florida STEM & Health Expo RCSA Innovation 8160 Baymeadows Way W. Jacksonville, FL 32256

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The Annual Florida STEM & Health Expo

The STEM & Health Expo is Florida’s alternative to the typical County Science & Health Fair. It allows students to get a chance to showcase their science work in a fun and unique venue, with learning opportunities for the entire family. This free, one-day event features exciting science shows, STEM educators & scientists, hands-on activities, cool robots, community health supporters, doctors, health professionals, community workers, the fire and police department, fun vendor booths, public servants, and more!


February 3rd from 10 am – 2 pm STEM & Health Expo


8160 Baymeadows Way W. Jacksonville, FL 32256


  • Students who have a project to share in the areas of Science, Technology, Engineering, Math, and/or Health
  • Teams of students who have collaborated on a STEM & Health project together
  • Teachers and students who wish to share a classroom investigation
    Community professionals who offer a hands-on experience for students, involving careers in Science, Technology, engineering, Math, and Health
  • Families who would like to come to the Expo to enjoy hands-on activities and explore the excitement and opportunities that STEMP & Health has to offer


Our mission is to expose Florida’s citizens to the exciting and engaging world of science, technology, engineering, mathematics (STEM), and health to ignite their interests and motivation for these disciplines. We want students engaged in early age and kept in the STEM & Health pipeline as they grow, so they are set to become successful STEM & Health professionals later on in life. The STEM & Health Expo is Florida’s alternative to the typical County Science & Health Fair. It allows the students to get a chance to showcase their science work in a fun and unique venue, with learning opportunities for the entire family.


To accomplish the primary goals of the Expo, activities have been developed for participating students, teachers, and the general public. Participating students will work with their teachers and/or mentors to prepare a demo that they will present to the public at the Expo. The general public will have the chance to view presentations by local industries and universities that include applications such as solar energy, robotics and the like.


Science is the one subject that encompasses everything in life and helps students to be curious, ask questions, and make connections as to why the world exists as it does. It is the backdrop for understanding our world, and for helping us to explain and appreciate it in new ways.
Science is the “S” in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) education. We define STEM education as the preparation of students in competencies and skills in the four disciplines (science, technology, engineering, and math). A successful STEM education provides students with science, math, and engineering/technology in sequences that build upon each other and can be used with real-world applications.
STEM education creates critical thinkers, increases science literacy, and enables the next generation of innovators. Innovation leads to new products and processes that sustain our economy. This innovation and science literacy depend on a solid knowledge based on the STEM areas. It is clear that most jobs of the future will require a basic understanding of math and science—10-year employment projections by the U.S. Department of Labor show that of the 20 fastest growing occupations projected for 2014, 15 of them require significant mathematics or science preparation.
Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics—STEM, and therefore, STEM education—are vital to our future—the future of our country, the future of our region and the future of our children. Besides, STEM is everywhere; it shapes our everyday experiences.
Have you considered how often we experience STEM in our lives? Science is our natural world— sun, moon and stars…lands and oceans…weather, natural disasters, the diversity of nature, animals (large, small, microbial)…plants and food…the fuel that heats our homes and powers transportation…The list is almost endless. In today’s world, technology is thought of as computers and smartphones, but it goes back to television, radio, microscopes, the telegraph, telescopes, compass, and even the first wheel. Yes, engineering builds roads, and bridges, but it also tackles today’s challenges of transportation, global warming and environment-friendly machines, appliances, and systems. We only have to look around to see what improvements to our lives and our homes have been engineered in the last decade alone. We encounter mathematics at the grocery store, the bank, on tax forms, in dealing with investments and the family budget. Every other STEM field depends on mathematics. STEM is important, because it pervades every aspect of our lives.
Let’s consider how STEM affects what is closest and dearest to us—our children. STEM is their future—the technological age in which they live, their best career options, and their key to wise decisions. In 2009, the United States Department of Labor listed the ten most wanted employees. Eight of those employees were ones with degrees in the STEM fields: accounting, computer science, electrical engineering, mechanical engineering, information sciences and systems, computer engineering, civil engineering, and economics and finance. According to the U.S. Department of Commerce, STEM occupations are growing at 17%, while others are growing at 9.8%. From health care workers with associate degrees to doctors of medicine will average 20% more in life-time earnings than peers with similar degrees in non-health care. A glance at 2010 starting salaries for engineers –with $47,145 for civil engineers to $60,054 for chemical engineers– is strong evidence that STEM related jobs can be financially rewarding careers for our children.
Likewise, according to the U. S. Labor Department, the 10 fastest growing occupations from 2008-2018, and their median wages, are:
·         Biomedical engineers, $77,400
·         Network systems and data communications analysts, $71,100
·         Financial examiners, $70,930
·         Medical scientists, except epidemiologists, $72,590
·         Physician assistants, $81,230
·         Biochemists and biophysicists, $82,840
·         Athletic trainers, $39,640
STEM learning is an economic imperative. Experts say that technological innovation accounted for almost half of U.S. economic growth over the past 50 years, and almost all of the 30 fastest-growing occupations in the next decade will require at least some background in STEM.
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11th Annual STEM & Health Expo Sponsorship Information

Looking for an opportunity to increase your brand’s awareness while giving back to the Jacksonville community? Become a sponsor for our 11th annual STEM & Health Expo! River City Science Academy (RCSA) is a Tuition-Free, Public, Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) focus, Duval County Public Charter School located in Jacksonville. RCSA provides strong academics and college-bound programs in addition to after-school programs. RCSA is one of the most successful charter schools in Florida. RCSA is recognized as a High Performing Charter School by The Florida Department of Education (FLDOE). We proudly serve the Jacksonville community with our five locations. By becoming a sponsor of our Annual STEM & Health Expo you are providing opportunities to directly benefit students at RCSA.


Everything listed in the lower sponsorship levels, plus:

  • Company advertisement through our Clear Channel Outdoor affiliates
  • Acknowledgement in radio promotion


Everything listed in the lower sponsorship levels, plus:

  • Invitation to publicly address the audience at event
  • Acknowledgement in RCSA newsletters and social media (3000+ reach)


Everything listed in the lower sponsorship levels, plus:

  • Advertising on the school’s scrolling marquis sign on Beach Blvd.
  • Acknowledgment in event promotion materials (billboards, flyers, etc.)


Everything listed in the lower sponsorship levels, plus:

  • Acknowledgement in press release and Expo social media
  • Prominent logo placement in event program
  • Banner prominent in the exhibition area (exposure to 4000+ attendees from Florida)


Everything listed in the lower sponsorship levels, plus:

  • Verbal acknowledgment at event
  • Logo placement in event program


  • Acknowledgment in program
  • Logo on Florida STEM & Health Expo website
  • Pre-approval to hold vendor booth at Expo at VIP spot


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Sponsors- Please provide high resolution logos in jpeg and eps format to ensure high print quality.
Please make checks and money orders payable to River City Science Academy Please mail all payments to the following address:

River City Science Academy Attn: Mr. Sel Buyuksarac 7565 Beach Blvd. Jacksonville, FL 32216

CONTACT: Mr. Sel Buyuksarac, Program Director (904) 855 8010 ext:1133 Email:

*River City Science Academy is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit. All donations are tax deductible.







Apply to be a 2024 STEM & Health Expo Vendor!

The expo will be held on Saturday, February 3rd, 2024 from 10:00 am – 2:00 pm at 8160 Baymeadows Way W. Jacksonville, FL 32256

  • Vendor space is limited and will be given out first come, first serve by approval. We encourage you to apply as soon as possible to secure a place. Please note: turning in an application does not guarantee acceptance into the expo.
  • Applications will be reviewed for acceptance and notification of acceptance will be given via email.
  • There is a required donation for booths to help cover the costs of running the expo. Nonprofits are asked to pay $75 and corporations/other businesses are asked to pay $150. Donations are non-refundable. Any proceeds from this event will go to STEM projects for RCSA students.
  • Vendors must notify of cancellations by January 31st, 2024. A $150.00 cancellation charge will be issued for any cancellations given after January 31st, 2024.
  • Vendor areas are approx. 8′ by 8′. All areas are assigned based on vendor category and weather
  • Vendors must remain set up until 2:00 pm on February 3rd, 2024. Any vendors that leave early will be charged a $100.00 fee.
  • Areas must be set up by 9:30 am Saturday, February 3rd, 2024, and disassembled by 4:00 pm on Saturday, February 3rd, 2024.
  • All vehicles must be moved to designated parking by 9:00 am on Saturday, February 3rd, 2024.
  • Vendors needing electricity or indoor coverage must say so on their vendor application for this to be guaranteed.
  • Additional booth information, maps, permits, rules, and regulations will be sent out by January 17th, 2024.
  • Vendors supply their own tables, chairs, and small tents. RCSA has a small number of tables and chairs available that will be given out first-come, first-serve. Let us know on your application if you need a table or chairs.
  • All vendors must have an interactive, hands-on activity to encourage student learning.
  • Donations can be made by check, cash, or card. Make checks payable to River City Science Academy. Donations can be mailed or dropped off at 7565 Beach Blvd. Jacksonville, FL 32216.
  • Vendors must let us know if they plan to sell any products or conduct any sign-ups.
Suggested Donation
Business: $150
Non-Profit Organization: $75

River City Science Educational Inc., is a tax-exempt nonprofit organization as described in Section
501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Your donation, in return for which you have received no goods
or services, is tax deductible to the extent allowed by law.

REGISTRATION DEADLINE: Friday, January 12th, 2024
Make checks and money orders payable to: River City Science Academy
Return forms and/or donation to:
River City Science Academy
c/o STEM Expo Vendor Registration
7565 Beach Blvd.
Jacksonville, FL 32216

For questions or additional information, contact

Sel Buyuksarac

(904) 855 8010 ext:1133




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