In response to the COVID-19 crisis:
After prolonged conversation, weighing the merits of maintaining our annual STEM Champions/Radicals campaign, the VC STEM Network has suspended the 2020 recognition campaigns.
VC STEM recognizes high quality STEM settings annually through the Golden Gear Award. In addition, VC STEM awards individuals and corporations with the STEM Champion and STEM Radical Awards.
Golden Gear Awards
The STEM Champion award is given to individuals, companies, and organizations who have been key champions of high-quality STEM learning.
The STEM Radical award, is given to STEM Champion who have had a broad impact and sustained effort at enhancing STEM education in Ventura County and who have contributed to the work and initiatives of VC STEM over a three-year period.