About the

6th Annual Let's Grow STEAM

Youth College and Career Expo

Unveiling Artistic Pathways

Join us for the 6th Annual Let's Grow STEAMx Youth College and Career Expo, the Greater Columbus Region's premier college and career-exploration experience for student's 4th - 12th grades.

  • Learn about the region’s broad range of careers and the pathways to get there.
  • Hear from diverse voices sharing experiences and tips for getting started on a career.
  • Connect with local companies, colleges, training programs and more.
  • Meet leading employers and visit their virtual booths.
  • Take away materials and resources in your digital “backpack.”.
  • Visit booths, talk with company representatives, and attend career readiness seminars - you can win some cool prizes!
  • Return to learn more for 30 days following the event.

Coming Soon! Check back with us for our 2024 speakers

YCCExpo 2022 Keynote Presenter 

Aisha Bowe
Former NASA rocket scientist, motivational speaker and serial entrepreneur.

Aisha Bowe is a former NASA rocket scientist, motivational speaker and serial entrepreneur. Her seven-figure companies have been recognized by Inc. Magazine and her clients include tech giants such as: Microsoft, GE, and Siemens -- all without outside capital. As an aerospace engineer who started her degree with pre-algebra in a community college, Aisha is on a mission to help youth break stereotypes, stop internalizing false narratives and pursue careers in STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math).

Aisha regularly shares her story and message of self-empowerment in interviews and presentations worldwide. She speaks often as part of the US State Department’s speakers’ program and has been the subject of many articles including in Entrepreneur Magazine, Inc.com, Fast Company, Wired and Shondaland. She was a featured guest on NBC LX as well as The Kelly Clarkson Show and The Tamron Hall Show, two of the most highly rated daytime talk shows in the United States. In addition, she was the subject of an Olay/BET public service announcement promoting women’s empowerment

Aisha holds a B.S.E in Aerospace Engineering and an M. Eng. in Space Systems Engineering, from University of Michigan. She has received numerous awards for her dedication to technical excellence and the principles of diversity and opportunity. Aisha is a member of the National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE) and the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautic (AIAA). She currently sits on the University of Michigan Aerospace Department Industry Advisory Board.

2022 LGSx Speaker Salonick Amos

2022 LGSx Speaker Chrissy Wagner

2022 LGSx Speaker Rob Landers

2022 LGSx Speaker Teresa White

2022 Sponsors

Frequently Asked Questions

Students in grades 4th - 12th and educators in Southwest Georgia
Yes, you must register. Register by going to www.yccexpo.vfairs.com
There is no fee for administrators, educators, or students. There is a fee for exhibitors and sponsors. Click here to learn more about support opportunities.
Once registered, you will use your email address to get access to the event. This is your unique login and can only be used by you.
Yes, you can access information post event until Monday, March 18, 2024. Just click here to register and access on-demand information.
No, you do not need to download software to access this program. Just go to www.yccexpo.vfairs.com to register or login for access to the downloadable material.
Visit www.letsgrowsteam.org to learn more about our organization and programs.
The document below were prizes distributed for YCCExpo 2022 participants.
  • Prizes awarded are
  • 1st Place - PlayStation 5
  • 2nd Place - Oculus VR Set
  • 3rd Place - Beats by Dr. Dre Headset
  • 4th Pace - STEMBoard Lingo Kit
  • 5th Place - Nike Gift Card ($150.00 Value)
  • 6th Place - $100 Amazon Gift Card
  • 7th Place - $100.00 Macy's Gift Card
  • 8th Place - STEAM Rover ($70.00 Value) 
  • 9th Place - STEAM Rover ($70.00 Value) 
  • 10th Place - $50.00 Amazon Gift Card
  • 11th Place - $50.00 Amazon Gift Card
  • 12th Place - $50.00 Amazon Gift Card
  • 13th Place - $50.00 Amazon Gift Card
  • 14th Place - $50.00 Amazon Gift Card
  • 15th Place - $50.00 Amazon Gift Card
  • 16th Place - $25.00 Amazon Gift Card
  • 17th Place - $25.00 Amazon Gift Card
  • 18th Place - $25.00 Amazon Gift Card
  • 19th Place -$25.00 Amazon Gift Card
  • 20th Place -$25.00 Amazon Gift Card
  • 21st Place -$25.00 Amazon Gift Card
  • 22nd Place -$25.00 Amazon Gift Card
  • 23rd Place -$25.00 Amazon Gift Card
  • 24th Place -$25.00 Amazon Gift Card
  • 25th Place -$25.00 PlayStation Gift Card
  • 26th Place - $25.00 PlayStation Gift Card
  • 27th Place - $25.00 PlayStation Gift Card
  • 28th Place - $25.00 PlayStation Gift Card
  • 29th Place - $25.00 PlayStation Gift Card
  • 30th Place - $25.00 PlayStation Gift Card
Points are awarded by task or activity. Here is the point distribution by task:
  • Login - 500 POINTS
  • Text Chat at Booth View Booth Video - 100 POINTS
  • Booth Q&A Booth Meet & Greet Survey Completed Watch a Webinar - 250 POINTS
  • Booth Visit - 75 POINTS
  • For Pre-registering View Booth Document - 50 POINTS
  • Log-In to virtual expo - 500
  • Register and Attend the Amazon Tour - 500
  • Watch the video of Keynote Speaker - Ms. Aisha Bowe - 250
  • Watch a Video in the Auditorium - 200
  • Register and Complete a Mock Interview - 200
  • Take a Survey - 150
  • Attend a "LIVE" session -100
  • Visit an Exhibitor Booth - 100
  • Engage in a chat with an exhibitor -50
  • Click on Exhibitors Documents, Video - 50
  • Click Navigation Menu - 25
  • Add Resources to your Backpack - 25