The San Mateo County Office of Education's Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics (STEAM) Center provides teachers and administrators research-based professional development in STEAM content and pedagogy to engage, educate, and inspire our 21st-century learners. It collaboratively designs and facilitates learner-centered experiences that nurture innate human curiosity through:

  • Catalyzing innovative, research-validated educational strategies to support student success
  • Building educator capacity through a range of professional learning opportunities
  • Connecting schools, networks, communities, industries, and government to create synergy and support innovation

STEAMCentric Newsletter

The STEAMCentric shares STEAM-related professional development opportunities, news, and information to teachers, administrators, and community partners. 

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STEAM Lending Library

The STEAM Center runs a lending library where educators can check out STEAM-related books and hands-on kits for classroom and training use. Note that due to high demand, kits can only be checked out to a classroom for one week. View the STEAM book library and request to check out books and kits.

Sandra Velásquez

Coordinator, Innovative Learning and Technology Integration


Phone: (650) 802-5407

Tricia Felix

Administrative Assistant


Phone: (650) 802-5404