Empowering Futures 2023 Facebook

Join Vital Link and University Lab Partners as we celebrate and support STEM education in Orange County.
 Together, we can continue to foster a culture of innovation and empower the next generation of innovators in Orange County.

Registration is currently closed, but please make a donation to support!


Celebrating Changemakers in STEM


Vital Link and University Lab Partners are recognizing outstanding businesses, educators, and students who are dedicated to advancing STEM opportunities in our region.

Please use the button below to nominate your Changemaker in STEM! 

Business Partner of the Year– Award will recognize an outstanding organization, nonprofit, or educational institution, that is a catalyst in STEM Education. 

Educator of the Year– Award will recognize a K-12 Educator who inspires students to explore careers in STEM.

Student of the Year– Award will recognize a high school student who has a strong passion for STEM and who serves as an inspiration to their peers.

Nominations will close on August 30, 2023.  Finalists will be notified on September 1, 2023. 

A winner from each category will be awarded at Empowering Futures- Saturday, September 30 at Edwards Lifesciences. 

Thank you to our Event Host!


Questions? Please contact Dinh Thai, Dinh@vitallink.org or (949) 393-5607