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We Need Your Help, Join the Celebration!


South Carolina's Coalition for Mathematics & Science is pleased to bring you SC STEM Education Month 2020!  Help us show the State the importance of supporting STEM Education in South Carolina by participating in SC STEM Education Month 2020 and our Be Counted Campaign!
 
Why?
South Carolina attracts leading manufacturers from the automotive, aerospace, life sciences, technology, and advanced manufacturing industries.  Each of these industries need skilled STEM professionals from college to certificate programs.  Opportunities exist for those with STEM-skills to:

  • help assemble airplanes in North Charleston.
  • work for a leading global provider of technology products and solutions in Greenville.
  • join one of the world's leading automotive manufacturer's in Greer.
  • engineer the world's largest tires in Lexington County.
  • work for a world leader in generic respiratory medication manufacturing in Columbia.
Who?
SC STEM Education Month is a time to celebrate the:
  • educators that work daily to prepare students with the knowledge and skills needed to pursue STEM careers.
  • school administrators that orchestrate STEM initiatives and programs geared toward teaching and learning success.
  • community organizations that provide supplemental STEM learning experiences for students.
  • industry and business partners that provide mentors, internships and support to schools and communities.
  • students that commit to pursue STEM-careers in South Carolina.
How?
Commit to helping us celebrate and showcase of STEM education each week during SC STEM Education Month:
  1. WEEK ONE:CELEBRATING EDUCATORS (March 14 – 21):  STEM Education Month kicks off on Pi Day!  During this week we’ll be showcasing and celebrating SC Educators.  Have an educator you want us to recognize?  Post about them on social media.  Be sure to use #SCSTEMMonth so we can find your post and re-share.
  2. WEEK TWO:CELEBRATING PROGRESS IN STEM EDUCATION (March 21 – 28):  It's time to shout it out!  Week two is all about celebrating accomplishments in STEM education.  During week two consider:
    • Joining us on Thursday, March 26th for SC STEM Day at the Capitol! We’ll be gathering at 9:00 am in the State House Lobby. At 10:00 am there will be a press conference to recognize the recipients of the “Growing in SC:The Future of STEM is Here” grants, recognize the regional SC STEM Educator of the Year finalists, award the 2020 SC STEM Educator of the Year, and more!
    • Contacting your legislators, encouraging them to continue supporting STEM education during this legislative session! Not sure who your legislators are?  Use this link to easily locate your representatives.  Short on time?  Use our sample email.
  3. WEEK THREE:CELEBRATING SCHOOLS AND STUDENTS (March 28 - April 4):  We have amazing schools and students!  During week three post on social media about the accomplishments of a school STEM program, an initiative, or students who've committed to STEM careers.  Be sure to use #SCSTEMMonth so we can find your post and re-share.
  4. WEEK FOUR:  CELEBRATING OUR PARTNERS (April 4 – 11): In-school learning is enhanced by the many partners who provide STEM opportunities across the state to youth and families.  During the final week of STEM Education Month consider:
    • Planning a school-wide STEM night; involve parents, students and local businesses.
    • Participating in one of the iMAGINE STEM Festivals held around the State.
    • Organizing a STEM competition or STEM fair where students have opportunities to compete in engineering design challenges or pursue and showcase their work.Be sure to share on social media using #SCSTEMMonth!

Be Counted!
Our goal is to inspire you to action during SC STEM Education Month 2020 and show our constituents how important STEM education is to our stakeholders as evidenced by how many participated in events during the month.  To reach this goal we need your help!  If you participate in any of ways mentioned above, please go to “Be Counted” and complete a short online form.

Looking forward to hearing about STEM education across the State.  Get inspired, be counted during SC STEM Education Month 2020.

Special thanks to partners SC Future Minds, Comporium and Dominion Energy for making SC STEM Educator of the Year possible!




 




 




 




 


 


 


 
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