Professional Development Opportunities
10 Session iSTEM Instructional Leadership Training
Currently accepting new teams to participate in iSTEM: an in-depth, 10-day, instructional leadership experience for STEM educators preparing to understand and implement engineering practices as identified in the South Carolina Curriculum Standards and national standards documents.
Community STEM Events
Visit STEM Linx to learn about more STEM events and opportunities around the state.
Charleston STEM Festival
Saturday, February 11, 2017, 10am-3pm
Brittlebank Park, Charleston SC
Join us for a full-day of hands-on activities, live performances, interactive demonstrations, and family-oriented STEM entertainment. Don't miss this opportunity to "do" and learn about STEM!
This School's Got STEM Video Contest
February 20th - March 5th 2017
Win $500 for you and $500 for your school! Submit a 3-5 minute video showing off your coolest STEM project. Show us the WOW in STEM!
SC 4-H Engineering Challenge, sponsored by EnlightenSC
Saturday, March 25, 2017
Orangeburg-Calhoun Technical College
An opportunity for students ages 9-19 to learn, have fun, demonstrate the science, technology, engineering, and math skills, and compete for individual and team honors. A STEM Fair will be set up during the event to provide hands-on STEM activities for participants and their families. More info.
iMAGINE Upstate STEAM Fest
Saturday, April 1, 2017, 11am - 5pm
Downtown Greenville, SC
Come experience the FREE STEAM festival that transforms the streets of downtown Greenville into a world filled with electric cars, high speed drone races, 3D printers, virtual reality, and robots. Check out our website to find out more about this family-friendly event! To become and exhibitor at the festival, fill out the online registration form by January 31, 2017! Non-profit organizations and k-12 schools can host an exhibit for free!
Field trips at Clemson University Life Sciences Outreach Center
The Clemson University Life Sciences Outreach Center offers laboratory field trips in modern genetics and biotechnology to school groups in our labs on the beautiful Clemson campus. Students will use modern technology to generate and analyze results and to learn key concepts. Students will also be introduced to relevant career pathways. View a list of labs and for information on bringing CULSOC labs to your school.
What S2TEM Centers SC clients say about their Professional Learning Experience...
" Innovative approaches to student engagement. Information will be used to plan engaging lessons that incorporate literacy into science."
Kimberly Howard, Teacher
Burton-Park Elementary , Richland School District One
Engaging Literacy Strategies in Science
"I am using the State Standards to guide my lesson planning, I am assisting my students in various ways to deconstruct materials in order to fully understand how things work. I would highly recommend this course to others."
Sandy Run K-8, Calhoun
The Number System, Expressions and Equations: Bridges to High School Mathematics, Online Course