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Celebrating 25 Years of Service to South Carolina Education
On March 7th, South Carolina’s Coalition for Mathematics & Science celebrated 25 years of progress and partnership by honoring educators and business/industry partners who have worked with purpose and passion to increase learning and improve lives through science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education.
The day began with a gathering in the lobby of the Statehouse for the first ever STEM Education Day at the State Capitol.
- Governor Henry McMaster shared a proclamation declaring March 7th as STEM Education Day.
- State Education Superintendent, Dr. Molly Spearman recognize the Cane Bay H.S. Robotics Team and the state champion, Rohming Robots 4-H Project Club.
- Elisabeth Kovacs of the SC Department of Commerce and Melanie Barton of the SC Education Oversight Committee recognized BMW Manufacturing Company, The Boeing Company, The Bosch Community Fund, Comporium, Duke Energy, Fluor, Google, Lockheed Martin, Michelin North America, Santee Cooper, ScanSource, and Total Comfort Solutions for their support of STEM education programs in South Carolina.
- SC Future Minds announced a SC STEM Teacher of the Year recognition program.
- The draft Grand Challenges in SC STEM Education identified through a partnership grant with STEMx and 100Kin10 were revealed for public comment.
Immediately following this public gathering, invited luncheon guests gathered to share stories of STEM success and good fellowship. The celebration was MC’d by Darci Strickland, News 19 Anchor for WLTX-TV, Columbia SC. The guest speaker was The Honorable Regina Schofield, Director of Corporate Engagement & Education Outreach at Battelle. Also recognized were representatives from the five schools awarded the “Growing in SC: The Future of STEAM is Here” grants for new STEM initiatives at their schools.