Session: 13. STEAM Street Festival – Bringing the Community Together – iMAGINE the Possibilities!

Session: 13. STEAM Street Festival – Bringing the Community Together – iMAGINE the Possibilities!
April 3, 2022

Time: 4:30 PM – 5:15 PM

In South Carolina and across the nation, business leaders are struggling to meet  the current and projected demand for jobs in STEM. Companies will not invest  in a community unless they are confident that they can find the talent they  need to stay competitive.  

This session will present ideas on how to create a STEAM Street Festival which  involves business and industry, education, non-profits and individuals in your  community. 

https://www.imaginesteamsc.org/lakelands 

Abstract:  

The iMAGINE STEAM Street Festival creates meaningful experiences that promote a culture of  lifelong learning and career readiness with an emphasis on science, technology, engineering,  arts and mathematics (STEAM), innovation, and entrepreneurial activity in South Carolina. The  festival focuses on student preparedness and facilitates collaboration among industry partners,  academic institutions, non-profit organizations, and the community. 

iMAGINE partners with major South Carolina employers to identify high demand career  pathways and showcase them to a new generation of innovators in exciting ways. Through  interactive learning experiences, iMAGINE STEAM Festivals spark the imaginations of PreK-12  students and fosters their aspirations to pursue 21st century STEM careers.

iMAGINE STEAM Festival is a program of South Carolina’s Coalition for Mathematics & Science  (SCCMS) at Clemson University. 

Outline:  

Only 26% of South Carolina students are graduating with the degrees and certification  necessary to obtain jobs in the STEM Pipeline. Students’ lagging performance in K–12 math and  science, particularly among minorities, is a critical reason why.

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