A Week for Celebrating STEM Education and it’s Role in Our Communities and Announcing the STEM Educator of the Year!

As part of SC STEM Education Week (April 8th-12th), Tuesday, April 9th is STEM Education Day at the Capitol.

Join us at 10:00 am in the first floor lobby of the State House for a gathering to read the Governor’s proclamation declaring April 9th as STEM Education Day, to announce exciting STEM initiatives and the naming of the STEM Teacher of the Year from our five regional finalists:

  • Coastal Pee Dee Region: Deborah Chapman, Science Lab Teacher, Delmae Heights Elementary School in Florence School District One
  • Western Region Finalist: Cecilia Kelly, Project Lead the Way Master Teacher (PLTW), Mid-Carolina Middle School in Newberry County School District
  • Midlands Region Finalist: Warren Wise, Science Teacher, Kelly Mill Middle School, Richland School District Two
  • Upstate Regional Finalist: Jeffrey Young, Science and Technology Facilitator & Gifted and Talented Teacher, Woodland Heights Elementary School, Spartanburg School District Six
  • Lowcountry Regional Finalist: Tracey Mays, STEM, Gift and Talented, Geometry Honors, 6 – 8 Math, and GATE Teacher, Gregg Middle School, Dorchester School District Two

Student groups will be onsite demonstrating robotics and other STEM projects they have designed and engineered.
If you can’t be present at the Capitol, we want to hear from you!  Send us a video or comments on why STEM education is important to our state, why students need a strong STEM education, why business/industry needs graduates qualified to work in STEM-related fields, and/or how STEM impacts South Carolina’s economy.
If you submit your video or email messages by the end of the day on Tuesday, you may see them featured on our social media sites.

Details on STEM Education Week can be found at .

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