STEM Development Foundation

Increasing Awareness of STEM

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STEM Development Foundation


The mission of the STEM Development Foundation (SDF) is to bring together community leaders to foster Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) education, work to increase the number of participants in STEM programs in K-12, Technical Colleges and Universities, and to be a hub for STEM activities. The Foundation will achieve this purpose by supporting tasks such as the following:


Helping students better understand science, technology, engineering and math


Developing and supporting partnerships that will increase the number of students in STEM college and university programs


Supporting student success in STEM programs


Organizing industry and community leaders to increase community awareness of STEM jobs


Working with education leaders to increase the STEM student completion rates


Working with economic development agencies to improve current STEM programs and the need for new programs.

News from the STEM Development Foundation

LEGO Competition

Do you ever just feel the need to add something to an existing LEGO set to make it even cooler? Now we invite you to use your creative skills by building an add-on to the A-model of any 2018 LEGO Creator 3in1 product. Your add-on can be small or big, as long as it...


Designed to boost interest and proficiency in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM), this nationwide contest challenges public school teachers and students in grades 6-12 to show how STEM can be applied to help improve their local community....

The 4th TEEN CEO Day is coming up!

The STEM Development Foundation along with the Chester Economic Development and the Chester, Lancaster and York School Districts will host the fourth Teen CEO Day at the Gateway Conference Center in Chester in the Spring of 2019. Stay tuned for more information to be released soon!

Foundation Staff

Susie Teague, M. Ed., NBCT

Executive Director, STEM Development Foundation
email: [email protected]

As the Executive Director of the STEM Development Foundation (SDF), Susie Teague works closely with school districts and community partners in York, Chester and Lancaster counties. In these settings, she applies her expertise in growing the leadership capacities of others and in developing innovative approaches to bring STEM learning experiences, including Rock Hill’s first iMAGINE STEAM Festival and SDF’s TEEN CEO Day, to the community.

With many school districts implementing one-to-one technology plans, Susie stays abreast of the best instructional uses of learning tools including teaching apps, gaming and coding. She has also developed a strong interest in making STEM learning accessible in early childhood settings, as well as in out-of-school learning spaces.

As an outcome of South Carolina’s Coalition for Mathematics & Science’s (SCCMS) 2017 Grand Challenges in SC STEM Education Summit, Susie continues her leadership role in efforts to enhance the value and perception of STEM teaching and learning in South Carolina and beyond. This includes serving as a liaison to SC Future Minds, the SC Department of Commerce, and the national 100Kin10 initiative.

Susie maintains a joint appointment with SCCMS as a Regional Coordinator through its S2TEM Centers SC initiative. Prior to joining S²TEM Centers SC in 2007, Susie taught in Lancaster and York counties. Her teaching experience spanned grades 3-8 and included both mathematics and science. With National Board Certification and a Master’s in Curriculum and Instruction, Susie has the passion and determination for life-long learning and establishing high-quality education experiences for learners of all ages throughout South Carolina.

STEM Development Foundation: 725 Cherry Road, PO Box 4846 Rock Hill, SC 29732

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