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
Clover Middle School eighth-grader Sydney Lawler got a look Tuesday at her possible career. Lawler, 14, spoke with representatives of Thomas and Leitner Orthodontics, which has offices in Rock Hill and Fort Mill, during Teen CEO Day at Winthrop University. “I really...
Thousands of elementary students from across the United States are expected to travel virtually to Washington state’s Penrose Point and Lime Kiln Point state parks in May to see orcas and other aquatic life in their natural habitats through Journey to the Parks, a...
NASA and Texas Instruments (TI) today launched “The Search for STEMnauts,” a virtual scavenger hunt designed to ignite students’ interest in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM). Each week for the next six weeks, students in sixth through 12th grade will...
Dr. Edward F. Duffy
Dr. Duffy has worked to develop the STEM Development Foundation during the last six months. He has over 35 years experience developing foundations at Community Colleges and Universities. He spent the last 25 years as executive director of a technical college foundation working with the board of directors to raise funds for scholarships and internships for students in STEM programs. He is a nationally recognized Development Professional and has been a Board Member and National President of the Council for Resource Development (organization for community college development staff). Colleges across the country have sought his consulting services in developing foundations and fundraising strategies, federal proposal development and evaluation. Working with the US Department of Energy, he established a local Energy Resource Center and served on a national board made up major research universities, utilities and National Energy Labs.
STEM Development Foundation: 725 Cherry Road, PO Box 4846 Rock Hill, SC 29732