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.

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Upcoming Events

all-day Solar Eclipse 2017 at the South ... @ South Carolina State Museum
Solar Eclipse 2017 at the South ... @ South Carolina State Museum
Aug 18 – Aug 21 all-day
On August 21, 2017 Columbia, SC will be one of the best places to witness the Solar Eclipse of 2017. The South Carolina State Museum will be hosting a weekend-long celebration of eclipse activities, exhibitions[...]
10:30 am Summer Learning Challenge Wrap-U... @ Richland Library
Summer Learning Challenge Wrap-U... @ Richland Library
Aug 19 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm
Summer Learning Challenge Wrap-Up Party @ Richland Library | Columbia | South Carolina | United States
Solar-brate with us. Join Richland Library for a morning of music, fun and prizes for the whole family as we celebrate the end of summer during the Solar Eclipse Weekend!
9:00 am Baking Camp @ CPCC Central Campus
Baking Camp @ CPCC Central Campus
Jul 17 @ 9:00 am – Jul 21 @ 2:00 pm
Do you have a camper that is dreaming of becoming a pastry chef or just enjoys making treats for their friends and family? Then let them roll up their sleeves, scoop up some sugar and[...]

News from the STEM Development Foundation

Mobile Classroom to Connect Thousands of Students to Killer Whales

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 Launch STEM-Related Virtual Scavenger Hunt

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...

Siemens Launches Educational Program for Future CNC Machinists

The Lifelong Educational Advantage Program will give high school and technical school graduates basic-to-advanced machine tool knowledge. A new workforce development program engineered by Siemens aims to provide high school students and educators across the country...

Foundation Staff

Dr. Edward F. Duffy

Executive Director
[email protected]
(803) 417-9030

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

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