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 BMW Charity Pro-Am @ Multiple Locations
BMW Charity Pro-Am @ Multiple Locations
May 14 – May 20 all-day
Furman University Golf Club – Greenville , SC The Cliffs Valley – Travelers Rest, SC Thornblade Club – Greer , SC The BMW Charity Pro-Am team is looking for volunteers! This is a great opportunity for[...]
10:00 am Anderson Airshow and STEM Festival @ Anderson Regional Airport
Anderson Airshow and STEM Festival @ Anderson Regional Airport
May 19 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
An opportunity for students 9-19 to learn, have fun, demonstrate their science, technology, engineering and math skills, and compete for individual and team honors.
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

First-ever Giti math and science awards presented

By Brian Garner Tuesday, April 11, 2017 at 7:40 pm (Updated: April 12, 6:27 am) (Source - The News & Reporter) Chester County students who have been working on environmental and science problems and solutions were honored Thursday at the inaugural Giti Math and...

Charlotte video proposal submitted by local group for Amazon HQ2

As part of the local effort to bring Amazon's second headquarters to the Charlotte region, a video proposal in the submission highlights Charlotte's growth, demographics, cost of living, weather, area attractions and other factors. In the video, Charlotte is called...

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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