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

9:00 am Culinary Camp @ CPCC Central Campus
Culinary Camp @ CPCC Central Campus
Jul 24 @ 9:00 am – Jul 28 @ 2:00 pm
Do you have a budding young chef at home? Cooking is a great way for them to use their imagination and creativity while learning fundamental skills. This exciting hands-on camp is taught by certified culinary[...]
8:00 am Overruled! @ CPCC Merancas Campus
Overruled! @ CPCC Merancas Campus
Jul 31 @ 8:00 am – Aug 3 @ 4:00 pm
If you think your camper is interested in a legal career or is just fascinated by the law, this camp is for them! Campers will play the role of a prosecuting or defense attorney, an[...]
8:30 am Build Your Own 3D Printer @ CPCC Central Campus
Build Your Own 3D Printer @ CPCC Central Campus
Jul 31 @ 8:30 am – Aug 3 @ 4:30 pm
Campers learn 3D printing fundamentals while constructing their own printer. While assembling the printer they will take home, they learn about the uses and impact of 3D printing technologies in today’s engineering fields. Campers will[...]

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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