STEM DEVELOPMENT FOUNDATION

Calendar of Events

 


Current and Upcoming Events

Mar
31
Sat
2018
Makers & Music Festival @ Project Hub Spartanburg (Hampton Heights Historic District)
Mar 31 @ 2:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Join Project Hub Spartanburg for an afternoon of STEAM activities: live demonstrations, innovative technology, singer songwriter spotlight, robotics, performance art, local maker silent auction, and live music.

The festival is for children of all ages and there will be activities for the entire family.

Apr
7
Sat
2018
iMAGINE Upstate STEAM Fest 2018 @ West End of Downtown Greenville
Apr 7 @ 11:00 am – 5:00 pm

Looking for a fun and educational way to end Spring Break? Don’t miss the 4th Annual iMAGINE Upstate Festival coming to the West End of downtown Greenville on Saturday, April 7th.  Our outdoor festival is free, family-friendly, and will inspire your kids (and you) to learn about STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics).

This years festival features 75 interactive exhibits and state shows along South Main Street, stretching from the intersection of Augusta Street to Fluor Field from 11AM to 5PM.  Free parking is available at County Square on University Ridge.  Trolleys will shuttle visitors throughout the festival.  Or, ride the bus with your kids for free (they will think it’s so cool!) thanks to Greenlink’s Free Fare Day sponsored by Ten at the Top.

Apr
11
Wed
2018
2018 Regional STEM Symposium Creating a Mindset for Innovation @ Trident Technical College, N. Charleston, SC
Apr 11 @ 8:00 am – 12:00 pm

Register by March 28, 2018

Apr
14
Sat
2018
The 2018 South Carolina 4-H Engineering Challenge @ Midlands Technical College Airport Campus
Apr 14 all-day

An opportunity for students ages 9-19 to learn, have fun, demonstrate their science, technology, and math skills, and compete for individual and team honors.

Online registration required.  Registration deadline is March 23, 2018.  T-shirt and lunch provided for participants.

4-H Engineering Challenge – Science on the Move @ Midlands Technical College - Airport Campus
Apr 14 @ 8:00 am – 3:30 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.

NEXT High School Benefit Concert @ 13 Stripes Brewery
Apr 14 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

NEXT High School will have it’s first ever benefit concert! This event is purposed to raise money for NEXT High School’s first school-owned van. The concert will include a performances from the NHS Peer / Pro Band, Dr. Mac Arnold and Plate Full of Blues Band, along with food trucks, a silent auction & more!

Apr
21
Sat
2018
DIG STEM Festival
Apr 21 @ 11:00 am – 5:00 pm

Join DIG and participate in their STEM educational and entertainment activities including; Flying Drones, Robotics, Flight Simulators, Virtual reality games and much more!

The festival is an outdoor event that provides an opportunity for engagement and exchange between children, teens, families, and STE(A)M professionals.

May
14
Mon
2018
BMW Charity Pro-Am @ Multiple Locations
May 14 – May 20 all-day

The BMW Charity Pro-Am team is looking for volunteers! This is a great opportunity for those folks who may not be interested in playing golf but still want to support the Upstate STEM Collaborative and iMAGINE Upstate!

May
19
Sat
2018
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.

 

 

 


Past and Archived Events

Jan
17
Sat
2015
VEX Robotics Competition ACTC Palmetto Qualifier
Jan 17 @ 7:15 am – 5:00 pm
Feb
7
Sat
2015
Charleston STEM Fest 2015 @ Brittlebank Park
Feb 7 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm

The Charleston STEM Festival is a celebration of science, technology, engineering and math in the Lowcountry. The 2nd annual festival will be highly visible outdoor event that provides opportunity for engagement and exchange between children, teens, families, and local STEM professionals. This exciting event will take place on February 7, 2015 from 10am-3pm at Brittlebank Park in Charleston, SC and will feature ~40-75 exhibitors who will provide hands-on activities, live performances, interactive demonstrations, and family-oriented STEM entertainment. The festival will also feature a STEM Fest Contest for Lowcountry residents.

Feb
25
Wed
2015
2015 Palmetto Regional FIRST Robotics Competition @ Myrtle Beach Convention Center
Feb 25 – Feb 28 all-day

Teams must sign up prior to the event.

http://www.usfirst.org/whats-going-on/event/13367?ProgramCode=FRC

Apr
22
Wed
2015
SC Teacher of the Year Celebration @ Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center
Apr 22 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

The SC Teacher of the Year Celebration—the largest event to celebrate South Carolina public education —is the culmination of an extensive partnership between the South Carolina Department of Education and South Carolina Future Minds, the hub of private support for public schools. – See more at: http://www.scfutureminds.org/programs/teacher-of-the-year/sc-teacher-of-the-year-celebration/#sthash.p5mYXlCU.dpuf

Jul
6
Mon
2015
NIST Summer Institute for Middle School Science Teachers @ National Institute of Standards and Technology
Jul 6 – Jul 17 all-day

The NIST Summer Institute brings together teachers and NIST scientists and engineers for two weeks of hands-on science based on the cutting edge measurement science research at NIST, and designed to match the middle school curricula. The pie chart below represents a typical session and demonstrates the variety of activities experienced by participants.

Since 2007, the program has helped increase understanding and awareness of science in middle school teachers in Maryland. In 2010 the NIST Summer Institute expanded to offer teachers from across the United States an opportunity to participate.

Sep
10
Thu
2015
SC Thrive 5th Annual Training @ Greenville Hyatt Regency
Sep 10 @ 8:30 am – 1:30 pm
Oct
1
Thu
2015
5th Annual Green School Summit @ Riverbluff High School
Oct 1 @ 8:30 am – 4:00 pm

Green Schools Summit: Energy Efficiency and Health
Energy efficiency and indoor air quality are important components of a high performing school. Designers, administrators, and other stakeholders can collaborate to achieve both, while saving money and improving student health and performance. Join us at River Bluff High School, Lexington, SC, for the 2015 Fifth Annual SC Green Schools Summit, Energy Efficiency + Health, on October 1, 2015 for a day of inspiration and education, followed by a case study and tour of a green school.

For ticket prices: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/south-carolina-green-schools-summit-energy-efficiency-health-tickets-17899902089?aff=erelexporg

Oct
5
Mon
2015
STEM Education Summit: Diversity in STEM In and Out of School @ Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center
Oct 5 – Oct 6 all-day

ENTIRE SUMMIT: Includes the field trip AND reception on Monday, October 5th and all items on the agenda for Tuesday, October 6th.
$100.00

DAY ONE: Includes the field trip AND reception for Monday, OCTOBER 5th.
$30.00

DAY TWO: Includes all items on the agenda for Tuesday, OCTOBER 6th.
$75.00

RECEPTION ONLY: Includes ONLY the reception on Monday, October 5th.
$15.00

RECEPTION AND DAY TWO: Includes the reception on Monday, October 5th, and all items on the agenda for Tuesday, October 6th.
$90.00

Sales End: Sep 27, 2015

Oct
8
Thu
2015
How Fossils Explain the Rise of Dinosaurs-Live Webcast! @ Live Webcast: http://qrius.si.edu/webcast-fossils-explain-rise-of-dinosaurs
Oct 8 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

TO REGISTER: http://www.mnh.si.edu/calEvents/si-science-how-webcasts.htm

Join us for the first “Smithsonian Science How” webcast of the season!

On October 8, join Dr. Hans Sues, a paleontologist at the National Museum of Natural History, as he discusses the events that opened the door for dinosaurs to dominate life on Earth. Teachers can get teaching resources and assessments for class during the session. The webcast will run twice that day at 11 AM and 2 PM ET.

Solar Decathlon: Built It and They Will Come @ Orange County Great Park
Oct 8 @ 11:00 am – Oct 18 @ 7:00 pm
Jan
17
Sat
2015
VEX Robotics Competition ACTC Palmetto Qualifier
Jan 17 @ 7:15 am – 5:00 pm
Feb
7
Sat
2015
Charleston STEM Fest 2015 @ Brittlebank Park
Feb 7 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm

The Charleston STEM Festival is a celebration of science, technology, engineering and math in the Lowcountry. The 2nd annual festival will be highly visible outdoor event that provides opportunity for engagement and exchange between children, teens, families, and local STEM professionals. This exciting event will take place on February 7, 2015 from 10am-3pm at Brittlebank Park in Charleston, SC and will feature ~40-75 exhibitors who will provide hands-on activities, live performances, interactive demonstrations, and family-oriented STEM entertainment. The festival will also feature a STEM Fest Contest for Lowcountry residents.

Feb
25
Wed
2015
2015 Palmetto Regional FIRST Robotics Competition @ Myrtle Beach Convention Center
Feb 25 – Feb 28 all-day

Teams must sign up prior to the event.

http://www.usfirst.org/whats-going-on/event/13367?ProgramCode=FRC

Apr
22
Wed
2015
SC Teacher of the Year Celebration @ Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center
Apr 22 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

The SC Teacher of the Year Celebration—the largest event to celebrate South Carolina public education —is the culmination of an extensive partnership between the South Carolina Department of Education and South Carolina Future Minds, the hub of private support for public schools. – See more at: http://www.scfutureminds.org/programs/teacher-of-the-year/sc-teacher-of-the-year-celebration/#sthash.p5mYXlCU.dpuf

Jul
6
Mon
2015
NIST Summer Institute for Middle School Science Teachers @ National Institute of Standards and Technology
Jul 6 – Jul 17 all-day

The NIST Summer Institute brings together teachers and NIST scientists and engineers for two weeks of hands-on science based on the cutting edge measurement science research at NIST, and designed to match the middle school curricula. The pie chart below represents a typical session and demonstrates the variety of activities experienced by participants.

Since 2007, the program has helped increase understanding and awareness of science in middle school teachers in Maryland. In 2010 the NIST Summer Institute expanded to offer teachers from across the United States an opportunity to participate.

Sep
10
Thu
2015
SC Thrive 5th Annual Training @ Greenville Hyatt Regency
Sep 10 @ 8:30 am – 1:30 pm
Oct
1
Thu
2015
5th Annual Green School Summit @ Riverbluff High School
Oct 1 @ 8:30 am – 4:00 pm

Green Schools Summit: Energy Efficiency and Health
Energy efficiency and indoor air quality are important components of a high performing school. Designers, administrators, and other stakeholders can collaborate to achieve both, while saving money and improving student health and performance. Join us at River Bluff High School, Lexington, SC, for the 2015 Fifth Annual SC Green Schools Summit, Energy Efficiency + Health, on October 1, 2015 for a day of inspiration and education, followed by a case study and tour of a green school.

For ticket prices: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/south-carolina-green-schools-summit-energy-efficiency-health-tickets-17899902089?aff=erelexporg

Oct
5
Mon
2015
STEM Education Summit: Diversity in STEM In and Out of School @ Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center
Oct 5 – Oct 6 all-day

ENTIRE SUMMIT: Includes the field trip AND reception on Monday, October 5th and all items on the agenda for Tuesday, October 6th.
$100.00

DAY ONE: Includes the field trip AND reception for Monday, OCTOBER 5th.
$30.00

DAY TWO: Includes all items on the agenda for Tuesday, OCTOBER 6th.
$75.00

RECEPTION ONLY: Includes ONLY the reception on Monday, October 5th.
$15.00

RECEPTION AND DAY TWO: Includes the reception on Monday, October 5th, and all items on the agenda for Tuesday, October 6th.
$90.00

Sales End: Sep 27, 2015

Oct
8
Thu
2015
How Fossils Explain the Rise of Dinosaurs-Live Webcast! @ Live Webcast: http://qrius.si.edu/webcast-fossils-explain-rise-of-dinosaurs
Oct 8 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

TO REGISTER: http://www.mnh.si.edu/calEvents/si-science-how-webcasts.htm

Join us for the first “Smithsonian Science How” webcast of the season!

On October 8, join Dr. Hans Sues, a paleontologist at the National Museum of Natural History, as he discusses the events that opened the door for dinosaurs to dominate life on Earth. Teachers can get teaching resources and assessments for class during the session. The webcast will run twice that day at 11 AM and 2 PM ET.

Solar Decathlon: Built It and They Will Come @ Orange County Great Park
Oct 8 @ 11:00 am – Oct 18 @ 7:00 pm