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iMAGINE STEAM Festival
in Greenwood
A Celebration of Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts & Mathematics for
Abbeville, Edgefield, Greenwood, Laurens, McCormick, Newberry, & Saluda Counties

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Uptown Greenwood

April 18, 2020

iMAGINE STEAM Festival in Greenwood

On Saturday, March 16th, 2019 over 50 exhibitors from the Lakelands region gathered for the inaugural iMAGINE STEAM Fest in Greenwood, SC. Close to 4,000 participants stretched from the Farmers’ Market to the Arts Center, enjoying exhibits ranging from flashlight making, robot programming, and drone flying, to beekeeping, snake handling, and topiary building.

One parent that attended indicated,

We had a marvelous time, and I’m logging it as a Bona Fide school day on our calendar!! I loved that my kids got to see/hear/touch the answers to ALL those questions kids ask… why is the sky blue? How do bees make honey? How do they clean the water? How does an owl look around without moving his eyeballs? What makes tornadoes sound like trains? What does a snake feel like? How does an engine work? What makes rainbows? And on and on!!! *********Seriously, this was the Best Event Greenwood has Ever Hosted!!!!******* Please bring it back Every Year!!!!

Fueled by the Arts Center of Greenwood and sponsored by Lonza, the 2019 iMAGINE STEAM Fest was a great success that will continue to be built upon in the coming years. We want to extend a special thank you to all who supported to make the day possible – exhibitors, volunteers, and attendees!

Highlights from our Inaugural Event

About iMAGINE STEAM Festival in Greenwood

The mission of iMAGINE STEAM Festival in Greenwood is to create meaningful experiences that promote a culture of lifelong learning and career readiness with an emphasis on science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics (STEAM), innovation, and entrepreneurial activity for Abbeville, Edgefield, Greenwood, Laurens, McCormick, Newberry, & Saluda Counties in South Carolina. iMAGINE STEAM Festival is a program of South Carolina’s Coalition for Mathematics & Science (SCCMS) at Clemson University.

iMAGINE STEAM Festival 2019 Title Sponsor

Arts Center of Greenwood
Arts Center of Greenwood
The Arts Center is a venue that services the public. Their mission is to enrich the quality of life in the Greenwood community by providing a venue for exposure, participation, and education in both the visual and performing arts.
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2019 Gold Partner

Lonza
Lonza
Lonza is one of the world’s leading and most-trusted suppliers to the pharmaceutical, biotech, and specialty ingredients markets. As an integrated solutions provider, Lonza is boosting its value creation along and beyond the healthcare continuum with a strong focus on patient healthcare, consumer preventive healthcare, and consumer's healthy environment.
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2019 Silver Partners

Davis & Floyd
Davis & Floyd
Davis & Floyd provides professional engineering, design, and planning services to public and private clients across South Carolina, with a focus on the markets of transportation, water, industrial, local and state agencies, federal, and private development.
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Flexible Technologies
Flexible Technologies
Flexible Technologies and our brands manufacture flexible hose and ducting for Medical, Industrial, and Construction industries. We are an innovative manufacturing organization with experienced employees eager to work with you to provide the best solution for your needs.
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Greenwood CPW
Greenwood CPW
Greenwood CPW's mission is to provide clean water, efficient burning natural gas, and dependable electric service to the businesses and citizens of Greenwood at the lowest possible cost.
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South State Bank
South State Bank
Since we opened in 1934, South State Bank has grown from a small rural community bank to a strong regional bank rooted in the South. Our customers now have access to ATMs and locations in four states – North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, and Virginia.
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WCFiber West Carolina Tel
WCFiber
WCFiber is proud to offer internet speeds up to 1 Gbps (that’s 1,000 Mbps). If you are looking for the best, fastest, and most reliable high-speed internet, HD TV, and Voice Services, then choose WCFiber!
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R. T. Bailey Construction
R. T. Bailey Construction
R.T. Bailey Construction Inc. was founded in 2000 by Robert Todd Bailey. R.T. Bailey is building Milford Pines a master planned community offers 3,4, and 5 Bedroom Floor Plans in Greenwood, SC.
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Self Regional Healthcare
Self Regional Healthcare
Self is a major referral hospital and medical center providing advanced healthcare services to the people in the Lakelands region of upstate South Carolina.
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2019 Bronze Partners

Sage Automotive Interiors
Sage Automotive Interiors designs and manufactures innovative interiors that complete the automotive experience. Whether it's a sports sedan, luxury coupe or SUV, all of our materials feature the distinctive style, flawless performance and luxurious comfort that appeal to customers around the globe.
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Piedmont Technical College
Piedmont Technical College
Piedmont Technical College is a comprehensive two-year community college that serves seven counties in the Lakelands region of South Carolina.
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iMAGINE is a program of South Carolina’s Coalition for Mathematics & Science (SCCMS) at Clemson University.

The College of Engineering, Computing and Applied Sciences
The College of Engineering, Computing and Applied Sciences
The College of Engineering, Computing and Applied Sciences is creating a rich environment for students to develop not only excellent technical skills but also a broad set of abilities that position them as the intellectual leaders of tomorrow.
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SC's Coalition for Mathematics and Science
SC's Coalition for Mathematics and Science
An alliance of partnering organizations and initiatives working together everywhere that STEM matters to address STEM education challenges in our State through partnerships, advocacy and public engagement.
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Upstate SC STEM Collaborative
Upstate SC STEM Collaborative
The central mission of the Upstate SC STEM Collaborative is to pursue opportunities and possibilities in STEM education to promote workforce development in the Upstate region of South Carolina.
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About the Festivals

Our Mission
Our Mission
Our mission is to create meaningful experiences that promote a culture of lifelong learning and career readiness with an emphasis on science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics (STEAM).

We are focused on student preparedness and facilitate collaboration among industry partners, academic institutions, non-profit organizations and the community.
The Issue
The Issue
In South Carolina and across the nation, business leaders are struggling to meet the current and projected demand for jobs in STEM. Companies will not invest in a community unless they are confident that they can find the talent they need to stay competitive. Only 26% of South Carolina students are graduating with the degrees and certification necessary to obtain these jobs. Students' lagging performance in K–12 math and science, particularly among minorities, is a critical reason why.
The Solution
The Solution
The good news is that the effective programs like iMAGINE Upstate’s STEAM Festival and iMAGINE STEAM Festival in Rock Hill are beginning to fill in the gaps in the STEM pipeline in South Carolina. iMAGINE partners with major South Carolina employers to identify high demand career pathways and showcase them to a new generation of innovators in exciting ways. Through interactive learning experiences, iMAGINE STEAM Festivals spark the imaginations of PreK-12 students and fosters their aspirations to pursue 21st century STEM careers.
Program Goal 1
Program Goal 1
Celebrate STEAM, innovation, and entrepreneurial activity in South Carolina
Program Goal 2
Program Goal 2
Promote Pre K-12 education and workforce development with an emphasis on student readiness.
Program Goal 3
Program Goal 3
Raise awareness and educate students, families, and professionals about STEAM career opportunities in South Carolina.
Program Goal 4
Program Goal 4
Ignite an interest in STEAM for PreK-12 students and cultivate lifelong learning through hands-on experiences that connect to 21st century careers.
 Program Goal 5
Program Goal 5
Increase opportunities for under- represented groups and promote equity in STEAM education and careers.