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

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April 17, 2021

Uptown Greenwood

About iMAGINE Lakelands STEAM Festival

The mission of About iMAGINE Lakelands STEAM Festival 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.

Highlights from our Inaugural Event

iMAGINE Lakelands STEAM Festival 2020 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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2020 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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2020 Silver Partners

Greenwood Commissioners of Public Works
Greenwood Commissioners of Public Works
CPW's mission is to provide clean water, efficient burning natural gas, and dependable electricity service to the businesses and citizens of Greenwood at the lowest possible cost.
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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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 WCFIBER
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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Diana Pet Food
Diana Pet Food
Diana Pet Food is the global leader and pioneer of high value solutions improving pets’ well being and owners’ satisfaction.

We provide multiple products and services improving pet food palatability, pet health and pet food protection, and develop innovative scent & care solutions for pet care manufacturers.
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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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2020 Bronze Partners

Carolina Health Centers, Inc
Carolina Health Centers, Inc
As a Patient-Centered Medical Home our model of care puts patients at the forefront of care. We build better relationships between people and their clinical care teams. Research shows that Patient-Centered Medical Homes improve quality, the patient experience, and staff satisfaction, while reducing health care costs.
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Enviva
Enviva
Enviva is a leading global energy company specializing in sustainable wood bioenergy, which provides a low-carbon alternative to fossil fuels.
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Lander University
Lander University
Nestled in the heart of Greenwood, S.C., Lander University is a comprehensive, four-year, public university offering baccalaureate and master’s degrees in market-driven and high-demand fields. With a student body of approximately 3,100, Lander is committed to preparing students to launch their careers upon graduation or further their education in graduate school.
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Laurens County Development Corporation
Laurens County Development Corporation
The Laurens County Development Corporation mission and plan ensures that Laurens County continues to be a “business-centered” community which focuses on economic opportunities that result in a viable future for all County citizens.
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McCartha + McClary Orthodontics
McCartha + McClary Orthodontics
Dr. Phillip McClary and Dr. Douglas McCartha are your orthodontic specialists, offering Invisalign® and braces for children, teens, and adults. At McClary-McCartha Orthodontics, we believe in providing our patients with functional, beautiful smiles in a warm yet professional environment.
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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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Teijin Group
Teijin Group
The Teijin Group is expanding globally. We are committed to providing new and innovative solutions to respond to the needs and challenges of the contemporary world. "Empowering our people" is a basic tenet of our corporate philosophy. Teijin puts priority on promoting human resource development in a positive and diverse workplace environment.
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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.

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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