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Great things happen in the Upstate when industry and education
come together to impact workforce development.

― Dr. Keith Miller ―

In 2012, Upstate industry leaders identified K-12 education as a challenge to career readiness and a taskforce was formed to address this challenge. That same taskforce launched the Upstate SC STEM Collaborative in November of 2013.

Our History

The iMAGINE Upstate STEAM Festival benefits the community by strengthening education,workforce development, and the economic vitality of Upstate SC. Students from PreK – 12 engage in STEAM activities that directly relate to real-world careers and gain exposure to high-demand, 21 st century careers. The festival provides a connection between industry needs and education by offering schools, businesses, and non-profits a venue to showcase opportunities in STEAM to the next generation workforce and their parents.

Over the past three years, iMAGINE Upstate has become one of the most engaging, innovative and highly anticipated events in South Carolina. In 2015, the inaugural festival brought an estimated 14,000 community members to downtown Greenville to participate in 62 STEAM experiences. The festival has grown each year drawing an estimated 12,000-15,000 to the main event and over 20,000 participating over the course of our 10-day celebration. We are excited about exposing a growing number of students and families to 21 st century careers and helping to prepare the next generation of Upstate leaders.

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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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