Upstate business leaders to sponsor STEM initiative

November 18, 2013

Officials from three of the Upstate’s largest companies are announcing today the hiring of a person to coordinate efforts to encourage young people to go into science, technology, engineering and math careers.

The Upstate SC STEM Task Force, which coordinated the planning for the new program called the Upstate SC STEM Collaborative, also is developing a website that will help students and their families and teachers discover after-school activities that could enhance their education in those fields.

“We’re going to offer it to the entire state, because this has never been done nationwide, and we want to encourage our entire state of South Carolina to be on board with this,” said Marjorie Dowd, director of business partnerships for Greenville County Schools.

The announcement today at Embassy Suites is the culmination of a two-year process started by Fluor, GE and Michelin as part of an effort to develop a more technically qualified workforce by drawing together various programs working in that direction.

Read the full article from theĀ Greenville News Online.