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About our History

History of iMAGINE

In 2012, 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 and began work on the iMAGINE STEAM Festivals.

Together we will continue to build upon our success by expanding and deepening our impact on students from PreK-12 through interactive learning experiences that expose students to potential STEAM careers. The festival has been a major success because of the tremendous support of the community and our education and industry partners.


Past Festivals

The Arts Center organized the inaugural event, a STEAM Family Fun Day, in March of 2017. The event included several community partners and attracted over 300 youth and parents. It continued to grow in 2018 and took another large leap forward by teaming up with iMAGINE on the 2019 event.

The festival now serves the entire Lakelands region, bringing on many more exhibitors and attendees. It is now billed as the iMAGINE Lakelands STEAM Festival; fueled by the Arts Center of Greenwood.

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
Creating a rich environment for students to develop excellent technical skills and 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
South Carolina's Coalition for Mathematics and Science
Working together everywhere that STEM matters to address STEM education challenges in our State through partnerships, advocacy and public engagement.
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