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Upstate SC STEM Task Force Meeting - January 22, 2012

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Meeting presentation from the Upstate SC STEM Taskforce meeting held on January 22, 2012 in Greenville, South Carolina.

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Upstate SC STEM Task Force Meeting - January 22, 2012

  1. 1. UPSTATE SC TASK  STE Reflections on 2012 and Look Ahead to SCIENCE • TECHNOLOGY • ENGINEERING • MATHEMATICS   UPSTATE SC TASK FORCESTEM   SC Upstate STEM Taskforce Meeting 22 January 2012 2H2 + O2 -> 2H2O Middle School Focused STEM Strategy Transition to Sustainable Alliance Asset Mapping Moore’s Law φ2 – φ – 1 = 0 F = kx V=i2R
  2. 2. UPSTATE SC TASK  STE Reflections on 2012 and Look Ahead to Agenda Welcome, Introductions, Agenda Review Proposals for Next Meetings before March 30th Task Force Worklot Team Updates Asset Map – Paul Winston STEM Strategy – Tom Peters Middle School – Marjorie Dowd Transition – Nan Dempsey Break Looking Ahead SC Low Country STEM Model Presentation – Sarah Piwinski Next Steps and Meeting Conclusions Lunch and Conclusion
  3. 3. UPSTATE SC TASK  STE Reflections on 2012 and Look Ahead to Next Meetings • February Meeting – Advance the Plan of the selected option(s) to move forward beyond March 30th – Define the key Deliverables and the Responsible participants – Confirm commitments from all Supporting organizations • March Meeting – Review Deliverables in selected format – Conclusions
  4. 4. UPSTATE SC TASK  STE Reflections on 2012 and Look Ahead to How do we…. make the four county contiguous region—Anderson, Greenville, Pickens, and Spartanburg counties—a national model in providing awareness and access to STEM-related experiences for K12 students? Industry K12 School Systems Post-Secondary Education Non-profits Answer: Together….
  5. 5. UPSTATE SC TASK  STE Reflections on 2012 and Look Ahead to Members
  6. 6. UPSTATE SC TASK  STE Reflections on 2012 and Look Ahead to Members
  7. 7. UPSTATE SC TASK  STE Reflections on 2012 and Look Ahead to SCIENCE • TECHNOLOGY • ENGINEERING • MATHEMATICS   UPSTATE SC TASK FORCESTEM Specifically, the objectives of the are to complete by Mar 31, 2013: (1) Asset Mapping (STEM Inventory) (2) Strategy Development (How do we fill the gaps) (3) Middle School Program (Earlier Investment) (4) Transition Specification(Create Sustainable Alliance)
  8. 8. UPSTATE SC TASK  STE Reflections on 2012 and Look Ahead to Past Highlights: Timeline 1Oct2011 1Jan2012 1Apr2012 1Jul2012 1Oct2012 1Jan2013 1Apr2013 Action Session ~100 participants 25 entities >130 participants 45 entities ~30 participants Task force invitations sent Task Force Team Meetings Summary E-Published
  9. 9. UPSTATE SC TASK  STE Reflections on 2012 and Look Ahead to • The task force is ending on Mar 31, 2013. • At this point, the options to move forward with a sustainable alliance like the Lowcountry STEM collaborative: 1. Create an independent entity, perhaps 501C3, with a board of directors and a full- time executive director. Comment: This would take significant investment in time and money to start 2. Contract out the management of such alliance to an existing 501c3 (such as the SC Coalition of Math and Science), which would hire a full-time executive director. Comment: This would allow a running start 3. Industrial Partnership with an Industrial Partnership Looking Ahead to 2013
  10. 10. UPSTATE SC TASK  STE Reflections on 2012 and Look Ahead to For both options each partner would need to: Identify representatives (in-kind resources) Executive level – Board of Directors/Steering Operational level – liaison with alliance Financial contribution (from Industry partners) say, ~$15k yr. for 3 years, for exec. dir salary Looking Ahead to 2013
  11. 11. UPSTATE SC TASK  STE Reflections on 2012 and Look Ahead to SC Low Country STEM Collaborative • Executive Director: Sarah Piwinski • The Lowcountry STEM Collaborative - dedicated to STEM Literacy in the Lowcountry and beyond.
  12. 12. UPSTATE SC TASK  STE Reflections on 2012 and Look Ahead to Next Steps • Determine which option is most suitable • Secure commitments from Supporting Organizations • Along with the other initiatives (Asset Maps, Middle School Dream Connectors, etc.) Consider Train the Trainer Programs to be sponsored by the new Upstate STEM Alliance • What about the Midlands? (Dimple Desai) • How can we ensure sustainability?
  13. 13. UPSTATE SC TASK  STE Reflections on 2012 and Look Ahead to Thank you for your participation and support!

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