What could you do with Science on the Move?
What would you do in your community if you had the resources? Science on the Move has the potential to add new dimensions to education. Explore the resources and dream big!
Science on the Move is a mobile education initiative from South Carolina’s Coalition for Mathematics and Science. The initiative works with schools and afterschool programs to provide education resources that are designed to increase students’ interest in and exposure to STEAM. Science on the Move’s current focus is on providing quality educational STEAM activities to students in elementary school.
Why is STEAM important?
- Support science standards and soft skills through hands-on activities
- Provide training for a prepared workforce
- Open doors for career exploration
Katie Burch is the Science on the Move Coordinator. Katie is an entrepreneurial STEAM communicator and educator who is passionate about inspiring students to love STEAM. Her inspiration is the “aha” moment- where a child makes a connection or gets excited about what they’re learning. Her educational background is in Science Communications (B.S. from Winthrop University) and Youth Development Leadership (M.S. from Clemson University). She is currently working on developing programs incorporating computer science and computational thinking through coding, invention literacy, and unplugged (non-computer-centric) activities.
In addition to Science on the Move programs, Katie also assists with statewide and community events like the iMAGINE STEAM Festivals. iMAGINE STEAM Festivals engage companies, schools and nonprofits in providing exciting, interactive STEAM learning exhibits designed to showcase preK-12 education and career pathways in Science, Technology, Arts, Engineering and Math (STEAM). Katie is the assistant director of the iMAGINE STEAM Festival in Rock Hill.
Science on the Move is an innovation partnership managed by South Carolina’s Coalition for Mathematics & Science. Its purpose is to serve South Carolina by growing the Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) possibilities and capabilities of learners and leaders.