This spring, the 6th Annual iMAGINE Upstate STEAM Festival, fueled by Fluor, will return to downtown Greenville.
After a two-year hiatus due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the iMAGINE Upstate STEAM Festival will return on Saturday, April 2, 2022, from 11 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Main Street in downtown Greenville.
Throughout the festival, there will be exhibits focusing on science, technology, engineering, the arts, and math that will be interactive (STEAM). This year’s iMAGINE Upstate STEAM Festival aims to pique the interest of kids from pre-K to 12th grade, as well as their families, in STEM subjects by introducing them to STEM careers, skilled trades employment, and educational pathways.
“The festival will act as a capstone to the 2022 STEM Education Month initiative by providing a platform for local organizations to connect directly with students,” said Dallas Thomas, Program Coordinator for iMAGINE Upstate. “Our amazing sponsors and exhibitors make STEAM accessible and fun. They help students answer the question, ‘when I grow up, I want to be…’ And it can be anything – an automotive engineer, an art therapist, a zoologist, a food scientist – you name it.”
In a statement, Angie Prosser, director of parks, recreation, and tourism for the City of Greenville, added, “iMAGINE Upstate has created a unique outdoor festival that engages the community in STEM education through hands-on learning and interactive performances and demonstrations. The City’s Tourism Division is thrilled to continue their partnership with iMAGINE Upstate to help build on the success of the program and festival. “
Visit imaginesteamsc.org for additional details.