STEM Events


What is STEM?

STEM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math.    According to the U. S. Department of Commerce, STEM occupations are growing at 17%, while other occupations are growing at 9.8%. STEM degree holders have a higher income even in non-STEM careers. Science, technology, engineering and mathematics workers play a key role in the sustained growth and stability of the U.S. economy, and are a critical component in the economic growth of the Salkehatchie region.

STEM education creates critical thinkers, increases science literacy, and enables the next generation of innovators. Innovation leads to new products and processes that sustain our economy.  It is clear that most jobs of the future will require a basic understanding of math and science.

Because our economic future of our community  is STEM reliant, the USC Salkehatchie Leadership Institute provides programs to inspire and inform students about those fields.

Nuclear Science Week

The celebration of  Nuclear Science Week, the USC Salkehatchie Leadership Institute (SLI) invites middle and high school students to our Allendale campus to tour exhibits that showcase possible careers related to the nuclear sciences.  USC Salkehatchie admission specialists will be on site to show the STEM related degrees offered by the University of South Carolina.

Camps and Events

STEM education is provided during SLI’s Aviation camp, STEM camps and its University of Possibilities programs.