Congratulations - 2016 STEAM Writing Contest winners! 


4TH GRADE
1st Place - Allesandra Sinclair
2nd Place - Gillian Fowler
3rd Place - Anna Catherine Leroy


5TH GRADE
1st Place - Caroline Watson
2nd Place - Taylor Cothran
3rd Place - Emily Buell



Congratulations to Claire Cullen, our STEAMer of the year (2016).

Winner - Division 1 National Beta Club (National) Spelling Bee 

Winner - National Pre teen Dance Championship #FullSTEAMAhead

Iris Rosenhagen, a finalist of the 2015 STEAM writing contest has recently launched a non profit C.A.R.E. (Community for Animal Respect and Education)via Facebook . According to Iris, "CARE provides opportunities for people to learn about the challenges animals face in today's world and inspires people to get involved to help them." Earlier this year, Iris received a grant from the Jane Goodall Foundation to fund her non profit work. With the funds from the grant, she and her team planted 4,000 milkweed and other native flowering plants.  Iris continues to  teach her community about the importance of pollinators and the plight of the Monarch Butterflies. #FullSTEAMAhead Iris!

Children and adults were inspired by panelists to pursue their dreams at a celebration of trailblazers in science, technology, engineering, arts and math (STEAM). The event, titled Dare to Dream, was held at the Spartanburg headquarters library (Barrett room) on Saturday, October 15, 2016 from 3-5pm. 


 Free to the public, the event featured panelists representing the fields of science, technology, engineering, arts and math. Several STEAM mentors attended and networked with the audience. 
 

 

Panelists Pictured:

Dr. Amy Curtis - Radiation Oncologist, Gibbs Cancer Center
Celia Cooksey - Technology Instructor, Spartanburg Day School
Lakessa Wright - Senior Sales Executive, Milliken and Company
Charmayne Brown – Founder, Rejoice Magazine
Dr. Madelyn Young – Associate Professor of Economics, Converse College

The City of Spartanburg honored Girls for STEAM with the Martin Luther King Jr. Humanitarian Award on Monday, January 18. The keynote speaker was none other than Vicky Free, the Executive Vice President of Marketing at BET (Black Entertainment Television).

Free inspired the audience by sharing nuggets of wisdom on service, family and purpose.  She charged the youth to go out into the world and shine. 


Marjorie Boafo Appiah, President of Girls For STEAM received the Humanitarian Award on behalf of our STEAMers.




6TH GRADE
1st Place - Camrynn Wilson
2nd Place - Claire Cullen
3rd Place - Kirsten Yeboah

7TH GRADE
1st Place - Ellie MacMullan
2nd Place - Emily Grace Coburn
3rd Place - Shepard Hawj




STEAMers enjoy coding session...

Women Writers Inspire Children

STEAM Writing Contest Finalist Launches C.A.R.E. Nonprofit

Boafo Appiah Named Community Champion!

Katherine Wakefield was named Girls for STEAM's Woman of Merit at the organization’s ‘Dare to Dream' event on Saturday, October 15, 2016. The Woman of Merit is awarded yearly to a woman who seeks to empower others through action and deeds.
Katherine is the founder of Web Code Chicks, a group of women supporting girls and women in technology. Since the inception of the Spartanburg chapter of Girls for STEAM, Katherine has selflessly volunteered her time, talent and energy to the organization. For Katherine’s endless hours of service to Girls for STEAM and the Spartanburg community, the organization is proud to name her as the Woman of Merit 2015 - 2016. Congratulations to Katherine!


Girls for STEAM celebrates Ada Lovelace and women trailblazers!


Pictured from left:

Dr. Morkor Newman - Shelby Childrens' Clinic

Dr. Angela Shiflet - Wofford College

Charlene Evans - Engineer

Dr. Patricia Foy - Converse College

Dr. Ann Catlla - Wofford College

Mary Levens - Spartanburg Science Center

Girls For STEAM Receive Humanitarian Award

Girls for STEAM 

Provides 50,000+ Children With Books... 

A heartfelt gratitude to authors Michel Stone, Sheila Ingle, Charmayne Brown, Kelsey Ronan, Donna Thornton and Hub City Writers' Project Executive Director - Betsy Teter for volunteering their precious time and talent during the Jesse S. Bobo Elementary's 'Women Readers are Leaders' week! ​

National Pre Teen Dance Champion and Spelling Bee Winner Named STEAMer of the Year

STEAM Writing Contest Winners Announced

Designed to fulfill library wish lists and to provide children with reading books for the summer, books were distributed to libraries, communities and underserved areas around the world. 

Panelists Inspire Audience to Dream

Katherine Wakefield Named Woman of Merit!

SPARTANBURG, SC, APRIL 28, 2017 - Along with six other recipients from Columbia, Charleston, Longs and North Charleston, Molina Healthcare has named Marjorie Boafo Appiah, a South Carolina Community Champion. Boafo Appiah founded Girls for STEAM in July 2014. As president of the organization, she collaborates with several women and nonprofits to promote education in the United States and abroad. 
In addition to her work with Girls for STEAM, Boafo Appiah serves on the education committee of Women Giving for Spartanburg and is a board member of the Hub City Press. She is also a trustee of the Charles Lea Center Foundation and the Spartanburg Day School. Her past volunteer service include terms on the American Red Cross (Cherokee County), the National Kidney Foundation (Upstate SC) and the Medical Society Alliance (Spartanburg County) boards. A management consultant by profession, Boafo Appiah is passionate about education, healthcare and quality of life.

The Community Champion award comes with a trophy and a cash prize. Boafo Appiah donated her cash prize to the Spartanburg County Foundation. The ceremony was held at the EdVenture museum in Columbia on Thursday, April 27. Click here to learn about Molina Healthcare and the Community Champions Award.