High School Seniors honored at the 7th Annual SC STEM Signing DayApril 19, 2023
On Tuesday, April 18th, 68 South Carolina high school seniors were honored at the 7th annual South Carolina STEM Signing Day.
Similar to college signing days for athletes, the students were recognized for their intent to pursue a two- or four-year degree in the science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) field after graduating from high school.
Created in 2017 in South Carolina, STEM Signing Day has expanded to 14 states and has honored more than 2,000 high school seniors, celebrating the next generation of STEM talent. Over 600 South Carolinians have participated in SC STEM Signing Day in the last seven years. Students across the state applied to be a part of STEM Signing Day through Tallo, an online platform that connects talent with opportunities and is available to all South Carolina students through the SC Future Makers initiative.
The 2023 SC STEM Signing Day ceremony was held at the University of South Carolina Alumni Center and honorees were recognized by the SC House of Representatives, SC Senate, and Governor Henry McMaster at the Statehouse during the afternoon. Business executives from BMW Manufacturing Co., Boeing, Ingevity, the Nucor Corporation, the South Carolina Manufacturers Alliance, and SC Future Makers hosted this year’s SC STEM Signing Day event.
“We’re proud to once again honor and recognize some of South Carolina’s best and brightest talent,” said Sara Hazzard, President & CEO of the South Carolina Manufacturers Alliance. “Individuals who pursue advanced STEM education are the leaders who will drive advancements in technology and create innovative solutions that enhance our quality of life. The future is full of possibilities and opportunities for the students honored at this year’s SC STEM Signing Day, and we’re excited to see what they’ll become.”
“At Boeing, we are committed to providing pathways to students so they can develop their skills, fulfill their dreams and help build the future,” said Lindsay Leonard, Boeing’s senior director of Government Operations. “It is clear that these students are the future of innovation in South Carolina, and we are proud to be a part of their recognition.”
South Carolina Manufacturers Alliance
The South Carolina Manufacturers Alliance is the only statewide organization dedicated exclusively to the interests of manufacturers. Its mission is to strengthen and advance South Carolina manufacturing by advocating for our members, fostering a world-class workforce, and bringing together manufacturers to connect, share, and solve industry challenges. The SCMA membership is comprised of more than 200 manufacturing companies that represent more than 100,000 associates in South Carolina.
The Boeing Company
Boeing is the world’s largest aerospace company and leading provider of commercial airplanes, defense, space and security systems, and global services. A top U.S. exporter, the company supports commercial and government customers in more than 150 countries. Boeing employs more than 160,000 people worldwide and leverages the talents of a global supplier base. Building on a legacy of aerospace leadership, Boeing continues to lead in technology and innovation, deliver for its customers and invest in its people and future growth.