Spartanburg Science Center launches Inaugural Spartanburg STEM Educator of the Year Awards

April 12, 2023

April 12 is South Carolina STEM Education Day and the Spartanburg Science Center is thrilled to announce the inaugural Spartanburg County STEM Educator of the Year Awards celebrating the creativity, perseverance, and fortitude of our K-12 public school educators in the areas of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math.

Nominations are open through May 15 on the Science Center website. An educator from all seven school districts will be acknowledged with a prize package on October 5th at the Chapman Cultural Center when the countywide winner is announced.

‘As part of our 45th Anniversary, the Spartanburg Science Center is thrilled to launch the inaugural Spartanburg STEM Educator of the Year Awards,” stated Mary Levens, Executive Director of the Spartanburg Science Center. “As a former public school science teacher who worked in Spartanburg County for 40 years, I understand how challenging this role can be. This award is for teachers who are making a significant difference in the lives of students across the county by providing excellent curriculum, encouraging lifelong learning, and inspiring a passion for STEM beyond the classroom.”

For 45 years The John F. Green Spartanburg Science Center has remained the premier STEM educational resource for educators, parents and students in Spartanburg County. The Center and its staff strives to inspire excitement for science through interactive exhibits, live animals and hands-on programs at an affordable cost. During a typical year the Science Center team conducts over 500 educational programs, which serve more than 20,000+ children in all seven school districts in Spartanburg County. The Center supports STEM learning for students, teachers, and after school clubs.


Please contact Mary Levens at [email protected] with any eligibility or application questions.