March 8, 2016

STEAM Learning in the Upstate, Beyond the Classroom

STEAM, the acronym referring to the academic disciplines of science, technology, engineering, arts, and mathematics, represents a paradigm shift from traditional education methods that are steeped in standardized test scores. As a new ideal, STEAM focuses on the basic process of learning as much as it does on the test results. The Children’s Museum of the Upstate (TCMU) extends STEAM learning beyond our Upstate school classrooms, challenging children to try multiple ideas, foster vital learning and build life […]
February 4, 2016
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iMAGINE Upstate Sparks the Next Generation of STEAM Professionals

It’s evident STEAM education is top-of-mind for many in the Upstate, especially considering the wonderfully warm reception iMAGINE Upstate received in its inaugural year in 2015. This April, iMAGINE Upstate is returning bigger and better, and it’s amazing to see the many individuals and companies – from the Upstate’s biggest corporations to the newest start-ups – coming together to make an event like this possible. It’s exciting for us here at ScanSource to be involved for the second […]
February 1, 2016

iMAGINE Upstate – A 2016 Miss South Carolina Platform

Less than a year ago, as a volunteer at a CU-ICAR event, I was first introduced to the iMAGINE Upstate program. I vividly remember this event because I saw the hands-on experience at the iMAGINE Upstate table showcasing arts and technology intertwined. The activity involved designing and coloring a car on plain paper and the Crayola ColorStudio HD app for Hot Wheels. After coloring my car, we scanned the image into the app. Suddenly the car colored on […]
January 8, 2016
The Color Run

The Color Run, bringing innovation and fun to the 5K events

The Color Run is the largest event series in the United States and the first of its kind. Travis Snyder founded the 5k paint race series in 2012, creating a new genre of running experience. The Color Run celebrates healthiness, happiness and individuality by bringing communities together for a five-kilometer canvas of colorful fun. The Innovation Race Innovation is so important in the experience focused industry and each year the team behind the “Happiest 5K” works to create […]