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STEM Signing Day: Students commit to pursuing STEM careers during annual event

Just like signing days for athletes, the 3rd annual Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) Signing Day presented by Boeing on April 9 celebrated high school seniors from across the state as they make their commitments to some of the state and country’s top technical schools, colleges, and universities. These students will be applying their talents in pursuit of careers in STEM fields and putting themselves on the fast track for success.

Students signed STEM Letters of Intent during the ceremony in Columbia attended by family members and elected officials. 94 students, one or more from each county across the state, were selected to take part in the event. Students were recruited through the SC Future Makers initiative using the Tallo platform.

94 students from across South Carolina met with Gov. Henry McMaster following the STEM Signing Day ceremony. (Josh Drake photo)

Boeing South Carolina Site Integration Leader Ed Downing spoke to the students during the ceremony.

“STEM is the education discipline that literally makes the future. It creates and innovates core principles we use every day at Boeing, making world-class airplanes in South Carolina. The future of manufacturing is within you,” Downing said during his remarks.

Vice president of Boeing Global Engagement, John Blazey, also attended the ceremony.

“Boeing is honored to recognize the achievements of some of the top students across South Carolina as they commit to careers in STEM,” said Blazey. “This event demonstrates Boeing’s commitment to STEM education and ensuring that South Carolina’s future workforce remains strong and thrives.”

Following the ceremony, the students attended a Legislative Luncheon on the Statehouse Lawn The students were also recognized on the Senate floor and greeted by Governor Henry McMaster.