Fury STEM Moment #1

Palmetto STEM Athletics Foundation: DBA Palmetto Fury

Our Purpose

The Purpose of the Palmetto STEM Athletic Foundation (“the Foundation”) is to provide quality STEM (Science Technology Engineering & Math) education and applied experiences, in market tested digestible doses, via sports and recreation activities. By highlighting STEM in activities that youth are passionate about, interest in further STEM activity may be sparked. Research shows that, as far as STEM goes, one of the most at risk groups is middle school age girls. It is pivotal to keep a positive STEM message and engagement system established for this demographic. Therefore, Palmetto STEM Athletic Foundation’s pilot project will be to establish and sponsor a STEM Softball module, and related direct market research via sponsored focus group. The goal is to develop, and deliver via sports activities, digestible doses of STEM modules that support and conform to Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) and State Standards. With success of the pilot program, additional sports will be selected to establish broader delivery of STEM education programs. Deliverables from the pilot and subsequent program will be made available via internet website for public benefit.

Palmetto Fury : Our Story

Palmetto Fury aims to fill the gap between Rec and High School….preparing our girls with more “reps” against the best in the Region. With our kids “Aging up” from 10U travel ball, combined with coaching 12U Rec, all the chips fell into place for us to form a new 12U Tournament team to serve Tega Cay, Fort Mill, Rock Hill , Pineville, Steele Creek and the greater Charlotte area.