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South Carolina's Lowcountry branch shared history and sustainability knowledge with local families.

The USGBC South Carolina community has just completed another STEM festival event. The Charleston STEM Festival is a celebration of science, technology, engineering and math in the Lowcountry. The fifth annual festival was a highly visible outdoor event that provided opportunities for engagement and exchange between children, teens, families and local STEM professionals.

USGBC South Carolina had participated in this event in 2017 as well to provide interacting learning opportunities. This year, on Feb 3, the community teamed up with AIA Charleston, the South Carolina Historical Society and Meridian Brick to host a unique brick pit under one tent.

USGBC South Carolina members at STEM Festival

"The Brick Pit" engaged attendees by exploring the history of South Carolina architect Robert Mills, as well as allowing them to experience the evolution of brick-making practices while learning about the role of sustainable practices and construction technology on today’s job sites. Participants were able to use virtual reality, provided by LS3P, to experience masonry structures and recreate built architectural elements from the Fireproof Building, a National Historic Landmark in Charleston.

With 10,000 people in attendance (3,000 of them engaged in our new Career Concourse), 80 exhibitors and 12 VIP stage performances, the cold weather did not damper our celebration of science, technology, engineering and mathematics. And as always, we couldn’t do it without our wonderful volunteers.

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