Katie Burch, 4-H Science on the Move Coordinator
Email: korishe @ clemson.edu
Katie is the 4-H Science on the Move coordinator. 4-H Science on the Move is an initiative bridging SCCMS and South Carolina 4-H. This initiative aims to increase students’ exposure to and interest in STEM subjects and STEM careers, give students the skills to prepare for STEM careers, teach students the life skills/soft skills that they will need to be successful workers and citizens, and encourage youth to become catalysts of positive change. These efforts combine to cultivate positive youth development for the youth who will become the prepared workforce that South Carolina needs to expand existing industries and attract new businesses.
Through 4-H Science on the Move, Katie hopes to make an impact in science education in communities and schools across South Carolina and inspire more students to get involved in the sciences. Her inspiration is the "aha" moment- where a child makes a connection or gets excited about what they're learning.