Encourage your students to pursue a career in STEM
Calling all educators! Our STEM Fests are designed to inspire 7th-12th graders to pursue a career in STEM. We focus on low-resourced schools in the North Carolina Triangle region as part of our mission to build a strong pipeline of STEM talent that includes all genders, races and backgrounds.
Each STEM Fest is a fun-filled day that engages students in a variety of STEM activities. They will think about real-world challenges, imagine themselves in a STEM career through hands-on demonstrations, build to reinforce concepts learned during the day, and meet with STEM professionals to learn about many pathways to a STEM career.
A STEM Fest occurs twice annually (fall and spring), and applications open early in the fall for teachers to request their student’s participation.
In FY19, 66% of over 400 students were more interested in pursuing a STEM career after attending a STEM Fest.
Durham and Wake County teachers: Immerse yourself into an ExternTrip experience at a local STEM organization or higher education institution for half a day. Your visit may include a tour of the facility, hands-on demonstrations, and networking with employees that work for the organization.
The skills and knowledge you gain will transform your classroom teaching.
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