April 7-23, 2017

Higher Education Opportunities

Showcase your campus expertise in STEM disciplines!

North Carolina Science Festival provides the perfect opportunity for colleges and universities to connect with their communities by hosting STEM programs as part of the Festival.

Private colleges and universities, community colleges and state universities have all hosted Festival events such as these:

  • campuswide science expos
  • STEM open houses for high school students
  • guest speakers (including forums and panel discussions)
  • lab tours
  • all kinds of demonstrations — applied technologies, virtual realities, model gardens, weather balloon launches
  • exhibits
  • STEM-related film festivals

Be creative! There are as many different ways to share STEM content as there are people in your potential audience.

In addition to campus-hosted Festival events, the Festival provides opportunities for individual scientists and researchers to participate in the Festival’s Invite-a-Scientist program, which matches STEM professionals with middle school classes across North Carolina. Each scientist or researcher meets with his or her assigned class in person or via Skype to talk about current research and answer questions about careers in his or her science discipline. Click Here for the application to participate in theĀ Invite-a-Scientist program.