April 8-24, 2016
- 2016 North Carolina Science Festival
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Middle School Educators
Invite a scientist to your classroom!
North Carolina Science Festival recruits dynamic and dedicated scientists and STEM experts to share their excitement about science with students in middle school classes. These talented scientists and experts are selected to mirror the diversity of our state and are available to visit North Carolina schools through the Festival’s Invite-a-Scientist program. The goal of each visit is to inspire your students to consider science as a career and to understand how science impacts our lives.
To apply, please submit an application. An application does not guarantee a visit from a scientist. Classes are paired with scientists based on order of application, geographic distribution and scientist availability.
2015-2016 Invite-a-Scientist Timeline
Aug. 17, 2014: Application process for 2016 begins
Sept. 18, 2015: Application deadline
Dec. 1, 2015: Selected classes are notified and paired with scientists
Feb. 2016: Resources provided to participating classes
March-April 2016: Classes host scientists
May 1, 2016: Educators and scientists submit evaluation
Recruit a team for the North Carolina Gravity Games
Design, build and race your own “soap box”-type car in the North Carolina Gravity Games! This statewide competition is hosted each spring in Lenoir, N.C., by Google in cooperation with Appalachian State University and North Carolina Science Festival.