April 7-23, 2017

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.

Radiah Minor at Thomasville Middle

Radiah Minor at Thomasville Middle

The 2017 Invite-a-Scientist application for schools is now closed.

STEM professionals that would like to participate in the Invite-a-Scientist program can apply here.

Schools and scientists matched for the Invite-A-Scientist program will be notified by the first week in December.

2016-2017 Invite-a-Scientist Timeline

Aug. 19, 2016: Application process for 2016 begins
Sept. 30, 2016: Application deadline for teachers
Dec. 1, 2016: Selected classes are notified and paired with scientists
Feb. 2017: Resources provided to participating classes
March-April 2017: Classes host scientists
May 1, 2017: 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 theĀ 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.