IMPACTS: Inspiring Meaningful Programs and Communication through Science

Thank you for your interest in the IMPACTS Program! This prestigious and highly competitive program provides scientists and STEM professionals with high-quality science communication workshops and real-world application of their newly acquired skills. Learn more about it here. 

We will be recruiting new Impactors in the spring. The new applications will be available in April! 

2018 will be an exciting year for our Impactors! We are participating in a number of events that span across North Carolina! Below are a few events featuring our scientists:

Triangle Area

  • March/April - Impactors will be participating in SciMatch. In this program, Impactors are paired with a middle school science teacher, that has applied for the program, and the scientists shares their passion for STEM and conducts hands-on activities with that teacher’s 3 to 4 classes that day. 
  • April 14 – Impactors will lead concurrent sessions during a conference-style event for middle school students called, STEMville Symposium.
  • April 28 -  Impactors will be exhibiting during the Triangle SciTech Expo at the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences.

Triad Area

  • November 10 - Symposium opportunity at Winston Salem State University. Successful event where over 100 middle schoolers interacted with scientist during this conference-style event. 
  • March/April - Impactors will be participating in SciMatch. In this program, Impactors are paired with a middle school science teacher, that has applied for the program, and the scientists shares their passion for STEM and conducts hands-on activities with that teacher’s 3 to 4 classes that day. 
  • March 23 - Triad Impactors will lead concurrent sessions at UNC Pembroke's field trip opportunity for middle schoolers, called the STEMville Symposium! 
  • April 12 - The Joint School of Nanotechnology and Nanoengineering will host Gateway to Science! 
  • April 21 - the University of North Carolina at Greensboro will host UNCG’s NC Science Festival "Science Everywhere" community event on their campus.

Eastern Region

  • March/April - Impactors will be participating in SciMatch. In this program, Impactors are paired with a middle school science teacher, that has applied for the program, and the scientists shares their passion for STEM and conducts hands-on activities with that teacher’s 3 to 4 classes that day. 
  • May 19 - Impactors will participate in the NC Potato Festival in Elizabeth City.

Pembroke

  • March 23 - UNC Pembroke will host a field trip opportunity for middle schoolers that will be conference-style event! 
  • March/April - Impactors will be participating in SciMatch. In this program, Impactors are paired with a middle school science teacher, that has applied for the program, and the scientists shares their passion for STEM and conducts hands-on activities with that teacher’s 3 to 4 classes that day. 

 

Check out our IMPACTORS in action: