Middle School Educators

Support from Novozymes allows the North Carolina Science Festival to match dozens of STEM professionals with middle school classrooms around the state in order to facilitate classroom visits that will educate and inspire the next generation of potential scientists!
What is Novozymes SciMatch?
The Novozymes SciMatch program accepts application from all middle school teachers in North Carolina who would like to have a scientist visit and speak with their class.  NC Science Festival staff then works to find STEM professionals who are passionate about outreach to pair up with teachers.  The majority of our SciMatch scientists have received communications training through our IMPACTS program.

Scientists visit classes during the school year, where they speak with students about their background and research, and lead students in a hands-on activity.  The goal of each visit is to inspire your students to consider science as a career and to understand how science impacts our lives. 

2018-2019 Timeline
Mid August, 2018: Application process begins for 2018 K-12 programs
October - November 2018: Teachers and scientists are notified of their match and begin communicating
November 2018 - May 2019: SciMatch visits occur around the state

Interested in learning more about our Novozymes SciMatch program?  Contact ncscifestschools@unc.edu for more info!