Over 130 participants from across North Carolina participated in networking activities on January 30th, 2020 at The Foundation of the Isothermal Community College. The event was facilitated by Dr. Tom Williams who provided an Affinity session to discuss STEM programming across the region and how to move forward. Participants took advantage of the Exhibition of … Continue reading STEM West: Best Practices, Today and Tomorrow Community Forum
Students in Ms. Watson's 8th grade math class worked with Gina Setzer of Setzer Machines in Lenoir. The company wanted to investigate options of purchasing a new machine to expedite the manufacturing of a specific type of part because most of their contracts deal with single part design and production. Students had to apply their … Continue reading Gamewell MS students of Caldwell County Help Solve Real-World Problems for Local STEM Business
Community ForumJanuary 30th, 2020 @ The FOUNDATION: Isothermal Community College Registration now open with limited seating!All community members are invited to learn about STEM programs across western NC at an Expo in the morning and then will become thought partners in the afternoon to devise three areas of focus and expansion for the coming year. We … Continue reading STEM West: Best Practices Today and Tomorrow
Posted 10/24/2019 in Grant News Research STEM STEMx Challenge Grant To address the most important challenges in STEM education, the STEMx network brings together leading organizations. Today, we’re announcing the winners of our latest STEMx Challenge Grants. Read the detailed press release from Battelle for more information about the grant and the commitments made by … Continue reading Five states win STEMx Challenge Grants to expand and share innovations
Over the last year, data has been collected from the STEM West service area related to STEM programs and activities. Using the filter icon at the bottom of its page, programs can be located by type and location. A click on each icon provides additional information such as contact person, address, ages served, etc. Thanks … Continue reading STEM West: Asset Map–NOW LIVE!
The second annual STEM Trek at the Hickory SALT Block hosted the Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) this year among other local STEM-related businesses as a signature NC Science Festival Event. Even though the rain came down hard on Friday, 2,500 students still enjoyed experiencing the ORNL trailers, talking with the 40+ engineers and … Continue reading STEM Trek 2019!
Funding will allow scaling of a four-year program called Filling the Gap (FTG). STEM West and The Science House of NCSU has consistently partnered on this program. Funded by the Appalachian Regional Commission and Duke Energy Foundation, over 40 teachers have been trained in project based learning (PBL). These teachers have partnered with local STEM … Continue reading STEM West receives $96,800 Open Grant from Golden Leaf Foundation