Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics

There has recently been an emphasis on providing a solid educational foundation in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) in order to provide students with the building blocks to succeed in the 21st century workforce.



NC STEM Center

North Carolina Science, Mathematics, and Technology Education Center

STEM education data from the National Science Foundation


‘It’s just hands-on learning at its best.’ How one local nonprofit made garden learning accessible to families during COVID-19

In 2017, Ashley Honbarrier started Happy Roots, a nonprofit organization in Rowan County dedicated to providing nature-based therapeutic and educational...


Students get a head start on engineering degrees with STEM Pathways at Johnston Community College

Johnston Community College (JCC) is welcoming 30 rising ninth-graders to its campus this August through a new dual enrollment initiative...


Perspective | Virtual, experiential, backyard professional learning with the Museum of Natural Sciences

More than 30 years ago, a former flight attendant and social worker turned educator started offering professional development programs for...


Perspective | MCNC, connecting North Carolina

Welcome to our monthly feature on EducationNC called the NC STEM ScoreCard, written in partnership with the N.C. Science, Mathematics,...


Kenan Fellows Program announces 2020-2021 cohort

On National Teacher Appreciation Day, the Kenan Fellows Program announced its newest cohort of education leaders in North Carolina. This...


Rutherford County Schools receive COVID-19 assistance from a local business: Facebook

In 2012, a Facebook Data Center arrived in Forest City, North Carolina, a town in Rutherford County. Along with the...


Perspective | UNC-TV supports public with media access for all

Welcome to our monthly feature on EducationNC called the NC STEM ScoreCard, written in partnership with the NC Science, Mathematics,...


Nonprofits and artificial intelligence join forces for COVID-19 relief

The Center for Disease Control (CDC) defines it as the “resilience of communities when confronted by external stresses on human...


Perspective | National Board Certification: Advancing high-quality STEM teachers for NC

Welcome to our monthly feature on EducationNC called the NC STEM ScoreCard, written in partnership with the NC Science, Mathematics, and...


Perspective | When your classroom is outside, school is always open

Out Teach is a nonprofit that normally provides job-embedded coaching and on-site professional learning to teachers in under-served communities, showing...


Perspective | How inequities in computer science prompted three educators to innovate

This is the third piece in a week-long series of perspectives on innovative practices in North Carolina public schools. Follow...


Promising Pages: Helping students become bookworms

On March 20, Promising Pages, a nonprofit organization that distributes books to underserved children, worked with Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools (CMS) to...