Engaged University

Preparing Leaders for the State, Nation,& World

Driving Innovation in Energy & the Environment

STEM - Science, Technology, Engineering & Math



The Center for Excellence in STEM Education serves as the focal point for collaborative research by faculty in traditional STEM fields, provides the translation and application of this research to science education and programs through the field faculty

Cooperative Extension 4-H

Cooperative Extension 4-H provides the organizational and manangement expertise for adult volunteers to incorporate the STEM activities into 4-H programs, after school programs and teacher education programs.

Friday Institute

Conducts research and outreach on the uses of technology infrastructure, i.e. the electronic learning platform, in K -12 schools, teaching and learning in the 21st Century, leadership development of administrators managing this technology; conducts the evaluation, maintains the database for evaluation purposes.

K-12 Outreach Program

Through the various K-20 programs, STEM principles are integrated into the lessons in order for students to gain as much knowledge as possible. Students can experience working with STEM concepts by using data collected from renewable technologies at the NC Solar Center

Kenan Fellows Program

The Kenan Fellows Program is an innovative model to promote teacher leadership, address teacher retention and advance K-12 science, technology and mathematics education. Kenan Fellows are public school teachers from diverse disciplines, selected through a competitive process to participate in a prestigious fellowship - all while remaining active in the classroom.

Science House

Proving teacher content knowledge and training and to use effective, hands-on inquiry based learning techniques in modern, computer-based technologies in the classroom.

STEM Extension Group