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