Chemistry Outreach Programs
Chemistry on the Road
The Chemistry on the Road program includes classroom demonstrations for grades K-12 and correlates with the current North Carolina Standard Course of Study. This program has been delivered to over 50,000 students in North Carolina. A current schedule of school or community center visits can be found on our Calendar.
NCSU Merit Badge University
The NCSU Merit Badge University is a one day event in which local Boy Scouts visit NC State's campus to earn science based merit badges. This year's event will be held Saturday, April 10th, from 8:30 - 4:00. The success of this program is the result of a collaborative effort with faculty and students from 7 different departments on campus.
STARS (Science and Technology Activities in Rural Schools) is an outreach initiative driven to promote science education in schools located in rural areas of North Carolina. This program provides monthly on-site visits to rural schools at no cost. Program material is grade and curriculum appropriate (K-12) and will serve as a catalyst to encourage students to pursue careers in science.
Marbles Kids Museum
The Department of Chemistry has recently partnered with Marbles Kids Museum in downtown Raleigh to help deliver new science programs to younger students. We are currently developing our Chemistry on the Road and Countertop Chemistry activities to incorporate into the museum's weekend schedule. We also will be constructing an activity booth relating to the museum's current exhibits. The Department continues to be involved in the development and implementation of learning units presented at Marbles alongside their current IMAX films.