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How to find stem educational programs by Navigating nc stem center

Are you looking for a quick way to decide which STEM program to enroll your kids/teens in? STEM opportunities such as fairs, conferences, and/or workshops?

The NC STEM Center is a web portal for all things related to SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY, ENGINEERING and MATHEMATICS (STEM) education in North Carolina. It’s a tool you and your family can use to find useful information about the importance of STEM education, resources, and knowledge that organizations throughout the state have shared, and individuals who have similar interests. You can use it’s statewide program database to find high-quality and engaging STEM programs tailored to your interests and other opportunities close to your area.

To find step-by-step instructions on navigating NC STEM Center, click on this link: 

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Stem program and opportunity highlights

A list of organizations and providers that are promoting science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education in North Carolina is presented below by the focus area.

Note: Highlighted Programs and Opportunities were found using the database on to filter through programs and specifically look for programs that mention their diversity focus and cost-efficiency.


  • Young Women in Bio

  • FIRST North Carolina

  • Programming 4 Girls

  • Kramden Institute


  • The North Carolina Arboretum

  • EcoExplore

  • Young Women in Bio

  • Catawba Science Center


  • Above and Beyond Students

  • The Imhotep Academy

  • The Engineering Place at NC State University

  • MSEN Summer Scholars


  • NC First Robotics

  • Nehemiah Community Empowerment Center – STEM Academy

  • Young Women in Bio

  • Catawba Science Center


  • STEM for Kids

minority-focused stem initiatives


TECHNOLOchicas is a national initiative of the National Center for Women & Information Technology (NCWIT) and Televisa Foundation designed to raise awareness among young Latinas and their families about opportunities and careers in technology. TECHNOLOchicas uses the powerful stories of Latinas from diverse backgrounds, who are in technology fields, and recognize the power of innovation to change the world. These stories allow girls to see and relate to real-life role models.

College and university stem associations, organizations and clubs for students

UNC-Chapel Hill:

WISE meets once a month to have discussions on topics that relate to the problems that women scientists confront throughout their careers.  Our focus is on studying these problems in a scientific manner and to find courses of action that can be taken to address these problems. We also learn about the life and career of an inspirational woman scientist to gain insight into her scientific accomplishments as well as the barriers that she faced. 

UNC’s chapter of Alpha Chi Sigma (AXS) was founded on May 6, 1912, and for 103 years the chapter has been dedicated to giving back to the community while using its vast chemistry knowledge as an advantage.

AED, Alpha Epsilon Delta, is UNC’s pre-health honor society, as well as the national pre-health honor society with chapters in universities across the country. UNC-CH’s AED was nationally chartered in 1936 and is the second oldest chapter in North Carolina. Our goal is to provide our members and pledges with valuable resources and experiences that help guide them on their way to professional careers in health care. 

ASIS&T, the Association for Information Science & Technology, is dedicated to fostering intellectual discourse and career development for information professionals worldwide. Our student chapter advances those goals at the local level, by sponsoring lectures, panel discussions, field trips, and other activities. We focus on areas such as database administration, information architecture, user-centered design, and web development.

Connect with women who share your interests, join an association dedicated to serving women aspiring to be surgeons.

For a full list of student organizations at UNC-Chapel Hill please visit:

NC State University:

The American Institute of Chemical Engineers Student Chapter at North Carolina State University is one of the most active chapters in the nation. AIChE is a professional student-led organization that focuses on professional development, leadership, networking, continuing education, as well as social service and outreach. 

The NC State section of ANS supports the academic, professional, and social development of its members. ANS hosts invited speakers from academia, industry, and government, professional development activities and workshops and field trips to industry. It helps build a strong network that will become the foundation of future endeavors for members. 

The purpose of this student organization is to provide a sense of community among Biological and Agricultural students.  The club hosts speakers, social events, professional development seminars, tours of local engineering firms, and many other events to help students stay connected and informed in their field of study. 

The NCSU student chapter of ASME was founded in 1920. We hold resume workshops, professional seminars with company representatives, social events, and service events. We also attend several professional development conferences every year. 

ASCE is the oldest, most well-known organization of professional civil engineers. The group publishes books and journals, establishes codes and standards, and supports the people and institutes of the discipline of the civil work. Here at NC State, we have a student chapter. Our primary goal is to introduce students of all CCEE concentrations to the professional industry through guest lectures and networking programs. This year, State will be attending the annual Carolinas Conference (a regional competition for students studying civil engineering) at North Carolina A&T in Greensboro. Our chapter will focus heavily on planning, designing, and competing for the event in the Spring of 2017.  

The BME Society is a great way to get involved in the biomedical field. At our meetings, you can learn more about Biomedical Engineering, meet other students and faculty, and network with local professionals. We look forward to seeing you at our next meeting! 

For a full list of student organizations at NC State University please visit:

For a list of STEM associations, organizations, and clubs for students at the 17 university campuses of the University of North Carolina System, at the 59 college locations of the North Carolina Community College System, and at all the independent and private colleges and universities in North Carolina please visit:

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North Carolina Independent Colleges & Universities:

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