December 17, 2019

Community Forum
January 30th, 2020 @ The FOUNDATION:

Isothermal Community College 
Registration now open with limited seating!

All community members are invited to learn about STEM programs across western NC at an Expo in the morning and then will become thought partne...

May 28, 2019

Who: Anyone working with children in K-5

Date: July 11th, 2019, 9:00am-1:00pm

Location: Cool Springs, Administrations Building, 382 W Main St., Forest City, NC 28043

Coarse: CS Fundamentals Introduction

Instructor: Dr. Sharon Jones,

Link to register: FYI...

May 13, 2019

Funding will allow scaling of a four-year program called Filling the Gap (FTG). STEM West and The Science House of NCSU has consistently partnered on this program. Funded by the Appalachian Regional Commission and Duke Energy Foundation, over 40 teachers have been trai...

May 13, 2019’s Computer Science Principles is an introductory Advanced  Placement (AP®) course designed to broaden participation in computer  science. is recognized by the College Board as an endorsed provider of AP® Computer Science Principles curriculum and...

May 13, 2019

The second annual STEM Trek at the Hickory SALT Block hosted the Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) this year among other local STEM-related businesses as a signature NC Science Festival Event. Even though the rain came down hard on Friday, 2,500 students still enjoy...

May 13, 2019

Over the last year, data has been collected from the STEM West service area related to STEM programs and activities. Using the filter icon at the bottom of its page, programs can be located by type and location. A click on each icon provides additional information such...

February 13, 2019

(Feb 13, 2019)  On March 12, elementary schools across North Carolina will be recognized for scheduling an important event in family engagement and computer science education: "Family Code Night."  At the March 12 program launch, K-5 parents statewide, including 120,00...

February 13, 2019

Register now for the 2019 Spring STEM West Community Meeting

All are welcome to: 

  1. Meet with Kevin Baxter of NCSSM-Morganton who will be providing updates on the progress toward the school's opening.

  2. Meet teachers who created  and implemented project-based learni...

December 17, 2018

STEM West is excited to bring to you the Oak Ridge National Lab (ORNL) Traveling Science Fair as part of the North Carolina Science Festival 2019. Six large trailers will be demonstrating STEM technologies covering advanced materials, clean energy, computational scienc...

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