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K-12 outreach

Summer camp students participate in competition.

Dec 1, 2022

Summer on campus

At 9 a.m. on a July Wednesday, more than 70 middle school students filed into a classroom, waiting to be assigned the real-world problem they’d be solving that day. Clustered together, campers tackled complex problems like how to construct a moving boat or how to stop a viral outbreak. Using cardboard, aluminum foil, balloons and more, these campers were trying to solve some of the fundamental challenges in engineering. 

Two elementary school students working on a STEM project

May 2, 2018

Father and daughter help bring STEM support to North Carolina school

A gift from a father-daughter team of NC State graduates is providing opportunities in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) to a North Carolina elementary school. 

Aug 22, 2014

D’Amico and Carpenter receive ASEE K-12/University Partnership Award

Susan D’Amico, coordinator of engineering K-12 outreach extension for The Engineering Place (EP) at North Carolina State University, and Cynthia Carpenter, Rocky Mount Middle School science teacher, have received the Middle School K-12/University Partnership Best Practices award from the American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE). 

Mar 5, 2010

Duke and NC State universities announce launch of national K-12 engineering program

A new program designed to stimulate interest in science and technology in students from kindergarten to 12th grade was announced by the engineering deans at Duke University and North Carolina State University Friday during the National Academy of Engineering (NAE) Grand Challenges Summit in Raleigh.