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Engineering Bits & Bytes

Come spend the day at NC State with NC State faculty and engineering students, participating in engineering experiences you and your students won’t soon forget!  EB&B Days are STEM curriculum enrichment experiences held on the NC State Centennial Campus for elementary, middle, and high school students. These all-day events include K-12 grade-appropriate hands-on, open-ended engineering challenges and often include tours highlighting engineering research. Please note that demand for this program exceeds availability. All students are invited to attend, including school groups and homeschooled students. Join us for a day of fun and learning! We will contact you if your school is selected!  

  • All events are held on the NC State Centennial campus.
  • Check-in and the opening session start at Hunt Library Auditorium.

New This Year

  • EB&B is an all-day event! We have included a 30-minute lunch break in the schedule.

Program Costs

  • Individuals – $15.00
  • Groups of 7-15 students – $100.00
  • Groups of 16-30 students – $200.00

We will contact you regarding the status of your selection and payment process!  

We have financial support to help schools and students with parents attend our programs. You can indicate your need when completing the registration form.

Due to material and staff costs, we are unable to refund or transfer group/individual registration costs. All payments made are non-refundable.

Due to space constraints, the maximum number of students per event is limited to 120 students – see the academic year schedule and grade level descriptions/ agendas below.

Requirements for Participation

  • Parents, teachers, and chaperones must remain with their children/students throughout the entire event, from the time of arrival until the end of the program.
  • Groups need to ensure the following chaperone numbers when attending the event:
    • High School: 1 chaperone, 12 students
    • Middle School: 1 chaperone, 10 students
    • Elementary: 1 chaperone, 6 students

2023-2024 Academic Year Schedule

Grade LevelEvent
Notification of
High SchoolNov 17, 2023Aug 31, 2023Sep 14, 2023
Middle SchoolJan 26, 2024Oct 20, 2023Nov 3, 2023
Elementary SchoolMar 1, 2024Dec 1, 2023Dec 15, 2023
Note: We will accept late registrations and will accommodate as space is available.

Closer to event dates, details such as an event agenda and parking instructions will be emailed to those selected to attend.

2023-2024 Grade Level Descriptions & Agendas

  • Our high school EB&B event offers 9th-12th grade students an authentic problem-solving engineering experience on topics ranging from sustainable energy to cryptoanalysis. 
  • Students may tour the Entrepreneurship Garage, the Hunt Library, and Engineering research labs and receive a seek-peek into campus life and dormitory living at the Albright Entrepreneurship Village!
  • Middle School students investigate fun engineering problems that engage them as they “purposely tinker” while completing open-ended, hands-on engineering challenges. 
  • Students are introduced to the Engineering Design Problem-Solving Process: Identify the problem, brainstorm solutions, consider available resources, build a prototype, share results, and improve the end product.
  • EB&B offers elementary students begin to understand how things work as they “Think and Do” hands-on, open-ended engineering challenges.
  • Students learn about the engineering habits of mind as they engage in challenges that promote creativity, communication, optimism, resilience, collaboration, and new thinking strategies when presented with problem-solving tasks.


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