Student STEM Enrichment Program

UPDATE: Application opens on January 15, 2022

Application Deadline:

Apr 21, 2022





Now Accepting Applications

Eligibility & Application Process:

Grant Recipients


American Chemical Society, North Carolina Local SectionProject SEED- Addition of Supplemental Fall and Spring Programs to research "A New Therapy for Sickle Cell Disease"

Association For The Preservation Of The Eno River Valley, Inc.Eno River Association STEM Summer Camps and Year-Round Education

Duke UniversityLiftoff in ENC: A Community Collaboration to Connect Local STEM Research and Community

Elon UniversityElon Explorers

Inner Banks Stem Center (IBSC)Exploring Renewable Energy Sources Using Artificial Intelligence

Kinetic Minds IncorporatedJunior Scientist Academy: Building S.T.E.M. Skills Into Careers

Meredith CollegePERSIST: Pipeline Enhancement to Retain Students via Inclusive STEM Training

North Carolina A&T State UniversityNC A&T Global STEM Scholars Institute

Partnership For Appalachian Girls' EducationPAGE: Creating Innovative STEM Education for Girls in Appalachia

Project ScientistHands-On STEM Club for Girls

Student UExplore Fearlessly Initiative

Wake Forest UniversityWake Forest LEAP

West Wilkes High SchoolSecuring the Future - A cryptology/cybersecurity experience for rural high school students

North Carolina State University Wilson College Of TextilesTEXplore - Summer Enrichment and Saturday Academy Program


Aurora Fossil Museum Program:  IMAGINE-NC: Integrating Mathematics and Geology in Eastern North Carolina

Catawba College Program:  Girls on outdoor Adventure for Leadership and Science (GALS)

Communities In Schools of Cape Fear  Program:  STEM After School

Duke UniversityProgram:  Ignite: Empowering Students through STEM Education

McClintock Partners In Education (McPIE) Program:  Pathways Summer Science Camp

North Carolina State University Program:  Programmed Robotics in the After-School Makerspace: A Four-County Initiative

North Carolina State University Program:  CRECER: Cultivating Research Experiences with Community Engaged Roots

UNC-Chapel Hill Institute for the Environment Program:  STEM Experiences in the Lab and Field (SELF) for Robeson Early College High School Students

Wake County Public School System Program:  Exploring STEM Careers

Western Carolina University Program:  PEARO: Providing Equitable Access to Robotics Opportunities


Alamance Community College Medical Bridge for Minority Males (Minority Males in Medicine)

Digi-Bridge, Inc. Programming & Robotics Across North Carolina

East Carolina University The World We Live In: Geology, Hydrology, Climatology, Biology, Chemistry of the Environment of Northeastern North Carolina

East Carolina University Renewable Energy and Green Manufacturing Academy for Rural Middle School Students in Eastern North Carolina

East Carolina University Discoveries in Earth Science (DES) for Students with Blindness or Visual Impairments

Elizabeth City State University Drone Exploration Academy: Engaging Students in Real-World Engineering Design and Scientific Investigation Using Drones

Elizabeth City State University IMMERSE (Innovating, Mentoring, and Managing Emergency Response through STEM Enrichment)

North Carolina State University Falls Lake Partners in Forensic Science

Orange County Schools Engineering Solutions

Pfeiffer University Project GENES: Genetics Education for the Next Era of Science

SouthEastern Regional Vision for Education AASTC Scholarships for Students Experiencing Homelessness

University of North Carolina-Pembroke The Kids in the Garden: Bees and Pollen Studies

Wake Forest University School of Medicine Girls in STEM:  A Piedmont Triad Initiative


Graham County Schools SciGirls

Inner Banks STEM Center Youth Career and STEM Enrichment Program Using Aviation and Robotics

Martin Millennium Academy MMA Future Scientists Academy

Newton-Conover Middle School Makerspace Challenges

North Carolina State University Sustaining STEM Career Clubs in Rural North Carolina

Scotland County Schools Passport to STEM

Student U Explore Fearlessly Initiative

Surry County Schools Mustang Biomedical and Engineering Science Scholars

University of North Carolina-Asheville Science on the Move: Closing the Opportunity Gap for Migrant Youth with Science, Technology, and Multimedia

University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill Young Innovators Program: an immersive research experiential program at the Eshelman School of Pharmacy

University of North Carolina-Wilmington I-40 E.A.S.T.

Wake Forest University Health Sciences American Indian BioMedical Science Academy: Health and Biomedical Science Workforce Development for American Indian Students

West Marion Elementary School Project Wild Thing


Association for the Preservation of the Eno River Valley iWalk the Eno Science & Nature Camp and Eno Summer Science Academy, a Year-Round Learning Experience

Aurora Fossil Museum Foundation IMAGINE-NC: Integrating Mathematics and Geology In Eastern North Carolina

Charlotte/Mecklenburg Schools Enriching and Enhancing Hands-On Science at Title 1 Schools With Camp Invention

Elizabeth City State University College and Career Pathways to Aerospace/Aviation through Authentic and Experiential STEM Learning Activities

Elon University Wildlife Studies: Critical Carnivores

Foundation of the Carolinas The Summer Science Experience - Sixth Grade Science Sleuths and Ten80 PLUS

Friends of the North Carolina State Museum of Natural Sciences Teen Science Cafes

Lenoir County Public Schools Lenoir County Public Schools STEM Summer Camp

Mount Airy City Schools RCR Future Drivers

North Carolina State University GAPS (Geospatial Analytics for Problem Solving) for Hi-Tech Teens GAPS (Geospatial Applications for Problem Solving) for Hi-Tech Teens

North Carolina State University RAIN (Raising Achievement through Inquiry and Networking) Across the River

Orange County Schools Engineering Matters

Rowan-Salisbury Schools The BRIDGE (Building Research Investigators Doing Growth Experiences) program of Rowan Salisbury Schools


Duke University Environmental Science Summer Program at Duke

Greene County Schools Greene STEM Summer

North Carolina Arboretum Society EcoEXPLORE (Experience Promoting Learning Outdoors for Research and Education)

North Carolina State University-College of Engineering Broadening STEM Participation: Providing STEM Research Experiences for Minority High School Students in the NC-Mathematics and Science Education Network Pre-college Program

North Carolina State University-College of Education iNnovative Exploration of Science and Technology (iNEST)

Pamlico County Schools After-school and Summer Engineering Adventure Camp

Pitt County Schools Project MERC (Making, Engineering, Robotics and Coding)

Port Discover: Northeast North Carolina's Center for Hands-On Science Build a Better Pipeline

Rockingham District Partners In Ministry SYSTEM- Strengthening Youth in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math

Sylvan Heights Waterfowl Park & Eco-Center Soaring into Science

University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill Healing and Hope Through Science

University of North Carolina-Pembroke Kids in the Garden: Developing STEM Skills for a Sustainable Future


Beaufort County Police Activities League Youth Career and STEM Enrichment Program Using Aviation and Robotics

Cape Fear Community College Foundation CT-RISE:  Chem-Techathon:  Renewing Interest in Science Education

Cherokee Middle School Cherokee Science Investigation - Medical Mania

Discovery Place After-School STEM Enrichment Project at Palisades Park

East Carolina University Increasing participation and proficiency in science at grade 5 through inquiry based learning

Guilford County Schools GCS: Building Robotics!

North Carolina State Museum of Natural Sciences Dragonfly Detectives: Introducing Children to Citizen Science

North Carolina State University Project PLANTS: Planting Leaders in Agriculture and Nature Through Science

North Carolina State University Authentic learning as a means to promote student enthusiasm for science careers by establishing a model biotechnology company in a rural Tier 1 high school

North Carolina State University PAMS Foundation Coastal Inquirers

Pfeiffer University PROJECT GENES: Genetics Education for the Next Era of Science

Swain County High School Project Endeavor

Wake County Public School System STEM Wise

West Marion Elementary School Project Wild Thing


Boys & Girls Clubs of Wake County Collaborative STEM Initiative (CSI)

Duke University Student Engineers Network: Strengthening Opportunities in Research (SENSOR) Saturday Academy

McClintock Partners in Education The Summer Science Experience - Sixth Grade Science Sleuths and Ten80 PLUS

Marbles Kids Museum Marbles STEM Play Corps

Montreat College Hiking MYLES of Science

North Carolina State University The North Carolina Floating Classroom

Olympic High School B-3 Summer Research and Science Saturday Program

Pisgah Astronomical Research Institute 3D Planets

Shodor Education Foundation Inc. Computing MATTERS: Nurturing the Seedlings of SUCCEED

University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill Climate Leadership and Energy Awareness Program

University of North Carolina-Greensboro UBEATS: A BioMusic STEM Intervention for ESL Students in Guilford County

Wake Forest University Health Sciences Medical Careers and Technology (MedCaT) Academy:  Enriching Native and Appalachian Student Experiences in Health Sciences

Award Timeline

Jan 15, 2022

Application Opens

Apr 21, 2022

Application Deadline

Sep 15, 2022

Notice of Award

Dec 01, 2022

Award Start Date

Aug 30, 2026

Award End Date

Program Contacts

Alfred Mays

Senior Program Officer


Tiffanie Taylor

Senior Program Associate