STEM Opportunity Spotlight

The STEM Opportunity Spotlight utilizes the NC STEM Center’s directory to showcase various STEM events, programs, workshops, and other awesome opportunities for youth, families, program providers, and communities statewide. 




 To learn more about the NC STEM Center and other resources offered, please visit the NC STEM Center’s website. 


Due to COVID-19 precautions, many of the in-person STEM opportunities are postponed or canceled. Below are virtual STEM resources that can be utilized in any remote learning context.

2020 North Carolina Virtual Science Festival

North Carolina Virtual Public Schools 

Online Virtual Field Trips 

The Smithsonian

Smithsonian Science Education Center

Smithsonian Learning Lab

Marbles Daily Dose of Play

NSTA STEM Resources

 STEMfinity Free Resources

Edutopia STEM Resources

Mad Science Virtual Field Trips


Science Fun for Everyone provides in-school science field trips that allow kids to become a “Scientist For the Day” and learn by doing REAL experiments. Programs are hands-on and meet the NC Essential Standards and Common Core. All of the programs are taught by highly-qualified professionals.

Click the link below transform your classroom into a hands-on, living laboratory!


Bring the kids to Night at the Museum for a night of science fun! Asheville Museum of Science hosts Night at the Museum from 5:30pm to 7:30pm on the second Friday of every month. They will have pizza, a movie, fun games and activities, and of course: interactive exhibits for your 4-10 year olds to have a blast!


Did you know that Disney, Netflix, Google and NASA, just to name a few, are all using Python? Python can be used for creating web applications, automation, programming robots and artificial intelligence. Python is the language of choice from beginners to experts.

Students will learn how to program using Python starting with simple data types, including numbers, letters and strings, and lists. Students will also explore comparisons, if-statements, and loops. Finally, students will use what they learned to create their own game.



Step Up to STEM is a one-week residential summer program for underrepresented minority students. It is an innovative interdisciplinary academic program that uses exciting real-world subjects to challenge rising 9th graders across North Carolina and build their skills in science, math, and communications.  During the program’s residential summer institute, students live and learn on the historic campus of North Carolina School of Science and Mathematics, where they have the opportunity to take advantage of the many unique enrichment activities available throughout the Triangle area. The program is open by application to African American, Hispanic American, and Native American 8th graders who live in North Carolina.