News & Upcoming Events 

  • We are currently observing UNCW's Summer Hours. Our Office is open: 7:30-5 Monday - Thursday and 7:30-11:30 Friday.
  • Environmental Studies Dept. Student Workshop Series! Please see our Workshop Descriptions page for more information!
  • Wilmington Regional Science Olympiad was held on Saturday March 7th, 2015! Visit our Science Olympiad page for more information!
  • 2015 Southeast Regional Science & Engineering Fair was held on Saturday February 7th, 2015! See our Science Fair page for more information!
  • 2015 STEM Education Leadership Summit & Conference: Please visit our STEM Conferences site for information.

Impacts of the center

  • Hosted 25 professional development (PD) programs and outreach activities and served 518 participants, totaling 5,875 of contact hours of instruction, with most awarded licensure renewal or graduate credit hours.
  • Technology materials have been loaned to 87 unique teachers and 448 total teachers, impacting the education of about 13,187 students. 
  • Has developed and integrated a new database of TLP materials and posted to our webpage; additional grants have been written to further expand the contents of the TLP; and borrowers are more quickly returning for TLP items after initial checkout and experience.
  • Complete list of the center's impacts (PDF)

The Center for Education in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (CESTEM)

As a unit of the University of North Carolina Wilmington, assists in fulfilling the University's mission to encourage public access to its educational programs and its commitment to regional service.

CESTEM shares the mission of NC-MSEN (Mathematics and Science Education Network) to improve the quality of pre-college science and mathematics education in the schools of North Carolina through programs designed for in-service and pre-service teachers, as well as students.

Campus map highlighting visitor parking and the Natural Sciences Building. We are located in Room 1026.

Professional DevelopmentScience Olympiad

Technology Loan ProgramScience Fair







"Improving the science & mathematics achievement of North Carolina's youth by providing high quality professional development for their teachers."

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