News & Upcoming Events
- 2016 Southeast Regional Science & Engineering Fair - Sat. 2/13/16. Please see our Science Fair page for more info!
- Astronomy (StarLab) Workshop: Sat. Feb. 27, 2016 8:30 - 11:30 am. Please see our Professional Development page for more information!
- **Project WET Workshop: Sat. Feb. 27, 2016: 10:00 - 4:30 pm. Please see our Professional Development page for more information!
- 2016 Wilmington Regional Science Olympiad Competition - Sat. 3/5/16. Please see our Science Olympiad page for more info!
- **Population Education Workshop: Sat. March 19, 2016: 9:00 - 4:00 pm. Please see our Professional Development page for more 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, CESTEM assists in fulfilling the University's mission to encourage public access to its educational programs and its commitment to regional service.
CESTEM provides professional development opportunities to regional K-16 instructors and educational opportunities to regional K-12 students to improve the quality of pre-college science, technology, engineering and mathematics education. CESTEM is responsible for training K-16 teachers in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics content knowledge so they have the information to teach their students.
The goal is for students to have the basic knowledge and preparedness for college level courses. CESTEM strengthens the university’s regional engagement and outreach activities by partnering with CAS faculty and local education agencies (LEAs), and through events such as the Southeast Regional Science Fair (about 200 elementary to high school students from 13 counties), Science Olympiad (about 800 regional middle to high school students), and SeaPerch (about 100 participants.) CESTEM also works with pre-service teachers providing strategies for integrating technology into their future classrooms. The Center is also actively developing the Technology Loan Program (TLP) where regional teachers and student teachers can borrow a range of STEM equipment for their classrooms.
Campus map highlighting visitor parking and the Natural Sciences Building. We are located in Room 1026.