UNCW researcher Troy Alpin talks with student about prehistoric oysters

Technology & Natural Sciences

Marine Quest

MarineQuest is the official marine science outreach program for the University of North Carolina Wilmington and the Center for Marine Science providing young people with opportunities to explore, discover and value our marine habitats. More

Youth Programs

UNCW offers numerous outstanding programs for youth of all ages. We offer summer academic enrichment opportunities, school year standards-based programs, and community outreach events that engage youth in experiential education, service learning and leadership development. More

Center for Education in Science, Technology, Engineering, and  Mathematics  

The Center for Education in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (CESTEM) focuses on improving 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. More

Center for Marine Science Outreach

The Center for Marine Science at UNC Wilmington fosters a multidisciplinary approach to questions in basic marine research. The mission of the center is to promote basic and applied research in the fields of oceanography, coastal and wetland studies, marine biomedical and environmental physiology, and marine biotechnology and aquaculture. More

CREST Research Park

The CREST Research Park is one of the most advanced biotechnology research centers on the East Coast. Operated by the University of North Carolina Wilmington, the park offers flexible research space for established firms, entrepreneurial start-ups, government agencies and universities focusing on biotechnology, analytical and environmental sciences, and early stage pharmaceutical research and development. More


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