CESTEM's Mission

To provide outreach and regional service in STEM.

To improve the quality of pre-college science and mathematics, with an emphasis on technology integration and engineering principals.

To ensure public access to educational programs and authentic resources.

To provide high quality professional development to K-12 teachers. 

News & Events

The North Carolina Science Leadership Association (NCSLA) is partnering with the Center of Excellence for Research, Teaching and Learning (CERTL) at the Wake Forest School of Medicine to provide two 3-day workshops this summer. Both workshops are designed to provide K-12 teachers with inquiry-based lessons in Problem-Based Learning that integrate science, math, language arts and other areas of the curriculum.

STEM SENC and the UNCW Watson College of Education’s Center for Education in STEM (CESTEM) and STEM Learning Cooperative are proud to support the workshop at UNCW on June 21-23. We are planning for an in-person workshop in the UNCW Education Building that follows the campus distancing, mask usage, and Health & Safety parameters in place at the time. 

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