CFF and WSEAbout the STEM Resources Project

The Cape Fear Future (CFF) Education Leadership Team's mission is to influence Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) initiatives and advocate for high quality K-12 education for all students in the New Hanover, Pender and Brunswick County Schools. UNCW, through the Watson College of Education (WCE), shares a commitment to serve the needs of the broader community through leadership initiatives and programs designed to enhance the learning experiences of children throughout Southeastern North Carolina.

In June 2011, CFF and UNCW entered into a partnership agreement to mutually promote awareness of the importance of STEM, and enhance teacher/parent access to STEM by providing a consolidated resource of programs offered in our region. This STEM Resource includes a representative sample of STEM programs in our region. Programs are provided for information purposes only, and inclusion does not imply an explicit endorsement by either CFF or UNCW/WSE.

Our goal is to update the STEM Resource quarterly. We welcome your feedback and ideas about other programs we may include in the future. Please contact us at

Cape Fear Future logoAbout Cape Fear Future

CFF's mission is to develop the region's knowledge sector economy, to promote economic development, and to ensure the future prosperity of the region. Over the past few years, the world has witnessed the impact that the knowledge sector has had on recent economic growth through the development of new businesses, business models, and technological innovation. CFF will help the region keep stride with globalization and remain competitive with other cities vying for workers. To encourage economic development projects in the area, Cape Fear Future has created three task forces to improve education, promote entrepreneurship, and deliver community improvement projects that enhance the region's quality of life.

Watson School of EducationAbout the Watson College of Education

The Watson College of Education is the fourth largest producer of teachers at the undergraduate level in the state of North Carolina and has been rated "exemplary" by the State Board of Education. Only 7 out of 47 North Carolina teacher education programs received this honor. In 2006, the Watson College received the Christa McAuliffe Award for Excellence in Teacher Education from the American Association of State Colleges and Universities, which honors leadership and innovation in teacher education. WCE has excellent partnerships with businesses, school systems and community colleges in our region. Visit the website for more information >