Meet inspired K-12 educators and their students as they present innovative educational practices influenced by educator immersion experiences in local companies and organizations.

STEMposium 2018

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“It’s amazing when our learning is actually solving a real-world problem.”

-6th Grade Student, Hilburn Academy

What is STEMposium?


Each summer, 100 Wake County educators are embedded in leading STEM businesses and organizations across the Triangle for hands-on, career-focused professional developmentEducators also receive coaching and direct instruction related to project-based learning (PBL). At WakeEd’s annual STEMposium, they share the projects they created and implemented in their classrooms.

“I was surprised that an idea created by a small group could impact such a large audience.”

-Student, Rolesville Middle School

Classroom Projects with Real-World Impact

Educators from Fuquay-Varina Middle School partnered with WakeEd Partnership, SAS, and Red Hat to implement a meaningful, school-wide project-based learning initiative to address food insecurity in their community.

School-Business Partnerships Make a Difference

Students from Rolesville Middle School share the importance of school-business partnerships formed through WakeEd’s SummerSTEM program. Email Teresa Pierrie to find out how your business or organization can get involved in Wake County schools.