May 7, 2019 | 10:00-12:00pm
PNC Arena Club East | 1400 Edwards Mill Rd, Raleigh, NC 27607
In Partnership With
“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 development. Educators 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
School-Business Partnerships Make a Difference
WakeEd’s SummerSTEM program immersed 90 educators in 28 STEM businesses and organizations over the summer. In May, students and educators gathered at PNC Arena to share the impact of these partnerships in classrooms throughout Wake County.
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.