Meet exceptional K-12 educators and their students as they share real-world lessons from Wake County classrooms, inspired by business partnerships!

What is STEMposium?

Each summer, WakeEd Partnership’s SummerSTEM program empowers more than 100 Wake County Public School System teachers to bring real-world lessons to the classroom through immersions with leading STEM organizations in the Triangle. This career-focused professional development program also includes coaching and direct instruction related to project-based learning (PBL). STEMposium is an annual event where these inspired educators can share the projects that they implemented in their classrooms as a result of SummerSTEM business-school partnerships.


STEMposium 2023

May 3, 2023 | 9:00 – 11:00AM

American Institute of Architects

14 E Peace St, Raleigh, NC 27604




Meet some of the inspired educators and dedicated business partners who are going above and beyond for Wake County students on Monday, May 2nd at STEMposium 2022, presented by Wolfspeed! Join us at the The McKimmon Conference and Training Center at NC State between 9:00 and 11:00am to see the impact of strategic business-school partnerships and project-based learning on student achievement and career-readiness. This event is free to attend but we encourage you to RSVP via our Eventbrite page!

School-Business Partnerships Make a Difference

In 2018, WakeEd’s SummerSTEM program immersed Wake County educators in 28 STEM businesses and organizations over the summer. In May 2019, students and educators gathered at PNC Arena to share the impact of these partnerships in classrooms throughout Wake County.

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

-6th Grade Student, Hilburn Academy

Staying Connected During the COVID-19 Pandemic

When school buildings closed during the COVID-19 pandemic, WCPSS educators continued to go above and beyond for their students. WakeEd’s SummerSTEM program continued in 2020 and 2021 with virtual and hybrid immersions and the community gathered virtually for two online STEMposium events featuring Wake County students and educators.

“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.

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  Raleigh, NC 27609 | (919) 821-7609

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