Mountains to the Sea

 Table of Contents  

Message from
the President
2018 Spring 
Science Summit
Meet Bianca Yavelak
Science Leadership
Fellows Update
Mountains to the Sea


NCScienceFestival logoThe 2018 NC Science Festival is going to be bigger than ever before with a full month of science! We need your help to bring engaging science events to all of North Carolina, make sure to submit your event requests or sign up to be one of our volunteer scientists. Help us bring fun, science-filled activities to all of North Carolina. The North Carolina Science Festival is an initiative of Morehead Planetarium and Science Center. The North Carolina Science Festival is a member of the Science Festival Alliance.

Apply to have a scientist speak to your class for DNA Dayy in April.  Each year, NC DNA Day sends over 150 scientists to classrooms across NC. Please visit to have a scientist visit your high school classroom and present an engaging, hands-on module covering a topic related to genetics and genomics! In addition, the scientist will discuss his or her own research interests and info about exciting careers in research and biotechnology! Sign up directly. This year's topics include four exciting, hand-on lessons:  DNA Repair (based on the 2015 Nobel Prize winning work of two NC scientists), Immunology, Personalized Medicine (Pharmacogenomics), and Forensics.

Western NC

Another event is the 1st Annual STEM Trek! The North Carolina Science Festival Event will be held at the SALT (Science, Art, Literature, Together) Block in Hickory on April 21st. Community groups including school clubs, scouts, businesses, etc. will be hosting tables with hands-on STEM activities to educate the community about STEM careers in our area. The event is free to the community. If interested in hosting a table (no-cost) register online.