N.C. A&T Engages Students Countywide in STEM Activities during SciTech Week

By Jamie Crockett / 02/24/2020 College of Science and Technology

EAST GREENSBORO, N.C. (Feb. 24, 2020) – The College of Science and Technology (CoST) at North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University will engage Guilford County students in hands-on STEM activities beginning Monday, March 16, during its 2020 SciTech Week.

The theme for the event is “Inspiring Minds through Technological Innovation and Scientific Discovery.” Middle and high school students will participate in demonstrations facilitated by CoST students and faculty, as well as corporate partners including Carolina Biological Supply Co., Texas Instruments and Cisco. SciTech Week also focuses on preparing CoST students for the workforce.

“Faculty members and students in the College of Science and Technology continue to make groundbreaking discoveries in their respective disciplines,” said Angela White, Ph.D., CoST assistant dean of student success. “With their support, students from various grade levels will participate in activities designed to increase awareness of available opportunities to engage in cutting-edge technological developments and scientific discoveries in their own backyard.”

The Women in Science and Technology Luncheon is one of the most notable programs of the week and will feature Bridgett Ratliff Rogers, N.C. A&T alumna and senior manager of the Customer Experience and Operations team for Lenovo’s Cloud and Software division.

SciTech Week Schedule

Monday, March 16

Young Scientists and Technologists Day
9 a.m. – 1 p.m., Student Center (Deese Ballroom, Multipurpose Rooms)

Tuesday, March 17

Career and Graduate School Expo
10 a.m. – 1 p.m., Student Center (Deese Ballroom)

Opening Reception and Innovation Challenge
5 – 7 p.m., Student Center (Deese Ballroom)

Wednesday, March 18

Extreme IT Day
9 a.m. – 5 p.m., Alumni-Foundation Event Center

Student Professional Development Conference
9 a.m. – 3 p.m., Student Center (Deese Ballroom)

Thursday, March 19

Women in Science & Technology Luncheon
Interactive Activities, 9:30 – 11 a.m.
Luncheon, 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Student Center (Deese Ballroom, Multipurpose Rooms)

Friday, March 20

CoST Aggie Day
Science- and technology-focused activities, 9 a.m. – noon, Jackson Middle School

Inspiring Minds Seminar: Is It Really a Man’s World? Navigating Being a Black Male in STEM
4-5 p.m., Student Center Room 232
for this event closes on March 2

Media Contact Information: jicrockett@ncat.edu

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