Registration for Programs

STEM:  Strategies That Engage Minds!

Please click on Google Form to register for any of the following programs for teachers and students.

Student Programs


Summer Camp Opportunity at Great Smoky Mountains Institute at Tremont

These camps still have room!

  • Discovery Camp 1, 2, and 3
  • Girls in Science
  • Smokies Science Investigations
  • Teen High Adventure
  • Smoky Mountain Family Camp


Summer Opportunity at WCU

Time to charter your Rocket to Creativity 2018! For children ages 8-12, Rocket to Creativity is a week long experience where children are guided in problem/project based learning to explore their passions and unleash their creativity. The camp will be held in the Killian Building from Monday, June 25, through Friday, June 29 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Children can choose from one of several exciting areas including the herpetology, spy and espionage, film making and much more.

If you have questions, please contact Lisa Bloom at or call (828) 227-3288.  Please share this announcement to anyone with children who may be interested.

STEM this Summer!
The Macon County Summer Edventure Camp will be working with the Macon County STEM Program to integrate STEM activities into their lessons. The National Inventors Hall of Fame curriculum “Mission Space Makers” will be used during our STEM Space Camp Week as part of the regular Edventure Camp program. Details to follow!
Details coming soon to this website.

Teacher Opportunities

STEM School Visit
Would you like to visit a NC Certified STEM School?  The Golden Leaf Foundation grant will cover substitutes for 25 teachers to visit a STEM Exemplar School.  This opportunity is open to 5th – 12th grade teachers, administrators and staff.
When:  April 16th (Monday), 2018
Lv. 7:30 am from Central Office
Arrive @9:00 am 
Tour and visit classes 9:00 – 11:00
11:00 – 12:00 Lunch out (bring money for lunch)
12:00 – 2:00 Meet with Adminstrator and teachers for Q & A
Return to Franklin 3:30
To see more about this school, go to
Please contact Jennifer Love if you are interested.

Smoky Mountain STEM Collaboration Mini-grants – rolling application – NASA Grant funds available for equipment. Teachers may request funds but MUST link equipment to NASA content (websites, video, curriculum). Please send specific equipment request and basic lesson plan showing how you will incorporate NASA content (astronomy, weather studies, water studies, geology, technology, etc.) into lesson to Jennifer Love. Once approved by SMSC, you will be notified and materials can be ordered. Funds can also be used for some field trips (PARI, App. State University, Great Smoky Mountains National Park, other)




The Science House PD
For these workshops, the Macon County STEM-E grant can cover your subs and registration fee is covered by the grant.

March 27, 2018 – Literacy and STEM PD 3-5th grade
March 28, 2018 – More Literacy STEM PD 3-5th grade
TBD – Administrator STEM PD – Administrators can learn more about STEM and how it can and should be implemented into their schools. Career connections, curriculum, PBL and other topics will be addressed.

For the following, registration and sub pay will need to be determined. Please contact Jennifer if you are interested in participating.
March 7, 2018 – STEM to your Doorstep

TBD – Mate ROV Challenge International competition training Professional Development. More information about this program can be found at The Science House has two devices that teachers can check out if they are interested in doing this program.

The Science House is going to be doing a STEM Day on May 5th at the Barnes and Noble in Asheville, NC (Asheville Mall) – These are teacher sessions (1 hour long sessions). B&N will have 20% off for educators on this day and will also have STEM Kits available for purchase. A portion of the proceeds will go to The Science House. Kiosks of summer camps available for students (STEM) for parents that might want to know more information. No registration required. Activities hourly – schedule coming soon. It is first come first serve for each activity.
More details coming soon to this website:

North Carolina Center for the Advancement of Teaching is holding several STEM related workshops.

All Macon County High School students 9th – 12th grade are eligible
Macon County First Robotics Competition (FRC) Team Sign-up

Macon County is starting our first high school robotics team this year.  The team of 10-50 students along with 3-6 mentors and coaches will design and build a 150 lb. robot in an industrial workshop!  This year we will be partnering with local business and industry to guide us through to the tournament in Asheville this Spring 2018.  Learn electrical and mechanical engineering, computer programing, fundraising and entrepreneurship skills while making new friends and making new connections in our community!

Under strict rules, limited resources, and an intense six-week time limit, teams of students are challenged to raise funds, design a team “brand,” hone teamwork skills, and build and program industrial-size robots to play a difficult field game against like-minded competitors. It’s as close to real-world engineering as a student can get. Volunteer professional mentors lend their time and talents to guide each team. Each season ends with an exciting FIRST Championship.

Do you know you are already interested?  Please go the robotics tab to register for the team.  For more information, please contact Jennifer Love at or 828-524-3314.

*** We are also looking for adult/parent/community mentors to help with the team – if you are interested, please sign up with link above.***

Information attached about the program –

For even more information, go to

The Science House Asheville K-12 Educator Workshops

For registration and more information go to –

Mountain Satellite Office

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