STEM opportunity for Young Women


We’re very excited to announce an upcoming Perry Outreach Program on Saturday, February 16, 2019 at Wake Forest Baptist Health in Winston Salem, NC. The Perry Outreach Program is a free, one-day, hands-on experience for high school women who are interested in pursuing careers in medicine and engineering. Students will hear from women leaders in these fields and try it for themselves by performing mock orthopaedic surgeries and biomechanics experiments.

We are now seeking applicants for our Winston Salem, NC program. Participants should be women in grades 10 and up with an expressed interest in science, medicine and/or engineering.  We would very much appreciate if you could pass this information along to any high school principals, high school science teachers or high school students you may know.  Applicants should be directed to fill out our online application in advance of the January 16, 2019 application deadline.

Additional information can be found on our website:

The application may be accessed directly using the following link:

More information and a printable flyer for this event can be found here. Please feel free to contact me directly with any questions you may have.  Again, we sincerely appreciate your help in identifying qualified applicants for our program.

All the best,

Hannah Heuschneider, Program Coordinator


Winston Salem 021619 POP Flyer

STEM Family Nights!

Macon STEM is helping to plan five STEM Family Nights this school year!  

Nov. 8th – Mountain View Intermediate School 6:00 – 8:00

Nov. 15th – East Franklin Elementary – Storybook STEM Family Night 6:00 – 8:00

February 19th – Highlands School Science and STEM Night TBD

March 4th – Iotla Elementary School Storybook STEM Family Night 6:00 – 7:30

April TBD – Science Festival STEM Night Duke Energy Kit Award.

Photo:  STEM Night Materials on their way to MVI!

For more information about any of these events, please contact the individual school.

STEM-E Clubs making a difference in our community!

Thanks to a grant through the Cherokee Preservation Foundation, Macon County students and teachers are able to host STEM-E clubs in our schools.  Macon County currently has STEM-E clubs at Nantahala School, Franklin High School, Macon Early College, Macon Middle School, Mountain View Intermediate School, South Macon Elementary School, East Franklin Elementary School and Iotla Elementary School.

Students are encouraged to work on projects near and dear to their hearts!  Mountain View students raised money for the no-kill animals shelter in Macon County and helped create a scholarship fund for MVI students to attend the Washington DC field trip.  Franklin High School students have worked with local land owners to create a signal relay system for their driveway, created new app ideas to serve the school community with needed clothing and have created a new app idea to use virtual reality to take the learner back to the time of the Cherokee in our community.

The 2018-2019 grant cycle has been approved and our students participated in their Fall STEM-E conferences in Sept./Oct.  We look forward to seeing and hearing about their ideas!

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