Students working together in science lab


You can help build the next generation of world-changing scientists. Consider giving to The Science House.

Almost three-quarters of The Science House programs are made possible by grants, earnings from endowments, and the annual support of donors who want to bring science to life for over 65,000 students and 6,000 teachers across the state. Donors help fund educational events, materials and supplies, salaries, and satellite office operating expenses.

Gifts at all levels make a difference in the lives of students across the state:

$300k Through Biogen Foundation’s support, The Science House’s Imhotep Academy is introducing 600 underrepresented and underserved students to exciting new science, technology, engineering and mathematics. Students participate in science-related field trips, hands-on investigations and team projects.

$49k Through Golden Leaf Foundation’s support, The Mountain Satellite Office (MSO), in collaboration with Western Regional Education Service Alliance (WRESA) and the Western North Carolina Regional Education Foundation (WNCREF), developed curriculum resource kits for teachers of western North Carolina. The “On the Go” kits are a part of the free Equipment Loan Program provided by the MSO to teachers within a given service area. Each kit contains curriculum lessons, materials, as well as a technology and a literacy component.

$25k Google’s Community Grant made it possible for 20 middle schoolers to attend a two-week summer coding and 3D Laser printing camps. The grant also helped 20 high school students attend the Cyborg Cockroaches and Robotic Serpents Camp. Two teachers attended each camp and plan to start a coding or robotics club in their schools this year.

$5k ThermoFisher Scientific’s donation to ESTEAM (Entrepreneurship, Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Mathematics) helped the single-gender conferences geared toward 7th graders triple in size over the last three years. The event now impacts more than 700 students and 500 adults annually, not only through conferences but also through an ESTEAM Expo for the general public.

$1k Red Hat’s 2014 Raleigh Community Relations grant for Science Olympiad helped pilot The Science House’s new Amazing Mechatronics event. The donation funded 20 Sparkfun Inventor’s kits to help students in Raleigh, Asheville and Charlotte learn how to program and troubleshoot an Arduino micro controller. This pilot program will result in a future state-wide computer science event.

How can I make a donation?

Online gifts can be made at

For additional information on giving options, contact Brock Matthews in the College of Sciences Office of Advancement. Programmatic questions should be directed to Dr. Jason Painter, The Science House director.

Brock Matthews
Assistant Dean for Advancement
College of Sciences

Dr. Jason Painter
The Science House