Catalyst: Creating Opportunities in STEM for Students with Disabilities

Grade Level(s): Rising 9th - 12th graders

Date(s): July 19-23rd or July 26-30th (9am - 4pm)

Location: NC State University Centennial Campus

Cost: $50 for students admitted to the program

Description: This program is for High School Students with disabilities who are in the Occupational Course of Study Program or Regular Education Setting in High School, including Honors and AP Classes (not self-contained or needing a One on One Assistant) but prefer small group individualized instruction with hands-on science experiences to learn about STEM.

Participants will learn about STEM content, skills, and careers. They will also find out about STEM programs at Wake Tech and NCSU. Areas of focus include Biotechnology, Coding, App Design, Wearable Devices, Energy, Engineering, Art, Natural Sciences, Agriculture, Forestry, Space, Soft Skills, and many other topics. Students will receive paid STEM internships, an overnight trip in Spring 2020, and a focus on workforce readiness skills.

Learn more about Catalyst from the Links below:

Energizing opportunities for students with disabilities in STEM

Learners, Leaders

Education Matters with Joann and Governor Cooper

Nice Video About Catalyst

Catalyst InvenTeam brings high-level STEM to students with disabilities

Contact(s): Joann Blumenfeld at:, 919-633-3120

Application Deadline: April 2, 2021 (After the application is received a virtual interview with your child will be set up). Not all applicants will be selected to participate in this program.