Mountain Satellite Office


Michelle Benigno
Derek Dennis
Equipment Loan Manager


455 Research Dr.
Mills River, NC 28759


The Mountain Satellite Office (MSO) is located at the Mountain Horticultural Crops Research and Extension Center in Mills River, NC. The MSO serves teachers, students, school systems, and community stakeholders of Western North Carolina. The MSO promotes STEM education through teacher professional development, curriculum development, student engagement programs, and an equipment loan program.

Teacher Programs

The RISE Project (Redefining Innovative Schools through Sustained STEM Experiences)

Upcoming Workshops

Customized Local Workshops (Contact Michelle Benigno)

Equipment Loan Request

  • Make sure you follow the directions on the MyTurn site to create an account and select the appropriate Outreach Office!

Student Programs

Upcoming Student Programs offered by our office.

North Carolina Science Olympiad
Get involved with interscholastic tournaments on university, college and public school campuses across North Carolina.