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Catalyst STEM Program to Hold Virtual Open House on Feb. 18

Jan. 13, 2021

Catalyst program

Students with a disability who are interested in a career in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) should consider learning more about the Catalyst program during a Virtual Open House on Thursday, Feb. 18 at 7 p.m.


The Open House will be held via Google Meet.


Students with disabilities who will be in high school in the 2021-22 school year are eligible to participate.


About Catalyst

The national award-winning Catalyst program was founded five years ago and is located at The Science House on N.C. State’s Centennial Campus.


Students pay only $50 to attend weeklong institutes in the summer and Saturday Sessions throughout the school year. The program includes:

  • paid STEM internships
  • field trips
  • research projects
  • project-based learning
  • engineering design
  • mentoring
  • workforce readiness skills and more.


Students can participate if they are rising 9-12 high school students with any disability. Students can be in Regular Education Classes (AP, honors, regular level) or in the OCS Program. Catalyst is designed specifically for students interested in STEM who want to pursue a STEM Career following high school.


Catalyst is funded by North Carolina Vocational Rehabilitation. Catalyst also has many community partners who provide essential support, including N.C. State, Wake Tech, N.C. Museum of Natural Sciences, Biogen, Duke Energy, IBM, Fidelity, SAS, EPA, NASA, and Bank of America.