The North Carolina Mathematics and Science Education Network Pre-College Program (NC-MSEN PCP) is a STEM-enrichment program that recruits students from underserved populations in grades 6 through 12 and provides them with experiences that will equip them to attend a four-year college/university to pursue majors in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) fields. One of four public university campuses across North Carolina that offers this program, the NC State chapter partners with school districts and schools in northeastern and central North Carolina. The program includes:
TECHnically Female founder Jasmine Jarvis interviews Braska Williams, the director of the North Carolina Math/Science Education Network (MSEN) Pre-College Program at North Carolina State University, as he discusses his almost 30 years in STEM education, the gaps and disparities that exist in gender and race for kids pursuing STEM fields, how to be an ally for young girls in STEM and more.
Because of a new NSF grant, MSEN will expand its program into Edgecombe County Public Schools to address the lack of STEM access for middle school students in the district.
EdNC highlights the Friday Institute for their monthly feature, the NC STEM ScoreCard, which builds broader awareness of how P-20 STEM education is being nurtured across North Carolina.