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STEM Outreach opportunity – Science/Engineering Fair Project remote mentoring of High Schoolers from Wake and Durham Counties

This year the North Carolina Science Fair Foundation is introducing a new virtual mentoring program for science fair projects in response to COVID-19 and likely overwhelmed teachers.


NCSFF is currently recruiting experienced mentors who are willing to guide high school students in their STEM-focused science fair projects. Information about how students develop projects can be found here.


NCSFF is specifically targeting High School students in Durham and Wake counties for this pilot project.  Students interested in finding a virtual mentor for this year will be completing this mentor request form which requires a commitment to meet with the virtual mentor multiple times during the project planning, execution, and analysis periods and present their project at a local or regional Science and Engineering Fair.

Due to COVID-19, all mentoring activities are expected to be virtual. Students will be video conferencing and remotely interacting with their virtual project mentors. If you are an NC State PostDoc or Faculty member and would like to volunteer as a mentor in this capacity, please complete the Virtual Mentor Interest Form.


NCSFF will be working quickly to match students and mentors so that projects can be completed by January of 2021.


If you have questions do not hesitate to contact NCSFF at