The North Carolina Center for Engineering Technologies provides facilities for applied research in engineering related fields and serves as a conduit to baccalaureate education delivered by the University of North Carolina system schools.
Conceived as a community supported higher education effort in technical and engineering disciplines, this Center was established through a collaboration of business, government and higher education organized as the Future Forward Economic Alliance. The Center may collaborate with other schools in bringing the best programs to the region to meet the employment needs.
HURRY! 2013 Still accepting applications from rising 3rd-5th and rising 9th-10th graders.
BREAKING NEWS: MARCH 3, 2013
Future Engineers Rising 3rd to 5th Graders: July 8-12. A few spots remain - get your applications in SOON.
Future Engineers Rising 3rd to 5th Graders: July -15-19. A few spots remain - get your applications in SOON.
Product Development Camp for Rising 9th to 10th graders. A few spots remain - get your applications in SOON.
Future Engineers Rising 6th to 8th Graders: applications have exceeded capacity, no more applications will be accepted. Review of applicants is underway.
Robotics Camp for Rising 7th to 8th Graders: applications have reached capacity, we are no longer accepting applications.
HURRY!!! Get your applications in As Soon As Possible!!!! The application will be removed from the website once capacities are met.
EXTREME STEM TOUR
NCCET folks have participated in the 2013 EXTREME STEM tour organized by Tracy Hall, Executive Director of Education Matters in Catawba Valley at CVCC. All 8th grade students in Catawba County toured two different companies to view their operation and see STEM in action. In addition, students toured STEM programs at CVCC including the simulated hospital and the Engineering Technology programs.
During lunch, the students heard presentations regarding Duke Energy, NC Center for Engineering Technology and the Army National Guard. Students got to see a Humvee demonstrated by the ANG representatives. Duke Energy representatives displayed and demonstrated their bucket truck and gave the students some shocking information about electricity generation and circuits. Dr. Connor presented the NCCET and its purpose and function. He encouraged students to take math and science classes as they prepare for their high school education and ultimate careers in STEM fields. Some of the students found Dr. Connor's comments and demonstrations it to be a "hair raising" experience!
2013 Gravity Games Date Announced
News & Events
From: The Morganton News Herald
Burke schools plan for STEM, career and tech classes
Google and Appalachian State University (ASU) co-hosted the Western North Carolina Gravity Games on April 28th in downtown Lenoir. Check back for more information...
The Business Journals (7/25, Hoover) reported, "About 7.6 million Americans were employed in science, technology...
This video gives an inside look at NCCET located in Hickory, North Carolina. It gives prospective students an overview on obtaining their Baccalaureate degree, by building upon community college programs. And shows how NCCET works with businesses...