KANNAPOLIS, N.C. – Rowan-Cabarrus Community College invites the community to an evening of excitement and exploration during its upcoming STEM Open House on Thursday, April 4, from 5 to 7 p.m. Join in a celebration showcasing the College’s science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) programs at its facilities located at the North Carolina Research Campus.

The free STEM Open House promises an immersive experience for attendees of all ages, featuring interactive exhibits, hands-on experiments, and engaging demonstrations. From innovative robotics displays to captivating chemistry experiments, participants will be able to discover the endless possibilities and practical applications of STEM education.

“As educators, our goal is to make STEM subjects accessible and engaging for everyone. The STEM Open House provides an immersive experience that fosters a lifelong love for learning,” said Dr. Carol Scherczinger, Rowan-Cabarrus dean of arts and sciences. “We’re helping people understand and recognize how much STEM is a part of their everyday lives.”

The STEM Open House is part of the NC Science Festival, a month-long celebration across the state intended to bring science to life for children and adults. Aligned with the mission of the N.C. Science Festival, the STEM Open House aims to promote STEM education and innovation while fostering a sense of wonder and exploration among participants of all ages.

“The STEM Open House provides a unique opportunity for our community to engage with STEM education, interact with our talented faculty, and experience STEM in an interactive way. Attendees will also see our Advanced Technology Center in action and all the training that takes place to prepare students for the new jobs coming to our region,” said Dr. Carol S. Spalding, president of Rowan-Cabarrus.

Admission to the STEM Open House on Thursday, April 4, from 5 to 7 p.m. is free and open to the public. Astrodogs, a local food truck recognized for its menu of gourmet hot dogs and innovative Korean-style corn dogs, will be available for purchase.

In addition to the public event on April 4, Rowan-Cabarrus will host students from area high schools for a special edition of the STEM Open House on April 5.

For more information about the event or to inquire about bringing a school group, please contact Emily Baldwin at 704-216-3560 or emily.baldwin@keeppushn.net or visit 4.keeppushn.net/STEM. The STEM Open House will be held on the North Carolina Research Campus at 399 Biotechnology Lane, Kannapolis. For more information about Rowan-Cabarrus Community College, please visit 4.keeppushn.net.