North Carolina's STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) Bus encourages students to pursue STEM careers. Industry grade equipment highlights careers found across NC in agriculture, health, life science and engineering. The 40-foot mobile learning lab is staffed with trained scientists and educators. The interactive STEM activities on the bus:
- Provide hands-on activities, equipment, games, information, and media to increase the interest in STEM careers available in NC.
- Educate students and teachers about STEM educational opportunities through North Carolina Community Colleges and other programs.
Since the start of the 2013-14 school year, the STEM Bus has had more than 12,000 visitors. It has been at the Mountain State Fair, NC State Fair, select high schools and community colleges throughout the state.