Community Colleges

Chem-Techathon: Renewing Interest in Science Education


CT-RISE is funded through the Burroughs Wellcome Fund and awarded to Cape Fear Community College Chemical Technology Program. It aims to improve students' competence in science and mathematics through semester-long research projects and engaging laboratory activities in a team-based competition event. Participants receive hands-on training and education with advanced analytical instrumentation and are exposed to career information provided by networking opportunities with local employers.

Chemical Technology - Enrolling Technicians and Improving Community Engagement (CT-EnTICE)


CT-EnTICE aims to increase awareness of the chemical technology program, stimulate secondary student learning in the chemical sciences, nurture students enthusiam, support a chemical technology competition for local high school students, and conduct outreach to potential employers. The activities contained within this multi-faceted ATE project will encourage program development and improvement by providing resources to support new curriculum and educational materials at the college and secondary school level, provide professional developmental opportunities for educators of all STEM backgrounds, boost teacher preparation and knowledge in the CT trade, and create and maintain industry connections that will directly impact the success of graduates from the CT Program. CT-EnTICE is awarded to Cape Fear Community College by the NSF through the ATE program.


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