Our mission, as education professionals with a depth and breadth of technical expertise, is to serve the larger mission of the school with focused efforts to expand and diversify the population of students engaged in engineering and computer science. Our mission statement is to:
Foster curiosity and innovation through hands-on exploration and the joy of discovery
Provide exposure to our disciplines through meaningful interactions with technology and technical professionals
Instill fundamental skills necessary for excellence in engineering and computer science
Create, teach, share, and disseminate innovative course content using pedagogical best practices
Engage in meaningful personal and professional development
The entrance of the offices off the Reynolds Breezeway is graced by "Okeanos", a work of art by Annie Chen '18 that was constructed in the Peter T. Haughton Innovation and Fabrication Laboratory. The organic form emphasizes technology's relationship to our world and invites participation from a broader audience of students who may not be drawn-in by traditional symbols of our disciplines. It is accompanied by a quote from Steve Jobs relating the importance of the context of humanity when developing technology.
NCSSM team receives honorable mention for their sustainability-focused project
Congratulations NCSSM NSBE Jr. Try-Math-A-Lon (TMAL) team
Congratulations to the NCSSM NSBE Jr. Try-Math-A-Lon (TMAL) team for placing first in the Upper Division competition (11th-12th grade) at the annual NSBE National Convention. Competition team members included Anderson Adu-Poku, Toby Aneikwensi, Hanna Closs, Abel Getachew, and Daniel Unah.
Congratulations to NCWIT Aspirations in Computing award recipients
Text Credit: Keethan Kleiner (Daily Unicorn)
Students place in Technology Student Association regional competition
Student team named Samsung Solve for Tomorrow State Winners
Ryden Program for AI named NCSSS Innovative Program of the Year
At the annual National Consortium of Secondary STEM School conference, NCSSM received the Innovative STEM Student Program Award for the school's Ryden Program for Innovation and Leadership in AI. "The NCSSS Innovative STEM Student Program of the Year award celebrates unique student programs engaging students in STEM that are planned and executed by Institutional Member schools." Congratulations to the Ryden Program on receiving this honor!
Watch the video submitted for the award here.
Dr. Garrett Love named as Educator of the Year by NC Tech
-Text Credit: NCSSM Communications
NCSSM NSBE Jr. Student selected as NSBE Ambassador
NCSSM senior, Abel Getachew, was selected to be a NSBE Jr. Ambassador. As an ambassdaor, Abel will:
Serve as a voice for the NSBE Jr. Demographic on the Pre-College Initiative (PCI) Committee
Create workshops and programs that align with the PCI Vision
Help improve the effectiveness of the NSBE Jr. Toolkits
NSBE Jr. Ambassadors also receive free registration to the National Convention.
NCSSM students win first place at BMES competition
NCSSM students Prabuddha Ghosh Dastidar and Connor Mitchell placed first out of 20 students at the Biomedical Engineering Society (BMES) High School Expo and Poster competition at the annual meeting in Orlando, FL. Their poster submission describes their invention of novel 3D printer, ARTHETA-0, that uses polar coordinates to print stents made of a Thermoplastic Polyurethane (TPU) material.
You can view their BMES webinar entitled "Fused Deposition Modeling 3D Printing in Invasive Cardiology" here.
Dr. Hubbard selected as a UNC System Faculty Fellow
-Text Credit: NCSSM Communications
Computer Science Chair Pilots First Course from Morganton Faculty
The chair of computer science, Dr. Larry Hodges, taught Human and Computer Interaction from Morganton to a remote class in a Durham classroom as classes started in our residential program. This is our first course from Morganton faculty and an exciting pilot of the technology and processes that could lead to more cross-campus opportunities. A big thank you to Dr. Garrett Love, chair of engineering, who has worked with Larry over the summer to put everything in place and who is facilitating the course in Durham.