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STEMville Science Symposium

Explore STEM careers and meet other young explorers at STEMville Science Symposium!

What is STEMville?

STEMville Science Symposium is a half-day science conference for children in grades four through seven. They meet and talk with scientists and researchers, participate in workshops and conduct experiments - constructing solar cells, extracting DNA from strawberries, building catapults and more.

STEMville Science Symposium is designed to be like a professional conference for career scientists in every way. There's even a keynote speaker, a snack break and a swag bag complete with notebook, pen, conference program, t-shirt and other goodies.

This event is part of the North Carolina Science Festival.

STEMville Science Symposium 2020

Saturday, April 4, 2020

8:30 am – 12:30 pm​

Please check back for more details soon about the keynote speakers and breakout sessions!


8:30AM: Sign-in/light breakfast reception in Rotunda

9:00AM - 9:45AM: Keynote address in the GSK Fulldome Theatre​​


9:55AM - 10:40AM:  1st session 

Break and move to next session

10:50AM - 11:35AM:  2nd session

Break and move to next session

11:45AM - 12:30PM:  3rd session


After students finish with their 3rd session, they will be dismissed to the West Lawn where they were dropped off that morning. Parents will be able to park, walk up to the tables, and sign out their student(s) after presenting a valid photo ID.

After the symposium, join us on Cameron Avenue for the UNC Science Expo, a signature event of the North Carolina Science Festival. Enjoy hundreds of activities including hands-on experiments, live science demos, stage entertainment, and more!

Registration and Fees

  • Registration has not opened yet for the 2020 STEMville Science Symposium.
  • Fees are $25 per participant
  • Scholarships available

For More Information

STEMVille Coordinator