SciTech Institute


SciTech is an annual community enrichment program in science, math, and technology for middle school students in Winston Salem and Forsyth County sponsored by Wake Forest Innovations.

Participants in this program will receive age and grade-appropriate classroom exposure to science and math in a fun and hands-on environment.

Students will do their “exploring” on the campuses of local colleges and universities and science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) businesses and industries.

Sessions will be led by business professionals and faculty from Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools, Winston Salem State University, and Wake Forest University School of Medicine. There will also be guest speakers from area technology companies as well as field trips to local businesses, museums, colleges, and more!

There will be three programs in 2013 as outlined below:

Program Title: SciTech Spring Mini Camp
Program Theme: Science Rocks!
Program Dates: April 13, 2013
Registration Deadline: March 31, 2013

Registration Cost: Free

Program Title: SciTech Summer Camp
Program Theme: Bio-Technology/Lab Work
Program Dates: June 17-28, 2013
Registration Deadline: May 19, 2013

Please note: SciTech’s summer program is reachng its capacity and deadline for resistration. All registration applications received after May 13, 2013 will be wait listed. We will communicate to those on the list when spaces become available. Once communication is received, applicants will have 24 hours to make payment.
Registration Cost: $10

Program Title: SciTech Fall Mini Camp
Program Theme: Technology Matters
Program Dates: November, 2013
Registration Deadline: October, 2013
Registration Cost: Free

To be considered for SciTech Technology Institute, a student must:

  1. Be enrolled in Winston-Salem/Forsyth Schools.
  2. Complete an online application.

Submit $10 registration fee through a secure online payment system (also available at the end of the application, if registering for summer) or by mailing $10 registration fee with student name on memo line.

Payable to:
Wake Forest Innovation Quarter Management Co.
SciTech Institute
Wake Forest Biotech Place
575 N. Patterson Ave.
Suite 550
Winston-Salem, NC 27101

For more information or questions, contact Ron Patterson at +1.336.750.2377.
Visit the SciTech Summer Technology Institute’s Facebook site.

Community Advisory Committee

The Community Advisory Committee provides guidance and direction in developing inclusive and welcoming workplaces rich with well-trained employees and supporting businesses that demonstrate a commitment to diversity.

One of its key goals is to develop secondary educational models that assist with career awareness via the SciTech Summer Technology Institute.

Advisory Committee chair: Denise Johnson

Co-chair: Shannon Thompson

Urban Research Park CDE

This organization is part of the commitment by Wexford Science & Technologies, LLC, developer of Biotech Place and other buildings at Innovation Quarter, to give back to the communities it works in.

Urban Research Park, working with its partner, American Communities Trust, supports programs that help students from underrepresented or underserved groups receive quality education in science, technology, engineering and math.

In 2012, Urban Research Park, working with the Community Advisory Committee, approved a grant of $78,000 to SciTech to expand its summer enrichment program.

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