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COA Community STEM Outreach

STEM Outreach

College of the Albemarle (COA) launched a Community STEM Outreach program in partnership with the NC Bionetwork. This is a joint endeavor between COA’s Mathematics and Engineering department and Natural Science department.

The outreach program is designed to engage children and young adults in our service area through a variety of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) projects such as Community Science Night and Virtual STEM Night. According to Lisa Meads, Coordinator of the program at COA, “These events use interactive activities to engage children and young adults in STEM-related topics while planting the seed in STEM education and careers.”

Virtual STEM Night

The faculty at COA will be hosting Virtual STEM Night the second Thursday of each month at 5:30 p.m. Although STEM Nights are geared towards elementary school-aged children, these virtual events are fun for the whole family. Unable to attend live? We’ll also be posting links to recordings of our events.

Past Events

If you’d like the materials list for any of the following STEM activities, please email

“Zoom Zoom Racing”

“Jumping Frogs”

“Walking Rainbows”


“A Matter of Heart”

“Snowball Catapult”

“Grinch Climber”

“Rudolph the Red Nose Reindeer”

“Climbing Turkey”

“Screaming and Dancing Ghosts”


Districts or groups interested in partnering with COA to host a STEM event on their campus or at a COA campus should contact Lisa Meads for additional information.

  • Meads, Lisa

  • Dean, Arts and Sciences

  • COA – Elizabeth City: A 252

  • 252-335-0821 ext. 2357