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High school students working in a chemistry lab.

The Wilson College of Textiles at NC State is excited to launch TEXplore, a summer enrichment and Saturday academy program for middle school students.

Participants will:

  • Engage in fun, hands-on lab experiments and classroom experiences.
  • Learn more about the diverse textile-related STEM programs.
  • Explore textile companies through field trips.
  • Spend a week on NC State’s campus during the summer while learning from our world-class faculty.

The purpose of TEXplore is to provide under-represented minority students in grades 6-8, residing in Gaston County, with the opportunity to expand their interest in STEM as it relates to textiles: engineering, chemistry, technology, medical sciences, supply chain and more.

Application Information

Applications due Nov. 15, 2022.

There is no cost to attend this program as it is funded through a grant from Burroughs Wellcome Fund.