Stemville Science Symposium

Morehead’s inaugural Stemville Science Symposium is a one day science conference for 4th-7th graders that will be held on the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill campus at Morehead Planetarium and Science Center. The conference will feature a light breakfast reception in the Rotunda, keynote address in the GSK Fulldome Theatre, and breakout science enrichment and learning sessions facilitated by undergraduate and graduate students from UNC and NCSU. The morning will be filled with local high school volunteers assisting the conference participants. The conference participants are expected to be a reflection of the underserved and underrepresented groups in STEM education with a target focus on rural and urban communities of lower socioeconomic status, Latinos, women, and African-Americans; however, everyone is welcome. This is a joint effort and collaboration with the UNC Office of Diversity and Multicultural Affairs – Latino Collaborative and Initiative and NCSU College of Sciences – Office of Diversity and Student Services.

Space is limited to 150 student participants. No school group reservations accepted. Registration is to be completed on an individual basis by a parent or legal guardian.

Date: Saturday, April 5, 2014

Time: 8 am – 12:30 pm (please click here to open the symposium schedule)

Cost: $20 per student participant (non-refundable)*

Registration: February 17 – March 28, 2014 (online only – online credit card payments or mail-in check/money order payments accepted. Deadline for mail-in payments is Friday, March 14)

Address: Morehead Planetarium and Science Center, 250 East Franklin St., Chapel Hill, NC 27514

Information: Contact Crystal Adams at or 919.843.8496. You may also visit for more information.

*Registered participants will each receive a conference backpack, name badge, notebook, and t-shirt as well as have access to a light breakfast reception and session snack stations.

Session Information:

Click here to open 4th & 5th grade session descriptions

Click here to open 6th & 7th grade session descriptions

Students will have the opportunity to attend three hands-on STEM sessions. The registration form asks that parents and students rank all five of the session options that are available to them (1 being most preferred session, 5 being least preferred session). We will do our very best to make sure that students are put into the sessions they prefer, however, we cannot guarantee that all students will be placed in the session listed as their top choice.

Payment options:

After completing the registration form, you will be given the option to pay using a credit or debit card. Payment by check is also an option. Checks must be postmarked by March 14. After March 14 your student’s registration will be cancelled. All payments are non-refundable. If you choose to pay with check, please make all checks payable to:

Morehead Planetarium and Science Center

250 East Franklin St.

Campus Box 3480

Chapel Hill, NC 27599

ATTN: Stemville Science Symposium/Guest Relations

Please note: Your student’s registration will not be confirmed until your payment and release forms have been received. Release forms will be sent as an attachment in the confirmation email from ABC Signup.


After you have completed the registration process you will receive 3 separate emails. One will come from ABC Signup confirming your registratoin has been received, one email confirming your payment (if you paid online), and a final email from Morehead Planetarium and Science Center confirming your payment and registration. The first email, from ABC Signup, will have release forms that need to be completed and either mailed, faxed or emailed to our office in order to complete your student's registration. After your student's registration is complete (meaning we have received your payment AND release forms) you will receive an additional email with more information about the day. Release forms and payment are due no later than March 28th at 5PM. If your release forms and payment have not been received at that time then your student's registration will be cancelled.

Scholarship Registration:

There are a limited number of scholarships available. If your student receives free or reduced lunch then they may qualify for a scholarship. Please use this link to register.

General Registration:

If your child does not receive free or reduced lunch, please use the registration link below.

Date: 4/5/2014
Registration Ends: 4/1/2014 12:00 PM
Map to Event:
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