Cape Fear Museum is inviting the community to STEM-ILM presented by nCino, an evening to explore Science, Technology, Engineering and Math on Thursday, March 30, 2023, from 5:30 to 8:00 p.m. Sip on craft cocktails, snack on heavy hors d’oeuvres and listen to live music while seeing innovation in action. Experiences at the event include:
- VR Nuclear Power Plant tour from GE Hitachi
- Solar Panel Demo from Cape Fear Solar Systems
- Learn how to get in a clinical trial with Wilmington Health Research
- Robotics and VR Technology from UNCW
- ChatGPT demo from Lapetus Solutions
- Cotton Candy Fiber Optics from Corning
- Liquid nitrogen demonstration from Cape Fear Museum
- And more!
Pine Valley Market will be catering with fun, STEM-themed hors d’oeuvres and a signature Tech Tonic cocktail. Live entertainment will be provided by local bands The Hot Flashes and The School Boys. This is an 18 and over adult event, advance tickets are $25 for Museum Members and $30 for Non-Members and may be purchased online at bit.ly/STEM-ILM2023. Tickets are $35 on the day of the event.
“As a member of the Wilmington community, inspiring the next generation of leaders through technology and education is incredibly important to nCino. That's why we're proud to be a presenting sponsor of this local STEM initiative,” said Sara Izad, Software Architect at nCino and Cape Fear Museum Associates board member. “This event is a great way for the community to come together to raise money for STEM activities, become scientists for a night and have fun!”
Event proceeds will bring educational and inspirational STEM programming to more students and families throughout the Lower Cape Fear Region. Recognizing that 80% of jobs created in the next decade will require math and science skills, Museum education programs are designed to spark curiosity and build enthusiasm for learning, increase familiarity with scientific settings and promote ease of family science discussions. Special thanks to nCino, our presenting sponsor, and all our generous sponsors for their commitment to broaden access to STEM education in our community with a special emphasis on under-resourced students.
Museum fundraising efforts are governed by Cape Fear Museum Associates, Inc. (CFMA), a nonprofit 501(c)(3). CFMA’s purpose is to solicit and receive contributions and donations for the Museum. CFMA ensures the success of the Museum through fundraising, grant writing, programs, membership and promoting the Museum’s mission throughout the community.
Cape Fear Museum of History and Science, a Smithsonian Affiliate, is located at 814 Market Street and is open Tuesday-Saturday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday 1 to 5 p.m. Standard admission prices are $8 for adults; $7 for seniors, students, and military with valid ID; $5 for children 6-17; and free for children 5 and under and for museum members. New Hanover County residents’ free day is the first Sunday of each month. Cape Fear Museum is also a proud partner of Museums for All and offers free admission to SNAP benefit recipients when they present an EBT card. More information: www.capefearmuseum.com.