STEM Application Procedures 2021


Please complete by April 2nd

**If you choose not to participate in STEM and you are not districted for Laney, please understand that you could potentially be sent back to your districted school. You will need to complete the open choice application with NHCS by April 16th**

  1. GPA must be a 3.5 weighted (Fall GPA will be used, if below 3.5, GPA will be checked at the end of the school year) (Salley will collect this info.)

  1. Students must have taken and passed a STEM elective or double semesters of Math or Science Courses.  (Salley will collect this info.)

  1. Students must submit two teacher recommendations from a STEM elective teacher, or a Math, or Science Teacher.  Use the steps below for this process.

    1. Students must first verbally ask or email the teachers to complete a recommendation for them.

  1. Students then email both teachers from their school email account in order to give the teachers the recommendation link below. Do not just forward this email. Please send a formal request to teachers.

  1. Mrs. Salley will receive the recommendation from the teacher via google forms. 

New to Laney?  
Check the video below to learn more about 
Mrs. Salley, Laney STEM Coordinator 

STEM Resources Resources/Programs shared from UNCW

· MarineQuest Turtle Trash Collectors now on Zoom (see attachment included)

· As part of our QuaranSTEAM efforts, UNCW Engineering Expectations is challenging kids and families to engineer a prototype face mask with items found in their home. Just like the Apollo 13 mission astronauts who experienced a most extreme form of social isolation in space along with hostile environmental conditions due to a buildup of CO2, you can only use supplies that you can find in your house (or spaceship) to engineer a solution.

Details about the design requirements can be found here


Upload your design, tag @UNCWEngineeringExpectations, and we will repost them.

· NC State University's Environmental Career Month!

Please share this information far and wide with high school students you know. For more information, visit []

Questions? Contact Cashie Naylor, College of Natural Resources Recruiter.

· NC Science Festival – April 2020

· NC STEM CENTER – Strategies That Engage Minds

**Please note that the remind app will not be used this year due to participant capacity.  All announcements will be placed on the google classroom and email**

Rising PreSTEM Freshman Information 

Rising 9th Grade STEM Information Night

Laney STEM Program's MISSION is to educate all students by providing rigorous educational opportunities that emphasize high standards and continuous improvement in science, mathematics, biomedical technology and engineering, to prepare them for citizenship, higher education, and global competition in the 21st century.

Our program’s vision is for our students to be college and career ready graduates and for all students to be prepared to reach their personal and professional goals in the
 21st century.

STUDENTS!!! Dont forget to check the news and updates tab each week for STEM related opportunities!!!

Follow us on twitter @LaneySTEM 

At Laney, our program strives to prepare STEM graduates who are


Critical and Logical Thinkers

Technologically Literate

Problem Solvers




Interdependent Learners

STEM program pictures

In compliance with Federal law, including Section 504 of the 1973 Rehabilitation Act and the provisions of Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, New Hanover County Schools administers all state-operated educational programs, employment activities, and admissions without discrimination because of disability, race, religion, national, or ethnic origin, color, age, military service, or gender except where exemption is appropriate and allowed by law