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NCSAS State competition

Welcome to the 2023 State competition

The NC Student Academy of Science State competition will be in-person at NCSSM Durham campus.  The event will take place in our gym, and classrooms throughout the NCSSM campus. 

To register please use the "Registration" tab to make an account and the "Payment" tab to pay the registration fee.

Friday, March 24 State Event (Tentative schedule)

1:30 to 3:00 pm Student Registration in Bryan Lobby (best to arrive before 3 p.m. or wifi set up and presenter directions).  Staff will be available in the lobby after 3 p.m.

3:00-3:30 pm STEM sharing / Overview of Presentation and Judging / Introduction of NCSSM

2:30-4:00  pm Judge Registration in Bryan Lobby (right/main entrance) 

3:00-3:30 pm  Judge Training Session I

3:30-4:00 p.m.  Judge Training Session II

3:30-4:30.  Keynote Speaker.  Dr. Sally Wasileski.  Chair and Professor of Analytical and Computational Chemistry.  University of North Carolina Asheville.

4:30-4:45  Move to presentation rooms

4:45-6:30  Presentations in Rooms (snacks/water available)

6:30-7:00  Judge decisions / science communication sprint (high school) / tours (middle school)

7:00-7:45  Students dinner with judges / chaperones and guests dinner

8:00-9:00  Award Ceremony

Directions to NCSSM Durham Campus | Parking

Make sure you choose the Durham campus.  Our Morganton campus is opening this year and already appears in online map tools.

Be aware Google Maps/Waze may send you to the wrong entrance.  1912 West Club Blvd. Durham, NC or the stoplight at 9th Street at West Club Boulevard is our main entrance.  See directions and maps here

Due to multiple events on campus, many visitors will need to park along streets in the historic Watts-Hillandale neighborhood west of the Maryland Avenue side of campus.  


Special thanks to NCSSM, NCSSM Foundation, Broyhill Fund, Burroughs Wellcome Fund and NC Science Math and Technology Center for supporting this event and awards.  Thank you to all judge volunteers, support from NCSSM Extended Learning and Academic Programs staff, NCSSM student presiders, and our Regional Directors.

NC Student Academy of Science State Competition

Main Organization Website (link)

Address: 1219 Broad Street Durham, NC


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