The North Carolina Science, Mathematics, and Technology Education Center
(SMT Center) promotes and supports innovation in science, mathematics, and technology learning. Focusing on the state's elementary and secondary schools, the SMT Center works to provide all children in North Carolina with the necessary knowledge and skills to have successful careers, be good citizens, and advance the economy of the state -- goals increasingly dependent on a student's proficiency in science and mathematics.
Founded in 2002, the SMT Center advances its mission by serving as a catalyst for innovation and change in education; providing tools, learning methods, and technical help to educators; advocating for research-based instructional programs in schools; and recruiting community and business leaders to encourage and promote advanced science and mathematics as essential knowledge for North Carolina citizens.
: Lisa Rhoades, ()Organization website