CFCC to Host 180 Eighth Graders for a Science and Mystery Filled Day

Cape Fear Community College will host the entire eighth grade class of Topsail Middle School on Friday, February 28, at its North Campus during  EASE (Effective and Authentic Science Events), a STEM outreach initiative. EASE is sponsored by NC Community Colleges and BioNetwork.

E.A.S.E. is a one-day outreach program designed to expose middle school students to nontraditional STEM careers and to feature community colleges as a great first choice for STEM education.

“This program will introduce students to the life science industry, which is one of the fastest-growing sectors in North Carolina,” said Brandon Keith, Student Recruitment Director at CFCC. “It will also expose students to important STEM skills and introduce them to Cape Fear Community College’s Career and College Promise program.”

“This is a fantastic way for these young students to learn about Cape Fear Community College and the many educational opportunities our programs provide,” said Jim Morton, CFCC president.  “I know they will enjoy being on campus and learning about all we have to offer.”

Students will visit the CFCC North Campus, interact with faculty and staff, and participate in engaging hands-on STEM activities to solve a mystery.

For more information at the EASE program, visit