E.A.S.E. (Effective Authentic Science Event)

E.A.S.E. (Effective Authentic Science Event)

EASE (Effective Authentic Science Event)

Would you like to host hundreds of prospective students on your college campus for a fun day of science and mystery? Share the science and mystery with your community!

What is E.A.S.E.?
E.A.S.E. is a one-day outreach program designed to expose middle school students to nontraditional STEM careers and to feature your community college as a great first choice for STEM education. Students will visit your campus, interact with your faculty/staff, and use engaging hands-on STEM activities to solve a mystery.

What’s involved?
You provide the space and volunteers; BioNetwork will provide the curriculum, training, supplies, and equipment. BioNetwork makes it easy to showcase your college programs and facilities as well as to grow a vibrant STEM pipeline.

Why Middle School?
The life science industry is one of the fastest-growing sectors in NC, yet most students are unaware of the diversity of career opportunities available. Middle school is a critical age for career exploration and is identified by researchers as the time when students begin to lose interest in math and science. By reaching these students early there is an increased chance we can beat the decline in STEM interest, introduce future students to the Career & College Promise program, and make them aware of the diversity of educational opportunities available locally.

Forensic Science

A woman goes missing during filming of a paranormal reality TV show. Is her disappearance the result of otherworldly forces, or is it foul play? A private investigator is on the scene, searching for clues, motives, and evidence.


A chef’s dreams are ruined when a sudden outbreak occurs onboard a cruise ship. What, or who is the source of the illness? Students hone their critical-thinking skills and analyze samples through hands-on activities to solve the mystery.

It is always a pleasure to renew the alliance with the professionals from Bionetwork to provide the opportunity for 8th graders in the ICC service area to experience the EASE program.  We are already starting to make plans for next year (400 students)!  This event has become one of the most talked about and impactful outreaches that ICC offers to the local school systems.

Mark Franklin, Director of Customized Training and Development, Isothermal Community College

STEM Outreach

STEM Outreach

STEM Outreach

Our outreach programs include classroom visits, faculty training workshops, and career fairs that help connect bioscience industry skills with K12 and community college STEM education. Contact us for more information.

Will Prettyman, Interim Director