On National Teacher Day, the Kenan Fellows Program for Teacher Leadership announce its 2017–18 fellowship awards for K–12 educators.

Twenty-eight teachers from across North Carolina have been selected from a pool of more than 125 highly-qualified applicants. We anticipate awarding an additional fellowship later this spring dependent on funding.

The 2017–18 Kenan Fellows will spend at least three weeks of their summer interning with local experts in agriculture, telecommunications, nanotechnology, cell research, energy, computing and other STEM fields.

The fellowships are made possible through the generous support of the program’s many corporate, education and foundation partners including: Biogen Foundation, Google Fiber, GSK, North Carolina’s Electric Cooperatives, Four County Electric Membership Corporation, North Carolina State University, Ply Gem, USDA, Alamance County Farm Bureau, IBM, SAMSI, Goodnight Educational Foundation, Surry County Farm Bureau, Wilson County Farm Bureau, UNC-Chapel Hill, and Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools.

Click here for a list of Fellows, mentors and funders. On behalf of all of us at NC STEM, congratulations!