Research Triangle Park (RTP) Speakers Bureau
EPA's Community Engagement and STEM Education Program in RTP
Annually, more than 200 EPA RTP employees communicate EPA science to K-12 and university students, as well as the public, on both on EPA's RTP campus, and at local school and community events, and on virtual platforms.
Bringing U.S. EPA-RTP Science to your Class or Organization
EPA’s Community Engagement & STEM Education Program (CE-STEM) in Research Triangle Park (RTP) communicates EPA science to students, educators, and the public with the goal of increasing the public’s knowledge on how protecting the environment protects human health. Our outreach takes place in a variety of venues, including schools, universities, the community, the EPA-RTP campus, conferences, and virtually. CE-STEM focuses our efforts on low-income schools (50%+ free/reduced lunch) to help close the opportunity gap and build capacity for a more diverse workforce. Our Speaker's Bureau (see below) is a free resource for groups in central N.C. to request presentations and interactive activities. We also offer EPA campus tours for groups, provide judges for science competitions, and host EPA booths at schools and community events. EPA speakers in the classroom can typically work with a maximum of 30 students at a time for presentations and interactive activities.