The N.C. Science, Mathematics, Technology (SMT) Center is a non-profit organization focused on improving education as a means of providing all students in North Carolina with the knowledge and skills to have successful careers, be good citizens, and advance the economy of the state. Serving as a broker, facilitator, and catalyst for innovation and change in education, the SMT Center celebrates educational excellence in North Carolina and beyond by supporting educators, engaging students, and advancing the growing importance of having a STEM-educated workforce. The SMT Center also believes that STEM is more than Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics. It’s Strategies That Engage Minds through hands-on, active involvement in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics education that promotes essential cognitive skills for the 21st century. The SMT Center is headquartered in Research Triangle Park, N.C.