The Research Triangle Park

US2020 RTP



Congrats to the 2016 Winners of the #RTPSTEMmy Awards!             

US2020 RTP is a STEM mentoring program sponsored by the Research Triangle Foundation. The Research Triangle Park was selected as a Grand Prize Winner of the US2020 City Competition because of its unique connection to nonprofits, corporations, school districts, and universities in the Triangle. US2020 RTP is part of the national effort to match STEM mentors with underrepresented minorities, girls, and low-income students by the year 2020, creating millions of moments of discovery and inspiring the next generation of STEM professionals.

US2020 RTP facilitates sustained, hands-on, and high impact mentorships for K-16 students in Durham and Wake Counties. Nonprofits, schools, and universities can create opportunities through our online mentor matching platform. Before picking an opportunity, STEM professionals are trained by our staff on the US2020 model and working with diverse populations of youth. Once signed up, the mentor works directly with that partner and their point of contact. We believe that providing students with sustained, hands-on learning opportunities with committed STEM professionals will inspire them to pursue STEM careers, enriching the students, the region, and the state.

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 The Frontier 
800 Park Offices Dr. 
RTP, NC 27709


Brett Brenton
Project Director 
(919) 433-1678 

Sarah Council
Program Manager
(919) 433-1672

Zack Rubin
Knowledge Management Lead AmeriCorps VISTA
(919) 433-1679

Tatiana Jenkins
Events and External Communication Lead AmeriCorps VISTA
(919) 433-1676 




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