In 2015, the North Carolina Science Festival brought Dr. Chris Emdin and his protege Jabari Johnson to the state. They were featured presenters at Morehead Planetarium and Science Center's STEMville Science Symposium and also appeared at the High School Hackathon hosted at the American Underground in Durham. This program was co-developed to engage youth in the festival.
EvalFest is funded by the National Science Foundation, Award #1423004 and administered by Morehead Planetarium and Science Center, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Principal Investigators: Todd Boyette, Morehead Planetarium and Science Center; Karen Peterman, Karen Peterman Consulting; Katherine Nielsen, UCSF Science and Health Education Partnership