If you have questions or would like to donate financially, please contact us as follows:

Sean Williams

(Chair – Board of Directors)

PO BOX 485, Lenoir, NC 28645


Picking Up STEAM, Inc. is a North Carolina non-profit corporation, initiated in January 2015 by parents, teachers, professionals, and entrepreneurs in a response to studying various demographics of Lenoir/Caldwell County, NC.  Picking Up STEAM, Inc. uses a 3-Tier approach to STEAM (Science Technology Engineering Arts Math) education.  The 3-Tiers are as follows:

Tier 1 – Learning Center

  • After school opportunities  for Science and Math lessons.
  • Computer coding lessons for developing software, websites, and robotics.
  • Science Fair Project guidance and assistance in obtaining materials.
  • Internship opportunities for high school and college students.

Tier 2 – Hands-on Museum

  • Attractable learning areas for all ages
  • Exhibits/Rooms to feature all areas of STEAM.
  • Maker space areas to apply STEAM concepts.
  • Areas for mommy/daddy & babies/toddlers.

Tier 3 Entrepreneur Incubator

  • Think tank for creating products from local waste materials.
  • Prototype assembly for potential products prior to patent, license, or sell.
  • Area for skilled trade lessons.
    • Pottery, glass blowing, wood working, metal bending, welding, small engine repair, etc…

Mission Statement

The Mission of Picking Up STEAM, Inc. is to encourage exploration of Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math in a hands-on creative environment to set goals for higher education.

Picking Up STEAM, Inc. welcomes people of all ages, abilities, ethnicity, gender, and income level to discover that learning is fun!

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