Danielle was the program manager for the Kenan Fellows Program for Curriculum and Leadership Development. By partnering K-12 educators, university lavatories, and industry experts the Kenan Fellows Program was proving to be a catalysts of change for STEM in North Carolina. It was time to streamline the entire application process, starting with getting the program applications, nominations, and recommendations on-line in an integrated system.
They tried several different approaches with limited success, all the while the program was continuing to expand. One of our existing clients heard about her dilemma and recommended that she talk to us. After a few conversations, EPSS was able to get a highly customized nomination, application, and recommendation system up and running for their program.
Being continuous learners, each year they evaluated how their program worked and we gladly customize the platform to accommodate their workflow. Now the program receives nearly 1,000 applications to fill over 50 unique fellowships across the state of North Carolina.
In their own words: EPSS’ application evaluation platform enables the Kenan Fellows Program to effectively manage nearly 1,000 applicants for our annual cohort. EPSS is extraordinarily responsive in customizing the platform for our program each year, and provides unparalleled customer service throughout our application process.
Founded in 2000, the Kenan Fellows Program for Curriculum and Leadership Development, is an initiative of the Kenan Institute for Engineering, Technology & Science at N.C. State University. Approximately 50 outstanding K-12 educators are selected annually for this year-long fellowship. Key components are at least a three-week summer internship with a mentor in a research or applied STEM setting, and 80 hours of professional development that builds leadership capacity and promotes curricular design linking classwork to “real” work.