Science at Durham Tech

chemistry students using pipettesTaking a science class isn’t just about meeting a degree requirement. It can also give you a deeper understanding — and appreciation — of life and the world (and universe) we live in. Whether your goal is to transfer to a university or you’re a visiting student taking a class “for fun,” our dedicated faculty and staff are here to assist you.

Many of our courses are offered in an online or hybrid format in addition to our traditional, on-campus setting. For students who are especially interested in the sciences, we have a very active Science Club and host several seminars each semester covering a variety of subjects.

If you have a question regarding a course, please review our Frequently Asked Questions or consult our faculty directory to see which faculty member would be best suited to assist you.


The Unacceptable Risks HAB Project

earth and clouds image from high upCrossing over Lake Norman during ascent

Follow Durham Tech's Competitive Sub-Orbital Unmanned Spaceflight team – The Unacceptable Risks – on their first Balloon Chase in April 2016. View the blog


Durham Tech takes second place in the Virtual Competition of NASA's Swarmathon

April 21, 2016: Hosted by the University of New Mexico, our team programmed Swarmie robots to maximize collection of APRIL tags and the code the team wrote earned them 256 tags which earned them second place and $1,000!

The team, lead by Kory Menke, put in a lot of hard work over 10 weeks. The team was composed of Jacob De Forrest, Guan-Wen Chou, Jacob Metcalf, Stefalo Acha, and Jimmy Acevedo. View more information about NASA's Swarmathon.