We are fostering a Community
of STEM Problem-Solvers.

A Qualified Opportunity Zone


Alabama's only STEM innovation center, EMc4 is a science, research and innovation center that provides disadvantaged students access to high-quality STEM education. The 4SIGHT program brings unique resources to the research and innovation center that will build a technology education pipeline of future scientists, engineers, designers and inventors.

4SIGHT has an impressive track record of using a STEM based platform to educate, empower and create generational wealth.


Alabama ranks 50 - last in America's education system and has the nation's largest worker shortage. Children in Alabama are not excelling in the public school setting, with representation from young boys and girls experiencing poverty, broken families and learning disabilities.

Inspired by Dr. Foster's dropout story, Dr. CyDale Smith founded 4SIGHT, a 501(c)(3) education organization. He conducted a year-long needs assessment including surveys with parents and 400 interviews, which resulted in the launch of a very successful robotics program for at-risk youth. They outperformed STEM-focused magnet programs, placing #1 in Madison County and #2 in the state of Alabama as minority students gained access and opportunity to STEM educators. 

2019 Winners - First Robotics
Rocket City Competition

Howard Foster PhD physicist
(High school dropout to PhD)



Site Acquisition

2020 Land Lease Purchase Option Agreement

105-Acre Zamora Temple appraised at $9.1M - Irondale, Alabama  (Opportunity Zone located in the metro Birmingham area)

EMc4 Mission

Our mission  is two-fold: (1) Ensure high-needs students in grades Pre-K to 12, throughout the state of Alabama (urban and rural underrepresented communities) are prepared to compete and excel in lucrative STEM careers fields; and (2) Create an :educational pipeline" from Pre-K to PhD.

What Makes Our Project a Great ROI

Financial and career stability for graduates of STEM industry (4-years) 

SpaceX Tech link Partnerships (1-year)

STEM talent pool education to industry workforce pipeline (4-years)

Social impact expansion (1-year) 

New research hub in America

Scientist, Engineer & STEM Trailblazer- E.C. Smith was the first Black Aerospace Engineer recruited and hired by NASA's George C, Marshall Space Flight Center

E.C. Smith recognized for contributions to space aviation

Architecture rendering- EMc4 Science Research & Innovation Center

Legendary Team

CyDale Smith, PhD, Physicist 15 years @ NASA, TS contracts with NSF, DoD,

Bob Twiggs, Father of  CubeSAT, Space Scientist and Inventor of ThinSAT

William Holmes, MBA and Engineer and CEO Dynamic Solution

Find Us


Get In Touch

Dr. CyDale Smith, 256-797-0394

KCarl Smith, 205-312-9985

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