This is your NC STEM e-Update

Nov. 30, 2017 - Volume 22


NC Next Firsts showcase North Carolina innovations

North Carolina is recognized as “First in Flight” but many other innovations brought to life showcase the state’s exemplary talent. For example, did you know the Barcode was invented in Raleigh in 1969? N.C. Commerce Secretary Anthony M. Copeland has announced an initiative to attract business to the state by highlighting the world-class, inventive, and forward-thinking nature of North Carolinians through the NC Next Firsts campaign. The N.C. Department of Commerce the Economic Development Partnership of North Carolina are implementing the effort. A t-shirt illustrating North Carolina firsts will be given at random to social media users tagging #NCnextfirsts. Citizens also can order an official #NCnextfirsts t-shirt, with proceeds to benefit the SMT Center. You can discover more by visiting @NCnextfirsts on Facebook. Other quick reminders, PRISM grant applications for 2018 selections are open to North Carolina teachers through Dec. 5 at 4 p.m. EDT. Please review the PRISM Request for Proposal  for complete eligibility requirements. And, nominations for next year's SMT Center Awards close on Friday. Enjoy your e-Update. Tweet us @NCSTEM with suggestions, feedback or thoughts about this issue or future ones.


Bandwidth brings personalized learning to life at RTP High School

As a charter focused on STEM education, Research Triangle High School requires abundant bandwidth and highly-reliable internet connectivity to support more than 500 students daily using their own devices.




BWF helps NCSHP launch TuPortalSTEM

The N.C. Society of Hispanic Professionals (NCSHP) has received a grant from Burroughs Wellcome Fund to support TuPortalSTEM, a web portal designed to raise awareness and increase access to information about STEM education, STEM careers, STEM programs and opportunities for Hispanic students and their families.





Expanding Opportunity: Citizen Schools Impact Report 2017

An annual study recently released by Citizen Schools demonstrates measurable impact in academic growth and achievement that is helping to narrow the opportunity gap in our schools.




CeCTO program embraces leadership and tech in schools

Offered through a partnership between the N.C. Department of Public Instruction, UNC School of Government’s Center for Public Technology and MCNC, the Certified Educational Chief Technology Officer (CeCTO) program is one of the nation’s first technology-centered certification programs for educators. Click the link below to receive a notification when registration is available and to learn about the current schedule and curriculum.



STEM Spotlight

STEM Awardee Annual Conference 2017


On Nov. 8-9 in Greensboro, the Burroughs Wellcome Fund welcomed awardees from its many STEM engagement grants for two days of celebrations and professional development. Click here or the tap the image above to view curated social media conversations from the event and learn more.

NC STEM Events Calendar


The NC STEM Center has entered into a partnership with The Connectory, the go-to place for families to discover local STEM opportunities. Visit Find Opportunities to browse other upcoming opportunities.

NCSSM Teaching Contemporary Mathematics

Connecting Communities of Education Stakeholders Conference (CCES)


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Regional Resource

Imhotep Academy

The Imhotep Academy is a year-round middle school enrichment program that introduces students to the world of STEM with a particular emphasis on reaching underserved and students historically underrepresented in STEM disciplines. Four Academy sessions are offered throughout the year at The Science House at NC State University. Click or tap the image below or the orange "read more" button to get more information and view upcoming sessions and schedule.


Learn more more about STEM programs in your community, click here. Become a member of NC STEM Center today. Joining is free and easy. Logged-in members get access to grant opportunities and the ability to promote their STEM programs and events.




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