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April 26 | Volume 8 - 2018

SMT Awards honor state's best and brightest in STEM

Each year, the SMT Center offers awards that recognize individuals and organizations for their extraordinary contributions to science, technology, engineering and mathematics in North Carolina. This Saturday (April 28), the 12th annual celebration shines a spotlight on the achievements of North Carolina’s STEM students, educators, and organizations. In addition to recognizing winning students and teachers across the state, the SMT Center also will highlight awardees through video presentations. You can follow all the evening's festivities on social media using #ncsmt2018 or @SMTCenterPlease enjoy your e-Update. Tweet us @NCSTEM with suggestions, feedback or thoughts about this issue or future ones.


Apply for BWF CASMT grants next month

The Career Award for Science and Mathematics Teachers is a five-year award available to outstanding science and/or mathematics teachers in North Carolina public primary and secondary schools. Applications open end of May.



High School teacher wins NC's top honor

Freebird McKinney, a social studies teacher at Walter M. Williams High School in Burlington, has been named the 2018 BWF North Carolina Teacher of the Year.



Washington airport hosts STEM career expo

With the help of ECU and the BCPAL program, hundreds of students gathered in Beaufort County this month for the biggest STEM expo the Town of Washington has ever seen.



Featured Program


The Children's Museum of Winston-Salem and SciWorks merged under a new name: Kaleideum. Their mission is to inspire wonder, curiosity, and lifelong learning in children and the community through interactive play and discovery. Learn more about it here. Click or tap the button below to view all the great programs available at NC STEM Center.




Featured Opportunity

Summer Young Innovators

The Young Innovators Program is an eight-week, paid summer internship offered through the UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy and the Eshelman Institute for Innovation that runs between June 18 and Aug. 10 in Chapel Hill. Learn more about it here. Click or tap the button to view all the great STEM opportunities available at NC STEM Center.




NC STEM partners with The Connectory to help you discover local STEM happenings. Please visit Events Calendar to find these and more upcoming events.

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NCSLA Spring Science Leadership Summit

Achieving Excellence in STEM Education is the theme of this year's North Carolina Science Leadership Association's annual spring summit on Saturday (April 28) at the McKimmon Center in Raleigh. Learn more.





2018 State of Technology Conference

Join the NC TECH association and presenting sponsor IBM at the 2018 State of Technology Conference on May 4 as they explore Artificial Intelligence and how it is impacting our work, play and world. Learn more.





NCLGISA Annual Conference

The North Carolina Local Government Information Systems Association, or NCLGISA, offers two annual conferences. Their next conference will be held in Wilmington on May 23 through May 25. Learn more.



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