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June 14 | Volume 11 - 2018

Summer of STEM reaches for the stars

The first day of summer is next week (June 21 at 6:07 a.m. EDT to be exact) thanks for our friends at PARI. As summer approaches, we have quite a few tidbits of STEM to kick off the season. First, we would like to recognize NASA astronaut Christina Hammock Koch, who has been assigned her first spaceflight in 2019. Koch grew up in Jacksonville, N.C., and earned degrees at NC State University. Read about her upcoming mission. Also worth mentioning is this feature on Dr. John Hardin, executive director of N.C. Commerce's Office of Science, Technology & Innovation, who served as keynote speaker at the STEM East: E2 Summit last month in New Bern. You might also want to check out the NC CAP Afterschool Observer throughout the summer for after-school and out-of-school time programming in North Carolina. Finally, as you firm your summer plans, remember BWF CASMT grant applications are now open through September. Get more information here and learn how to apply. It's going to be a great summer! Please enjoy your e-Update. Tweet us @NCSTEM with any suggestions, feedback or thoughts about this issue or future ones.


Fayetteville teacher receives AEF distinction

Congrats to Andi Webb, teacher and math coach at Alderman Road Elementary School, for being selected as an Albert Einstein Distinguished Fellow for 2018-19. She also is previous recipient of the BWF Career Award for Science and Mathematics Teachers award in 2015.



NCPAPA program opens applications

The Friday Institute in partnership with the North Carolina Principals & Assistant Principals' Association (NCPAPA) and the N.C. Department of Public Instruction, is now accepting applications for the 2018-2019 North Carolina Leadership in Personalized and Digital Learning Principal Cohort.



Industry Report: The rise of STEM Toys

STEM toys have actually been around for several years now. So, how can parents and educators determine which of the new crop of STEM toys are actually beneficial and which are just getting in on the trend of STEM?



Featured Program

Port Discover

Port Discover is a fun-filled, hands-on science center located in Elizabeth City. Learn more. Click or tap the button below to view all the great programs currently available at the NC STEM Center.




Featured Opportunity

Hands On Children's Museum

Hands On Children's Museum in Hendersonville brings cutting-edge STEM programs to life. Learn more. Click or tap the button to view all STEM opportunities currently available at NC STEM Center.




NC STEM partners with The Connectory to help you discover local STEM happenings.
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BioNetwork Summer Workshops

BioNetwork is offering low-cost workshops where teachers will receive CEUs, lesson plans and materials for recreating the activities shown in their own classroom. Learn more.





Extreme STEM Tour Training

Teachers, school administrators, community college faculty/staff, workforce development professionals, and business leaders who are interested in learning how to conduct an EXTREME STEM Tour in your own community are invited to attend this free workshop in Hickory, N.C. Learn more.





U.S. Chamber Foundation Talent Forward 2018

Save the Date for Talent Forward 2018 on Oct. 30. This national conference brings to together leaders in the business and education communities, industry and human resources and other sectors to discuss one of the most critical topics in our country today: our workforce. Learn more.



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