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July 12 | Volume 13 - 2018

Report shows how popular STEM really is in North Carolina

The North Carolina Science Festival premiered in September 2010 as the first statewide science festival in the United States. Todd Boyette and Denise Young, leaders in science education from Morehead Planetarium and Science Center at UNC Chapel Hill, developed the initial plans for the festival. Together with other Morehead staff members and business, education and government leaders, they raised funds, recruited event hosts across the state, built an infrastructure for the festival, and promoted hundreds of events with favorable reviews. The festival expanded in 2018 to run the entire month of April, resulting in a record number of participants at nearly 1,000 STEM events. In eight years, more than 2 million people have participated in the festival. Read the latest festival report from 2018. Way to go NC! Finally, a quick reminder this week that the Burroughs Wellcome Fund is accepting applications for CASMT grants (Career Award for Science and Mathematics Teachers). Electronic applications only will be accepted now through Sept. 24. Learn more here. Enjoy your e-Update. Tweet us @NCSTEM with any comments or feedback.


Local teachers learn new way to teach math

Teachers pulled together colored bars with fraction labels to solve problems as part of a training session at the Singapore Math Summit hosted by the Burroughs Wellcome Fund.



ECSU hosts aviation-themed camp

The 2018 NASA Aerospace Academy at Elizabeth City State University took off in June with 153 middle and high school students from across North Carolina.



8 STEMulating TED talks For teachers

Teachers eager for new ideas in their classrooms can find eight motivational TED Talks from teachers, tinkers, and thinkers that will inspire new ways to incorporate STEM concepts into the classroom.



Featured Program

Triangle Society for Neuroscience

Triangle Chapter of the Society for Neuroscience (SfN) is a non-profit membership organization of scientists and physicians who study the brain and nervous system in North Carolina. Learn more. Click or tap the button below to view all of the great programs currently available at the NC STEM Center.




Featured Opportunity

STEM & Roller Skating

Marbles Kids Museum offers summer camps for children ages 3-10 through Aug. 31. Sign-up for morning or afternoon sessions or register for one of each and build a full day's schedule. Learn more. Click or tap the button to view all STEM opportunities currently available at NC STEM Center.




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Deadline for Kenan Fellows JoITL publication

Beginning this year, the Journal of Interdisciplinary Teacher Leadership will publish annually in December. Kenan Fellows will accept manuscripts year-round, but authors will be required to submit articles by Sept. 30 in order to have them considered for publication. A new website for the publication also is planned to launch later this summer. Learn more.





Save the Date: Bridging the Gap Conference

Mark your calendars for Oct. 23-24 for the 7th Annual Bridging the Gap Conference at the McKimmon Conference and Training Center in Raleigh. The annual event is organized by the North Carolina Association for Biomedical Research. 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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