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Aug. 9 | Volume 15 - 2018

School districts receive coding, mobile app grants

Sixteen school districts in North Carolina have been awarded grants totaling $800,000 under the second round of the Coding and Mobile App Development Grant Program launched last year with funding from the General Assembly. The grants, which range from $80,000 to $28,000, support partnerships with local businesses to help schools develop computer science, coding, and mobile app development programs for middle and high school students. View grant recipients. Districts and schools will implement their programs beginning this fall. Applications for the next grant cycle will be available online in spring 2019. In other news, we recently participated in a live Twitter chat with Andi Webb and Michelle Ellis, previous awardees of the Career Award for Math and Science Teachers (CASMT) grant. The five-year, $175,000 award through the Burroughs Wellcome Fund is given to outstanding science and math teachers in North Carolina. Deadline to apply for this grant cycle is Sept. 24. To see the perspectives of Webb and Ellis and others from #BWFCASMTchat, see the recap on EdNC. Please enjoy your e-Update. Tweet us @NCSTEM with any comments or feedback.


Congress updates Carl D. Perkins CTE Act

Bipartisan legislation to strengthen U.S. vocational and career training programs recently was signed into law, representing a major effort to close the skills gap and giving states more authority to determine their own goals for the $1.2 billion federal grant program.



eCYBERMISSION is ready to take off

Student and teacher registration is now open for eCYBERMISSION – a team competition for students 6th through 9th grade. Students will complete mission folders focused on real-world applications of STEM.



Find great STEM jobs at NC STEM Center

NC STEM Center is continuously updating career and job opportunities - current listings include NCSSM, UNC Wilmington, Kenan Fellows and more. Quick, easy and free site registration is required.



Featured Program

IEEE North Carolina Council

The N.C. Council of the IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers) represents the five local sections of the IEEE in North Carolina (groups in Eastern N.C., Central N.C., Winston-Salem, Western N.C., and Charlotte. Learn more. Click or tap the button below to view all of the great programs currently available at the NC STEM Center.




Featured Opportunity

GAPS for Hi-Tech Teens

Welcome to GAPS – Geospatial Applications for Problem Solving. This one-of-a-kind opportunity offers a free, eight-week experience for high school students eager to learn about geospatial mapping technologies and analysis. Learn more. Click or tap the button to view all STEM opportunities currently available at NC STEM Center.




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NC Chamber 2018 Conference on Education

The NC Chamber's 2018 Conference on Education is next week (Aug. 15), 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the Sheraton Imperial Hotel & Convention Center in Durham. Get engaged on social media using #WorkReadyNC. Learn more.





CED Tech Conference 2018

For the last 30 years, the Council for Entrepreneurial Development has connected companies with high-value resources to accelerate business growth. Experience a room full of tech superstars at CED Tech Conference 2018 next month in Raleigh. Learn more.





Bridging the Gap Conference

The 7th Annual Bridging the Gap Conference will be at the McKimmon Conference and Training Center in Raleigh. The annual event is organized by the North Carolina Association for Biomedical Research. Learn more.



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