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Oct. 4 | Volume 19 - 2018






  BWF awards 13 informal STEM programs




Several STEM education programs across North Carolina have received Student STEM Enrichment grant awards from the Burroughs Wellcome Fund. The Student STEM Enrichment Program (SSEP) provides up to $180,000 over three years to support educational opportunities that take place outside of traditional classroom time. Thirteen programs out of 89 applications received across North Carolina collectively received $2.1 million in funding this year. View 2018 recipients. Quick reminder ... due to the impact of Hurricane Florence on North Carolina’s public schools, the CASMT application submission deadline was extended to Oct. 8 (Monday). Electronic applications only will be accepted. Get more details here. Finally, check out this interview with Dr. Sam Houston talking about how “Strategies that Engage Minds” has become the alternative phase to “science, technology, engineering, and mathematics” for the STEM acronym? It's a good read. Please enjoy your e-Update. Tweet us @NCSTEM with any comments, questions or feedback.






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First woman Physics Nobel winner in 55 years

The Nobel Prize in Physics has been awarded to a woman for the first time in 55 years. Dr. Donna Strickland from Canada is just the third woman to ever receive the award. She shares the prize with Arthur Ashkin from the United States and Gerard Mourou of France.





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SSEP Awards in Action

Emily Liu, a student who participated in UNC’s Climate Leadership and Energy Awareness Program in 2016 and 2017 recently received the 2017 Presidential Environmental Youth Award for her Climate LEAP action project.





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Attention students: Wanna go to Beijing?

The North Carolina International Science Challenge is a STEM competition for high school students competing with either a STEM research project or a Maker project. The selected students will travel to China next year to present their projects at the Beijing Youth Science Creation Competition. Applications now accepted through Oct. 31.





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Featured Program

Starry Nights

Explore the night sky this fall during the Starry Nights program at the Morehead Planetarium and Science Center in Chapel Hill. Learn more. Click or tap the button below to view all of the great programs listed at the NC STEM Center.




     

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Featured Opportunity

Mommy/Daddy & Me

Bring your young child and your device (laptop/tablet/phone) and learn to code together on Saturday (10/6) in Greensboro. Learn more. Click or tap the button to view all STEM opportunities available at NC STEM Center.




     

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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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Code Ninjas Grand Opening Celebration

Code Ninjas (Ballantyne) will host a grand opening on Saturday between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. in Charlotte. Code Ninjas (Ballantyne) is located at 14825 Ballantyne Village Way, Suite 170. Stop by and learn more about how kids can design and develop their own apps using JavaScript. Learn more.


 

 

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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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2018 JCRA Moonlight in the Garden

Moonlight in the Garden returns this November with more lights and more nights at the JC Raulston Arboretum at NC State University. Exhibition dates include a special Preview Night on the schedule. Visit link for more details and specific dates and times of the programming. Learn more.

 

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