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Sept. 12 | Volume 16 - 2019






  How Does STEM Inspire YOU?




Everyone knows STEM - science, technology, engineering and mathematics. But, how does STEM inspire YOU? Maybe it’s your teacher who brings it to life, the project you built or the way you care for the environment. This month, the 2020 Science Olympiad National Tournament's presenting sponsors, Burroughs Wellcome Fund and the NC SMT Center are taking on the September Wonder Challenge to encourage YOU to share how STEM inspires you. Here's how you can participate ...

- Snap a photo your STEM inspiration.
- Share why your inspiration sparked a love of STEM for you.
- Post your entry using #WonderChallenge and #STEMInspiration.

Top entries received now until Sept. 25 will be chosen to receive a STEM Lovers Prizepack.

Visit www.scienceolympiad2020.com for more details
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North Carolina adopts ISTE Standards

North Carolina’s State Board of Education recently voted to adopt the International Society for Technology in Education’s (ISTE) Standards for Students. With this decision, North Carolina becomes the 15th state to use the newest set of student standards as a guiding framework to support educators and leaders in transforming education.





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New 'Women in STEM' video library

The USA Science & Engineering Festival is building a robust collection of video presentations for your classroom featuring X-STEM Speakers, Expo Performers and more! This resource page is growing daily and provides great content.





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Applications for PRISM open on Monday

The Burroughs Wellcome Fund's Promoting Innovation in Science and Mathematics, or PRISM, grant applications for 2019 selections opens to North Carolina teachers Sept. 16.





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Forsyth Tech camp inspires pipeline for underrepresented minorities in STEM

STEM camp, held Aug. 5-9, and led by the FTCC chapter of the NC STEM Alliance with funding from the National Science Foundation, drew in 24 students, primarily 11th and 12th graders from Gaston, Stokes, Surry, and Forsyth counties, who were also of historically underrepresented STEM student populations. Read the full story on EdNC.





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Featured Program

Young Women in Bio-RTP

Young Women In Bio empowers today’s girls to become tomorrow’s leaders, helping them effect positive change through STEM. Young Women in Bio-RTP hosts enrichment events for girls in grades K-12 throughout the Triangle area. The volunteer-based group organizes local events each month focused on different STEM topics. Learn more. Click or tap the button below to view more great programs at NC STEM Center.




     

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Featured Opportunity

NCSSM Learning Tours

Are you an educator or proponent of STEM education interested in learning more about teaching and learning at NCSSM? If so, you're invited to the Durham campus of North Carolina School of Science and Mathematics to participate in an Educator's Learning Tour on one of these dates: Oct. 17 and March 19, 2020. Learn more. Click or tap button below to view all the STEM opportunities 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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October



National Manufacturing Day

Friday, Oct. 4 is National Manufacturing Day - the eighth annual celebration of the men and women who work in our country’s manufacturing sector. To celebrate the day, you're invited to Mertek Solutions in Sanford for an Open House and Facility Tour from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Use the link for more information and to find other great events celebrating the day. Learn more.

 

 

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October



Bridging the Gap Conference

The 8th Annual Bridging the Gap Conference will be in October at the McKimmon Conference and Training Center in Raleigh. The annual event is organized by the N.C. Association for Biomedical Research. Learn more.

 

 

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October



Color of Education 2019

The annual Color of Education summit in October is a one-day convening focused on race, equity and education in North Carolina. Full day tickets at the Raleigh Convention Center are currently sold out. Given the demand for the event, a wait list has been created should more tickets become available. To be added to the wait list, please click here.

 

 

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November



NCREN Community Day 2019

Join MCNC in celebrating 35 years of the North Carolina Research and Education Network at NCREN Community Day 2019 this fall at the Durham Convention Center. Save by registering before Oct. 1. Learn more.

 

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