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Oct. 24 | Volume 19 - 2019






  Four NC teachers receive PAEMST Award




Four North Carolina teachers have received the Presidential Awards for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching (PAEMST) – the highest honor bestowed by the federal government specifically for K-12 mathematics and science teaching. For the 2017 nomination year, recipients include: Wendy Bartlett, Regan High School, Winston-Salem Forsyth County Schools (Mathematics) and Laura Lawrence, Asheville School, Asheville (Science). The 2018 recipients are: Elizabeth Gillikin, Smyrna Elementary School, Carteret County Public Schools (Mathematics), and Kathryn Matthews, Valle Crucis Elementary School, Watagua County Schools (Science). Wendy Bartlett and Kathryn Matthews also are previous CASMT Awardees. This year's recipients represent two nomination years, one of teachers in kindergarten through 6th grade classrooms, and the other in 7th through 12th grade classrooms. View the full list. Congratulations! You make us proud! Enjoy your e-Update. Tweet us @NCSTEM with feedback about this issue or future ones.






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Astronauts finish historic all-woman spacewalk

On Oct 18, NASA astronauts Jessica Meir and NCSSM alum Christina Koch performed the first all-woman spacewalk. Koch and Meir replaced a faulty battery charge/discharge unit that failed to activate after a previous spacewalk.





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Applications for PRISM are now open

The Burroughs Wellcome Fund's Promoting Innovation in Science and Mathematics, or PRISM, grant applications for 2019 selections is now open to North Carolina teachers. The deadline to apply is Dec. 5.





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Find great STEM jobs at NC STEM Center

The NC STEM Center is continuously updating career and job opportunities online. Currently, there are more than a dozen opportunities listed in the Job Seekers section of the NC STEM website. Quick, free site registration is required.





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Featured Program

Discovery Place Science

Each Sunday, the NC STEM Academy in Cary offers free, hands-on-science classes for kids ages 8 and above. Learn more. Click or tap the button below to view more programs at NC STEM Center.




     

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Featured Opportunity

Free Sunday Science

Discovery Place in Charlotte offers STEM workshops specifically geared toward girls and women in STEM. Learn more. Click or tap button below to view all the STEM opportunities at NC STEM Center.




     

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October



Color of Education 2019

The Color of Education Summit 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, but there is a wait list created should more tickets become available. To be added, please click here.

 

 

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November



Moonlight in the Garden (NCSU Arboretum)

Moonlight in the Garden returns with more lights this November. Food trucks, live music, marshmallows and fire pits; don't miss the only opportunity to experience the JC Raulston Arboretum after dark. Festivities are Tuesday through Saturdays for two weeks. Learn more.

 

 

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2019 State Mathematics Conference

Every fall NCCTM hosts the State Mathematics Conference. This year it will be on Nov. 7-8 at the Koury Convention Center in Greensboro. In addition, a Leadership Seminar will be hosted the day before on Nov. 6. Learn more.

 

 

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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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2019 NCSTA PDI

The North Carolina Science Teachers Association (NCSTA) Professional Development Institute 2019 Conference is set for Nov. 14-15 at the Benton Convention Center in Winston-Salem. Learn more.

 

 

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November



ROCAME’s 40th Anniversary Celebration

ROCAME’s 40th Anniversary Celebration is set for Nov. 16, at 6 p.m., inside the Burney Center at UNC Wilmington. The keynote speaker will be Alfred Mays, Program Officer, Burroughs Wellcome Fund. Learn more.

 

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