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Nov. 7 | Volume 20 - 2019






North Carolina receives STEMx Challenge Grant



The national STEMx network has announced funding for five states to expand quality STEM education programs and add to the national conversation on innovative education. The 2019 STEMx Challenge Grants funds projects in Idaho, Indiana, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Virginia. In North Carolina, STEM West (a non-profit based in Catawba County Schools and supported by the North Carolina SMT Center) will rally the seven-county region of rural Western North Carolina around STEM education. A main event will be hosted at the Isothermal Community College in Spindale on Jan. 30 (with a snow date of Feb. 12). That full-day event will highlight local STEM programs, identify programming gaps, and select three key future action items. Following the event, sub-meetings will begin to drive completion of these three action items in time to report back to STEMx in June. “The opportunities funded today will position these five networks as leaders in expanding STEM nationally,” said Wes Hall, Interim Senior Vice-President of Education and Philanthropy at Battelle, which manages STEMx. “The expertise they share will strengthen all states.”

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Why STEM is important to you?

We are looking for amazing STEM professionals in North Carolina for the SMT Center's annual awards. Each year, the SMT Center offers awards that recognize individuals and organizations whose extraordinary contributions to science, mathematics, and technology (SMT) education in North Carolina are helping to advance the mission of the SMT Center. Check out the #whystem video here and use the button below to learn more about the awards.





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PRISM Award applications due by Dec. 5

The Burroughs Wellcome Fund is now accepting applications for the PRISM Award. North Carolina public school teachers can receive up to $3,000 in funding towards STEM-related materials and up to $1,500 for training. Teachers may apply below. Deadline is Dec. 5.





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Call for proposals for Synergy Conference 2020

Synergy Conference 2020 convenes April 29 - May 1, 2020 at the Koury Convention Center in Greensboro. Request for Proposals for workshop presenters and vendors are now open. Get more details about the event or learn more about after-school and out-of-school time programming in North Carolina by subscribing to NC CAP Afterschool Observer.





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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

Education Matters
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Education Matters, an initiative of Catawba Valley Community College in Hickory, is a partnership between business, government, and education working together to increase the value of education and educational attainment in Catawba County. Learn more. Click or tap the button below to view more great programs at NC STEM Center.




     

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Featured Opportunity

Navigating the Digital Divide in Student Communication

“Sup! my assinement is late because my dog eight my homework.” Do you receive random communications from students without any context or thoughtfulness? Is communication a barrier in your online or hybrid course? Then this free webinar on Dec. 4 is for you. Learn more. Click or tap button below to view all the STEM opportunities at NC STEM Center.




     

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2019 State Mathematics Conference

The NCCTM will host the State Mathematics Conference this week on Wednesday and Thursday (Nov. 7-8) at the Koury Convention Center in Greensboro. Learn more.

 

 

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Moonlight in the Garden (NCSU Arboretum)

Moonlight in the Garden returns with more lights starting this weekend. 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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NCREN Community Day 2019

Join MCNC in celebrating 35 years of the North Carolina Research and Education Network at NCREN Community Day 2019 next week at the Durham Convention Center. Learn more.

 

 

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NCSTA Professional Development Institute 2019

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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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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