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Feb. 6 | Volume 3 - 2020






FIRST gets ready for March Madness of Engineering



Yes, we know it's only February ... but March will be here before you know it - even with Leap Year. When people think about Computer Science and Computer Scientists, all kinds of stereotypes and misconceptions arise. FIRST is dedicated to inspiring all students to explore the excitement of computer science and engineering though project-based and hands-on experiences. Robots are the hook, computer science is the key, and life-long skills are the reward. There are six opportunities to participate this spring: Feb 29-March 1 (Rolesville High School), March 7-8 (UNC Pembroke, Jones Health Center), March 14-15 (ECU, Minges Coliseum), March 21-22 (Eastern Guilford High School), March 28-29 (UNC Asheville, Kimmel Arena), and April 4-5 (Campbell University, Gore Arena). Pre-registration is requested, click here. More information is available here. Please enjoy your e-Update. Tweet us @NCSTEM with your feedback and thoughts about this issue or future ones.






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Find great STEM jobs at NC STEM Center

The NC STEM Center is continuously updating career and job opportunities in our Job Seekers section, and there are positions currently available. If you're looking for something fresh for the new year, this is a great place to start. Quick, easy, free site registration is required.





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Enriching the STEM Experience for NC students

The Student STEM Enrichment Program (SSEP) through Burroughs Wellcome Fund is now accepting proposals. The SSEP awards provide up to $60,000 per year for three years for the creation and implementation of after-school, weekend, or summer STEM programs. Deadline to apply is April 15. To learn more, use the link below.





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Citizen Science & Higher Education Symposium

Can citizen science improve higher education? Can higher education improve citizen science? Join us March 28 at the JC Raulston Arboretum at NC State University for a one-day symposium focused on exploring the intersection of citizen science and institutions of higher education.





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NCSSM leading the way in STEM education

Check out EducationNC's monthly NC STEM ScoreCard, written in partnership with the North Carolina SMT Center and the Burroughs Wellcome Fund. The goal is to build broader awareness of how P-20 STEM education is being nurtured across North Carolina and the impact on the well-being of our citizens and state. This month features the North Carolina School of Science and Mathematics.





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Golden LEAF Opportunities for Work (GLOW)

As North Carolina sees low unemployment and high job growth, certain skilled jobs are harder to fill because there are not enough qualified workers. To help address this shortage, the Golden LEAF Foundation has launched a $5 million strategic initiative to help grow the state’s available skilled workforce called the Golden LEAF Opportunities for Work (GLOW). Applications are due March 6.





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Featured Program

WinSPIRE

Women in Science Promoting Inclusion in Research Experiences (WinSPIRE) is a six-week-long summer internship program that aims to mitigate the self-removal of underrepresented women and non-binary people in STEM by providing a cohort of selected students with a fully-immersive, mentored summer research experience. Learn more. Use the button below to view more great programs at NC STEM Center.




     

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Featured Opportunity

Codeista - Greensboro

NCWIT AspireIT is designed to teach K-12 girls programming fundamentals in a fun, creative, and hands-on environment. Codeista is a program that teaches basic coding through lessons and personal projects that encourage girls to consider a STEM career and develop a growth mindset to succeed in the future. Learn more. Use the button below to view more STEM opportunities at NC STEM Center.




     

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March



Students@Work Month 2020

Students@Work is a month-long program through the North Carolina Business Committee for Education (NCBCE) aimed at exposing middle school students from across the state to real-world, business environments in their communities. In 2019, S@W impacted 47,819 students from across 38 counties and 327 business partners made this initiative a success. Learn more about this year's effort and how you can get involved. Learn more.

 

 

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UNC Asheville High School Programming Competition

Registration is now open for UNC Asheville's 4th Annual High School Programming Competition on March 21. You can learn more about the competition and register your team(s) on the UNCA Website. Registration will close on March 6, or when the event fills. Learn more.

 

 

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April



North Carolina Science Festival

North Carolina's biggest celebration of science will be back in 2020 for its 10th year! Join us for an exciting adventure exploring science, technology, engineering, mathematics and more. With hundreds of events throughout the state, find one in your backyard. Learn more.

 

 

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April



USA Science & Engineering Festival Expo

This coming April marks the 10th anniversary of the USA Science & Engineering Festival Expo, the nation’s largest celebration of STEM! From now until this Sunday (Feb. 9) get discounted rates for adult tickets. Use the link provided and then enter the code EarlyBird at checkout. Learn more.

 

 

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April | May



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. This year's conference is themed: FUTURE IN FOCUS. Learn more.

 

 

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National Teacher Day

Anybody who’s anybody probably has a great teacher (or three) to thank for inspiring them. Teachers are an integral part of any society, but it’s only in the greatest of societies that they’re given the respect and admiration that they deserve. So let’s show our teachers how much they mean to us! National Teacher Day on May 5, celebrated during National Teacher Appreciation Week, is observed annually in May. How are you going to show your teachers they’re appreciated this year? Learn more.

 

 

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June | July



Save the Date: ISTE20 | Where Dream It Becomes Do It.

The annual International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) conference on June 28 through July 1 in Anaheim, Calif., is where educators and innovators unite to share big ideas, solve problems, and get hands-on with the latest education technology solutions. As an added bonus, event registration includes ISTE membership to continue the learning and access to resources even after the show ends. Learn more.

 

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