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Feb. 20 | Volume 4 - 2020






Applications open for NC STEM Policy Fellowship



North Carolina Sea Grant is accepting applications for a new fellowship that will place graduate students, who have been trained at North Carolina institutions of higher education, into state government offices as science and technology fellows. "This new NC STEM Policy Fellowship provides a unique, in-state, non-academic career opportunity that may lead to greater retention of these highly-trained individuals in state,” noted Susan White, North Carolina Sea Grant executive director. Sea Grant will administer the pilot program in 2020-21. Funds will be provided through Sea Grant and a matching grant from the Burroughs Wellcome Fund to allow for two fellowships to begin Aug. 1. The fellowships are full-time positions at 40 hours per week working with the host offices. Applications are due by 8 a.m. on March 2. The 12-month fellowship also includes a competitive stipend, health care costs, and associated travel and training opportunities during the year. Total value of the fellowship is $54,500. For more information and details, click here. Please enjoy your e-Update. Tweet us @NCSTEM with your feedback about this issue or future ones.






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Public School Forum: Top Education Issues 2020

The Public School Forum of North Carolina has released its Top Education Issues for 2020. This Year’s Top Issue: Take Immediate and Intentional Actions to Meet Our Constitutional Obligation to Provide Each Child a Sound Basic Education.





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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 provided below.





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Is your school hosting a Family Code Night?

In 2019, 150 North Carolina elementary schools participated in this pilot program. Now, with support from the North Carolina PTA, the North Carolina Principals Association, the Friday Institute of NC State, and a host of state education, political and STEM partners, the goal is to have every elementary school in the state participate this spring.





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BWF Program Officer recognized by the governor

Burroughs Wellcome Fund Program Officer Alfred Mays has been recognized by North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper as an African-American education leader for his efforts in promoting diversity in STEM education across the state.





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Solar+ Schools grant applications this month

NC GreenPower in collaboration with the SECU Foundation recently announced year six of their Solar+ Schools grant program. Any North Carolina K-12 school may apply for a grant of up to $14,000 toward installation costs. In addition, awardees receive nearly $12,000 in related benefits, such as donated SunPower solar modules, a STEM curriculum and teacher training. Submissions are due by Feb. 28.





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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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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. The volunteer-based group organizes local events each month focused on different STEM topics. Learn more. Use the button below to view more programs at the NC STEM Center.




     

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Featured Opportunity

NCSSM Learning Tour

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 March 19. Learn more. Use the button below to view more great STEM opportunities at the 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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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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March



2020 Hispanic Educational Summit

This annual, invitation-only event at the McKimmon Center in Raleigh is designed to help Hispanic students in North Carolina reach their full academic potential through a day of speakers and workshops. And, you can help! Volunteer opportunities are currently available. Learn more.

 

 

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March



NCSSM STEM Gala 2020

The North Carolina School of Science and Mathematics (NCSSM) Gala is set for March 28 at The StateView Hotel in Raleigh. The event also includes the North Carolina STEM Hall of Fame Awards, which will be announced soon. Net proceeds benefit the NCSSM Foundation. Learn more.

 

 

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Citizen Science & Higher Education Symposium

Can citizen science improve higher education? Can higher education improve citizen science? Find out and learn more on 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. 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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