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March 5 | Volume 5 - 2020






Looking for a STEM Job? Try NC STEM Center



The NC STEM Center continues to be your one-stop shop for everything STEM in North Carolina! Joining the site is free and easy and one of the benefits is our Job Seekers area.

We are continuously updating career and job opportunities in this area, and there are positions currently available and some really cool summer and seasonal positions throughout the state. If you're looking for something fresh, this is a great place to start. Also, if you have an opportunity you would like to share with us, please email info@ncstem.org.

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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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Spots still available for NC Gravity Games

The NC Gravity Games will return for the 10th time on Saturday, April 25, as school-age teams from across the state design, build, and race their gravity-powered cars through the streets of Lenoir. Plus the STEM-themed street festival with hands-on activities, games, food trucks, and more gives spectators and teams a chance to have even more fun on race-day. Register your team by March 13.





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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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The role of IT in education

The perceived value of technology on college campuses is changing - but how do IT workers translate this shift into meaningful differences in their roles?





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Featured Program

Tweens & Technology

Tweens & Technology is a S.T.E.M.+ Art program created by T&T Creative Group that is dedicated to educating young children about technology early! Learn more. Use the button below to view more programs at the NC STEM Center.




     

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Featured Opportunity

N.C. Museum of Natural Sciences

On March 14, celebrate the 25th annual Reptile and Amphibian Day, the nation's largest event dedicated to hopping, slithering, crawling critters. Learn more. Use the button below to view more 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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FIRST is ready for March Madness of Engineering

FIRST North Carolina is a nonprofit dedicated to bringing access to a high-quality FIRST experience to every student in North Carolina. Several events will be happening throughout the state this spring: 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). Use this link for FIRST competitions that maybe be coming in your area. Learn more.

 

 

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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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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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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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Save the Date: NC East Alliance State of the Region

The NC East Alliance will host the 2020 State of the Region at the Greenville Convention Center on May 5. Learn more.

 

 

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October



Bridging the Gap 2020 Conference

The 9th Annual Bridging the Gap Conference will be at the McKimmon Conference and Training Center in Raleigh. The annual event is organized by the North Carolina Association for Biomedical Research. Learn more.

 

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