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May 21 | Volume 10 - 2020

SSEP grant cycle will not run in 2020

The Student STEM Enrichment Program (SSEP) through Burroughs Wellcome Fund awards up to $60,000 per year for three years for the creation and implementation of after-school, weekend, or summer STEM programs. As a result of current circumstances, BWF has made the difficult decision to not run a 2020 SSEP grant cycle. Extending the current June 1 deadline for application submissions would begin to create schedule conflicts with the 2021 grant cycle that begins in December. Additionally, challenges resulting from the COVID-19 precautions are greatly impacting active SSEP awardees across the state. Going idle with the 2020 SSEP cycle will give BWF the opportunity to address various issues and concerns with cancelled and postponed programming as well as alternate methods of STEM enrichment and exposure. Read more. Finally, ICYMI, the North Carolina 2020 Roadmap of Need is now out - the annual in-depth needs assessment for youth across North Carolina published by the Public School Forum of North Carolina and the North Carolina Center for Afterschool Programs. Access here. And, the Kenan Fellows Program for Teacher Leadership recently announced the 19 North Carolina public school educators who have been awarded 2020-2021 fellowships. Meet the 2020-2021 Kenan Fellows.

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Register for 2020-2021 Future City season

Until the end of May, Future City competition is providing free registration. During this difficult time, Future City wants to help educators while they support their students. This is a terrific program that leverages young peoples’ interest in STEM, design, imaginative thinking, cooperative learning and team building, and encourages the development of public speaking and presentation skills. The theme for the upcoming academic year is Out of This World!



Mays named to governor's DRIVE task force

Burroughs Wellcome Fund Senior Program Officer Alfred Mays has been named to N.C. Governor Roy Cooper’s DRIVE Task Force created to recommend education equity measures.



Coronavirus inspires STEM internet challenge

Teachers and engineers in Craven County teamed up to challenge kids on their STEM skills while at home. Teachers say online learning is effective but can get boring, so Craven County Schools and Fleet Readiness Center East (FRCE) started the Stem Infusion Challenge.



Find great STEM jobs at NC STEM Center

The NC STEM Center is continuously updating career and job opportunities online. We have recently added a few new listings within the Job Seekers section of the NC STEM website. Quick, easy, free site registration is required.




Featured Program


The North Carolina Mathematics and Science Education Network Pre-College Program (NC-MSEN PCP) is a STEM-enrichment program that recruits students from underserved populations in grades 6 through 12 and provides them with experiences that will equip them to attend a four-year college/university to pursue majors in STEM fields. Learn more. Use the button below to view more great programs at NC STEM Center.




Featured Opportunity

Step Up to STEM

Step Up to STEM is an interdisciplinary academic program that uses exciting real-world subjects to challenge rising 9th graders across North Carolina and build their skills in science, math, and communications. Typically a residential summer program, this year Step Up to STEM will take place online July 13-17. Learn more. Use the button below to view more great STEM opportunities available at the NC STEM Center.




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NC Chamber Education & Workforce Conference

Today’s employers are ever more aware of the need for effective education systems at all levels to ensure students are prepared for the 21st-century global marketplace. This event planned in Durham this August brings together educators and business leaders to share ideas and collaborate on the roles each can play in ensuring the state’s students are college and career ready for the jobs of tomorrow. Learn more.





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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