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July 16 | Volume 13 - 2020

Cumberland County teacher wins NC's top honor

North Carolina has recognized outstanding teachers through its Teacher of the Year program since 1970. This year Maureen M. Stover, a science teacher at Cumberland International Early College High School, was named the 2020 Burroughs Wellcome Fund North Carolina Teacher of the Year. Stover was selected from a field of nine finalists representing the state’s eight education districts and charter schools. A former intelligence officer in the U.S. Air Force, Stover began her teaching career 11 years ago in Florida through the federal Troops to Teachers program. Stover has been teaching Biology, Earth and Environmental Science and AVID for the last three years at the early college in Fayetteville, where she holds a number of leadership roles. Alfred Mays, senior program officer with the Burroughs Wellcome Fund, said “the foundation looks forward to working very closely with the new Burroughs Wellcome Fund North Carolina Teacher of the Year and all finalists as they represent the very best in teaching and leadership across the state over the next year.” As with other regional finalists, Stover was first recognized this school year as teacher of the year at her school and district. Read the full announcement here. Please enjoy your e-Update. Tweet us @NCSTEM with any questions, comments or feedback.


July ScoreCard: Reality of broadband in NC

The latest edition of the NC STEM ScoreCard, written in partnership with the North Carolina Science, Mathematics, and Technology (SMT) Education Center and Burroughs Wellcome Fund, focuses on the N.C. Department of Information Technology Broadband Infrastructure Office.


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Applications now open for CASMT grants

The Career Award for Science and Mathematics Teachers (CASMT) was created to recognize teachers who have demonstrated solid knowledge of STEM content and have outstanding performance records in educating children. CASMT applications for the next cycle are now open through Sept. 30. Download the flyer or use the button below to get more information and learn how to apply.

For additional information and conversation, a Twitter Q&A has been established and is ongoing between prospective CASMT applicants, current and past CASMT awardees. The hashtag to participate is #bwfcasmtchat.



Kenan Fellows Summer Institute goes virtual

The Kenan Fellows Program for Teacher Leadership’s 2020 Professional Learning Summer Institute went virtual recently due to the Coronavirus pandemic. It marks the first time the 2020-21 Kenan Fellows have been able to meet as a group this cycle, and it is also the first time Kenan Fellows has offered its professional development virtually.



U.S. DoE launches Rural Tech Project

The U.S. Department of Education has announced a $600,000 competition to advance technology education for rural high school students amid the Coronavirus pandemic. The Challenge invites rural high schools to bring innovative solutions to the implementation of distance learning-enabled, competency-based technology instruction to prepare students for post-secondary education and careers in the technology workforce of today and tomorrow.



Find great STEM jobs at NC STEM Center

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




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NC TECH State of Tech Conference

NC TECH’s signature annual tech conference, State of Technology, is going virtual! Join the organization on July 23 and July 24 for two days of engaging speakers, interactive panel discussions and more, where we will explore how data is impacting our lives personally and professionally. Learn more.





NCCAP Synergy Conference 2020

Registration is open for the Virtual Synergy Conference 2020 on July 28-31. The registration fee is $50 per person, and the deadline to register is July 24. This year’s conference is themed: FUTURE IN FOCUS. Learn more.





NC Chamber Conference goes virtual

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. Following recommendations issued by North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper and the CDC, the NC Chamber’s Education & Workforce Conference this year will be a virtual event.. Learn more.






Don't miss the STEM Expo on Oct. 9 just hours before NASCAR's biggest stars roar around Charlotte Motor Speedway for the Monster Energy All Star Race and the Coca Cola 600. Learn more.





Bridging the Gap 2020 now virtual

The 9th Annual Bridging the Gap Conference, organized by the North Carolina Association for Biomedical Research, will now be a virtual event this October bringing together educators, business leaders, government officials and others with the continued goal of strengthening K-16 STEM education throughout North Carolina. Learn more.



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