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Aug. 13 | Volume 15 - 2020

Governor directs $95.6M to support

students impacted by COVID-19 pandemic

North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper on Wednesday directed $95.6 million in new funding to help support K-12 and post-secondary students most impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic who can benefit from support during the upcoming school year. The funding is the state's share of the Governor’s Emergency Education Relief (GEER) Fund, a part of the federal CARES Act. GEER funds are intend to provide emergency support to school districts, post-secondary institutions, or other education-related entities for addressing the impact COVID-19. Read the full announcement here and see how funding and investments are being directed throughout North Carolina. In other news, the U.S. Department of Education has awarded N.C. Department of Public Instruction a $17.6 million grant to develop innovative instructional approaches to better meet student needs during disruptions to schooling. North Carolina is one of 11 states to share $180 million under the federal Rethink K-12 Education Models Grant Program to support states’ efforts to improve teaching and learning during the current crisis as well as others that may occur in the future. Read more. Please enjoy your e-Update. Tweet us @NCSTEM with any questions, comments or feedback.


Disruption to education: Generational Catastrophe

One billion students. That's the number of students worldwide whose learning has been disrupted, the Secretary-General of the United Nations said earlier this month. It's the largest disruption in schooling in history, he added, affecting children in more than 160 countries.


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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.



Harvard: This is what a scientist looks like

The idea is simple: Students who see themselves in science are more likely to imagine themselves working in the field. To that end, a project called “I Am A Scientist” is giving middle and high school students the opportunity to interact with modern-day researchers — breaking down barriers like race, gender, and personal interests.



Apply now for 2020-21 North Carolina EPFP

The Public School Forum is now accepting applications for the 2020-21 cohort of the North Carolina Education Policy Fellowship Program (EPFP).



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.




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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Happening Today! NC Chamber Virtual 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. The NC Chamber’s Education & Workforce Conference this year will be held virtually starting today (Thursday). 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 goes 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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