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Aug. 27 | Volume 16 - 2020

New federal grants expand STEM

opportunities for students at HBCUs, MSIs

The U.S. Department of Education recently announced the allocation of $3.9 million in new grant awards to 17 Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) and other Minority Serving Institutions (MSIs) to improve science and engineering education programs for students. The grant is part of the USDoE's Minority Science and Engineering Improvement Program, which supports expanding the scientific and technological capacity of the United States to build global competitiveness by increasing the number of minority graduates in STEM fields. Seventeen colleges and universities in eight states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico will receive grant funding under the program, including one from North Carolina - Johnson C. Smith University in Charlotte. Read the full announcement. Please enjoy your e-Update. Tweet us @NCSTEM with any questions, comments, or feedback.


Inspiring black girls to weat(her) storms

A two-day virtual conversation scheduled this week features a panel of talented black female meteorologists on Friday, Aug. 28 and Saturday, Aug. 29 (both days from 2 to 3 p.m.). There are few black women in this field, and this guided discussion will highlight some of these women's career accomplishments, woes, fun experiences and life lessons. Click the button below if you are interested in attending.



DHS expands Hope4Healers to educators

The continuation of remote learning and stress from the pandemic is putting a strain on many people. To help, the N.C. Department of Health and Human Services (NCDHHS) has decided to expand the Hope4Healers Helpline (919-226-2002) to assist North Carolina’s teachers, school personnel, and their families with mental health needs.


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Applications still 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.



Pre-Service Teacher Scholarships available

The NC Space Grant 2020-21 STEM Pre-Service Teacher Education Scholarship is now open for applications. Students studying to become K-12 STEM teachers are eligible to apply for this program, which will provide a $3,500 scholarship, training from NASA education specialists, paid trip to NASA Langley Research Center, and other opportunities. Applications are due Oct. 5. Recommendation letters are due by Oct. 7.



NCSTA grant deadline quickly approaching

Do you have an idea to expand your learning or make an impact in your classroom? Do you need funding to make your dream a reality? The North Carolina Science Teachers Association can help you out! Deadlines for both the NCSTA Study Grant and NCSTA Innovative Curriculum Support Grant are due Sept. 1.



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.




Featured Program

Robeson Planetarium

The Robeson Planetariums' Virtual Planetarium Programs will run daily Monday-Friday until Sept. 4. Areas of focus include Earth and Environmental Science, Space Science, Aerospace, Rocketry, Robotics, General Science, and Technology. Use the button below for more information and to view more great programs at the NC STEM Center.




Featured Opportunity

COVID Remote Learning Support

Catawba Science Center is offering remote learning support options to families for the 2020-2021 school year. Available for kindergartners and up, participants will have access to homework help, engaging activities, and more! Use the button below to learn more and to view more STEM opportunities available at the NC STEM Center.




NC STEM partners with The Connectory to help you discover local STEM happenings.
Please visit Events Calendar to find these and more upcoming events.

Be sure to check and see if events have been postponed and/or running virtually.

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Apply now for 2020-21 North Carolina EPFP

North Carolina’s Education Policy Fellowship Program (NC EPFP) is one of 17 EPFP programs nationally administered through the Institute for Educational Leadership. Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, this year's program will be mostly virtual, with the exception (if it's safe by then) of the spring retreat and graduation. The Public School Forum is now accepting applications for the 2020-21 NC EPFP Cohort through end of August! The revised meeting schedule also is available online. 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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