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Nov. 5 | Volume 21 - 2020






The Nation's Report Card

Explore latest findings from NCES for math and reading




The average reading score for the nation’s 12th-grade students declined between 2015 and 2019 and there was no statistically significant change in average mathematics score for the same time period, according to the latest results from the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) — also known as The Nation’s Report Card — recently released by the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES). The NAEP mathematics and reading assessments were administered to 52,100 twelfth-graders from public and private schools across the nation between January and March 2019. Students were assessed in only one subject. The 2019 assessment was the first time NAEP assessments were administered digitally at grade 12. Students and school administrators also completed questionnaires that help contextualize results from the assessment. Click here to access the full report.Enjoy your e-Update. Tweet us @NCSTEM with any questions or feedback.






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Small STEM companies can apply for R&D Grants

Any bioscience or other tech company in North Carolina that has received a specified type of federal grant for research and development has until Dec. 1 to apply for matching state funds through the One NC Small Business Program. 





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Golden LEAF helps NC community colleges

At the beginning of the pandemic, the Golden LEAF Foundation provided $500,000 to support North Carolina Community Colleges with funding for students affected by COVID-19 to finish college classes. Hear success stories from Robeson Community College, Southwestern Community College, and Wilson Community College.





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Book: Mother Nature is Not Trying to Kill You

Prepare for all the worst case scenarios nature throws at you with Mother Nature is Not Trying to Kill You - the only survival kit you need to overcome wildlife, natural disasters, and everything else outdoors. The book penned by Rob Nelson (with Haley Nelson) from Charlotte will be out Nov. 24. Pre-orders are being accepted.





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NC GreenPower 2021 Solar+ Schools grant

The NC GreenPower Solar+ Schools 2021 Program Year is almost here! Any K-12 school in North Carolina may apply for this partial grant opportunity to receive a 5 kW solar array complete with a weather station, real-time data monitoring, a STEM curriculum, and teacher training. The application opens Jan. 2, 2021.





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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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Featured Program

Zebra Robotics

Zebra Robotics is a robotics and coding center that offers afterschool programs as well as summer and track-out camps throughout the year so children can explore the basics of robotics, coding, and STEM in an interactive setting. Use the button below for more information and to view other great programs available through the NC STEM Center.




     

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Featured Opportunity

SCIENCE FUN For Everyone!

No school or tracked-out? Stop by the Science Lab for a unique experience, offering new science themes each week. SCIENCE FUN For Everyone! is dedicated to hands-on, fun, memorable, and inquiry-based learning experiences. Use the button below to learn more and view other STEM opportunities available 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.

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

Send your event details for future e-Update


 

 

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STEM Career Showcase for Students with Disabilities

The North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences will hosts the 8th annual STEM Career Showcase for Students with Disabilities on Tuesday, Nov. 17, 1 to 3:30 p.m. The Showcase will be virtual this year and is a free educational event where students in grades 6–12 meet role models with disabilities who have thriving careers in STEM fields. Learn more.

 

 

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USASEF: Inspire Educators Workshops

Are you looking for tools to create and magnify STEM experiences in your classroom? Join USA Science & Engineering Festival for the Inspire Educators Workshops – a VIRTUAL event series designed to inspire and equip teachers with the most current and innovative STEM learning tools. The event will be live Nov. 18-19 (3 to 5 p.m. EDT); on-demand viewing will be available immediately following. Learn more.

 

 

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2020 Friday Medal Ceremony - virtual event

This year’s Friday Medal recipient is Dudley E. Flood, Ed.D., a former educator and administrator at the N.C. Department of Public Instruction who was instrumental in desegregating North Carolina’s schools. A ceremony for Dr. Flood will be hosted virtually by the William and Ida Friday Institute for Educational Innovation on Thursday, Nov. 19 at 4 p.m. Learn more.

 

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