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Nov. 19 | Volume 22 - 2020






Winners vs. Learners

Educational impacts of N.C. Science & Engineering Fair




Science fairs probably should receive more attention from the education community than they actually do. They began almost 100 years ago and have come a long way from the vinegar and baking soda volcanoes that are so familiar to many. Today's science fairs have evolved to become quite significant. The North Carolina Science and Engineering Fair (NCSEF) aims to ensure students from all over the state and across grade levels are getting a real chance to shine. In this month's installment of the NC STEM ScoreCard, we take a deep-dive and explore just how the NCSEF provides this opportunity for North Carolina students to share their creations just as real scientists and engineers do. Read the full story.

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Diversity, equity, and inclusion professional development opportunity opens for educators

STEM Educators for Equity and Diversity (S.E.E.D.) Fellowship is seeking applicants for the 2021 cohort. This yearlong, professional development opportunity sponsored by the Burroughs Wellcome Fund (BWF) strives to help STEM educators across North Carolina develop culturally appropriate instructional strategies as well as implement equitable practices into the classroom.

BWF continues to prioritize diversity efforts in North Carolina; prior CASMT Award winner Michelle Ellis is coordinating this effort. Application deadline is Dec. 16. 





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NCSSM expands distance courses for students

The North Carolina School of Science and Mathematics’ (NCSSM) Open Enrollment Courses have been delivering high-quality STEM and humanities instruction to our state’s public high school students since 1994. Now, eight months into hybrid and remote teaching and learning, NCSSM is expanding its offerings to increase access to educational opportunities for North Carolina public high school students during these most unique of circumstances.





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The importance of developing a STEM identity

Did you know that developing a science-related identity increases engagement and the likelihood that a student may pursue a career in a science or STEM-related field? Learn more about the effectiveness of adopting a STEM identity.





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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

STEM Encounters

STEM Encounters in Greenville provides time and space for exploration. Each week a new Encounter is launched. Students will be exposed to new material, given new information, shown new tools, and given a chance to become acquainted with a subject. After that, it is all up to the students. Daily, students may choose to read, tinker, and contemplate this new material in his or her own unique way. There is no finite end the student is expected to reach.

Use the button below for more information and to view other programs available through the NC STEM Center.




     

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Featured Opportunity

Young Scientist Academy

YSA y El Cuerpo se enorgullecen de anunciar la "Serie de Ciencias para Latinx Youth", una serie interactiva en línea en español que proporciona a los jóvenes experiencias del mundo real y tutoría en ciencia, tecnología e ingeniería. Por favor, únase a nuestra serie de experiencias virtuales para que usted también pueda tener la oportunidad de experimentar la ciencia, y hacer sus sueños realidad! YSA is a non-profit organization based in Wilmington.

Use the button below to learn more and view other great 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.

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NC EAST Alliance Family STEM Night

Join STEM East and the Aurora Fossil Museum for a Family STEM Night tonight at 6 p.m. Use the Zoom link provided and enjoy a virtual night at the Aurora Fossil Museum in Beaufort County. 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 second day of the event will be live today (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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Geminids Meteor Shower Experience

Have you ever wished upon a shooting star? Now is your chance! Enjoy an evening under the stars and observing the Geminids meteor shower next month at The Pisgah Astronomical Research Institute (PARI). Astronomers also will be onsite to answer all your questions. Event pricing and overnight packages are available. Learn more.

 

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