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Jan. 7 | Volume 1 - 2021

NC students excel at STEM competition

The North Carolina International Science Challenge (NCISC) is a high school STEM competition that crowns a select group of talented students to represent their schools (and their nation) in the Beijing Youth Science Creation Competition every spring. While this past year posed unique challenges for these students and, while the event was held virtually instead of in China, these students were not hindered by their limitations. Rather, they rose to the challenge of researching and collaborating from afar. Take a minute to meet some of these terrific young minds on their road to NCISC success! Read the full story.

Happy New Year and please enjoy your first e-Update for 2021.


Apply now for 2021 SSEP grant awards

Applications for the 2021 Student STEM Enrichment Program (SSEP) grant awards are now open through the Burroughs Wellcome Fund. Electronic applications will be accepted no later than 4 p.m. EDT on April 15, 2021.



Assessment & Accountability during COVID-19

How are we taking into account new learning environments during the pandemic when we consider accountability measures? Explore this study and solutions provided from the Public School Forum of North Carolina.



Genes in Space innovation challenge

Genes in Space, an annual competition that challenges students to solve sweeping problems faced by space travelers, will begin accepting submissions for the 2021 competition on Jan. 19. Each year, the contest invites students in grades 7-12 to design pioneering DNA experiments for the International Space Station (ISS), where one winning experiment is carried out by astronauts.



NC back in Top 10 in Afterschool Alliance study

Since 2009, there has been a ranking of the top 10 states for afterschool to complement findings from the America After 3PM survey, which examines how children spend the hours from when schools let out to when parents typically return home from work. Since falling out of the top 10 in 2014, North Carolina has returned in the sixth spot. Click here for the National Overview. Use the button below to view the findings for North Carolina.



Find great STEM jobs at NC STEM Center

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




Featured Program

STEM Academy of North Carolina

STEM Academy of North Carolina provides young students, particularly those of disadvantaged background, with mentorship, guidance, and tutoring in STEM fields. Use the button below for more information and to view other programs through the NC STEM Center.




Featured Opportunity


SMILE Camp is now delivering in-person content remotely in the following areas: Science Labs Math, Art, 3D Printing, Raspberry Pi, Minecraft Pi, and Book Club. Use the button below to learn more and view other great STEM opportunities available at the NC STEM Center.




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NC TECH announces 2021 Virtual Outlook for Tech

With the crazy year that has been 2020, it almost seems like our world has shifted on its axis. NC TECH'S 2021 Outlook for Tech virtual conference on Jan. 27, 2021 will explore the impact of national and global factors from this year and how they have transformed the tech sector as well as our world in general. The question is now: “So … What’s Next?” Learn more.





Public School Forum's 7th Annual Eggs and Issues

The Public School Forum will host its 7th Annual Eggs and Issues event virtually on Jan. 28. You'll get the first look at some of North Carolina's top education issues for 2021 and have the opportunity to network with leaders from across the state. Register here.





STEM Coalition Winter Convening 2021

NC CAP is inviting individuals engaged in STEM to join the STEM Coalition! No matter your role in the STEM pipeline, this is an open invitation. On Jan. 28, at 2 p.m., NC CAP will host the winter convening to engage in discussion regarding access, diversity, equity, and inclusion within STEM pathways in North Carolina. Register here.





Synergy Conference 2021

Synergy Conference 2021 will convene virtually April 27 to April 30. This year's conference is themed:  REVOLUTIONIZING AFTERSCHOOL: Renew - Reconnect - Rise. Requests for Proposals for workshop presenters and vendors are now open. Learn more.



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