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Feb. 25 | Volume 4 - 2021

Restoring America by re-investing in STEM

The STEM Learning Ecosystems Community of Practice developed five major recommendations for how the Biden-Harris administration, as well as individual states, can improve STEM learning for all. The recommendations, contained in a recently released report, “Restoring America’s Position As A World Leader By Reinvesting in STEM,” are based on a series of Town Hall sessions, surveys and focused interviews with STEM leaders from nearly every state in the country. The ideas of more than 1,000 STEM leaders, families, teachers, after-school educators as well as those from non-profits and philanthropy contributed thoughts. Use these links for a Quick Summary or to download the Full Report.

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2021 SSEP grant applications due in April

Applications for the 2021 Student STEM Enrichment Program (SSEP) grant awards are now open through the Burroughs Wellcome Fund. Deadline is April 15.



Celebrate innovators during Black History Month

February is Black History and Digital Learning Month, and Learning Without Tears is celebrating the innovations of five African-American STEM visionaries. From aerospace engineers to gaming designers to non-profit founders, we invite you to you learn about these revolutionaries who have made great strides in the STEM fields.



Golden LEAF awards $2M in econ-dev funding

The Golden LEAF Foundation this month awarded funds for workforce training and infrastructure projects to support economic growth in rural areas all across the state.



MIT & Biogen host free Virtual Summer Labs

The Biogen Community Lab and Lemelson-MIT group are hosting a two-week long Biotech in Action free virtual summer lab program for high school students. Applications are open now through March 11. Use the link below to view a flyer and get more information on how to apply.



Free classroom science kits for educators

April 25 is National DNA Day. USA Science & Engineering Festival and Illumina are offering free classroom resources for educators to celebrate the occasion. DNA kit supplies are limited. Educators must sign-up by March 5.



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

Sylvan Heights Bird Park

Sylvan Heights Bird Park is designed to give visitors an unforgettable, up-close experience with over 2,000 waterfowl, parrots, toucans, flamingos, and other exotic birds from all over the world. Open to the public since October 2006, the 18-acre facility is a North Carolina treasure located in Scotland Neck that features spacious, walk-through aviaries as well as tranquil gardens and lush natural areas. Use the button below to learn more and view other great programs at the NC STEM Center.




Featured Opportunity

Virtual Creature Connections

Join the North Carolina Aquarium at Fort Fisher and the North Carolina Zoo for a new animal adventure that stretches across the state from land to sea! From 3 to 4 p.m. on the second Thursday of the month throughout the school year, these wildlife protecting partners will share information about animal species native to North Carolina as well as wildlife conservation. View remaining schedule through June 10. Use the button below to view other great STEM opportunities at 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.

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NC East Alliance Webinar: Future of Retail Post COVID

Join NC East on March 2 at 11 a.m. for a webinar with Retail Strategies and ElectriCities of North Carolina discussing retail-ready real estate in downtown areas, marketing historic buildings to retailers, and how to analyze foot traffic. Register here.





CSX Workshop: An inside look at railroad technology

Railroads are the backbone of the U.S. economy — and technology is the backbone of the modern railroad. Join CSX’s STEAM Business Resource Group on March 2 (9:30 to 10:30 a.m.) for an inside look at the latest tech innovations transforming railroads and supporting sustainability. View flyer.






NCTIES, a North Carolina ISTE affiliate, is a membership association for educators and educator leaders engaged in advancing excellence in learning and teaching through the effective use of technology. NCTIES 2021 will be an all-virtual event held March 4-8, 2021. Learn more.





Diversity + Inclusion in Tech Virtual Summit

Diversity + Inclusion are a key part of creating an environment that drives innovation and improves the bottom line. NC TECH’s Diversity + Inclusion in Tech Summit in March will explore D+I through a different lens to see what is possible when organizations harness a diverse workplace. Learn more.





North Carolina Science Festival

North Carolina's biggest celebration of science is back this April with statewide and virtual events for all ages! With hundreds of events scheduled throughout the state, find one in your backyard. Learn more.





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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