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March 25 | Volume 6 - 2021

BWF recognizes outstanding STEM teachers

The Burroughs Wellcome Fund is pleased to announce the 2021 recipients of the Career Award for Science and Mathematics Teachers that recognizes outstanding STEM teachers in the North Carolina public primary and secondary schools. The award provides $175,000 over five years and is available to North Carolina teachers who have an outstanding performance record in educating children and who demonstrate a solid knowledge of STEM content. “We are proud to recognize these outstanding teachers,” said BWF President and CEO Dr. Louis Muglia. “This award benefits not only the individual teachers but a much broader community. These inspirational teachers are leaders and innovators.”

Click here for the full list of the 2021 recipients

The next cycle of this grant program will begin in June 2022 with selections being made in 2023. The grant award also will be renamed the Career Awards for STEM Teachers (CAST).

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2021 SSEP grant applications due in 3 weeks!

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



NC Science Festival returns next month

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 entire state, use the button below to find one in your backyard.



National Afterschool STEM Program Survey

Does your afterschool or summer program get kids engaged with STEM? The Million Girls Moonshot wants to hear all about it with a quick survey. Everyone who completes the survey will be invited to an exclusive webinar on hands-on engineering activities kids can do at home. Plus, 10 respondents will receive a $100 gift card!



Cautious optimism about teaching STEM online 

The shift to remote learning forced STEM instructors to increasingly accept online education. But concerns about how to give students meaningful lab experiences remain.



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

Kids in the Garden

The Kids in the Garden program funded through the Burroughs Wellcome Fund is a STEM program designed for rising 7th – 12th graders to investigate the mystery of colony collapse in honey bees at the UNC Pembroke campus garden and the importance of pollen and pollinators in the environment. Use the button below to learn more and view other great programs at the NC STEM Center.




Featured Opportunity

Triangle Sci-Tech Expo

Triangle SciTech Expo scheduled virtually April 19-24 is a unique event that assembles scientists and technical professionals from universities, organizations and industry to engage visitors of all ages in the excitement of science and technology. This year's theme is Diversity in STEM. Use the button below for more and view other STEM opportunities at NC STEM Center.




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MakerBot Education Summit — Shaping the Future

Join MakerBot on March 31 for Shaping the Future, 3D Printing in Education Virtual Summit. This one-day event is where you'll hear from educators and 3D printing experts on how they’re utilizing this technology to translate STEAM education into real-world results. 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.





UNC Science Week: Virtual Expo

UNC Chapel Hill conducts over $1 billion in research annually. Over 800 research projects directly address the health, education, or well-being of North Carolinians. To celebrate this incredible work, Morehead Planetarium and Science Center invites you to participate in UNC Science Week from April 11–17 as part of the 2021 NC Science Festival. Learn more.





X-STEM All Access Registration is Now LIVE!

X-STEM All Access – presented by AstraZeneca, DoD STEM, and the U.S. Air Force – is a free virtual conference series designed to showcase diversity and inspire students about careers STEM. Educators will have access to downloadable worksheets to incorporate X-STEM into classroom activities. Each episode will be 45-minutes long, designed to fit within a standard class period. Watch from home or from school!. 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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