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April 22 | Volume 8 - 2021

Meet the 2021 North Carolina Teacher of the Year

Eugenia Floyd, a fourth-grade teacher at Mary Scroggs Elementary School in the Chapel Hill-Carrboro school district, has been named the 2021 Burroughs Wellcome Fund North Carolina Teacher of the Year. She was selected from a field of nine finalists representing the state’s eight education districts and charter schools. Floyd succeeds the 2020 Teacher of the Year, Maureen Stover, a science teacher at Cumberland International Early College High School in Fayetteville and one of four finalists for the national Teacher of the Year. North Carolina has recognized outstanding teachers through its Teacher of the Year program since 1970. Congratulations! Read full story.

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Smithsonian Science for the Classroom

In its ongoing launch of the Smithsonian Science for North and South Carolina Classrooms project funded by the U.S. Department of Education, nearly 100 North Carolina teachers from 12 schools in Alexander, Burke, Caldwell and Polk County Schools, participated in virtual teacher professional development in preparation for facilitating Smithsonian Science for the Classroom engineering modules with their third, fourth, and fifth graders during the remainder of the school year.



Worth a look ... Discovery’s 51 Ways to Earth Day

To celebrate the 51st Anniversary of Earth Day today (April 22), Discovery Education and several content, corporate, and community partners present educators, students, and families 51 engaging, curated activities and events on Discovery Education’s 51 Ways to Earth Day website.



Explore the prison-to-STEM pipeline

The U.S. lacks an effective approach to providing education — particularly STEM education — in prisons. PBS showcases some of the scientists and new programs that aim to help formerly incarcerated people enter careers in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics.



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

Children's Museum of Wilmington

The Children's Museum of Wilmington is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization located in downtown Wilmington, NC. We offer a safe and fun place where children up to age 10 can actively learn through creative and imaginative play. Use the button below to learn more and view other great programs at the NC STEM Center.




Featured Opportunity

Earth Day at Sturgeon City

As part of the North Carolina Science Festival, the public is invited to Sturgeon City in downtown Jacksonville this Saturday (April 24) to help celebrate Earth Day and enjoy fun science activities with the whole family. Use the button below for more and view other STEM opportunities at NC STEM Center.




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Synergy Conference 2021

Synergy Conference 2021 will convene virtually next week (April 27-28). This year's conference is themed:  REVOLUTIONIZING AFTERSCHOOL: Renew - Reconnect - Rise. Requests for Proposals for workshop presenters and vendors are now open. Learn more.





Space Day 2021

PARI's annual open house is for Saturday, May 1, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., in Rosman, N.C. General admission will be free for all visitors. Museum galleries will be open and a variety of free activities will be available, with a few special ticketed experiences. Learn more.



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