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Jan. 13 | Volume 1 - 2022







New Year, New Opportunities ... New Job?




  Welcome to our first e-Update of 2022! Our continued goal in the new year is to ensure all North Carolinians have access to STEM learning that provides them with good choices in life and reinforces the economic strength of their community. The NC STEM Center is your one-stop shop for everything STEM in North Carolina! Joining the site is free and easy and one of the benefits is our Job Seekers area. The NC STEM Center is continuously updating career and job opportunities, and there are positions currently available. If you're looking for something fresh for the new year, this is a great place to start. If you have an opportunity you would like to share, please email us at info@ncstem.org. Additionally, as we kick off 2022, we want to remind you to post your spring and summer opportunities to the NC STEM Calendar. We highlight programs and opportunities throughout the year, so be sure to submit your upcoming events and summer camps so we can help shine a light on the STEM opportunities you're offering.

Our team is happy to help if if you need any assistance. Please enjoy your e-Update. Tweet us @NCSTEM with your feedback and thoughts about this issue or future ones. Happy 2022!








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2022 Solar+ Schools grant applications now open 

NC GreenPower in collaboration with the SECU Foundation recently announced that submissions for the 2022 Solar+ Schools grant are open. Any North Carolina K-12 school may apply for a grant of up to $14,000 in related benefits that include donated SunPower solar modules, a STEM curriculum, and teacher training. Since 2015, donors have helped provide grants for the installation of solar at 56 K-12 schools in 38 counties, reaching nearly 43,000 students! To date, the schools have collectively produced an estimated 615,798 kilowatt hours of green energy, a savings of about $58,000. Submissions are due no later than Feb. 28.





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NCSEF looking for Virtual Volunteers

Looking for a way to give back to the STEM community in North Carolina, inspiring our state's next generation of scientists and engineers? Volunteer for this year’s North Carolina Science and Engineering Fair! With a variety of opportunities and a virtual format, there is a role for everyone - with or without a STEM background and regardless of location. Use the button below to learn more.





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NC Regional Teachers of the Year announced

Nine teachers from across North Carolina have been selected as the state’s regional Teachers of the Year for their dedication, innovation, and ability to inspire students to achieve. These accomplished educators will now compete for the title of 2022 Burroughs Wellcome Fund North Carolina Teacher of the Year.





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Featured Program

Imagination Station

The Imagination Station Science & History Museum exists to serve as an educational resource for eastern North Carolina families, school systems, educators, and students. Their mission is enriching the future by fostering connections between science, history, and community through exciting educational experiences. Use the button below to learn more and view other programs at the NC STEM Center.




     

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Featured Opportunity

Astronomy Days

Join the N.C. Museum of Natural Sciences and the Raleigh Astronomy Club on Jan. 29-30 for Astronomy Days. From rockets, exoplanets and telescopes to crafts and activities, space enthusiasts will enjoy two amazing days of astronomical programs. This year, Astronomy Days will be held in-person but "spaced" out! Use the button below for more and view other STEM opportunities 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.

Send your event details for future e-Update


 

 

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February



Public School Forum's 8th Annual Eggs and Issues

The Public School Forum will host its annual Eggs and Issues event virtually on Thursday, Feb. 17, from 8 to 10 a.m. You'll get the first look at some of North Carolina's top education issues for 2022 and have the opportunity to network with leaders from across the state. This event will once again be virtual. Learn more.

 

 

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March



NC TECH's 2022 Outlook for Tech

NC TECH's annual forward-looking event is packed with information on trends, forecasts, and perspectives on the future of tech. This Charlotte event will include executive panel discussions, a predictions keynote, an innovation briefing, NC TECH’s 2022 Preview, the release of the annual ‘State of the Technology Industry’ NC STIR, a tech expo, and more. Outlook for Tech will be held on March 4 at the UNC Charlotte Marriott Hotel & Convention Center. Learn more.

 

 

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March



2022 STEM Education Summit

To confront the under-representation in STEM teaching and leadership, the Smithsonian Science Education Center is hosting its annual STEM Education Summit on March 19-26, as a virtual convening. This summit is the sixth of its kind to be offered by Smithsonian. Learn more.

 

 

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April



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.

 

 

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April



Synergy Conference 2022

The Synergy Conference 2022 is scheduled to convene utilizing a hybrid model (in-person and virtual) on April 19–22 at the Koury Convention Center in Greensboro. This year’s conference theme is FORWARD. Early registration for the Synergy Conference 2022 is now open. Learn more.

 

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