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Jan. 27 | Volume 2 - 2022

Caps off to NC CAP’s stellar STEM sessions

  The STEM Next Opportunity Fund says 80 percent of elementary school learning happens outside the classroom. This means what happens in afterschool programs and during summer camps, at local libraries (and even at home) is crucial to a student’s chance for success. The North Carolina for Afterschool Programs (NC CAP) is ensuring that this time outside of school is productive and fun and that afterschool providers have the tools they need to help kids shine. In this story, learn how NC CAP is leading the charge in afterschool STEM programming, connecting North Carolina kids and communities, promoting collaboration and sharing, and ensuring that time spent away from school builds on the skills students learn in class every day. 

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2022’s best / worst areas for STEM professionals 

With STEM jobs projected to grow 10.5 percent between 2020 and 2030, compared to 7.5 percent for other occupations, the personal-finance website WalletHub followed up on its 2022’s Best Cities for Jobs report with an in-depth analysis of 2022’s Best & Worst Metro Areas for STEM Professionals.



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.



NCSEF seeking Virtual Volunteers for 2022

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.



Find great STEM jobs at NC STEM Center

The NC STEM Center is continuously updating career and job opportunities online. Currently, there is almost a dozen positions listed in the Job Seekers section of the NC STEM website. Quick, easy, free site registration is required.




Featured Program

Over The Moon Play Space

Over The Moon Play Space in Cary is an indoor/outdoor camp for fun, play, and learning! Campers (rising K-4th graders) get to explore and learn through structured activities, hands-on crafts, and open play time. Summer camp plans have now been made available. Use the button below to learn more and view other programs at the NC STEM Center.




Featured Opportunity

PARI's Heart-Filled Skies

What's more romantic than gazing at the stars? Grab your sweetheart and join PARI on Feb. 11 for a romantic Valentine's getaway to see the Heart Cluster and love story constellations. The vacation package also includes an overnight cabin stay. Use the button below for more and view other STEM opportunities at the NC STEM Center.




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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.





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.





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.





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 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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