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Feb. 10 | Volume 3 - 2022

SMT Center kicks off 2022 with new website

  The N.C. Science, Mathematics, Technology (SMT) Center is a non-profit organization focused on improving education as a means of providing all students in North Carolina with the knowledge and skills to have successful careers, be good citizens, and advance the economy of the state. The SMT Center believes that STEM is more than Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics. It’s Strategies That Engage Minds© through hands-on, active involvement in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics education. The SMT Center recently launched its new website highlighting their great work with upgraded areas on programs, awards, competitions, blog, and more. When you get a chance, take a look at the new SMT Center online. 

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2022 SSEP grant applications due in April 

Applications for the 2022 Student STEM Enrichment Program (SSEP) grant awards are open now through the Burroughs Wellcome Fund. Deadline is April 21.



2022 Solar+ Schools grants close end of month 

Submissions for the 2022 Solar+ Schools grants close at the end of the month. 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. Apply by Feb. 28.



'Coding in Minecraft' coming to North Carolina

The N.C. Department of Public Instruction has announced a collaboration with Microsoft and Prodigy Learning to bring the award-winning Coding in Minecraft program to all middle school students across the state over the next three years. This announcement is part of the Four Workforce Goals initiative to better align the K-12 system with industry needs so that students are prepared post-graduation.



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

Science Alliance of Eastern NC

The Science Alliance of Eastern NC in Rocky Point offers curriculum-aligned, preschool, and “just for fun” STEM outreach programs at your site. Staff has over 20 years experience developing and delivering engaging programs to students and families (virtual and in-person options available). Use the button below to learn more and view other outstanding programs at the NC STEM Center.




Featured Opportunity

Light & Shadow Week

In celebration of Leap Into Science Week, the Asheboro Public library will host a "Shadow and Light" program in three parts during the week of Feb 21-26. There are other Light & Shadow Week opportunities also happening in locations throughout the state - check our website for even more listings. Use the button below for more and view other STEM opportunities at the NC STEM Center.




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PARI's Heart-Filled Skies

What's more romantic than gazing at the stars? Grab your sweetheart and? join PARI this weekend (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 in Rosman, N.C. Learn more.





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! NCSEF also is seeking Virtual Volunteers for 2022. 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. With hundreds of events scheduled throughout the state, find one (or volunteer at 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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