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Feb. 24 | Volume 4 - 2022







Leaping into Science in North Carolina




  In 2007, the esteemed Franklin Institute Science Museum in Philadelphia launched its Leap into Science program. With the aim of improving skills in science and literacy for kids aged 3 to 10, the Institute developed a curriculum expressly designed to be taught outside traditional classrooms. Instead of relying just on teachers in schools, Leap into Science reaches underserved students and their families right in their own communities at libraries and museums as well as schools. In 2020 shortly before COVID changed everything, a group of organizations in North Carolina received a grant to launch Leap into Science in North Carolina. In this month's edition of the NC STEM ScoreCard, read how educators continue to bring STEM education to geographically-disadvantaged and underserved students by adopting the Leap into Science program.

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Two NC educators receive PAEMST Awards

The Two North Carolina elementary school teachers were honored this week as recipients of the Presidential Awards for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching, the highest award K-12 teachers can receive for instruction in those two subjects by the federal government. In all, 102 teachers nationwide were recognized by President Joe Biden this year.n.





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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.





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SMT Center launches new website 

The N.C. Science, Mathematics, Technology (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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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.





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Featured Program

STEM Dreams

Having a dream of a career in a STEM field starts with a big dream. STEM Dreams is about normalizing kids of color and girls who are interested in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics and equipping parents to help their kids along the way. Use the button below to learn more and view other programs at the NC STEM Center.




     

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Featured Opportunity

Leap Into Science Family Day

National Leap into Science Week is underway - this is an annual celebration of science and literacy learning across the country. On Saturday (Feb. 26) from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Join the New Hanover County Cape Fear Museum for Leap into Science Family Day. 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.

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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! 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.

 

 

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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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