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March 24 | Volume 6 - 2022

Planting the SEED for future STEM success

  In the late 1960s, when racial tensions, segregation, and a dearth of opportunities for minorities were sweeping the nation, the American Chemical Society (ACS) saw an opportunity for engagement and investment in underserved populations. So, in 1968, seeing that not only was this population at risk for missing out on educational and employment opportunities in the sciences but that industry had no access to this pool of potential candidates, ACS launched Project SEED. Now dubbed the Scientific Education Experiences for the Disadvantaged, Project SEED provides summer research experiences to over 350 students in 40 states interested in careers in chemistry-related industries. SEED has a long history in North Carolina!

Read more about it and be on the lookout for a follow-up to this story in April.

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Kenan Fellows: Calls for Papers for DE&I in K-12

The Journal of Interdisciplinary Teacher Leadership (JoITL), an online peer-reviewed publication of the Kenan Fellows Program for Teacher Leadership at NC State University, is seeking submissions focused on issues related to diversity, equity, and inclusion (DE&I) in K-12 education. Visit their website to learn more and to submit your work.



STEM To-Go Kits are a hit 

Libraries have always been the unsung heroes of local communities. Lincoln County Library saw a need for expanding STEM learning outside the classroom and used grant funding to develop STEM “To Go” kits for students.



2022 SSEP grant applications due next month 

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



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 Summer Camps

Over The Moon Play Space in Cary is an indoor/outdoor camp for fun, play, and learning! Campers (ages K-4) get to explore and learn new topics each week through structured activities, hands-on crafts, and open play time. Use the button below to learn more and to view other great programs at the NC STEM Center.




Featured Opportunity

North Carolina Science Festival

North Carolina's biggest celebration of science gets officially underway in April. Use the link to check out the NC STEM web portal under "opportunities" to view the many of the great events planned throughout the month. Use the button below for more and to view other STEM opportunities at the NC STEM Center.




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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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.





FIRST Robotics: UNC Pembroke District Event

This year's FIRST North Carolina’s competition is Rapid React, innovation takes flight! After two years of no live competition, FIRST returns this spring with competitions throughout the state. This third event in the spring series will be the first weekend in April at Jones Health and Physical Education Center at UNC Pembroke. Check the website for details. Learn more.





FIRST Robotics: State Championships

FIRST North Carolina’s state championships will be on April 9 and April 10 at Campbell University as part of the NC Science Festival. Check the website for more details. Live streaming is available. 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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