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July 7 | Volume 13 - 2022




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NCDPI announces research initiative focusing

on impact of COVID-19 on students, schools





  The N.C. Department of Public Instruction and the N.C. Collaboratory, a policy research center at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, are leading a joint $6 million effort to spur research on the impact of COVID-19 on student learning and the evaluation of existing policies and programs aimed at overcoming those challenges. A Notice of Funding recently was released seeking proposals from academic researchers in institutions of higher learning across the state. Working alone or in collaboration with stakeholder groups, applicants will be able to request a minimum of $150,000 and maximum of $500,000 for up to two years for projects aimed at helping educators and students recover from pandemic-related disruptions. The goal is to generate information that will help guide decisions to accelerate learning for all students affected by COVID-19 while combating the impact of lost instructional time. Access full announcement.

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2022 winners of eCYBERMISSION Competition 

Congratulations to the National Winners of the Army Educational Outreach Program's 20th eCYBERMISSION STEM competition! Approximately 2,267 teams from across the country competed to earn one of the coveted awards, showcasing their imagination and enthusiasm for developing STEM-based solutions to change the world. Use the link below to learn more about these teams and their projects.





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Citizen Schools celebrates 2022 Annual Awards

The Citizen Schools community recently celebrated staff and AmeriCorps service members with four annual awards. This meaningful tradition builds on the organization's values of confidence, curiosity, DEI, perseverance and teamwork, highlighting the great work of our peers.





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Fun STEM Facts: Shark Week Edition 

Did you know that sharks bite roughly 70 people each year worldwide, with perhaps 5-10 fatalities, according to data compiled in the International Shark Attack File (ISAF). Although shark bites get a lot of attention, this is far less than the number of people injured each year by elephants, bees, crocodiles, lightning, coconuts, or many other natural dangers. More fun marine STEM facts available via the link.





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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

Science Happens 4 Me

Science Happens 4 Me in Knightsville is a non-profit STEM organization advocating for the well-being of underserved minority students by developing networks of educational and STEM-based summer programs with local school systems in North Carolina. Use the button below to learn more and view other programs available at the NC STEM Center.




     

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Featured Opportunity

Electricity Camp

Lee County Cooperative Extension Center has organized a camp all about electricity this summer. Designed for 11-18 year olds, participants will learn about common electronic components, circuits, soldering, and more. Registration is due by July 27. Use the button below for more and view other awesome STEM opportunities at the NC STEM Center.




     

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National Summer Learning Week

National Summer Learning Week is a celebration dedicated to elevating the importance of keeping kids learning, safe, and healthy every summer, ensuring they return to school ready to succeed in the year. This year, the National Summer Learning Association (NSLA) is bringing back themes that you can use to highlight activities during the celebration and has brand new resources for families to enjoy, both in-person and virtual, right in their community. Learn more.

 

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