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Oct. 20 | Volume 20 - 2022



Smithsonian Science for North and South Carolina Classrooms

  The Smithsonian Science for North Carolina and South Carolina Classrooms (SSfNSCC) program launched in 2019 after the U.S. Department of Education awarded the Smithsonian Science Education Center an early phase Education Innovation and Research (EIR) grant. Designed to provide ongoing curriculum and professional development to teachers, educators receive inquiry-based science training on Smithsonian Science for the Classroom modules to build their own confidence and subsequently that of their students in science, math, and reading. Over 150 third, fourth, and fifth grade science teachers in seven school districts across the two states have been impacted through this program to date. Recently, two NC teachers were highlighted in the program. Read about the experiences of Jennifer “JJ” Waddell, a science teacher at Polk Central Elementary School, and read about Donna Godley, a fifth grade science teacher at Tryon Elementary School. The North Carolina school district partners in this five-year initiative include Alexander County Schools, Burke County Schools, Caldwell County Schools, and Polk County Schools.

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Lights On Afterschool Celebration 

Each October, thousands of communities nationwide celebrate the afterschool programs that keep kids safe, inspire them to learn, and help working families. Join the North Carolina Center for Afterschool Programs (NC CAP) to reflect, celebrate, and call attention to the afterschool programs that are so critical to youth and families during the 23nd annual Lights On Afterschool today (Oct. 20).



NC Portrait of a Graduate - What It Means 

The new Portrait of a Graduate identifies important skills and mindsets desired for North Carolina graduates to complement the academic knowledge received in the classroom in order to ensure students are well equipped for the broadest range of post-secondary opportunities - be it college, career, or military.



Kenan Fellow Develops STEM Diversity and Equity Assets Map for Eastern North Carolina 

2022-23 Kenan Fellow and Greene County High School Teacher Emily Lahr is collaborating on an asset map of STEM diversity, equity and inclusion resources in eastern North Carolina. Her fellowship is supported by the Burroughs Wellcome Fund is an effort to gather information to create a more diverse workforce in the STEM East service area.



Find 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

The Engineering Place

NC State University's K-20 education and resource headquarters for exploring engineering, The Engineering Place, aims to builds excitement around engineering for students and teachers. Use the button below to learn more and view other Programs at NC STEM Center.




Featured Opportunity

Saturday at the QAR Lab

Did you know Queen Anne’s Revenge did not always sail under that name? Learn about Blackbeard’s flagship on Nov. 5 at the Queen Anne's Revenge Conservation Lab in Greenville. Use the button below for more and view other Opportunities available at NC STEM Center.







2022 Color of Education Summit

Color of Education is a partnership between the Dudley Flood Center for Educational Equity & Opportunity, Public School Forum of NC, Samuel DuBois Cook Center on Social Equity, and the Center for Child and Family Policy at Duke University’s Sanford School of Public Policy. Registration for this year's event on Saturday (Oct. 22) is still available. Learn more.





Bridging the Gap 2022

Bridging the Gap is an annual conference aimed to strengthen K-16 STEM education throughout North Carolina. Since BTG was created in 2012, more than 3,580 STEM stakeholders from North Carolina and beyond have attended.The 2022 conference will be at the North Carolina Biotechnology Center in  on Oct. 25-26. Learn more.



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