Fresh Newsletter
What's Happening in STEM
Sept. 21 | Volume 18 - 2023
The NC STEM Center is a Web Portal for all things related to Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Education in North Carolina
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North Carolina Flight Crew is ready for take-off!

The NC Flight Crew program is an exciting opportunity for girls and non-binary students in grades 6-12 who are interested in STEM. Joining the NC Flight Crew is not just about learning; it's about becoming a STEM Leader, making a difference in your community, and preparing for a future filled with exciting STEM opportunities. NC Flight Crew is a year-long STEM leadership development program for 10 students from across our state. The program will provide students with opportunities to learn more about STEM and STEM careers, develop their leadership skills, and give back to their communities. Applications are open until Oct. 10. View flyer for more information or visit this website. Supporters include Million Girls Moonshot, Burroughs Wellcome Fund, and NC Center for Afterschool Programs. 

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Explore NC STEM Center

SearchButton-orange.jpgDo you have an opportunity or program doing great work to promote STEM in North Carolina? Now you can post your special events, summer camps, and afterschool programs for us to promote all year long. We invite you to create an account to get started today!

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  STEM Spotlight


01H7T9NHZGFQZHYZVPVN9FR15E.pngProject EXPLORE: Experiences Promoting Learning Outdoors for Research and Education, is an initiative of the NC Arboretum that helps teachers utilize outdoor spaces at their school to engage their students in curriculum-based learning activities.

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Start your journey with Kenan Fellows today

Discover your next professional learning community

kfbox.jpgThe Kenan Fellows Program for Teacher Leadership at NC State University is accepting applications for their next cohort now through Dec. 1. This top-ranked program invests in the professionalism of teachers, enabling them to serve as bridges between their school community and the local STEM workforce. All North Carolina K-12 public school and charter school educators are invited to apply.  Watch Video or Apply Here
The 2023 Friday Medal has been awarded to Tom Williams

North Carolina education leader receives Friday Medal

tomWilliams.jpgThe Friday Institute for Educational Innovation has selected Tom Williams, president of Strategic Educational Alliances, Inc., to receive its 2023 Friday Medal award.  Read Full Story
Eight schools recognized in North Carolina this week

U.S. Department of Education names 2023 Blue Ribbon Schools

F6Z-GJGW8AA850Z.jpgThe U.S. Department of Education this week recognized 353 schools as National Blue Ribbon Schools for 2023. The recognition is based on a school’s overall academic performance or progress in closing achievement gaps among student groups on assessments. Congratulations to the eight schools recognized this year in North Carolina.  Read More
Addressing digital disparity and bridging gaps in rural North Carolina

HERO Project: Empowering students, teachers with broadband

HEROProject_BlogImage_Education.jpgHigh-speed internet has become a staple in education, but many schools - especially in rural areas - have fallen behind due to their lack of connectivity. MCNC’s HERO Project aims to change that by bringing all parts of North Carolina into the digital fold.  Read More
Burroughs Wellcome Fund and Grants

PRISM: Promoting Innovation in Science and Mathematics

prism2023.jpgDeadline is quickly approaching (Sept. 29)! The Promoting Innovation in Science and Mathematics (PRISM) Awards enhance the excitement for STEM in the classroom by providing funds for materials, equipment, and supplies for North Carolina teachers. Use the link for more information about the award, monetary amounts, and how to submit an application.  Apply
Oct. 24 and Oct. 25

Bridging the Gap 2023

The 2023 Bridging the Gap conference is scheduled for Oct. 24-25 at the North Carolina Biotechnology Center in Research Triangle Park.  Read More
Nov. 13 and Nov. 14

Synergy Conference

Mark your calendars for the the 2023 Synergy Conference on Nov. 13-14 at the Friday Conference Center in Chapel Hill.
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Nov. 15 and Nov. 16

MCNC Community Day

MCNC’s signature event – MCNC Community Day – will return this fall on Nov. 15-16 at the Durham Convention Center.
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