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What's Happening in STEM
Oct. 5 | Volume 19 - 2023
The NC STEM Center is a Web Portal for all things related to Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Education in North Carolina
Funding from N.C. General Assembly supports new “Industry In Schools” initiative

NC East Alliance receives $15M state appropriation

The NC East Alliance has been awarded a $15 million appropriation from state lawmakers to continue developing their new STEM East “Industry In Schools” initiative as a public/private partnership with industry to support the development of a new K-14 teacher training system in the growing region. This funding is awarded for the 2023-2025 biennium. According to the announcement, 29 school systems and 10 community colleges have developed a “working alliance” with NC East that will reside at the intersection of education, economic development, and workforce development. The goal is to strengthen the talent pipeline by transforming the way rural America goes about developing, attracting, and retaining a local workforce. Mark Hamblin, NC East Chairman shared, “Our NC East Board and our entire NC East Leadership Team would like to thank our local legislators and education partners for their support as we launch this new initiative.” Added NC East President and CEO Van Rogerson, "It is a very good day for Eastern North Carolina!”

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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

Trash Trap Clean-out

01HB6KV8RQAB8DJK77SW2DA00N.pngCarolina Wetlands Association is partnering with Sound Rivers to clean out the Trash Trout in Little Rock Creek. Volunteers will wade through the creek to remove trash, which will be sorted and weighed for data collection, on Oct. 21 (10 a.m. to noon) in Raleigh.

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Deadline quickly approaching for 2023-2024 NC CAP program

Level up your teaching skills through STEM Intensives  

STEM-PD-1.jpgThe STEM Intensives program is offered by the North Carolina Center for Afterschool Programs (NC CAP) and is aimed at enhancing STEM education in afterschool and out-of-school time (OST) settings. The program is designed to provide educators with the skills, confidence, and resources they need to effectively engage their students in hands-on STEM activities. If you are interested in taking your STEM teaching to the next level, you must apply by tomorrow (Friday) to considered for the 2023-2024 cohort.  Learn More
Discover your next professional learning community

Kenan Fellows applications open now through Dec. 1

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
Share your events and become part of North Carolina's largest celebration of science

Submit your STEM event(s) for the 2024 NC Science Festival

2024scifest-1.jpgThe NC Science Festival annually seeks proposals from organizations interested in hosting an event during the spring celebration. This week the NC Science Festival officially began accepting events for the 2024 North Carolina Science Festival in April. Use the link to submit your event today. And, of course, there also are ways for you to volunteer.  Get Involved
Training. Preparedness. Connecting first responders to those in need

HERO Project: Making rural NC safer through Broadband

HEROProject_PublicSafety.jpgIn emergencies, every second counts. Clear, quick, and reliable communications between first responders and those in need can truly make the difference between life and death. MCNC's HERO Project is not merely about bringing fast Internet to rural central and southeastern North Carolina. It's about creating a future where our frontline heroes are better equipped to save lives, protect communities, and ensure public safety.  Read More
Call for presentations now open through Nov. 6

Save the Date: Science For All Summit 2024

SFA-summit-logo-1.pngMark your calendars and save the date for the Morehead Planetarium & Science Center's Science for All Summit on Feb. 28-29 at the Friday Conference Center at UNC Chapel Hill. Presentation proposals must be submitted by 5 p.m. EDT on Nov. 6 to be considered. Get Details
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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