Fresh Newsletter
What's Happening in STEM
Nov. 9 | Volume 21 - 2023
The NC STEM Center is a Web Portal for all things related to Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Education in North Carolina
North Carolina International Science Challenge and North Carolina SMT Awards

December deadlines approach for NCISC and 2024 SMT Awards

The N.C. Science, Mathematics, Technology (SMT) Center has two incredible opportunities for you in 2024. Applications are now open for the 2024 N.C. International Science Challenge (NCISC), which is a yearly competition that connects North Carolina high school students with their peers from all over the world in order to share scientific discoveries on an international stage. Deadline to apply is Dec. 3. Additionally, the SMT Awards offered annually recognize individuals and organizations whose extraordinary contributions to STEM education in North Carolina are helping to advance the mission of the SMT Center. Nominations are now being accepted through Dec. 1. Recipients will be honored in the spring at the Celebration of Science, Mathematics, and Technology. Use the links provided to get more information for each or visit the SMT Center Website. Exciting things are planned for next year - stay tuned!

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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

Bioethics & A.I. in Medicine

01HA248FEAFD2DVV9CVSNKFZX8.jpgThis workshop organized by N.C. Association for Biomedical Research is scheduled for Nov. 28 and will feature an overview of the National Institutes of Health’s Exploring Bioethics curriculum, which is geared for high school and middle school teachers.

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NCSLA Science Leadership Fellows Program applications open now until Dec. 1

Apply now to be an NCSLA Science Leadership Fellow 

NCSLAFellows-web-1.jpgThe NCSLA Science Leadership Fellows Program is currently accepting applications for its next cohort. The purpose of the program is to enhance professional competence and develop the leadership abilities necessary for science leaders to operate effectively in various leadership positions in science education. Applications close on Dec. 1. Learn More
Discover your next professional learning community

Kenan Fellows applications close on 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. Apply Here
Get engaged 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. Festival organizers officially have started accepting events for the 2024 North Carolina Science Festival in April. Use the link to submit yours today! And, of course, there are also ways for you to volunteer. Get Involved
MCNC's HERO project supports active duty and veterans; keeps military families connected

Broadband equals mission success in NC military communities

HEROProject_VeteransDay-1.jpgThe military presence in North Carolina is the fourth largest in the country, and each of the eight bases throughout in the state are major drivers in their communities. MCNC’s HERO Project will bring much needed broadband infrastructure and benefits to all of the military communities around Fort Liberty, Pope Air Force Base, and Camp Lejeune. Read More
School districts, universities partner to combat pandemic learning loss through research

Meet the new North Carolina Recovery Practitioner Network

dee-illust-1.jpg Sixteen North Carolina public school districts have been selected to join the North Carolina Recovery Practitioners Network, where they will work together with education researchers to develop recovery-focused interventions and evaluation plans to tackle some of the most pressing issues impacting schools and districts. Learn More
Nov. 13 and Nov. 14

Synergy Conference

The the 2023 Synergy Conference is coming up next week on Nov. 13-14 at the Friday Conference Center in Chapel Hill.
Nov. 15 and Nov. 16

MCNC Community Day

MCNC’s signature event – MCNC Community Day – will return next week on Nov. 15-16 at the Durham Convention Center.
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Feb. 28 and Feb. 29

Science for All Summit

The Morehead Planetarium & Science Center's Science for All Summit is scheduled for Feb. 28-29 at UNC Chapel Hill.
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