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What's Happening in STEM
Nov. 30 | Volume 22 - 2023
The NC STEM Center is a Web Portal for all things related to Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Education in North Carolina
A teacher in Pitt County and principal in Durham County each receive Milken Educator Award

Two NC educators surprised with national award

Under the guise of school assemblies, two North Carolina educators were surprised earlier this month when they each received the national Milken Educator Award. Pitt County’s Ainsley VanBuskirk, a first grade teacher at Pactolus Global School, and Durham County’s Aisa Cunningham, principal of Pearsontown Elementary School, were named national Milken Educator Award winners, receiving a $25,000 prize. Read more.

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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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Catalyst Open House

01HFA2XEMT4H9A2GM5659EK4FD.pngCatalyst is a free year-long program that serves high school students who have disabilities and are interested in STEM careers. The Science House in Raleigh will host an open house for the Catalyst Program in June 2024. Registration closes on Jan. 10.

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Help us celebrate North Carolina's best and brightest in STEM

Nomination deadline approaches for 2024 SMT Awards 

awards_web.jpgThe N.C. Science, Mathematics, Technology (SMT) Center annually recognizes 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 Friday (Dec. 1). Recipients will be honored in the spring at the Celebration of Science, Mathematics, and Technology. Nominate Now
NCISC applications for next year's competition are due by end of the week

2024 North Carolina International Science Challenge

nciscbanner.png Applications are open for the 2024 North Carolina International Science Challenge (NCISC), which is a yearly competition connecting 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 this Sunday (Dec. 3). Submit Your Application
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Kenan Fellows applications close this week

kfbox.jpgApplications for the next cohort of the Kenan Fellows Program for Teacher Leadership at NC State University are due Friday (Dec. 1). All North Carolina K-12 public school and charter school educators are eligible and invted to apply. Apply Here
MCNC's HERO project helps North Carolina farmers tap the potential of technology

Broadband feeds high-speed needs of modern farming

HEROProject_BlogImage_Farming-1.pngThe impact of high-speed internet has revolutionized so many sectors, including agriculture, where broadband-enabled technologies are intertwined more than ever in both food productivity and global economics. With approximately 45,000 farms in North Carolina, MCNC's HERO Project aims to provide connectivity to support important agriculture technologies in these traditionally unserved and underserved rural areas of the state. Learn More
Dec. 12, 2023

Power of Relationships

Citizen Schools will host the Power of Relationships in the Learning Environment virtually on Tuesday, Dec. 12 at 1 p.m. More   
Dec. 19, 2023


BrainSTEM is a program for grades 3-5 on Dec. 19, from 4 to 5 p.m., at the Graham Public Library in Alamance County. More 
April 1-30, 2024

NC Science Festival

The North Carolina Science Festival is now accepting event proposals for 2024. Use the link below to submit yours today! More