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What's Happening in STEM
Jan. 25 | Volume 2 - 2024
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2024 Changemakers in STEM Virtual Youth Congress

The first-ever Changemakers in STEM Virtual Youth Congress is launching in 2024! Planned for and by students, this unprecedented Congress will bring together youth from around the world covering four main tracks over three online sessions. These tracks are divided into the following: Sustainability, Tech for Good, Aerospace Engineering, and Artificial Intelligence. Organizers are still looking for volunteers and additional adult leaders to help mentor the students. Confirm your participation by completing this form this week.

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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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ncssm-1.jpgThe North Carolina School of Science and Mathematics (NCSSM) will host STEM Night virtually for grades 6-8 with instructor Chris Thomas, who will explore “Earth Science: See How Chemistry, Physics, and Engineering Rock Your Life” on Jan. 30 at 6 p.m.

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Students encouraged to incorporate Inspiring Innovation in Student Research into their designs

NCSEF introduces Student T-Shirt Design Contest 

tshirt-1.jpgThe North Carolina Science and Engineering Fair (NCSEF) is holding its first-ever T-Shirt Design Contest open to all North Carolina students. The winning design will be featured on the official t-shirt for the 2024 NC Science and Engineering State Fair on March 23 at NC State University. The deadline for submissions is Feb. 11. Learn More
Advancing Student Research Teaching experience set for July at UNC Charlotte

Unique STEM PD opportunity for HS teachers this summer

summerpd-charlo-1.jpgAre you a high school teacher deeply committed to engaging your students in real-world, inquiry-based STEM experiences? If so, we invite you to apply to this no-cost, week-long summer PD: “Advancing Student Research Teaching” on July 8-12, 2024 at UNC Charlotte STEM Center. Application deadline is March 1.  Complete Your Interest Form
JoITL is a publication of Kenan Fellows Program for Teacher Leadership at N.C. State University

Call for Papers: Special topics on AI, EdTech in K-12 education

joitl-1.jpgThe Journal of Interdisciplinary Teacher Leadership (JoITL) invites submissions focusing on artificial intelligence (AI), education technology, and the social implications of technology in K-12 education. This special issue aims to explore the impact of AI on education and the strategies teachers employ to enhance their tech skills and foster critical thinking in students amidst evolving trends. Deadline is Aug. 31, 2024. Submit Here
NCSSM is recruiting to help review Summer Ventures applicants in March

Summer Ventures Application Reading

Summer Ventures logo (1) (1).jpgSince 1985, The Summer Ventures in Science and Math Program has provided a no-cost summer STEM Research experience to students in North Carolina. The North Carolina School of Science and Mathematics (NCSSM) is recruiting educators or STEM professionals to help review Summer Ventures applicants to select finalists. Reading requires about 8-9 hours spread over two days on  March 11 and March 12. If you are interested and able to participate, please complete an interest form using the provided link. Get Involved
MCNC aims to support and transform several rural regions in North Carolina in 2024

New year, new opportunities through broadband HERO Project

HEROProject_NewYear2024-1.jpgA new year brings ideas of fresh beginnings for personal and professional advancement. Expanding broadband connections to unserved and underserved communities often overlooked in North Carolina will help so many shape their ambitions and goals for self-improvement, paving the way for an inclusive and prosperous future for all. Read More
Feb. 7, 2024

Driving K-12 Innovation

CoSN will host a virtual summit for education changemakers on Wednesday, Feb. 7, from noon to 2 p.m. More   
March 23, 2024

36th Annual NCSEF

The 36th Annual NC State Science and Engineering Fair is set for March 23 at NC State University in Raleigh. 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