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What's Happening in STEM
Feb. 8 | Volume 3 - 2024
The NC STEM Center is a Web Portal for all things related to Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Education in North Carolina
Your help is needed for the 2024 North Carolina State Science and Engineering Fair

Call for volunteers for NCSEF this spring

The North Carolina State Science and Engineering Fair (NCSEF) is the state-level affiliated fair with the Regeneron International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF). Volunteers are needed on March 20, March 22, and March 23 for a variety of activities. Virtual volunteers are needed on Wednesday, March 20 to be Zoom Moderators and Hosts. Register here to be a virtual volunteer. In-Person volunteers are needed on March 22-23 at NC State University to help set up facilities, check-in students and assist with setting up their projects, serve as room monitors, help prepare for the award ceremonies, and other “go to” tasks as needed. Register here to volunteer in-person. Judges can sign-up here for either virtual, in-person, or both! The Scientific Review Committee (SRC) meets prior to the fair to review and advise students in order to ensure that projects are conducted safely, ethically and responsibly. If you are interested in joining the SRC, please complete the Interest and Availability Survey and you will be added to the members' email list. Congratulations to all the students selected from the 10 regional fairs leading up to the 36th annual state NCSEF next month at NC State University!

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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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bionetwork.jpegBioNetwork provides economic and workforce development for the biotechnology and life science industries across North Carolina. BioNetwork offers an extended library of free educational resources that includes videos and many other e-learning tools.

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Kenan Fellows Program for Teacher Leadership at NC State University

Kenan Fellows introduces 'Not Your Average PD' 

ncsas.jpgKenan Fellows has a new online professional learning series: Not Your Average PD. Delivered for free via YouTube Live, sessions will embody the best aspects of high-quality professional development - relevant, interactive, and guided by educators attuned to today’s classroom challenges. The first session for AI in the Classroom is scheduled for Feb. 20. Use the link provided to view the upcoming full schedule and learn more. Learn More
Wells Fargo Principal of the Year serves as an ambassador for the state’s 2,500 principals

Nine named North Carolina Regional Principals of the Year

nctoypoy.jpgNine principals from across North Carolina have been chosen as regional Principals of the Year. On May 24, one will be named the Wells Fargo Principal of the Year at a ceremony scheduled in Cary.  Read More
The North Carolina Student Academy of Science seeks your expertise

NCSAS: Connecting professionals with students

NCSAS Judging-1.jpgA goal of the North Carolina Student Academy of Science (NCSAS) is to bring STEM professionals and researchers together with students. NCSAS is looking for college graduates working in STEM, STEM researchers, or those who have an advanced STEM research degree to judge students' work at the NCSAS on March 22 at the North Carolina School of Science and Mathematics. The event includes middle-and high-school level research in varying technical categories. Details on judging are outlined on the program's website. Visit 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's HERO Project aims to unlock the full potential of every child despite where they live

Digital deserts raise concern for kids in rural communities

HEROProject_BlogImage_14E.jpgLimited or no internet access is a major concern for parents in rural communities. Inadequate educational resources, reduced exposure to culture and information for social growth, and the lack of communication are just a few of the inequalities faced by many who lack reliable and affordable broadband. MCNC’s HERO Project aims to close the digital divide to better support childhood development in these underserved areas of North Carolina. Read More
March 19, 2024

Rx for Science Literacy

From Mendelian Inheritance to Polygenic Traits is a one-day workshop for educators on March 19 in Research Triangle Park. More   
March 23, 2024

36th Annual NCSEF

The 36th Annual NC State Science and Engineering Fair is scheduled in March 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