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What's Happening in STEM
March 7 | Volume 5 - 2024
The NC STEM Center is a Web Portal for all things related to Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Education in North Carolina
Serving 29 counties in Eastern NC to strengthen homegrown workforce

NC East Alliance announces team and board changes

NC East Alliance has announced the addition of four new members to its team. Mark Hamblin will transition from board chair to chief operating officer. Jennifer Annetta joins the STEM East Leadership Team with extensive experience working with teacher training programs. Dr. Ethan Lenker, longtime superintendent of Pitt County Schools, will join the STEM East Leadership Team as a consultant. Wesley Beddard, recently retired from Martin Community College, will work primarily with community college partners in the region. NC East Alliance also made some changes to its board of directors. Todd Edwards will move into the chairman role. He is a local developer and general contractor who has served on the board for many years and has extensive experience working with local economic development organizations. Tony Khoury will take over as vice chairman. Tony is the owner of Transworld Business Advisors of Eastern NC. He brings extensive experience in assisting in the acquisition and sale of businesses in the region. Board members Roland Vaughn and Ray McKeithan will be retiring from the board. Learn more about NC EAST Alliance at

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A Gtt of Pretty Workshops

medworkshops.jpegA Gtt of Pretty are virtual health care or science workshops for ages 5 to 14 (boys and girls) created to promote fun and diversity in STEM. Students are exposed to unique learning activities and special guests that work in science and health care.

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NC State’s STEM hub for K-12 students across the state earns national achievement award

NC State Science House recognized for STEM impact 

NC-State-Science-House.jpgThe Science House at NC State University has inspired multiple generations of future scientists and engineers. Because of its broad outreach efforts, the organization has been recognized with the Center for Advancing Research Impact in Society’s (ARIS) Enduring Achievement Award. The ARIS awards recognize researchers and practitioners undertaking exemplary work in research and higher education. Read More
Learn more about U.S. Army's Gains in the Education of Mathematics and Science (GEMS)

AEOP-GEMS has new North Carolina site in 2024

aeopgems.jpgGains in the Education of Mathematics and Science (GEMS) is a U.S. Army-sponsored, summer STEM enrichment program for middle and high school students that takes place in participating U.S. Army research labs and engineering centers. GEMS has two new sites this year and one of those is in Durham! Use link to learn more and see important deadlines. Get 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 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
Collaborative Online Teaching with PBL will be the topic of discussion on March 11

Kenan Fellows adds second 'Not Your Average PD' event

ncsas.jpgKenan Fellows has added a second installment of their 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 in February focused on AI in the Classroom. The second session on March 11 will discuss strategies and best practices for co-teaching with an educator outside of your district or county. Learn More
Access to high-speed internet has important role in state's booming entertainment industry

Broadband brings lights, camera and action to NC communities

HEROProject_BlogImage_Filmmaking_B.jpgBroadband has revolutionized the movie making process, an industry that spends more than $200 million a year and creates thousands of jobs in North Carolina, making it more efficient, collaborative and globally accessible. However, there exists a reality in many communities throughout the state who lose out on these lucrative opportunities because they simply do not have the high-speed infrastructure to support it – that's where MCNC's HERO Project can be a game changer for these areas. Read Full Story
March 12, 2024

Success in Service

Citizen Schools will host Enhancing Student Success Through National Service virtually on March 12. 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