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What's Happening in STEM
March 21 | Volume 6 - 2024
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's biggest celebration of science gets underway in April with events for all ages!

Almost time for the North Carolina Science Festival

In anticipation of this year's 14th Annual North Carolina Science Festival (NCSciFest), Gov. Roy Cooper has declared April 2024 STEM Education Month in North Carolina. The proclamation made on Wednesday (March 20) marks the beginning of the country’s premier statewide celebration of science. A festival is a period of celebration! With so much to cover an entire month is needed to do our state's science celebration justice. With more than 400 events scheduled throughout the state, you are sure to find one in your backyard! Additionally, each year, NCSciFest features some special opportunities for participants. Check out some of these other great ways to get involved. The goal of the NC Science Festival is to help spread science education through exciting, educational and fun, hands-on science events. The educational, cultural and financial impact of science affects all North Carolinians, and this is one way to make sure that continues for future generations. Happy Spring! Happy Science!

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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

Science of Movement

01HRZ5013CTT0CDKBVFCKNDR5E.pngLeap like a lemur, slither like a snake, and crawl like a turtle. On April 6, learn from experts at the Museum of Life and Science in Durham on how human and animal physiology affects movement, injury rehab, and developing mobility aids to support our bodies.

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Application deadline is March 25

North Carolina Aquarium offering summer camp scholarships 

shark-1.jpgThe North Carolina Aquarium on Roanoke Island is offering a limited number of scholarships for its week-long summer camps this year. The program is funded through the Burroughs Wellcome Fund’s Student STEM Enrichment Program for students ages 6-13. Learn More
Awardees include five charter schools and represent all eight educational regions of the state

20 North Carolina PSUs receive nearly $1 million in STEM grants

20160712-getedfunding-event.pngTwenty North Carolina public school units (PSUs) will benefit from nearly $1 million in grants intended to expand and enrich STEM education. The Increasing Engagement in STEM grants, included in the most recent budget by the N.C. General Assembly, provide funds to PSUs to engage grades 6-8 students in experiential STEM education programs. Read More
Attracting clean-energy companies to North Carolina helps create new jobs and opportunities

State’s EV manufacturing aims to spark rural economy

ev-new-1.jpgNorth Carolina is attracting a growing wave of new clean-energy companies, including several like Toyota that have made it a key part of what’s becoming known as an electric vehicle “battery belt” in the southeast United States. In the process, these companies are reinvigorating a long-declining part of the state’s economy — manufacturing. Full Story
Public libraries connect communities and enrich our lives in ways we may not fully realize

Broadband is the backbone of modern libraries in North Carolina

HEROProject_BlogImage_Libraries-web.jpgPublic libraries are quintessential community anchor institutions and vital to both urban and rural areas. But, many in underserved and overlooked regions of North Carolina are at a disadvantage due to the lack of broadband. MCNC understands this challenge and recognizes that high-speed internet is pivotal for public libraries to serve their communities. MCNC’s HERO Project aims to ensure that the important role libraries have always played in the state continues to move forward in today’s digital age. Read 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 NC Science Festival is just around the corner with over 400 events statewide. Use the link below to get involved in April! More
May 7, 2024

2024 Eggs and Issues

Public School Forum will host their 10th Annual Eggs and Issues Breakfast at the McKimmon Center in Raleigh in May. More