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What's Happening in STEM
April 4 | Volume 7 - 2024
The NC STEM Center is a Web Portal for all things related to Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Education in North Carolina
Burroughs Wellcome Fund's annual grant celebrates innovation in NC classrooms

North Carolina teachers receive 2024 PRISM Awards

The Burroughs Wellcome Fund (BWF) recently announced the recipients of this year’s PRISM (Promoting Innovation in Science and Mathematics) Awards, celebrating the innovation of North Carolina teachers in bringing STEM resources into the classroom. The awards annually highlight BWF's commitment to fostering diversity and creativity in education. This year, 32 proposals totaling more than $102,000 were selected. Get the full story and view this year's recipients. The PRISM Awards support teaching professionals in providing quality, hands-on, inquiry-based student activities as well as enhancing the excitement for STEM in the classroom by providing funding for materials, equipment and supplies. The award also provides funding support for participation in professional development related to STEM materials and education. Since its inception the PRISM Awards has invested more than $1.2 million to over 400 teachers across North Carolina. Congrats to all of this year's recipients!

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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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UNC Science Expo

uncexpo-1.jpgThe UNC Science Expo on Saturday (April 6) is a signature event of the N.C. Science Festival featuring more than 100 booths staffed by UNC Chapel Hill students, researchers, and community volunteers by the Morehead Planetarium and Science Center.

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April is STEM month and the state's biggest celebration of science is now underway

North Carolina Science Festival kicks off STEM Month 

ncsifest2024-1.jpgThe 14th Annual North Carolina Science Festival (NCSciFest) is now in full swing all across the state. With more than 400 events scheduled, you are sure to find one in your backyard! Check out some of these great ways for you to get involved! Learn More
Great tips for viewing the April 8 partial solar eclipse in North Carolina

Eclipse: Not total, but still totally awesome

Solar-Eclipse-1.jpgOn Monday (April 8), the moon will pass in front of the sun and cast its shadow on earth, creating a solar eclipse for most of North and Central America. In her latest blog, Astronomy Educator Amy Sayle at the Morehead Planetarium breaks down what you should expect and offers safe ways to view it in North Carolina. Read More
New grants aim to enhance STEM education in Randolph and Guilford counties

Toyota brings $2 million STEM program to North Carolina

TMGC-1.jpgToyota USA Foundation has awarded $2 million in grant funding for STEM programs in two North Carolina counties. The grants and collaboration with the Randolph and Guilford county school systems are part of Toyota’s Driving Possibilities initiative. Full Story
North Carolina's economic future is tied to a STEM workforce - broadband helps bridge the gap

STEM is the state's secret sauce; connectivity a main ingredient

HEROProject_STEM-1.jpgThe future of the state’s economy is knowledge based, and that begins with STEM education. Investing in broadband is an investment in the future, and there are still many areas of North Carolina where citizens do not have access to it. MCNC’s HERO Project is another step forward to keep our students, workers and citizens from falling behind or being forgotten. Read More
April 1-30, 2024

NC Science Festival

The NC Science Festival is finally here with over 400 events statewide. Use the link below to get involved in April! More 
April 5-8, 2024

Statewide Star Party

The 12th annual North Carolina Statewide Star Party features 37 different hosts from Friday (April 5) through Monday. 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