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What's Happening in STEM
June 27 | Volume 12 - 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 Career Award for STEM Teachers

2024 BWFCAST Award application cycle now open

The Burroughs Wellcome Fund’s Career Award for STEM Teachers (CAST) recognizes outstanding STEM teachers in North Carolina public primary and secondary schools. The award provides $175,000 over five years and is available to teachers who have an outstanding performance record in educating children and who demonstrate a solid knowledge of STEM content. Special consideration will be given to teachers working in hard-to-staff, economically-deprived classrooms in North Carolina. Special consideration also will be given to efforts that integrate environmental science and climate change into STEM-related curricula. Applications are open through Sept. 29. Click for more information and to apply.

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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

Carolina Science Cafe

sciencecafe-1.jpgMorehead Planetarium and Science Center will welcome Dr. Shelby Baez, Director of the Psychology of Sport Injury Laboratory in UNC’s Department of Exercise and Sport Science for Carolina Science Cafe on July 2 at Haw River Tap & Table in Carrboro.

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Golden LEAF Foundation

GL announces $14 million in funding at June board meeting

GL-Funding-2024-1.jpgThe Golden LEAF Foundation awarded a total of $14,267,573.59 in funding this month across five key areas including the SITE Program, Open Grants Program, the Economic Catalyst Project, Flood Mitigation Program, and the Food Distribution Assistance Program. Read more.
Donna Phillips named new Vice President of Industry Engagement and Recruitment

NC East Alliance adds new executive to growing team 

Donna-Phillips-1.jpgNC East Alliance has announced the addition of Donna Phillips as Vice President of Industry Engagement and Recruitment. She will lead efforts to engage existing and new industries in the education, workforce and economic development initiatives of NC East. Read more
USDoE award to establish new Student Academic Support Center on campus

Halifax Community College receives $2.1M federal grant

62524hcc-1.jpgThe U.S. Department of Education recently announced more than $44 million for 22 grants nationwide under the Rural Postsecondary and Economic Development (RPED) program. Halifax Community College received $2,182,035 to establish a Student Academic Support Center to provide educational and career support services for students. Read more
MCNC's High Speed Economies for Rural Opportunities (HERO) Project

Broadband in postsecondary education makes NC a better place

HEROProject_Community Colleges.jpgMCNC's commitment to expand and upgrade its network through the HERO Project provides the high-speed foundation for opportunity, efficiency, and acquisition of knowledge for all levels of education across North Carolina. And, one of the more important educational sectors in the state today happens for students right after high school. Read more
June 30, 2024

Call for Presenters

The deadline to submit presenter proposals for Synergy Conference 2024 is June 30. More 
July 16-18, 2024

Smithsonian Summit

The Smithsonian National Education Summit is a free, three-day online program July 16-18. More 
July 15-19, 2024

Summer Learning Week

Summer Learning Week is a national awareness celebration planned for July 15-19. More