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    Perspective: Smithsonian brings power of science to NC schools

Perspective: Smithsonian brings power of science to NC schools

October 6th, 2021

An exciting force is sweeping across Western North Carolina schools and it’s transforming all teachers into science teachers and students who never embraced STEM subject matter before into investigators, explorers, and scientists who love getting their hands dirty!

The Smithsonian Science Education Center (SSEC) and the NC SMT Center are […]

Perspective: Mapping Eastern NC’s Blue Economy Corridor

September 1st, 2021

We all have special places in our lives. Lake houses we returned to summer after summer. Mountaintops with views that take your breath away. For Dr. Emily Yeager, that place is the Pamlico River Basin. She spent her childhood swimming in the Tar River and playing along its shores, […]

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    Perspective | Shaping the values of next-gen superintendents

Perspective | Shaping the values of next-gen superintendents

July 20th, 2021

As we enjoy summer and start to prepare for the upcoming school year, we take a moment to reflect on the previous educational year and meet one last time with three exceptional representatives from the North Carolina School Superintendent Association (NCSSA).

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    Perspective | Exploring North Carolina’s Aspiring Superintendent Program

Perspective | Exploring North Carolina’s Aspiring Superintendent Program

May 19th, 2021

In our last installment, we met three representatives from the North Carolina School Superintendent Association (NCSSA). Jack Hoke is the Executive Director who drives the mission to support the state’s educational leaders through professional development, legislative advocacy, legal consulting, and a wealth of networking opportunities. Dr. Rob Jackson […]

Perspective | The Shining Stars of Superintendency

May 3rd, 2021

The school superintendency is one of the most challenging, but also can be one of the most rewarding position in education. This school year, nearly a quarter of all North Carolina school districts will be led by a superintendent with a year or less of experience. Many of these […]

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    Perspective | Hawks Nest soars to STEM School of Distinction

Perspective | Hawks Nest soars to STEM School of Distinction

April 7th, 2021

Congratulations to Hawks Nest STEAM Academy for being recognized as a Model STEM School of Distinction! Located in Gaston, N.C., Hawks Nest home to 350 students K-5 whose education is driven by scientific investigation, enthusiasm for problem solving, and a creative […]

Perspective | Explore summer programming at NCSSM

March 3rd, 2021

Although many students count the days until summer vacation starts, plenty of students also look forward to the summer sessions at the North Carolina School of Science and Mathematics (NCSSM) and this year should be no exception.

Classes are open to rising […]

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    Perspective | Lakeshore Elementary named a STEM School of Distinction

Perspective | Lakeshore Elementary named a STEM School of Distinction

February 1st, 2021

Congratulations to Lakeshore Elementary School for being recognized as a STEM School of Distinction!

Located in Mooresville, NC, Lakeshore is home to about 680 Kindergarten through 5th graders for whom the focus on STEM education is part of every problem they tackle, every assignment they work to complete, and every […]

Perspective | NC Students excel at international STEM competition

January 6th, 2021

The North Carolina International Science Challenge (NCISC) is a high school STEM competition that crowns a select group of talented students to represent their schools (and their nation) in the Beijing Youth Science Creation Competition every spring. While this past year posed unique challenges for these students and, while […]

Perspective | STEM leaders share their favorite holiday gifts

December 13th, 2020

To say that the holidays this year will be different from any we’ve known before would be the understatement of the year! So, why not make your gift giving something to remember this year?

Leave the socks on the shelf and instead focus on gifts that will stimulate the mind, […]

Perspective | Educational impacts of the North Carolina Science and Engineering Fair

November 18th, 2020

Science fairs have come a long way from the vinegar and baking soda volcanoes, and the North Carolina Science and Engineering Fair (NCSEF) is ensuring that students from all over the state and across grade levels are getting a real chance to shine.

The NCSEF provides the opportunity for students […]

Perspective | The ‘rural sauce’ and how zip codes don’t define success

October 11th, 2020

One thing all great scientists, pioneers, and discoverers have in common is their insatiable curiosity. Secretary Machelle Sanders of the N.C. Department of Administration is no exception to that rule, attacking every mystery with a “why” and transforming possibilities into achievements […]

NC STEM e-Update (Oct. 8, 2020)

October 11th, 2020

NC STEM e-Update
Twice a month the NC STEM Center provides an e-update on what’s happening in STEM, and their latest edition is now available for you.

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NC STEM e-Update (Sept. 24, 2020)

October 11th, 2020

NC STEM e-Update
Twice a month the NC STEM Center provides an e-update on what’s happening in STEM, and their latest edition is now available for you.

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NC STEM e-Update (Sept. 10, 2020)

October 11th, 2020

NC STEM e-Update
Twice a month the NC STEM Center provides an e-update on what’s happening in STEM, and their latest edition is now available for you.

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