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Jan 10

Unique opportunity for high school students

Two high school seniors have the opportunity of a lifetime - participation in the National Youth Science Camp (NYSC). The students receive a full scholarship to exchange ideas with scientists and other professionals from the academic and corporate worlds. The nearly month-long experience includes lectures and hands-on research projects presented... read more →
Jan 07

Interview with scientist and author Ainissa Ramirez

Book explores science through American football We understood that Newton's Football would be a book not about football or about science but about ideas.  Ideas coming from the most unexpected sources, converging in the most delightful ways.  (From the introduction of Newton's Football) Full disclosure: I am a Philadelphia Eagles fan.  I... read more →
Nov 22

NC Science Festival Recruiting Middle and High School Teachers for Programs

The North Carolina Science Festival is now recruiting middle and high school teachers for two exciting partner programs, but hurry – deadlines are quickly approaching! Gravity Games - http://www.ncgravitygames.com/ The Gravity Games soapbox competition, co-sponsored by Google and Appalachian State, is returning on April 5, 2014 and the Festival wants to send... read more →
Nov 22

Addressing the Technology Skills Gap

Author of The U.S. Technology Skills Gap, Gary Beach talked with WRALTechWire editor Rick Smith in an article published on Nov. 21. Smith asked Beach about whether the skills gap really threatens America's future and what can be done about addressing the gaps. The article preceded a discussion by local business... read more →
Nov 08

Nominations open for the 2014 SMT Awards

Each year, the North Carolina Science, Mathematics, and Technology Education Center offers awards that recognize individuals and organizations whose extraordinary contributions to science, mathematics, and technology education in North Carolina are helping to advance education in NC. Categories include K-8 teacher, 9-16 teacher, informal educator, administrator, student leadership as well... read more →
Nov 06

Book Review: Survive! Inside the Human Body

Survive! Inside the Human Body  is a multi- volume, educational science book series for kids, published by the imaginatively monikered No Starch Press.  The series was first published in Korea, where it has sold over 20 million copies and enjoys a huge following. Not least, I assume, due to its... read more →
Oct 25

Got Crickets? Help Science.

Dr. Holly Menninger loves to talk science.  Trained as an entomologist, a scientist who studies bugs, Dr. Menninger pursued an interest communicating scientific research and education to a broad public audience.  She now works as the director of public... read more →
Oct 21

Register for the Mathematical Association of America’s AMC 8 Competition

The Mathematical Association of America's AMC 8 Competition is November 19.  The AMC 8 is a 25 question, 40 minute multiple choice examination in middle school mathematics designed to promote the development and enhancement of problem solving skills. The website for registration is http://www.maa.org/math-competitions/amc-8
Oct 16

Science Grant Boosts Curriculum in 7 Rural NC Counties

Last Friday, News 14 Carolina visited one of the 13 schools to follow up a story on the i3 Project. More than 12,000 students across the state benefit from a specialized style of learning. It is all part of a five-year program with the Smithsonian Science Education Center. This is... read more →
Oct 10

N.C. International Science Challenge Deadline Approaching

Deadline: November 15, 2013.   The N.C. International Science Challenge (NCISC) is a yearly science competition for high school students. Four students travel to Beijing, China to present their science research projects at the Beijing Youth Science Creation Competition. The competition requires students to undertake a research project, write an... read more →