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
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 →
Oct 03

Game Based Learning and the Common Core

For anyone familiar with social media, especially tools such as foursquare, where participants check into locations and receive special offers, the digital badge is a coveted item.  Even media players, such as audible, have  built-in gaming elements that reward listeners for the time they spend listening to audiobooks. A recent... read more →
Sep 23

Business Leaders Met to Discuss Gap in Common Core Standards in NC

The News & Observer recently reported that business leaders met to discuss the Common Core Standards to address the skills gap in the state. They said the Common Core State Standards are key to reversing that gap by better preparing students for success in college and the workplace. The standards,... read more →
Sep 23

Video Series Helps Students Craft Science Fair Projects

Need help getting started on your science fair project? The NASA Jet Propulsion Lab has created a video series to help craft science fair projects and how to see it through completion. Check it out at the NASA Jet Propulsion Lab
Apr 30

Follow SMT Center on Instagram

Are you following SMTCenter on Instagram yet? See the link below for photos from science competitions and other SMT Center events.
Apr 30

STEM ScoreCard Released; Work Ahead for North Carolina

The North Carolina Science, Mathematics and Technology Education Center (SMT) and the NC STEM Learning Network have officially released the first-ever, comprehensive STEM ScoreCard for North Carolina at an evening event at the Emerging Issues Commons at the James B. Hunt, Jr. Library. The full text of the 2013 NC... read more →