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EdCamp STEM West to be Held at Grandview Middle School

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EdCamp STEM West will be held at Grandview Middle School on January 21 from 8:00 AM to 12:30 PM.  If you are interested in attending, click here to access more information including a registration link. Read More »

Biogen Foundation’s Power of STEM Grants

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The Biogen Foundation’s Ignite the Power of STEM Grants Program supports teachers and schools in Massachusetts and North Carolina to help them bring hands-on science programming to their students. Individual teachers may apply for up to $2,000.  Schools may apply for up to $5,000.  The application cycle runs October 15th through January 15th. Program Requirements and Considerations Biogen Foundation will award $135,000 in grants in the 2016-17 ... Read More »

Webquests Keep Students Engaged

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A great way to make sure students are engaged is the use of web quests.  I recently used a web quest with my students as a way to explore life in the 1930s as part of our Harper Lee “To Kill a Mockingbird” unit.  Having students explore through the steps of a web quest is a great way to give ... Read More »

Nominate a Colleague for one of the Science, Mathematics, & Technology (SMT) Awards

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Each year, the North Carolina Science, Mathematics and Technology Education Center awards individuals and organizations whose extraordinary contributions to science, mathematics and technology education in North Carolina help advance education in North Carolina. Awards are presented in eight different categories. Educator and student award recipients receive $1,000 and are honored during the Celebration of Science, Mathematics and Technology event in ... Read More »

Discovery Forum Series Comes to Hickory

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In continued partnership with BB&T, IEI is once again hosting an expanded Discovery Forum series this fall in six NC communities: Boone, Greenville, Hickory, the Triad, the Triangle, and Wilmington. In each community, ten teams of social entrepreneurs (ages 18-30) will have five minutes each to pitch their idea, and the audience will vote on their favorite pitches. The top ... Read More »

Free STEM Education Webinars From NASA Educator Professional Development


Audience: In-service, Pre-service, Home School and Informal Educators The NASA STEM Educator Professional Development Collaborative (EPDC) at Texas State University is presenting a series of free webinars open to all educators. Join NASA education specialists to learn about activities, lesson plans, educator guides and resources that bring NASA into your classroom. Registration is required to participate. To register, simply click ... Read More »

EdCamp STEM West Slated for January 21 at Grandview Middle School

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All educators are invited to EdCamp STEM West on January 21 at Grandview Middle School in Hickory.  Register here! Read More »

Catawba Science Center 2016-17 Field Trip and Program Guide Now Available

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Catawba Science Center provides programming in science for grades K-12.  Programming can occur in your classroom or at the Catawba Science Center.  Click here to check out the 2016-17 Field Trip and Program Guide.  Speak with your principal if you are interested in a CSC program or field trip. Read More »

Newton-Conover Middle School Receives Two STEM Grants


Newton-Conover Middle School recently received word that they had received two grants.  Wells Fargo donated $1200 for the NCMS Girls in STEM program.  NCMS also received a $4500 grant from the ZF Community Care Fund.  This grant will help provide resources and materials for the school’s “Makerspace” areas and for quarterly STEM Connection Nights.  Mrs. Jessica Schouweiler, STEM Coordinator/Assistant Principal at ... Read More »

Newton-Conover Middle School to Offer Girls Coding Camp

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Newton-Conover STEM Middle School, in partnership with Microsoft will be hosting a Girls Coding Camp August 1st thru the 5th for all rising 6th-9th graders. We are looking to empower young women in STEM fields and excite them about opportunities for their bright future. The camp will be taught by  by Microsoft Experts, on Microsoft’s Campus in Charlotte. Students will ... Read More »