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Heddy Clark Authors Op-ed on Rural-Urban Connections

Tuesday, April 02, 2019

On Feb. 11, NC State’s Institute for Emerging Issues (IEI) brought together close to 600 people for a conversation about rural and urban issues. STEM SENC was one of five community initiatives selected by the IEI to participate in the event. The selected communities are all actively working on efforts to address shared challenges, and promote and leverage interconnections between different community types.

STEM SENC was formed in 2018 to provide access to STEM learning opportunities for students throughout Southeastern North Carolina. UNCW’s STEM Learning Cooperative is a founding member of STEM SENC. Partners include representatives from area school districts, higher education, science-supporting organizations and the business community.

Heddy Clark recently authored an article about the IEI Forum and ways STEM SENC builds on rural-urban connections. Clark is director of the STEM Learning Cooperative at UNCW’s Watson College of Education, and co-lead of STEM SENC. The article was published in the StarNews and The Sampson Independent:

StarNews, March 1: How STEM initiatives can build on rural-urban connections

The Sampson Independent, March 7: Making STEM accessible for all