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The STEM Learning Cooperative capitalizes on campus and community partnerships to develop and deliver aspirational STEM learning opportunities for students, families, and educators in Southeastern North Carolina.

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2021-PBL-Workshops-1.pngThe North Carolina Science Leadership Association (NCSLA) is partnering with the Center of Excellence for Research, Teaching and Learning (CERTL) at the Wake Forest School of Medicine to provide two 3-day workshops this summer. Both workshops are designed to provide K-12 teachers with inquiry-based lessons in Problem-Based Learning that integrate science, math, language arts and otherareas of the curriculum.

STEM SENC and the UNCW Watson College of Education’s Center for Education in STEM (CESTEM) and STEM Learning Cooperative are proud to support the workshop at UNCW on June 21-23. We are planning for an in-person workshop in the UNCW Education Building that follows the campus distancing, mask usage, and Health & Safety parameters in place at the time. 

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Congratuhafey1.jpglations to Michelle Hafey on being selected for the 2020-2022 cohort of the NCSLA Science Leadership Fellows Program. The program is designed to foster the development of science education leaders in North Carolina. The North Carolina Science Leadership Association leads the program with support from the North Carolina Science, Mathematics and Technology Education Center. Michelle is the Program Associate for CESTEM, a member of the STEM LC. Click here to read the full story in the Watson Chronicle.


CongraAngietulations to Dr. Angie Reid-Griffin, the 2020 NC SMT Center's Outstanding Informal Educator in STEM. This award recognizes a North Carolina informal educator (an educator who works outside the traditional classroom) who excels in engaging young people (preK-12) in science, mathematics, and technology activities and experiences. Cliick here to read full story in The Watson Chronicle. Dr. Reid-Griffin was featured in We are UNCW, click here to watch the video.



Dr. Angie Reid-Griffin represented the STEM LC at the 2020 Synergy Conference on July 28-31, 2020. In this workshop, she shared insight on our formation and ways each partner supports and creates STEM opportunities in our region. Audience members engaged in interactive activities and shared best practices for engaging learners of all ages. Click here to view the slideshow. 

Bridging tfull-large2x.pnghe Gap 2020 will be a fully virtual conference this year, click here to register.
Anyone involved with K-12 education, higher education, industry, government or other STEM groups who wants to help strengthen STEM education in North Carolina is encouraged to participate in the 9th annual Bridging the Gap: Uniting North Carolina K-16 STEM Education conference. 

***POSEarth-Protectors_Logo_Full-Color_LATEST-VERSION_3.4.2020.pngTONED - Date TBD* - This year the Earth Protectors will be called into action to help save the planet. Earth Protectors is a Changemakers event designed for students with disabilities and typically developing individuals who likes to have fun with science. Children will earn their earth protector badges by visiting different stations and learn about sustainability. Participants will gain an understanding of the earth’s resources and ways to protect the planet through engaging activities like gem mining, planting, renewable energy, and animal safety in honor of Earth day 2020. Come join us in our quest to save the planet using our STEM skills!

In a nationalLeapIntoScienceLogo.PNG competition, the joint application submitted by STEM SENC, CESTEM, The North Carolina Science, Mathematics, and Technology Education Center, STEM East, STEM West, and the State Library of NC, and supported by the NC Center for Afterschool Programs and the North Carolina Science Network, was accepted to join the Leap into Science Cohort 3. Dr. Carmen Sidbury (CESTEM) and Dr. Heddy Clark (STEM LC) will represent STEM SENC on the North Carolina State Leadership Team. Learn more about the program here