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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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Join the Center for Education in STEM (CESTEM) for a 2-day workshop led by Dr. Shelby Morge and Dr. Chris Gordon to learn and reflect on what the new NC Computer Science standards look like in the classroom. Participants will engage in computational thinking through cross-curricular, computer-based, and non-computer-based classroom tested activities.

Earn 1.0 CEU Credits!

When: August 4 & 5 (9 AM- 3 PM each day)
Where: UNCW Watson College of Education
Who: K-8 Teachers
Cost: $30.00
Registration Link:

Please be sure to register by 11:59 PM on Monday, 8/2!

Lunch and parking will be included each day.







Stacked2.png"For the past five years, WCE’s STEM Learning Cooperative and Center for Assistive Technology have offered STEM events for students as part of the North Carolina Science Festival. The team works to ensure programs are accessible for children with disabilities as well as their typically developing peers. This year, with in-person events limited due to COVID-19, STEM LC and CAT partnered to create adapted STEM kits to share with area schools." Click here to read the rest of the story in the Watson Chonicle.  

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.



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

Click here to read an article about Leap into Science in the Watson Chronicle.