Conferences-iconConferences & Presentations

SciREN Triangle Networking Event

At SciREN events, researchers share K-12 classroom-ready lesson plans that are based on their current research and adhere to state and national educational standards. The SciREN Triangle networking event is at the NC Museum of Natural Sciences in Raleigh. Additionally, SciREN gives scientists and educators opportunities to arrange classroom visits and to collaborate on curriculum development.

Lesson Plan WorkshopSaturday, Aug. 18, 20189:30am-12:30pm
NC Museum of Natural Sciences, Raleigh
4th floor of the SRC building
SciREN Triangle Networking EventThursday, Sept. 20, 2018, 6:30 pm
NC Museum of Natural Sciences, Raleigh
*note* Complimentary beer will be provided by New Belgium Brewing

Women in Educational Leadership Symposium

Registration is open for the third annual Women in Educational Leadership Symposium (WIELS). The purpose of WIELS is to bring women together to share, learn, and grow in leadership. This conference aims to provide personalized learning and mentoring opportunities for those who aspire to become or currently serve as educational leaders.

The symposium is scheduled Oct. 5-6, 2018 at Appalachian State University in Boone. This year’s conference theme is Advancing the Leader Within: Building Capacity.

Bridging the Gap 2018

Bridging the Gap is an annual conference whose goal is to strengthen K-16 STEM education throughout North Carolina. This year’s event has been scheduled Oct. 23-24, 2018 at the McKimmon Conference and Training Center in Raleigh. The event brings together educators, business leaders, government officials and others who play a role in STEM education to share ideas and resources.

Conference attendees are invited to submit applications to give presentations. Presenter applications will be accepted through June 15. Each approved presenter will receive a 40% discount on conference registration.

2018 Space Port Area Conference for Educators

Audience: K-12 Educators
Event Date: July 11-13, 2018
Contact: space@amfcse.org

Save the date for the 2018 Space Port Area Conference for Educators, or SPACE, taking place at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida. This conference is for K-12 educators who are U.S. citizens teaching in the United States. Experience stimulating presentations from astronauts and NASA science and engineering experts; tour Kennedy and surrounding facilities. Get ready-to-go lesson plans and creative ideas to infuse your classroom with STEM and multifaceted, space-related content.

Save the Date: NC Science Teachers Association & National Science Teachers Association Charlotte Area Conference

Nov. 29-Dec. 1, 2018


  • Illuminate Literacy Through Science
  • Amp Up Science Instruction
  • High-Voltage Science Strategies
  • Beyond Standards

workshops-iconWorkshops, Seminars & Programs

2018 RX for Science Literacy Workshop: The Importance of Vaccines: Research Tells the Story

Rx for Science Literacy is partnering with the Wake Forest School of Medicine’s Clinical and Translational Science Institute (CTSI), Center for Vaccines at the Extremes of Aging (CVEA), Brenner Children’s Hospital and its Sticht Center on Aging to present The Importance of Vaccines: Research Tells the Story, a one-day workshop that will be Tuesday, July 24, from 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. at the Biotech Place in Winston-Salem.

Friday Institute’s MOOC-Ed: Massive Open Online Courses for Educators

MOOC-Ed is a project of the Friday Institute for Educational Innovation at the NC State College of Education. Built on research-based models of effective professional development, professional learning communities, and online communities of practice, MOOC-Ed courses focus on authentic, project-based learning, collaboration, and peer-supported learning, rather than tests and grades that are needed in other types of MOOCs.

awards-iconAwards, Fellowships & Grants

Career Award for Science and Mathematics Teachers

Each year, the SMT Center offers awards that recognize individuals and organizations for their extraordinary contributions to science, technology, engineering and mathematics in North Carolina. Career Awards for Science and Mathematics Teachers provide $175,000 over a period of five years ($35,000 per year) to eligible teachers in the North Carolina public school system. The Burroughs Wellcome Fund (BWF) will support up to six awards in annual installments. September 2018 is the deadline to apply.

Formlabs 3D Printing Grants

Are you part of an educational institution that is working on a project at the cutting edge of technology and research? The Formlabs Education Grant is an opportunity for educational labs to receive a Form 2 for their research facility by sharing a project that will benefit from the use of a 3D printer. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis and grants will be awarded at one lab or educational facility per quarter.

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IBM Digital Business Group Summer 2018 Internship

The Digital Business Group internship is designed to give high school/pre-college students the opportunity to develop the skills, experiences, and networks that are critical to launching a career in the STEM field.

NC Council on Economic Education’s Academic Competitions

For more than 40 years, the NC Council on Economic Education (NCCEE) has sponsored a number of academic competitions focusing on economics, personal finance, and entrepreneurship for North Carolina students in primary and secondary schools designed to support and enhance the economic education experience. All competition winners are invited to attend regional awards banquets in the spring where their accomplishments are celebrated with their parents and teachers, as well as a number of educational leaders and prominent business leaders. Visit their website to see a list of the competitions.