STEM Education

STEM News is generated through a collaborative effort between the NC STEM Learning Network and WRAL TechWire. To submit story ideas, please email WTW Editor Rick Smith rsmith@wral.com or Noah Garrett noah@thinkngc.com.)

June 14

Duke Energy provides $2.7M for STEM, other programs

STEM education news  Duke Energy is charging up summertime education programs, including numerous ones focusing on STEM and work force development, with $2.7 million in grants.

June 1

Construct3D: Celebrating 3D printing in education

As the first national academic conference centered around 3D printing and education, the recent Construct3D at Duke University sold out quickly and it did not disappoint. We were all reminded of the many ways digital fabrication opens doors for creativity and self-expression in the classroom, while also teaching invaluable technical skills.

Putting 3D print technology to work Putting 3D print technology to work

May 16

Premium Lock Enloe team's CPR app earns national Lenovo honor (+ video)

An app for guiding people through giving of CPR in the event of a heart attack that a team at Enloe High School in Raleigh developed is one of five winners in a national mobile app contest put on by Lenovo.

April 18

Premium Lock Laura Baverman: 35 Summer opportunities to fuel your kid's entrepreneurial spirit

Laura Baverman Here's a comprehensive list of camps, programs and events to encourage entrepreneurship and critical thinking in children this summer.

March 28

Premium Lock STEM news: Words matter when math teachers describe student learning

STEM Education News ‚ÄčThink back to math class in elementary school. Do you remember being assigned to a "high," "middle" or "low" group? If so, you'll relate to a new study from North Carolina State University on the importance of how teachers talk about students' mathematical work.

March 24

Premium Lock STEM study: Women trail in education, entrepreneurship, income

STEM Education News A new study finds that there are fewer women involved in STEM education, are far less likely to be STEM entrepreneurs, and also lag in compensation for STEM employment.

January 3

Premium Lock Two upcoming events focus on STEMpreneurs

Startups   "We've found that many of our most innovative and brilliant young scientists, researchers, and technologists, our STEMpreneurs, can benefit from the business experience and practical knowledge of specialists in areas that support their endeavors", said Joe Magno, COIN's Executive Director.

November 25, 2016

Premium Lock When toy shopping, remember how they can spark genius

With the holidays upon us as you ponder which video games you'll be placing under the tree or whether to buy that cool drone that will provide some outdoor fun, you might also want to think about the importance of toys in spurring innovation and shaping today's high tech world.

Will a Christmas toy spark your child's innovation? Will a Christmas toy spark your child's innovation?

September 20, 2016

Premium Lock Planet Fitness franchise operator bringing 3 STEM campuses to Triangle

STEM News C.J. Bouchard and Joe Pepe, partners who operate 13 Planet Fitness gyms across the Triangle, will open three STEM education-focused campuses in a franchise agreement with Utah-based Zaniac.

Updated May 31, 2016

Premium Lock Citing need for tech workers, report says computer science ed must be 'urgent priority'

STEM News "Despite surging demand, computer science education is only just beginning to gain traction in U.S. school systems," says a new report from the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation. "Policymakers should expand access to rigorous, high-quality courses in both high school and college."

Updated April 12, 2016

Premium Lock InnovateEDU: A summit to inspire minority, female students to study STEM

Animatou Sow A new Innovate Raleigh initiative kicks off this week with national speaker Animatou Sow, events at the NC Museum of History and Shaw University.

April 11, 2016

Premium Lock Bayer digs in to educate NC students on ag biotech

Bayer hosted more than 160 fifth graders and high school students from central North Carolina last week in RTP with students touring facilities, talking with Bayer staff and participating in hands-on exercises demonstrating how new crop seeds and ag chemicals move from an idea in someone's mind to a product used in a farmer's field.

Trying out "Sticky Icky" Trying out "Sticky Icky"

February 1, 2016

Premium Lock Obama wants $4B to help students learn computer science; read his address

President Barack Obama said Saturday he will ask Congress for billions of economy. dollars to help students learn computer science skills and prepare for jobs in a changing economy. Read a recap plus the full text of his address.

January 27, 2016

Premium Lock How can NC create more STEM jobs? A UNC-CH exec offers insight

STEM News WalletHub published a report this week that says Raleigh ranks 14th among the nation's top 100 metro areas for STEM-related jobs. In a Q&A, WalletHub talked with Jeff Sackaroff, associated director of career services at UNC-Chapel Hill, about how areas can improve the STEM job environment and also attract more minorities as well as women.

Updated January 26, 2016

Premium Lock Raleigh ranks 14th among top metros for STEM related jobs

STEM education news  A new study ranks Raleigh No. 14 among the best and worst metro areas for jobs related to science, technology, engineering and math, or STEM.

March 23, 2015

Premium Lock Obama announces $240M in new pledges for STEM education

Obama Film Festival President Barack Obama is highlighting private-sector efforts to encourage more students from underrepresented groups to pursue education in science, technology, engineering and math.

March 23, 2015

Premium Lock Obama to announce $240M in new pledges for STEM education

STEM education news  President Barack Obama is highlighting private-sector efforts to encourage more students from underrepresented groups to pursue education in science, technology, engineering and math.

October 27, 2014

Premium Lock STEM East expands into Nash-Rocky Mount Public Schools

The Golden LEAF Foundation awarded $200,000 to Nash-Rocky Mount Public Schools (NRM) this week to implement two STEM Learning Centers in NRM Schools.

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August 4, 2014

Premium Lock NCTA names STEM scholarship winners

NCTA Every year, NCTA honors the memory of its founding CEO, Betsy Y. Justus, by awarding a scholarship in her name. This year, the scholarship was expanded to provide two students with a $4,000 scholarship and a computer from Lenovo.

June 16, 2014

Premium Lock Biopharma Grifols to open new Clayton plant employing 200

Grifols Grifols new Clayton plant, expected to employ 200, is set to become fully operational in 2015. A grand opening is scheduled for Tuesday.