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September 24, 2012

Premium Lock IBM pledges $1.3M education grants to NC, 4 other states

North Carolina is one of five states receiving early childhood education improvement grants valued at $1.3 million in cash and technology services from Big Blue.

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September 17, 2012

Premium Lock Visual software coding languages boost kids as programmers

Alice, Scratch and Lua-based platforms help make programming more prevalent among elementary and middle school students and teach them problem-solving skills that translate to other languages such as Python, Java, Ruby and C++, says Brook Osborne, director of outreach at Duke University's department of computer science.

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September 7, 2012

Premium Lock NC STEM Learning Network teams up with Fidelity

Fidelity Investments The NC STEM Learning Network teams up with one of the world's largest financial services firms to help develop a Web-based platform to better organize STEM education resources throughout the state.

September 6, 2012

Premium Lock NC students excel with language immersion programs

VIF International Education VIF International Education in Chapel Hill released results on Thursday that further verify the need to invest and expand language immersion and global awareness programs in the United States.

September 3, 2012

Premium Lock Biogen Idec Foundation invests $100K in STEM effort

Biogen Idec The Biogen Idec Foundation and Teach For America have announced a new collaboration in support of science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) education in Massachusetts and North Carolina.

Updated August 27, 2012

Premium Lock UNC alum creates software startup to save education

A recent UNC graduate has launched an educational software startup to provide a cloud-based solution to what has been called the biggest crisis in American education.

August 20, 2012

Premium Lock Cisco helps fund STEM Web Portal Project

Efforts to create an online portal of North Carolina's education resources have been enhanced by a $25,000 grant from Cisco Systems to the NC STEM Learning Network.

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Updated August 13, 2012

Premium Lock Mobile startup drives apps creation with S.C. students

Mobile software startup 52apps has an ambitious goal: create a new application for the iPhone or iPad every week. Just as ambitious: Do it with college students in South Carolina, far from the engineering hotbeds of Silicon Valley, New York or Austin, Texas

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August 6, 2012

Premium Lock Mark your calendars for fall STEM-related events

STEM News There are several events worth checking out this fall that have an emphasis the importance of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education in North Carolina and beyond.

Updated July 30, 2012

Premium Lock Educators look to fix gaps in classroom to workplace

NCNSP Teachers from schools across North Carolina are getting valuable lessons in relevance this summer though first-hand experiences in the "real world" of math and science.

July 27, 2012

Premium Lock NCSSM receives $10K grant for STEM learning labs

Monsanto has presented a $10,000 grant to the N.C. School for Science and Mathematics Foundation to help fund the school's Labs for Learning program in school districts in Northeastern North Carolina.

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July 24, 2012

Premium Lock News Corp to launch tablet education pilot

News Corporation News Corp. spin-off Amplify along with AT&T said Monday that they are aiming to put tablet computers in the hands of students this coming school year.

July 23, 2012

Premium Lock Obama proposes $1 billion math, science teaching corps

STEM News The Obama administration has announced plans to develop a national STEM teaching corps - pending a $1 billion commitment from Congress.

July 16, 2012

Premium Lock National voice on 21st century education headlines Global Schools Network event in Chapel Hill

EdLeader21 CEO and author Ken Kay has been a leading voice for 21st century education in the United States for the past decade. He will be in Chapel Hill this week speaking during the Global Schools Network Leadership Conference.

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July 16, 2012

Premium Lock A&T, Purdue students team up for space experiment

STEM News The experiment will provide data that could help in the design of systems that require the precise control of fluids and gases, such as life-support equipment and fuel tanks for spacecraft.

Updated July 9, 2012

Premium Lock NCTA offers STEM scholarship honoring founding CEO

Betsy Justus The North Carolina Technology Association recently announced that applications are now being accepted for the new Betsy Y. Justus NCTA Founder's Scholarship.

July 2, 2012

Premium Lock Apex High School team wins in Lenovo 'apps' contest

STEM News A team of developers at Apex High School developed a "Shop Local Raleigh" app a the Lenovo/National Academy Foundation and earned a trip to a professional development conference for their efforts.

June 27, 2012

Premium Lock STEMx fuses 13 states in national education efforts

STEMx Battelle Memorial Institute and 13 state STEM education networks officially launched STEMx on Wednesday at the U.S. News STEM Solutions Summit in Dallas, Texas. North Carolina is one of the states participating in the effort.

Updated June 25, 2012

Premium Lock N.C. is both leader and laggard in higher education

American colleges and universities have long been viewed as the best in the world. Beneath this impressive exterior, however, some significant cracks are evident. North Carolina institutions of higher learner have a little bit of both, according to a new report released by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.

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Updated June 25, 2012

Premium Lock TWC's Minds On! to focus on biomedical sciences

STEM News Nearly 250 students from across the Triangle now have the opportunity to participate in a summer science camp program at no cost thanks to Time Warner Cable.