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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.) Read the latest articles…

Updated June 14, 2010

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STEM news: Kids Read Science and Teens Read Science are two new programs that aim to challenge young people to discover science by creating video reviews of books they read this summer.

Updated June 14, 2010

Premium Lock New study on apes sheds light on teamwork in workplace

STEM news: Duke University scientist and author Vanessa Woods discusses what Bonobo apes in the Congo can teach us about teamwork and collaboration in the business environment.

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Updated June 14, 2010

Premium Lock Military families get a boost in math, science education

Lockheed Martin STEM news: Lockheed Martin will provide $300,000 to launch the first phase of the new Initiative for Military Families, which will provide Advanced Placement courses in math and science to children from military families, according to the National Math and Science Initiative.

Updated June 11, 2010

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STEM News Science, technology, engineering and math are focus of Joining Our Businesses and Schools Commission report.

June 10, 2010

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North Carolina's "A1" Team Roster STEM News: North Carolina sent two math teams to this year’s American Regions Mathematics League (ARML) in Georgia. The state’s top team took first place in the regional competition and placed fourth overall in the nation.

June 10, 2010

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N.C. "A1" Math Team Roster STEM News: North Carolina sent two math teams to this year’s American Regions Mathematics League (ARML) in Georgia. The state’s top team took first place in the regional competition and placed fourth overall in the nation.

Updated June 10, 2010

Premium Lock N.C. teachers receive Presidential Math, Science Award

STEM News: Two North Carolina educators were selected Monday as winners of the Presidential Award of Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching.

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Updated June 10, 2010

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N.C. "A1" Math Team Roster STEM News: North Carolina sent two math teams to this year’s American Regions Mathematics League (ARML) in Georgia. The state’s top team took first place in the regional competition and placed fourth overall in the nation.

June 7, 2010

Premium Lock STEM equals economic growth for N.C. communities

Keith Crisco STEM News: Science, technology, education and math businesses and jobs, combined with a STEM-literate workforce, will lead North Carolina communities to an economic rebirth. It’s our best strategy for making every community in the state healthy, vital, and ready to face the 21st century, says North Carolina Secretary of Commerce Keith Crisco.

June 1, 2010

Premium Lock Science Olympiad is the ‘Sport of Science’

STEM news: Math and science students from four North Carolina schools put in a strong performance in the 2010 National Science Olympiad at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign on May 20 through May 22. But, before appearing in the national competition, North Carolina Olympians had to advance from a state tournament at N.C. State University.

Grant Wiley (left) and Noah Brown (in purple t-shirt) practice the Egg-A-Naut event with NCSO volunteers. Grant Wiley (left) and Noah Brown (in purple t-shirt) practice the Egg-A-Naut event with NCSO volunteers.

May 24, 2010

Premium Lock NASA veterans share STEM knowledge in Lumberton

STEM news: Officials from NASA recently joined high school students and leaders in Lumberton to share the importance of science and math to their own futures and to the future of their community.

Tom Mitchell, a NASA executive, talks STEM education. Tom Mitchell, a NASA executive, talks STEM education.

May 19, 2010

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Provost Academy Provost Academy's combination of a rigorous curriculum and high-tech results in a 95 percent satisfaction rating among families in the Palmetto state.

Updated May 17, 2010

Premium Lock Wake Forest's videogame featured at the White House

Wake Forest University demonstrated “CellCraft” last week at the White House during the inaugural National Lab Day celebration. The game developers intend to roll out the game to other schools, at no charge, in early summer.

Updated May 24, 2010

Premium Lock Today’s students are tomorrow’s workforce

STEM News STEM News: North Carolina companies are working harder than ever to keep our state on the cutting edge of technology by helping to bring the wonders of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) to young students. However, the shortage of students going into STEM fields today raises serious concern for business leaders who aim to keep America the world’s center for innovation.

May 17, 2010

Premium Lock KNS introduces courses for new Adobe CS5

Knowledge Network Solutions RTP firm provides professional services to K-12 and higher education institutions nationwide, and now offers updated courses to help teachers integrate the new Adobe Creative Suite 5 into their classrooms.

Updated May 10, 2010

Premium Lock N.C. schools pursue i3 federal grants

STEM News STEM news: Several North Carolina school districts, in a collaborative effort with state and national partners, are planning to submit applications this week for the $650 million Investing in Innovation Fund through the U.S. Department of Education. A dozen major foundations also have committed an additional $506 million to assist applicants to meet the matching fund requirements with i3, and have launched an online registry to help schools and programs gain better access to the money.

Updated May 3, 2010

Premium Lock Travelers’ tales: Students share powerful science stories from China trek

STEM report: The four North Carolina high school students who represented the United States at the Beijing Youth Science Creation Competition in March recently spoke to North Carolina lawmakers about their trip overseas. Legislators said seeing presentations and hearing experiences like this from students in our state shows that our future is in good hands.

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Updated May 3, 2010

Premium Lock Scaling the Great Wall: N.C. science students are rock stars in Beijing

STEM report: Four North Carolina high school students represented the United States at the Beijing Youth Science Creation Competition in March. This year’s winners all reside in the Triangle area and traveled to China to present their original research projects to an international audience. This is their story …

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April 30, 2010

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