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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…

July 13, 2010

Premium Lock Gap narrows, boys still outscore girls in math and science

Gender Debate Continues in STEM In an era when women are increasingly prominent in medicine, law and business, why are so few becoming scientists and engineers? A new study released by Duke University this week shows many important interlocking factors surrounding the debate on the underrepresentation of women in STEM fields.

Updated July 12, 2010

Premium Lock Life is Your Lab: N.C. to celebrate science with fall festival

N.C. Science Festival STEM News: From the coast to the mountains, science and technology have replaced tobacco, textiles and furniture as the driving force of the state's economy. Led by the Morehead Planetarium and Science Center, North Carolina will celebrate the amazing scope and influence of science in the state with the inaugural North Carolina Science Festival in September.

July 9, 2010

Premium Lock Smartphones help Onslow students improve math skills

Mobile Learning A new report released by Project K-Nect this week substantiates improved test scores as result of North Carolina students using mobile technology. One student says "the Smart Phone is like a teacher in my pocket."

July 9, 2010

Premium Lock NC STEM presents $50,000 to Lenoir County group at Global TransPark

$50,000 for STEM efforts in Lenoir County The funds along with more than $100,000 in other funds and in-kind investments help support science, technology, engineering and math center at Spirit AeroSystems’ Composite Center of Excellence.

Updated July 5, 2010

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Embracing a new movement STEM news: It’s surprising that a technology executive at a fast-paced company like IBM is a leading advocate of slowing down. But, John Miedema convincingly argues that even as the flood of information becomes larger, students and workers can gain more from the written word by slowing down their reading.

Updated June 30, 2010

Premium Lock Lenoir to celebrate ‘STEM Hub’ at Global TransPark

Lenoir STEM event set for July 8 at 3 p.m. NC STEM Community Collaborative will present $50,000 to business and education leaders in Kinston next week to help in the development of a STEM Hub to be co-located within Spirit AeroSystems. This funding is in addition to more than $100,000 in cash and in-kind investments pledged by Lenoir businesses, non-profits and other local investors for this project.

Updated June 28, 2010

Premium Lock New survey shows disconnect on importance of STEM

A recent survey conducted by Public Agenda with support from the GE Foundation shows encouraging results on the need for STEM education, but a gap between assumption and reality.

Are we beginning to see the light? Are we beginning to see the light?

Updated June 25, 2010

Premium Lock It’s game on for Richmond high’s ‘Summer of Kainotomia’

Kainotomia is the Greek word for innovation. And, what Richmond County high school students are studying this summer is indeed innovative and making an impact throughout the region.

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Updated June 21, 2010

Premium Lock STEM education goes beyond the classroom in N.C.

STEM opportunities in North Carolina STEM News: North Carolina’s workforce requires an educated and qualified pipeline of employees. Businesses throughout the state are helping advance STEM education by offering students valuable opportunities in a real-world environment.

June 15, 2010

Premium Lock Shodor’s summer workshops start next week

STEM News: Shodor Education Foundation is dedicated to the advancement of science and math education through the use of modeling and simulation technologies. The Durham-based organization is offering summer workshops in computational science for N.C. students starting on Monday.

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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

Premium Lock N.C. JOBS Commission Calls for STEM Educated Workforce

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.