RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C. – 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.

Escapist Expo

The Escapist is hosting Escapist Expo at the Durham Convention Center from Sept. 14-16. This is a premier consumer convention centered on game culture uniting fans of videogames, tabletop games, science fiction, fantasy, comics, music and more in a celebration of everything multimedia.

Help Wanted Conference

The 2012 Help Wanted Conference is set for Sept. 20 in Washington, D.C. This event will bring together business leaders, policy makers, and innovative education organizations to have a robust conversation on how the United States is addressing the skills gap crisis.

NCABR Bridging The Gap

The North Carolina Association for Biomedical Research will host the Bridging the Gap: Uniting North Carolina K-16 STEM Education conference scheduled on Oct. 23-24 at the McKimmon Conference & Training Center in Raleigh.

STEMtech Conference

The League for Innovation will host the 2012 STEMtech conference Oct. 28-31 in Kansas City, Mo. Topics range from health and science, to e-Learning resources and recruiting.

NCREN Community Day

MCNC has a “big” year planned for broadband in North Carolina, and will “Think Big” at this year’s NCREN Community Day on Nov. 15-16 at Elon University.

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