New Opportunities: January 25, 2021

Girls Networking Across the Nation

A new resource has been shared by a member of the Lynhurst STEM Club for Girls. One of their members reached out, after finding the STEM West website and its resources, to thank the organization for hosting this website and sharing information. In return, she shared another resource with us: Women in Engineering. This site highlights women in engineering and technology. This is what networking and helping others is all about!


ARC Seeks Applicants for Summer Learning Opportunities

This week, ARC began accepting applications for two summer opportunities: the Appalachian Entrepreneurship Academy (AEA) and the ARC/Oak Ridge Summer STEM Program in Oak Ridge, Tennessee. AEA helps the next generation of regional leaders and thinkers cultivate creativity, sharpen business acumen, and develop skills essential for entrepreneurial success. MeanwhileARC/Oak Ridge is a hands-on learning experience for Appalachia’s middle and high school students, as well as high school teachers in STEM-related fields.
AEA will be held in two phases: virtually from June 14-25, 2021 and in person on July 12-30, 2021 in Pittsburgh, PA.
Changes to this schedule may be made due to COVID restrictions. For more information, visit www.arc.gov/AEA
ARC/Oak Ridge will be held virtually from:
June 19-July 2, 2021 for high school students and teachers andJune 26-July 2, 2021 for middle school students
If COVID restrictions allow, the program will be held in person in Oak Ridge, Tennessee.
For more information, visit www.arc.gov/summerSTEM.
Applications for both opportunities are due March 1, 2021. 

North Carolina Association for Biomedical Research (NCABR): Promoting public understanding of and support for bioscience research.

Additional Rx For Science Literacy Workshop Just Added For February 2021


NCABR is excited to announce a new workshop for the 2020-2021 Rx for Science Literacy series. Because a limited number of seats is available, we encourage you to register as soon as possible. Registration is completely free.

Special COVID-19 Edition of 
Emerging and Re-emerging Infectious Diseases

 Virtual Workshop
Friday, February 19, 2021
National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS)
8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Rx for Science Literacy is partnering with the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS) to present a special COVID-19 edition of the popular Emerging and Re-emerging Infectious Diseases workshop. This one-day virtual workshop will be held Friday, February 19, 2021, from 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
NOTE: This workshop is virtual and there is a maximum capacity of 50 participants. All participants will be provided a link to the online curriculum manual shortly before the workshop. This virtual workshop will be offered live and will not be available as a recording after the program is over. To receive continuing education credits for the program, all participants will be expected to participate in the entire workshop from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. and to submit an online program evaluation after the workshop. Substitute reimbursement will be provided.
About the Workshop: This workshop will feature an overview of the National Institute of Health’s Emerging and Re-emerging Infectious Diseases curriculum plus updates from biomedical scientists about current COVID-19 research studies at NIEHS.
About the Curriculum: The National Institute of Health’s Emerging and Re-emerging Infectious Diseases curriculum addresses the different types of infectious diseases and how they are classified as emerging, re-emerging or endemic, how epidemiologist investigate mystery diseases, antibiotic resistance, and immunity and the effectiveness of vaccinations.
Register Now →
 At virtual Rx for Science Literacy workshops, educators hear from scientists about their latest research advances and receive a free curriculum materials. They also receive:1 unit of certification renewal credit for North Carolina-certified educators (4 hours of additional work required)Substitute teacher support (up to $80)
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