New Opportunities in 2023: January 23rd, 2023

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Happy New Year Opportunities: January 16th, 2023

SAVE THE DATES: Are these on your calendar?
February 25th, 2023EdCamp STEM West returns!! This free Saturday event will be hosted by NCSSM-Morganton. Put in on your calendar and share this with any teachers who may want to check it out!
Door prizes are coming in: Movie Tickets, massages, Coupons, Gift cards, etc. 

April 1st, 2023–STEM Trek 2023, a NC Science Festival event to be hosted by the Catawba Science Center and sponsored by the Greater Hickory International Council. This community event is free, and all families are welcome!

Exhibitor REGISTRATION now open! 
Local STEM businesses are invited to participate, providing a hands-on experience for families to introduce them to STEM careers in our region. Please contact Carol Moore at [email protected] with questions.

Science Through the Lens of
Food & Agriculture

This year’s On the Farm STEM program brings together science educators at the middle and high school levels together with experts in science education, food & agricultural science, and beef production to envision a model for high school science learning that will inspire today’s students through content that is relevant and real to their everyday lives.

On The Farm STEM ®
Immersive Experience




Applications close:
Feb 24, 2023


Experience immersive learning events with food and agriculture leaders in-the-field and on-line.


Grow personally. Impact professionally. Make a difference for you and your students.

30 Science-Educators Selected

Approved travel expenses will be reimbursed up to $750.00

Meals, hotel and materials are included in the program

Gain insight from instructional units developed in real contexts

Participants can earn up to 40 CEU of professional development hours

NC State University

AgDiscovery, a FREE summer youth program for middle and high school students is accepting applications through March 31, 2023. AgDiscovery students live on a college campus for 2-4 weeks and learn from university professors and USDA experts. This year, 22 colleges and universities are participating in the program. Get full information and application details to apply for NCSU at:

Great summer opportunity for teens interested in plant and animal science AND there is no cost to attend the AgDiscovery program. Tuition, room and board, meals, lab supplies, meals, and activity fees will be covered by APHIS. Students selected for the program are only responsible for any costs which may be associated with traveling to the university campus and returning home at the conclusion of the program.

December 15, 2022  |  Volume 7, Issue 49
Apply Now for Summer Learning Opportunities!

This week, ARC opened applications for two summer study opportunities for Appalachian students: the Appalachian Entrepreneurship Academy (AEA) and the Appalachian STEM Academy at Oak Ridge.

The Appalachian Entrepreneurship Academy, hosted in Boone, North Carolina at Appalachian State University, seeks high school students interested in nurturing creative ideas and developing skills for entrepreneurial success.

AEA seeks middle and high school students, and high school teachers, who are ready to work alongside award-winning scientists at Oak Ridge National Laboratory. For the first time ever, we’re also expanding our middle school sessions to allow twice as many students to participate.

Applications for both programs are due February 10, 2023. 

In partnership with EntreEdAppalachian State University, and STEM West, the Appalachian Regional Commission’s (ARC) Appalachian Entrepreneurship Academy (AEA) prepares the next generation of entrepreneurial leaders and thinkers.
Watch the video below to learn more about AEA. 
Hear from 2022 AEA Graduates. 
Please share this opportunity with high school entrepreneurs and entrepreneurial educators in the Appalachian Region. EntreEd is looking forward to helping facilitate the camp this summer! 
Apply Today!

Teacher Innovator Institute: Empowering innovative educators through authentic STEAM

Spend two weeks in Washington, DC, working with education and STEAM experts to explore the connections between informal STEAM education and authentic learning. Propose and develop goals for your own professional development, gain the skills to incorporate museum learning into your practice, and meet colleagues from around the country. There is no cost for teachers to participate and most expenses are paid by the Museum.

The National Air and Space Museum’s Teacher Innovator Institute (TII) will welcome up to 30 teachers from across the United States in Summer 2023. Teachers will remain with the program for two summers, returning to Washington, DC, in year two to reconnect, develop their practice, and mentor the newest class of Teacher Innovators.

Want to know what teachers do all day? See a sample TII schedule.


TII Teachers accepted in 2023 will be onsite in Washington, DC July 10-21, 2023 and July 15-26, 2024

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