STEM West is excited to bring to you the Oak Ridge National Lab (ORNL) Traveling Science Fair as part of the North Carolina Science Festival 2019. Six large trailers will be demonstrating STEM technologies covering advanced materials, clean energy, computational sciences, neutron sciences, and nuclear science & engineering. The lab trailers are engaging for all age groups! Families, … Continue reading STEM Trek – Oak Ridge National Lab (ORNL) Traveling Science Fair
AGENDA STEM West Updates Lisa Rhoades--Senior Program Associate: North Carolina Science, Mathematics, and Technology Education Center--What is the National and NC STEM Ecosystem Register Here Tags:STEM
It has been an exciting summer! STEM West has now extended its service area to include Region C Counties of McDowell, Rutherford, and Polk. This is in addition to: Alexander, Burke, Caldwell, Catawba, and Lincoln Counties. The effort was made possible with Duke Energy Foundation and Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) funding.A few highlights: 17 teachers were trained … Continue reading Scaling STEM West Updates
On a beautiful Saturday on April 21st, STEM Trek, a NC Science Festival event, offered young people and their families opportunities to engage in hands-on activities to learn more about STEM skills and STEM Careers. Integrating science, technology, engineering and math to solve problems everyday leads to innovation for our region. In partnership with STEM … Continue reading STEM Trek!
Who: K-12 educators (formal or informal) What: Sharon Jones of Code.org is once again offering training for the STEM West region this summer. Pass this on and sign up for this engaging introduction to coding! Where: NC Center of Engineering Technologies When: 2:00-5:00 pm Monday June 25th, https://studio.code.org/pd/workshops/3717/enroll OR (both sessions are identical) Monday June 18th, https://studio.code.org/pd/workshops/3716/enroll Why: Participants … Continue reading Pass on to scouts, clubs, after-school groups, teachers, YMCA, etc.
Region C--Filling the Gap: Project-Based Learning STEM West Teachers will work with local STEM businesses to create and implement a project-based learning (PBL) unit in their classes. PBL units allow students to do authentic work/learning. All their work is based on a real-life problem or issue, in this case at a local STEM business. Aligning … Continue reading Region C – 2018 GEMS Clubs Coach Application and Filling the Gap
Calling for teachers to apply to become GEMS club coaches!! These clubs will allow girls to gain confidence in science, technology, engineering, and math. There has been a great deal of research that continues to provide evidence that gender is the gap found in STEM careers. For more specific information about GEMS clubs see http://www.gemsclub.org/ STEM … Continue reading Western Piedmont – 2018 GEMS Club Coach Applications and Filling the Gap