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STEM West of Western NC will be holding its fall meeting October 5th at Newton Conover Middle School from 10:00-12:00. The public is welcome, especially those interested in STEM Education. Attendees come from business, government, informal and formal education, and interested citizens. STEM West advocates and supports the alignment of educational and occupational objectives through the regional workforce and community partnerships.
STEM West is also hosting its inaugural EdCamp STEM West at Grandview Middle School in Hickory from 8:00-1:00 on January 21st, 2017. This is the first STEM EdCamp in NC.
Nuclear Science Week at UNCW
The University of North Carolina Wilmington’s Center for Education in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (CESTEM) and the Watson College of Education will be partnering with the Wilmington Area Local Section of the American Nuclear Society (Wilmington ANS) along with the local chapters of NAYGN to host the 2016 National Nuclear Science Week in Wilmington, NC. “Nuclear Science Week (NSW) is a unique outreach opportunity that grants teachers, student and citizens direct access to nuclear technologies and energy experts.”
On Saturday, October 22nd from 9AM – 12Noon on the Campus of UNCW, area teachers “are invited to learn about nuclear detection and other experiments that they can run in their own classroom. Those teachers completing the workshop will be given a refurbished detector they can take back to their classroom, as well as an activity booklet for lesson planning.” For more information and registration for the event, please refer to the webpage: http://www.nuclearscienceweek.org/.