On Friday, April 20, for the third year, NC STEM Alliance hosted a STEM fair for 4th grade students from Elizabeth Traditional Elementary School in collaboration with CPCC Science Department as part of a statewide initiative through the Duke Energy North Carolina Science Festival. The goal of the event was to provide elementary students with hands-on STEM-related experiences and experiments to increase STEM awareness. Approximately 35 CPCC NC STEM Alliance students set-up eight stations of pre-designated STEM activities that reinforced science, physics, math, technology and engineering topics the elementary students were learning in the classroom. The Science Division had five demonstrations that provided students with interactive experiences in Geology, Chemistry, Physics, Anatomy & Physiology, and Biology. They simulated a flood plain, built DNA necklaces, made “elephant toothpaste,” visualized light polarization and performed electromyograms. The Science Fair was enjoyed by children, teachers and parents alike.
All CPCC students are invited to attend this week’s workshop held by the NC STEM Alliance. The topic this week is: “Soft Skills and Interview Skills.” Come out and receive interviewing advice from professionals working in various STEM fields. You will gain experience and skills to help you stand out in any interview. This workshop will be held on March 22, 2018, from 4-5 p.m., in the Zeiss Building, Room 4112 on Central Campus. Hope to see you there!
As part of the Strengthening the NCSG Partnership with the NCCCS to Enhance STEM-Based Learning program, NC Space Grant (NCSG) is offering a competitive scholarship opportunity for community college students majoring in science, technology, engineering or math (STEM) disciplines at any campus in the NC Community College System (NCCCS). These $2,500 scholarships are competitive awards based on academic merit.
The Community College STEM Scholarship award will provide students with $2,500 in their sophomore year (Spring 2017 semester) as long as the student maintains at least a 3.0 GPA and meets other requirements of the award. This scholarship is based on academic merit and potential for successful matriculation into a 4-year degree program. Awards will be distributed at the end of the semester pending the submission of required reports/projects.
Healthcare programs count as STEM! Application closes November 15. For more information, visit http://ncspacegrant.org/index.php?page=community-college-stem-scholarship-program.
Great job to all North Carolina STEM Fellows that participated in the North Carolina STEM Alliance Research Day – April 15!
A special thank you to all the faculty/staff that assisted the Fellows through their first research experience!
The goal of this grant program is to:
Provide students with the tools they need to navigate their STEM career pathways:
• Financial support/scholarly stipends available
• Targeted tutoring support
• Academic research participation
• Faculty and peer mentoring available
• STEM Navigator – personal contact guides you through college connections