New Opportunities: May 18, 2020

Dear Students, Teachers, and Administrators,

The NCSEF administration was extremely sad to have to cancel the 2020 NC Science and Engineering Fair.  We know that this was especially hard for students that are graduating high school or those that are moving up in age divisions.  Many of you worked all year on your research only to lose the opportunity to share your results with others.  We are still looking at ways to showcase your work.  We will be in touch later with plans as we are able to finalize them.  Students, we know that you cannot be judged at ISEF this year – but this opportunity will allow you to share in the other benefits of attending ISEF.

STUDENTS AND TEACHERS —–   REGISTER TO VIRTUALLY ATTEND ISEF  – ANYONE CAN REGISTER TO TAKE ADVANTAGE OF HEARING THE SPEAKERS, LOOKING AT PROJECTS, SEEING INFORMATION FROM UNIVERSITIES, ETC.!!!  https://isef.6connex.com/event/virtual/login,  ISEF will run all week and have an amazing amount of information for everyone!  Please spread the word that anyone can register and participate!

NEWS FOR HIGH SCHOOL AND MIDDLE SCHOOL STUDENTS –

The Society for Science & the Public and Regeneron are officially announcing the Virtual Regeneron International Science and Engineering Fair, which will take place May 18 through May 22.

We are so thrilled to be able to bring the entire science fair community together to celebrate science. We will be bringing together the top minds in science and business – straight to your living room!

You can tune in to hear from people like

· Nobel Prize in Chemistry winner (2018) Frances Arnold

· Google Vice President and Chief Internet Evangelist Vint Cerf

· National Medal of Technology and Innovation winner Cato Laurencin

Curious about who else will be speaking and what the program will be? CHECK OUT THE SCHEDULE!    https://sspcdn.blob.core.windows.net/files/Documents/SEP/ISEF/2020/Virtual/Schedule.pdf

Beyond the Panels
We are also thrilled to be bringing the ISEF Commons, featuring dozens of universities, so that your students can have an opportunity to learn more about some top colleges. Stay tuned for a full list of colleges and universities!

We will also be setting up virtual rooms for each project category, featuring videos about finalists’ projects. (Please note that it is not mandatory to finalists to create videos.) Head to each category to learn more about finalists’ research! Or head to other category rooms! 

Here’s what you need to know Head here to register NOW for free: LINK!
The virtual experience will include a mix of live and pre-recorded content as well as interactive sessions with a live Q&A. Stay tuned for more information about the schedule! 

· This event is open to everyone – not just ISEF finalists. Please send this information to your entire fair community. This is an opportunity for all your volunteers to “go to ISEF!” Please send this information to all the students, teachers and parents who participate in your fair. We want everyone to have an opportunity to hear from these amazing speakers and participate in our virtual programming. 

Please try to participate as much as possible!

Best regards,

Judy Day

NCSEF Fair Director

Thanks!
Ms. Judy Day
director@ncsciencefair.org

Computer Science Fundamentals

We constantly receive information from fellow educators and stakeholders in the field offering computer science related activities and tips to effectively engage students. The below link shared by Sheronica Sharp was compiled by a colleague to provide CS Fundamentals.

You can find those resources using the below links.

Free Online Beat Making & Filmmaking Courses

KRE8ivU is thrilled to announce their new online Music Production and Cinematography/Filmmaking courses. They will be utilizing online software made for music, podcast recording, and video editing called Soundtrap and WeVideo.

No experience is needed to enjoy these online courses. They start this month and end the last week of June. To register, visit KRE8ivU.

Dr. Hemphill recently recorded a testimonial with other leaders in Computer Science. You can view it and others here.

(Selections from NCDPI CS Site)

Explore Summer at NCSSM 

Summer Accelerator Goes Online for 2020

Is your student seeking an academic challenge this summer? The North Carolina School of Science and Mathematics (NCSSM) offers summer programs for students who are rising 5th graders through high school seniors. With specialized coursework in areas such as artificial intelligence, biomedical sciences, and engineering, students have the opportunity to engage in real-world, project-based learning experiences. This year our Summer Accelerator courses will be delivered online by skilled instructors and leaders in their fields, with years of experience in mathematics, the sciences, and the humanities. 

Our instructors are committed to the learning experience of each student, and bring their professional experience to the online classroom, broadening the experience for each student through a blend of asynchronous and real-time, synchronous coursework and collaborative projects.  

Outside of class time, students have the opportunity to participate in virtual extracurricular enrichment programs including:

·       Leadership development activities

·       Professional speaker panels

·       Online trivia and escape rooms

·       And more…

The new online course schedule, program details, course descriptions, and pricing are now posted online:

Early Accelerator (rising 5th-6th grades)

Accelerator (rising 7th-9th grades)

Accelerator (rising 10th-12th grades)

For more information and to apply to your favorite course, check us out at: https://www.ncssm.edu/summer-programs or email us at summer@ncssm.edu .

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