New Opportunities: June 8, 2020

Workshops for Teachers: The Science House of NCSU

Digital Development: Tackling Hybrid STEM Education

June 22-26, 2020 (10:00-11:00 AM or 1:00-2:00 PM)

Online using Zoom

Professional development that leverages FREE online STEM resources to empower teachers as they tackle changing educational needs. This professional development will provide a certificate of completion for five hours of digital learning and/or content.Modeling Institutes in Secondary Science

June 29 – July 2, 2020

Cullowhee, NC

Modeling Institutes provide professional development in secondary science through a research-based, reform-oriented pedagogy for science teachers in North Carolina. For more information on Modeling please visit:

Career Awards for Science and Mathematics Teachers

About the Award

The Burroughs Wellcome Fund’s Career Award for Science and Mathematics Teachers recognizes outstanding STEM teachers in the North Carolina public primary and secondary schools.

The award provides $175,000 over five years and is available to North Carolina teachers who have an outstanding performance record in educating children and who demonstrate solid knowledge of STEM content.

This award presents opportunities for professional development and collaboration with other master science and/or mathematics teachers who will help to ensure their success as teachers and their satisfaction with the field of teaching. The award offers schools and school districts the opportunity to fully develop and empower teachers as leaders in the field.

Special consideration will be given to teachers working in hard-to-staff, economically deprived classrooms in North Carolina. Special consideration will also be given to efforts that integrate environmental science and climate change into STEM-related curriculum.

The Fund and the State Board of Education recognizes that improving STEM education in North Carolina will require systemic revision of K-12 instruction.

Teachers who are content-area experts and have the pedagogical skills are critical to ensuring a students’ success in understanding STEM subjects. These teachers can make a difference by serving as change agents, not only for their students, but also for other educators across the state.

The largest hurdle in accomplishing these goals has been a severe shortage of STEM teachers (even beyond North Carolina’s ongoing teacher shortage). In 2015, just 13 percent of the University of North Carolina system’s 4,675 newly prepared teachers were certified in computer science/technology, science, and mathematics.

Eligibility and Application Process

Please review the Request for Proposals for detailed information on eligibility and the application process.


View the Frequently Asked Questions page.

If your question is not answered after reviewing the FAQs, email Alfred Mays or Tiffanie Taylor with “2021 CASMT” as the subject line.PDF icon2021 CASMT Request for Proposals

NCSFF Virtual Workshop!

The NC Science Fair Foundation, proud sponsor of the NC Science and Engineering Fair, is excited to announce that they are taking their summer teacher workshops online!

Whether you were a student who participated in a Science and Engineering Fair or are a teacher that is just curious about scientific inquiry or the engineering design process, you are welcome to join our virtual teacher workshops this summer!  The workshops are designed to support teachers that are interested in supporting students in exploring their interest in scientific research and/or engineering design.  

All workshops will be free and hosted via the Zoom platform, which means you will be able to join us from wherever you are in NC.  Participants who attend all 6 workshops and submit all corresponding work will be awarded a certificate for 1 CEU. 

The workshops are scheduled for Tuesdays in July between 3-5 PM with a short break between sessions:

Tuesday, July 73:00-3:50PMIntroduction to Student Research
Tuesday, July 74:00-4:50PMScientific Inquiry
Tuesday, July143:00-3:50PMEngineering Design
Tuesday, July144:00-4:50PMDeveloping a Research Question
Tuesday, July 213:00-3:50PMCreating a Research Plan and Safety Requirements
Tuesday, July 214:00-4:50PMStories from Students and the Journey from Plans to Presentations

Register to participate by completing this Google Form.  Links to sessions will be provided via email for registered participants.

If you have any questions, please reach out to Theresa Gibson at [email protected] or Judy Day at [email protected].

We hope to see you soon!

Theresa and Judy

Workshop details and registration can be accessed at any time at

Michelle Hafey

[email protected]

Program Associate

Center for Education in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics

University of North Carolina Wilmington

PH: 910.962.3168

FAX: 910.962.4000

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