Mountains to the Sea

 Table of Contents  

Message from
the President
Fall Webinars Recap
Science Leadership
Fellows Update
 NCSLA Nominees
for Office
Jackson Award
Nominations Needed
Gatling Awardee is...
Spotlight on
Informal Science
Celebrate Mountains
to the Sea
NSTA Resources

Share other celebrations, events and resources across the state on the NCSLA Facebook Group.


argCongratulations to Dr. Angie Reid-Griffin, the 2020 NC SMT Center's Outstanding Informal Educator in STEM. This award recognizes a North Carolina informal educator (an educator who works outside the traditional classroom) who excels in engaging young people (preK-12) in science, mathematics, and technology activities and experiences.  Dr. Reid-Griffin is a member of NCSLA.





NCSLA Science Leadership Fellows are  PAEMST Award finalists!

Covey Denton and Andi Webb are both North Carolina Finalists for the 2020 Presidential Award for Excellence in Math and Science Teaching!  Read more about thier nominations here.


Join the Children's Museum of Wilmington's celebration of the NC Science Festival

with activities based on technologies that are important to the future, (water filtration, engineering, micro-mechanics, and anatomy). This educational experience gives children the opportunity to participate in experiences educating them about future technologies, new medical technologies, and environmental engineering.  Children will even be able to make a science craft. 



On Saturday, December 5th the NCSO Mock Invitationals were held virtually. Thirty-one Division C teams and twenty-nine Division B teams participated in this invitational competition. This was a chance to test out the virtual events before the official regional tournaments occur on February 20th and March 6th. Information including released sample items and helpful tips have been shared with the coaches.



Nano Innovation Student Challenge: Using tiny science to solve wicked problems

Learn about nanoscale science and apply that knowledge to help address one of the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals, then create a 3-minute video featuring your ideas.Submissions Due: April 1, 2021

Middle and high school teachers must register your school by February 15, 2021. After registering your class you will receive additional information. Registration is limited to 25 North Carolina Schools.

Teams will win prizes that include Amazon gift cards: 1st place $100; 2nd place $50; 3rd place $25. The 1st place winners also will have an hour of scanning electron microscope time to conduct a class investigation. Teachers of winning state-level teams will receive a $50 gift card.

Sponsored by The Research Triangle Nanotechnology Network, the Eastman Company, the Friday Institute for Educational Innovation, and the College of Education at NCSU.


Become a Solar School! 

NC GreenPower Solar+ Schools provides a majority of the grant funding for 3-5 kilowatt solar educational projects, including a weather station, real-time data monitoring, a STEM curriculum and training for teachers! Any K-12 school in North Carolina may apply for our matching grant funding. Awarded schools create a profile page on our peer-to-peer fundraising website and launch campaigns to raise money to fund their portion ($6,000, $9,000 or $12,000) of the solar installation, and NC GreenPower supplements these efforts with marketing and social media promotion. Learn more.


aemasIt is now time to nominate outstanding 7-12 science, technology, engineering, and mathematics teachers!
The Presidential Awards for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching (PAEMST) are the highest honors bestowed by the United States government specifically for K-12 science, technology, engineering, mathematics, and/or computer science teaching. The Awards were established by Congress in 1983. The President may recognize up to 108 exemplary teachers each year. The award recognizes those teachers have both deep content knowledge of the subjects they teach and the ability to motivate and enable students to be successful in those areas. Since the program's inception, more than 5,000 teachers have been recognized for their contributions in the classroom and to their profession. Awardees reflect the expertise and dedication of the Nation's teaching corps, and they demonstrate the positive impact of excellent teachers on student achievement. The National Science Foundation administers PAEMST on behalf of The White House Office of Science and Technology Policy.

 Nominations close on March 1, 2021 and applications are due on April 1, 2021. For more information, to nominate teachers, or to begin an application, please visit

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