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Durham Future Workshop and Animation Camp

Durham has gone through many changes in its first 150 years. The Duke-Durham Neighborhood Partnership is recruiting Durham 8th and 9th graders to help imagine and predict what it will be like at the ripe age of 200 years. At this free non-residential summer camp at Duke, you will work with a noted futurist and TV host to project Durham’s future. You will then create an animated view of that future, which will be shown at the closing ceremony of the Durham 150 celebration at the Durham Performing Arts Center on Saturday evening, November 2, 2019. The first brainstorming session happens May 18 from 10 am – 3 pm (lunch provided). The camp takes place August 13-15 at Duke. Click here for more information.

Job Application: Burroughs Wellcome Fund President

The Burroughs Wellcome Fund (BWF) is hiring a new President! BWF seeks an innovative and creative leader dedicated to advancing biomedical science, promoting career development for biomedical researchers, developing leaders in the research enterprise, and championing STEM education. To apply, submit a curriculum vitae, a statement of interest, and the name and contact information for three references to Barbara Evans at bevans@bwfund.org by July 15, 2019. Click here for more details.

NC Family Code Nights

Elementary schools across North Carolina are participating in Family Code Night. Family Code Night has been recognized with an invitation to the White House and will be featured on the front page of the New York Times. Hosting a Family Code Night is within the capability of nearly any school, no coding experience is required, and all needed materials are provided. It is an ideal step any school can take to advance K-5 family engagement and computer science learning. NC STEM is one of the lead partners in the Family Code Night effort in North Carolina. Click here for more details. Principals and educators – don’t be left out! Visit NCNights.org, download the Event Kit, schedule a Family Code Night for April or May, and put your school on “The Map”!

Image taken from North Carolina A&T's website. Cheatham-White Scholarship at North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University
Nominations due Nov 31.

Each recipient will be awarded a fully funded four-year scholarship that covers the costs of all of the following: tuition, student fees, housing, meals, textbooks, a laptop computer, supplies, travel and personal expenses. Each scholarship also provides four summers of fully funded enrichment and networking opportunities that may include international travel and study. It is truly a complete award, meant to recognize academic achievement and potential at the highest levels. Applicants must be nominated by their school or submit a self-nomination form. More here.