Bridging the Gap 2014: Uniting North Carolina K-16 STEM Education

Upcoming Deadline

Poster submissions due today

Bridging the Gap is an annual conference whose goal is to strengthen K-16 STEM education throughout North Carolina.

It brings together educators, business leaders, government officials and others who play a role in STEM education to share ideas and resources.

The conference is organized by the North Carolina Association for Biomedical Research.

K-12 Education

Access the cutting edge

Obtain practical guidance for incorporating STEM into your classroom with inquiry-based, hands-on activities you can implement immediately.

Explore unique sharing opportunities

Lend your voice to discussions of key challenges that straddle the worlds of K-12 and higher education, such as K-16 vertical alignment and defining what “college-ready” really means in STEM education.

Connect with leaders

Create new and lasting partnerships with higher education, industry and other STEM groups, such as museums, learning centers and economic development groups.

Tap into unexploited resources

Expand your potential by learning more about the STEM educational programs in development at North Carolina universities, centers and STEM organizations.

Learn ways to address everyday challenges

Participate in co-created sessions to develop solutions, discuss best practices and share lessons learned with other STEM stakeholders.

Register to Attend Starting at $350

Higher Education

Disseminate educational resources

Share your STEM education deliverables with K-12 educators via interactive sessions, hands-on activities and poster presentations.

Gain insight into K-12 challenges

Hear directly from K-12 educators and administrators about the day-to-day challenges they face in the classroom and about ways higher education can help address identified needs.

Put your research into action

Translate your findings into resources that K-12 can actively use.

Test grant proposal ideas

Take advantage of exclusive access to educators in the field to test your grant proposal ideas and gain feedback to support your initiatives.

Build partnerships for grant applications

Connect with educators looking for opportunities to work with researchers to address tough challenges in STEM education.

Register to Attend Starting at $350 ($75 for students)

Industry

Communicate your workforce needs

Connect with K-16 educators to discuss your current and future workforce needs.

Build strategic partnerships

Create lasting partnerships with higher education, government, K-12 education and other STEM groups.

Explore innovations for enhancing the STEM pipeline

Learn about new, innovative approaches to STEM education that strengthen the STEM pipeline and create a workforce with the skills for the jobs of the future.

Focus philanthropic investments and learn from other leaders

Learn from other business leaders and experience examples of philanthropic investments in K-16 education to inform your decision-making about corporate investitures.

Provide opportunities for STEM stakeholders to engage with industry

Connect with K-12 educators, government officials and higher education researchers who seek opportunities to work with business leaders to address the tough challenges in STEM education.

Register to Attend Starting at $350

Government

Discover current needs of industry

Connect with industry leaders from across North Carolina to tap into their needs regarding educational preparation.

Listen to how policy is affecting teachers

Hear directly from educators and administrators on the ground about how governmental policy translates into action in the classroom.

Explore the relationship between standards and policy

Take advantage of the unique opportunity for first-line access to feedback about the Next Generation Science Standards before they enter initial implementation.

Learn what teachers think is important

Hear directly from teachers on the ground about their experiences to help inform your decision making and policy directions.

Register to Attend Starting at $350

Other STEM Groups

Discover current needs of industry

Connect with industry leaders from across North Carolina to tap into the STEM needs that are in-demand.

Connect with leaders and build meaningful relationships

Create new and lasting partnerships with higher education, industry, government, K-12 education and other STEM groups, such as museums, learning centers and economic development groups.

Learn what teachers think is important

Hear directly from teachers on the ground about their experiences, needs and expectations to help inform your programming and investments.

Build partnerships for grant applications

Connect with educators, business leaders, government officials and higher education researchers looking for opportunities to work collaboratively to address tough challenges in STEM education.

Register to Attend Starting at $350