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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.
Obtain practical guidance for incorporating STEM into your classroom with inquiry-based, hands-on activities you can implement immediately.
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.
Create new and lasting partnerships with higher education, industry and other STEM groups, such as museums, learning centers and economic development groups.
Expand your potential by learning more about the STEM educational programs in development at North Carolina universities, centers and STEM organizations.
Participate in co-created sessions to develop solutions, discuss best practices and share lessons learned with other STEM stakeholders.
Share your STEM education deliverables with K-12 educators via interactive sessions, hands-on activities and poster presentations.
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.
Translate your findings into resources that K-12 can actively use.
Take advantage of exclusive access to educators in the field to test your grant proposal ideas and gain feedback to support your initiatives.
Connect with educators looking for opportunities to work with researchers to address tough challenges in STEM education.
Connect with K-16 educators to discuss your current and future workforce needs.
Create lasting partnerships with higher education, government, K-12 education and other STEM groups.
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.
Learn from other business leaders and experience examples of philanthropic investments in K-16 education to inform your decision-making about corporate investitures.
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.
Connect with industry leaders from across North Carolina to tap into their needs regarding educational preparation.
Hear directly from educators and administrators on the ground about how governmental policy translates into action in the classroom.
Take advantage of the unique opportunity for first-line access to feedback about the Next Generation Science Standards before they enter initial implementation.
Hear directly from teachers on the ground about their experiences to help inform your decision making and policy directions.
Connect with industry leaders from across North Carolina to tap into the STEM needs that are in-demand.
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.
Hear directly from teachers on the ground about their experiences, needs and expectations to help inform your programming and investments.
Connect with educators, business leaders, government officials and higher education researchers looking for opportunities to work collaboratively to address tough challenges in STEM education.