ACE Mentoring Program
For more info go to http://www.acerdu.org/.
High school students in the Raleigh/Durham area can now benefit from a nationwide program designed to introduce them to the wide range of career opportunities open to young people in architecture, construction, engineering, and related areas of the building design and construction industry. ACE is a free after school program open to any high school student.
At weekly meetings, student teams work directly with professionals from leading area firms, who volunteer their time to mentor the teams as they design hypothetical projects, tour local construction sites, and visit architectural, engineering and construction offices.
NCSU STEM Education Day
For more info see flyer.
Saturday, Sept. 23, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on NC State’s main campus. This day is designed to engage students more deeply in STEM activities, hands-on exhibits, and workshops. Students will experience robotics, drones, polyhedron, and SLIME; they will learn more about designing for 3d printers; and they will have the chance to make ice cream.
Think of STEM Education Day as a festival and celebration for STEM Education and an opportunity to generate interest and excitement about working in STEM fields.
National Center for Women & Technology Awards for Aspirations in Computing
Applications for this year’s National Center for Women & Technology Awards for Aspirations in Computing (which recognize high school women for their computing achievements) start today!
The NCWIT Award for Aspirations in Computing (AiC) honors women in grades 9 through 12 who are active and interested in computing and technology, and encourages them to pursue their passions. The multi-tiered award structure includes designations at national and regional levels, serving all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, Guam, and all U.S. overseas military bases.
The NCWIT Award for AiC is sponsored by Apple, Bank of America, Microsoft, Motorola Solutions Foundation, and Symantec.
CRITERIA AND ELIGIBILITY
Any U.S. woman in grades 9 through 12 is eligible to apply and will be considered for both the National and Affiliate Award, if she also meets all of the criteria as specified at http://bit.ly/AiCHSAward.
Each National and Regional Affiliate Award winner, as well as each honorable mention receives:
* Regional Affiliate Award honorable mentions are invited to an award event at the discretion of the Regional Affiliate Award team.
Students can apply online at http://bit.ly/AiCHSAward, beginning September 1, 2017 and no later than 11:59 p.m. Hawaii Standard Time (HST) on November 6, 2017.
The National Center for Women & Information Technology (NCWIT) is a non-profit community of nearly 900 universities, companies, non-profits, and government organizations nationwide working to increase girls’ and women’s meaningful participation in computing. NCWIT equips change leaders with resources for taking action in recruiting, retaining, and advancing women from K–12 and higher education through industry and entrepreneurial careers. Find out more at www.ncwit.org.
NCWIT Raleigh/Durham/Coast Affiliate Team Member
APPLICATIONS ARE NOW BEING ACCEPTED FOR YOUTH LEADERSHIP CARY CANDIDATES
Deadline: September 29, 2017 by 3:00 PM
Applications are now being accepted for Youth Leadership Cary. YLC is sponsored by the Cary Chamber of Commerce, the goal of the Youth Leadership Cary (YLC) program is to assist young people in the 11th grade to develop essential leadership skills that will enable them to act responsibly in all aspects of their lives. Students will meet off-campus monthly (during school) to explore issues of community involvement, team building, and community service. The program will expose students to topics such as economic development, ethics, state and local government, and business management. Students will develop leadership, communication, and problem solving skill while building bonds and preparing themselves for active, contributing roles in the community.
We are looking for eight outstanding 11th grade students. The application can be found on the MCHS Career Services website @ https://mchscareerctr.weebly.com/youth-leadership-cary.html or see Mrs. Smith in Student Services.
WRAL Explorer Post 5
Open House on September 28, 2017 at 7pm at WRAL Studios in Raleigh.
WRAL Explorer Post 5 offers members the opportunity to learn all aspects of television broadcasting, from reporting and anchoring to producing newscasts and shooting local productions. Members will hear and learn from award-winning professionals at WRAL through clinics and workshops as well as get hands-on experience by participating in their “job shadowing” program.
If you are interested in the 2017-2018 season, please complete this form add your contact information.
North Carolina House Page Program
The application will open November 2017.
This program offers young men and women the opportunity to learn about, and participate in, the legislative process of our state. It is a four day long experience that allows high school students between the ages of 15 and 18 (or 14 if already in the 9th grade) to observe firsthand how our laws are made. It provides them the unique privilege of working in the House Chamber in the midst of legislative action. Students can earn volunteer hours for their career exploring service, or a small stipend.
North Carolina Senate Page Program
Check in early 2018 for applications.
Interested in Health Careers?
Apply to some of the volunteer programs at local hospitals to gain valuable experience. These programs are highly competitive and have strict deadlines. See the websites for more information.