BIOGEN-MIT BIOTECH IN ACTION VIRTUAL SUMMER LAB 2021
The Biogen Community Lab and Lemelson-MIT group are hosting a 2-week long Biotech in Action free virtual summer lab program for high school students. Applications close on March 11th. Visit the website for program details and application.  Questions? Contact: rtpcommunitylab@biogen.com 

•           Session I:  June 21 – July 2

•           Session II: July 12- July 23

•           Session III: July 26 – August 6

•           Session IV: August 9 – August 20

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Career Conversations: Science, Technology, Engineering & Math (STEM)

Wednesday March 17 from 11:00-11:45am

Join us for an invigorating panel of Duke undergraduate students who will be discussing their college and career paths in STEM through the lens of environmental science. This panel is relevant to DPS students interested in careers in science (including biology and chemistry), as well as technology and engineering as they relate to protection of oceans and other natural resources. Please register in advance at this link

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Seniors,  Ms. Settle wants to thank you for your participation in our Senior Wellness Wednesday survey.  Your voices have been heard and on March 3rd at 11am we will have Christina Villegas from the Emily K Center here to educate you on last minute college application information, RDS and FAFSA applications with special attention to Latinx families, and how to make a Gap Year a productive year.  All are welcomed to this session, so please don’t hesitate to invite the family.  

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Students are invited to attend a Career Exploration session on Careers in Arts, Audio-Visual Tech and Communications on Wednesday, March 3 at 9:00 and 11:00 am.

 Zoom Link: https://dpsnc.zoom.us/j/97044302585?pwd=RVcreXFqdUNnZmx0Zm00RGN2NmtsZz09 

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Juniors & Seniors: Glaxo Smith Klein is hosting a webinar on Tuesday, March 2nd at 12:00 noon to share information about their Summer Apprenticeship Program. Juniors and Seniors can explore available job listings, apprenticeships, internships, and summer enrichment programs on the Module page in Canvas.

11th Grade – https://dpsnc.instructure.com/enroll/BBB4GJ

12th Grade – https://dpsnc.instructure.com/enroll/CDGXLT 

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Established in 2011, the Lawrence and Artelia Perry Scholarship Fund is a 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to providing scholarships for students at Bennett College, Livingstone College, and North Carolina Central University. The Fund seeks to assist students who are attending or will attend either of these three schools with expenses related to their college experience on the basis of merit and need. If you are a graduate (or upcoming 2020 graduate) of any Durham, NC public school (including charter schools funded by the State of North Carolina) you are eligible to apply for a scholarship from this Scholarship Fund. The deadline for applications is Friday, April 16, 2021. For application information please contact Mrs. Settle

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MARCH IS WOMEN’S HISTORY MONTH . . . AND AT SCS, WE WILL CELEBRATE!  We will kick-off our celebration by recognizing the wonderful talents and gifts among our own Lady Gryphons.  What DREAM have you already made come true?  Do you sing, write poetry, perform spoken word, dance, create and design art … OR, are you already an entrepreneur?

We want to CELEBRATE you!!  Please contact Ms. Wiggins and let her know how YOU are making Women’s History, today.   Send her an email and tell her about your creativity and talents.

GRYPHONS, we look forward to another month of information and inspiration.

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Women’s History Month Spotlight Shines On…

 Sarah Thomas was the first woman to officiate a Super Bowl this year when the Kansas City Chiefs played the Tampa Bay Bucaneers. Ms. Thomas was an avid athlete growing up, having lettered five times in softball and attending the University of Mobile on a basketball scholarship where she became an All-American. Ms. Thomas started officiating grade school and high school football games, rising through the ranks as a college football official, joining the “Conference USA Staff: in 2006 and subsequently officiating a major college football game, becoming the first woman to do so in 2007. In 2015, Sarah Thomas became a full-time official, officiating playoff games and being the first woman to accomplish this feat as well! As a result of Ms. Thomas becoming the first woman to officiate a Super Bowl this year, the NFL altered the position of “Head Linesman” to become “Down Judge” in order to be a more gender-neutral term as well as to encourage more women to pursue officiating!

 ONGOING OPPORTUNITIES 

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The American Association of Blacks in Energy (AABE) is a national association of energy professionals founded and dedicated to ensuring African Americans and other minorities have an input in the energy industry.  Through its Scholarship Program, AABE  seeks to help increase the number of African Americans, Hispanics and Native Americans (underrepresented minorities) in energy related fields.  By doing so, we help our nation address a critical need and a challenge to our future economic vitality in the world market.

The NC Chapter of AABE  will award a $1,000 scholarship to high school seniors with a proven strong academic performance. Scholarship recipients may be nominated to the National Scholarship Committee for consideration of the regional and national awards. The NC Chapter of AABE is seeking your help to share the scholarship application link below to high school students who plan to major in business, one of the physical sciences, technology, engineering or mathematics field.

Please visit https://scholarship.aabe.org/ to access the online application and submit by March 7, 2021.

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DUKE UNIVERSITY NEUROSCIENCE EXPERIENCE FOR RISING JUNIORS AND SENIORS
The Duke University Neuroscience Experience (DUNE) is an 8-week summer research program for rising high school juniors and seniors in the Research Triangle area. Our mission is to make science more accessible to outstanding students from a broad range of backgrounds and experiences to foster a dynamic and creative scientific community. Students will be matched with participating labs based on research interests and will have an opportunity to participate in real, ongoing research under the mentorship of volunteer graduate students and/or postdoctoral fellows within the Neurobiology and Psychology & Neuroscience departments. In addition to research experience students will also participate in professional development activities including college advising, scientific communication workshops, and career sessions. The program is a full-time commitment and will come with a $2460 stipend. In addition, since we will be completely virtual this year we will be providing each student with a computer to facilitate participation. Applications will be accepted through 3/26/21. Additional information including application details can be found on our website at https://dibs.duke.edu/dune . If you have any further questions email  at duneprogram@duke.edu.

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                                 ALPHA THETA CHAPTER

ETA PHI BETA SORORITY, INC., DURHAM, NC

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Criteria for Scholarship 

For Students with Special Needs

 Submit documentation indicating enrollment and/or acceptance in an accredited college, university or post-secondary career school.

1.            Submit two (2) sealed letters of recommendation:  one must be from the school on letterhead and signed by a teacher, counselor, principal, advisor, or department chair.

2.            Submit signed documentation from the leader of the organization/program verifying community service/volunteer service.

3.            Submit signed documentation from the leader indicating participation in extracurricular activities such as drama, sports, etc.

4.            Submit the signed parental consent form verifying the presence of an intellectual or learning disability.  

5.            Submit a typed paragraph (200-250 words) regarding future educational goals and objectives and how this scholarship will help to support those goals.

6.            Submit official transcript with school seal verifying at least an unweighted GPA of 2.5.

7.            Submit documents verifying memberships, activities, and honors.

8.            Submit a 3×5 inch photo which may be used for Sorority and media publications.

9.            Submit completed application packet to the local chapter before April 30, 2021

10.         Local chapter submit completed application packets by April 30, 2021 to:

Marilyn Cash , Scholarship Committee Chair

Alpha Theta Chapter

PO Box 11992

Durham, NC 27703

919-213-6038 Google Voice

**Please find all information that you need to apply on Ms. Settle’s website!

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Take a moment and learn aboutCarolina’s signature summer programs,Project Uplift and Uplift PLUS.These enrichment programs enablehigh-achieving, current high school juniors to experiencecollege life on the Carolina campus.

·       The application for Project Uplift: https://go.unc.edu/ProjectUplift is due by March 1 at 11:59pm EST. 

·       There is not a separate application for Uplift PLUS; students can indicate your interest by answering additional essay questions on their Project Uplift Application.

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DPSF YOUTH ADVISORY COUNCIL OPENINGS

The Durham Public Schools Foundation (DPSF) is excited to announce open recruitment for the DPSF Youth Advisory Council. All DPS students grades 8th through 12th grades are eligible to apply. The Youth Advisory council will give students experience to develop their leadership and learn about how to impact change in their schools and communities. Students who participate in the council will receive a $200 stipend for their time. Activities will remain virtual during the COVID-19 pandemic. The DPSF Youth Advisory Council has the following goals for this calendar year:

1) Plan and execute the second annual Durham Youth Equity Summit

2) Build a Youth to Youth COVID Support Program

3) Advocate for increased youth leadership and engagement in Durham Public Schools

We need your help in nominating students who would benefit from this opportunity, so please share the application widely. The application is due Monday, March 1st. Please contact Alyzia McAlmon with any questions you may have while completing this application (alyzia@bullcityschools.org).

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The Eta Beta Zeta Chapter of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc. in Durham North Carolina presents its Annual Scholarship.  Please distribute this scholarship opportunity to graduating seniors.  Awards range from $500-$1,000.  Apply at:  https://forms.gle/w56Yc175GpAqkzgc9

Please complete the online application (link above) AND submit the following additional documents to scholarships@zphibdurhamnc.org no later than March 26, 2021.

• Applicants are required to submit a high school transcript.
• Applicants are required to submit two letters of recommendation.
• Applicants are required to submit an essay (instructions are below).  

Essay instructions:  Applicants are required to submit a typed narrative essay explaining “why are you deserving of this scholarship and how will this scholarship assist you in achieving your goals.”  The essay is an important part of the selection process. Essay must be double-spaced, 12 point, Times New Roman font, 1 page maximum, and one-inch margin on all sides. 

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Duke Research in Engineering Program

DukeREP is a 7-week summer research program for rising juniors and seniors. This year it will be held virtually. Students will learn about research concepts and remotely engage in experiments. 

Program Goals: 

• Gain exposure to academic research  

• Learn experimental design and data analysis  

• Explore careers in science and engineering  

• Prepare for college applications 

Program Information:  

• Program Dates: June 14th, 2021 to July 30th, 2021  

• Students will participate weekdays from 9 am to 2 pm  

• No cost to apply or attend  

• Students will compose a final research report and presentation  

• Students will workshop their college essays and resume  

• Students will attend talks by professors and graduate students 

Application Information: Apply at: sites.duke.edu/dukeREP 

• Application opens: January 25th, 2021  

• Application deadline: March 25th, 2021  

• Decision notification: Mid-April 

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UNC-Chapel Hill is offering a paid opportunity for Summer of 2021 with the Internship in Science and Health Training and Research (ISHTaR) for students interested in working with research teams with the Department of Emergency Medicine, shadowing physicians and nurses across the hospital, as well as shadowing EMS providers.  This opportunity is currently a virtual internship.  If you are interested, please contact Mrs. Settle for application information.  Applications are due by March 12, 2021.

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Students, we want to recognize you!!! We know you’re doing some incredible things outside of school, so let us give you the shout out you deserve. Send an email to scs.maindesk@dpsnc.net and tell us what aMazing things you’re doing out there!

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The NC School of Science and Math has posted its open enrollment course offerings for 2021-22.  These classes are free and virtual classes.  Note that AP Macroeconomics and AP Microeconomics will be offered asynchronously.  All other courses are synchronous.  For more information visit https://www.ncssm.edu/openenrollment or reach out to Camilla Brothers camilla.brothers@ncssm.edu

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