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Oct 25, 2023

MSEN Students Exposed to Future STEM Careers During Lenovo Field Trip

Over the last three years, Lenovo has donated over $40,000 to the North Carolina Math/Science Education Network (MSEN) Pre-College Program at the Friday Institute for Educational Innovation while cultivating a… 

Erin Krupa

Oct 24, 2023

Associate Professor Erin Krupa Appointed Senior Faculty Fellow at Friday Institute

RALEIGH, N.C. — Associate Professor Erin Krupa has been appointed as a senior faculty fellow at the Friday Institute for Educational Innovation, beginning Oct. 11, 2023. Friday Institute senior faculty fellows are… 

Oct 10, 2023

Teachers Bring Data Experiences to NC Students through InSTEP’s Data Investigations in the Classroom Project

To help bring real data experiences to students in the classroom, 21 North Carolina teachers from seven counties were paired with data scientists during the kick-off of the InSTEP Data… 

Sep 29, 2023

Empowering Educators: Transforming Classrooms Through Camp CS and Computer Science Integration

Thanks to funding from the U.S. Department of Education’s K-12 Congressionally Funded Community Projects and House Representative Deborah Ross, the Friday Institute for Educational Innovation, in partnership with Wake County… 

Children in a classroom work on tablet computers

Sep 27, 2023

AI in K-12 Education Convening

INVITATION ONLY The AI in K-12 Education Convening prioritizes insights into the transformative potential of generative AI in education, strategies to empower educators through innovative AI-driven teaching tools, ethical considerations… 

Headshots of Callie Edwards and Erin Huggins

Sep 13, 2023

Friday Institute Team Will Support Evaluation of Juntos’ $7.8 Million Grant to Improve Latinx Representation in STEM and Postsecondary Education

The Friday Institute for Educational Innovation will be supporting the evaluation of a $7.8 million grant to improve science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) participation, persistence and career readiness with… 

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Aug 23, 2023

LASER Institute Builds Community of Scholars for Lifelong Connections, Future Collaboration

The LASER Institute held their third and final summer workshop, an intensive five-day program of learning labs, research planning sessions and guest speakers. 

A group of high school students stand in front of a screen that shows the Lenovo logo

Aug 22, 2023

Students Gain Real-World Experiences in Augmented and Virtual Realities at MSEN Summer Camp with Newcombe Family Donation

A $50,000 donation from the Newcombe family in honor of Johan Newcombe provided 25 students from Southeast Raleigh Magnet High School and the Friday Institute for Educational Innovation’s North Carolina… 

Jul 7, 2023

LASER Institute Summer Workshop

This in-person summer workshop is an intensive five-day program consisting of learning labs, guest speakers, community building activities and research planning sessions. 

Jul 7, 2023

NC Computer Science Professional Development

These computer science professional development trainings are intensive, highly supportive programs designed to prepare educators who have not necessarily taught or studied computer science previously.