Over $90K Awarded at BPI Foundation Scholarship Banquet!
On May 10th, 2018 the Baltimore Polytechnic Institute Foundation, Inc. held its annual Scholarship Banquet at Miss Shirley's Cafe, Roland Park.

The event brought together over 150 donors, scholarship recipients, faculty, and friends for an evening of fellowship. After lite fare and mingling, the formal scholarship awards program was kicked off by words from both Dwight S. Taylor, Chairman of the Foundation Board of Trustees and Jacqueline Williams, Director of BPI. Then Elijah Dukes and Moufidatou Adedoyin took over the event as student emcee's where the BPI Foundation proceeded to award over $90,500 in college scholarships to over 40 students this academic year!

Click here to check out the event pictures and join us in celebrating our generous donors and our talented students! Go Poly!
Pay It Forward Seeks Internship Workplaces
Poly's  Pay it Forward  program was established to offer STEM and business related internships to students so they may discover their career aspirations, but it undoubtedly also offers access, exposure, and opportunity! We have five (5) students without placements and would like to get that number to zero before June 1st. Would you consider hosting students at your workplace for 6 weeks this summer? Contact Ashley Day at:  aday@bpi.edu . More information about the program can be found at  www.bpi.edu/payitforward.
Student Spotlight: Lily DeBell '19
Lily DeBell is a junior in the Ingenuity Project at Poly. A lifelong Baltimorean, she started in the Ingenuity program to take challenging math and science courses. She has interned at the Johns Hopkins Urban Health Institute and the Baltimore City Health Department. While at the Health Department, she helped design the Public Health Leadership Academy, a five-week summer course educating Baltimore teens about careers in public health. She is currently completing her research practicum project at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. In May, Lily will represent Poly at the National Junior Science and Humanities Symposium and the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair. To read more about her incredible academic work and contributions to Poly, please click here
Poly Senior Receives Prestigious Art Award
Poly AP Studio Art scholar, Ms. Kailah Foreman '18 has been named this year's recipient of the Fred Lazarus Art Prize for Artscape 2018. This prestigious award is awarded to only one Baltimore City high school student and has a $1,000.00 cash prize plus a stipend to produce a solo exhibit with mentorship from the Baltimore Office of Promotion and The Arts staff. The entire Poly family is proud of Kailah and we wish her well in her future endeavors!

You can view Kailah's art and other Poly student's artwork during the Class of 2018 Senior Showcase. The Senior Art shows will be held at Poly on May 22, June 5, and June 12 from 5:30 to 7pm. Food and refreshments will be served and artwork from Poly artists will be on display and available for purchase. All staff, teachers, alumni and friends of Poly are invited to attend these milestone showcases of our phenomenal artists and scholars! Please click here for more info. 
'A Day In The Life' Video
Students Learn Physics through Music! 
Click here to see first hand how some Poly students are learning complex physics concepts...through music!  Physics students at Poly are learning about sound waves and how many musical instruments produce different pitches by causing columns of air to resonate. For this "palm pipe" project students first collected data to develop a mathematical model for how the pitch/frequency produced by a pipe depends on its length. Working in groups they then selected a song and used their model to figure out what pipe lengths would be needed to play the notes in that song. In addition to learning about the physics of waves and resonance, they have to be precise in their measurements and have a good sense of music/rhythm in order to play the song well!
Alumni Corner: Gerrit Van Straten
Born and raised in Baltimore, Mr. Van Straten graduated from Polytechnic in June 1950. Having learned and enjoyed his time at Polytechnic, particularly such classes as welding, strength of materials and forge, Mr. Van Straten employed the problem solving techniques he learned at Poly to guide and advance his highly successful career at North American Aviation . As he stated "whenever I solve a problem I start with Poly". Working in the assembly section, specifically on the A3J vigilanty fighter bomber project, he instantly recognized that the current method of using a lead hammer to shape a titanium part, was slow, basically ineffective and produced approximately 25% waste in material, excessive in his mind. Within a 6 to 8 month period, Mr. Van Straten designed a method and machine to improve this process. To read more about his incredible career and legacy, including his status as an honorary member of The Tuskegee Airmen, please click here . *Sadly, Mr. Van Straten passed away during the compilation of this article. Our thoughts and prayers go out to his loved ones.   
Alumni News: Kenneth Fagan '92
Long & Foster Real Estate has named Kenneth Fagan '92 as senior vice president and regional manager for the company's Southern Maryland regions. In this role, Fagan is responsible for agent recruitment and retention, business development and operations at the Southern Maryland region's six offices, including its Mitchellville and Ft. Washington locations, where he also works as the managing broker.

To read more, about Kenneth's accomplishments, please click here. Congratulations Kenneth!
Membership Drive & Photo Contest Continues
The BPI Alumni Association's membership drive is still going strong, and entries are rolling in for the "Ring of Honor" Photo Contest Membership Drive. Join today and send in your photo!

How to enter the contest: New Alumni Association members submit a picture that embodies what the Poly ring means to you. Sign up for your new BPIAA Membership TODAY and then submit your Poly ring picture. ALL pictures submitted by new BPIAA members will be eligible for the following prize(s): a Poly Varsity Jacket (pictured at right, $225 value) -or- two BPIAA Alumni Dinner tickets ($120 Value). Pay your 2018 Annual Dues ($30) or your Lifetime Dues ($200) by clicking here. PHOTO SUBMISSIONS: Be as creative as you want as long as the picture displays the Poly Ring. Pictures should be emailed to Apalazzi@bpi.edu and must include your name, address, phone number, email, date and method of payment. Also submit a short statement about the picture and why you paid your dues. As always, THANK YOU for your continued support!
In Memory
We reflect on the alumni lives that have been lost and celebrate the legacies they have created, that will remain in our hearts and will forever embody the spirit of Poly.  The Poly family is saddened to hear of the passing of the following community members:

Please click here to read the memorial tributes to these alumni who will be greatly missed.
31st Annual Poly/City Golf Tournament
​​​​​​​Celebrating the 31st Anniversary of The POLY/CITY Alumni Golf Tournament on Monday, July 16, 2018 at the Country Club of Maryland. ​​​​​​​Proceeds to benefit Poly and City Alumni Associations for use in school projects. We encourage you to register as a foursome. The fee is $160 per golfer or $640 per foursome and includes lunch or dinner, 18 holes of golf, refreshments, prizes and awards. Click here for more information, and we hope you will join us for a day of fun for a good cause!
Reunion Calendar
If you have updated reunion information, or need to add your class reunion to the list, please contact the Alumni Association at alumni@bpi.edu  or 410-889-7659 . Need help planning your class reunion? Check out the new BPI Reunion Planning Guide Click on the links below for information on the following upcoming reunions!

Click here for REUNION RECAPS to see the fun that our Poly alumni have enjoyed while reuniting and reminiscing!
Make a gift today!
You still have until June 30th, 2018 to make a gift and support Poly before our fiscal year ends! Help us reach our year-end goals by clicking here and making your gift today! Also, find out if your employer will match your donation to the BPI Foundation!     
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