September - October 2020 STEM Newsletter

This newsletter provides information on various programs and professional opportunities. In addition, we have a variety of fun and educational activity options compiled on our website available to K–12 students and their families. We encourage you to share these resources and opportunities with anyone that may find them beneficial.

Well wishes to your family and our communities,
The Center for Educational Outreach 
Program Information
Space Mission Challenge for High School Students  
The U.S. Department of Education launched CTE Mission: CubeSat, a national challenge to inspire students to build technical skills for careers in space and beyond. High school students from across the country are invited to design and build CubeSat (cube satellite) prototypes, or satellites that aid in space research, bringing space missions out of the clouds and into the classroom. Each finalist will receive an equal share of the $25,000 cash prize pool, as well as satellite development, hardware, and software kits.

Click HERE to register for the info session or click HERE for more information.
Information Session for Schools:
Tuesday, September 1, 2020
Mission Proposal Deadline:
Friday, October 16, 2020 at 5:59 PM
Location: Virtual/remote
Biomedical Engineering Innovation
Biomedical Engineering Innovation (BMEI) is a fully online course with hands-on labs that introduces biomedical engineering to high school students by (1) modeling biological systems and designing experiments to test those models and (2) introducing engineering principles to solve design problems that are biological, physiological, and/or medical. Students will model human efficiency, the arm, and the cardiovascular system. Students are expected to use the informational content being taught in math, physics and biology and to apply this knowledge to the solution of practical problems encountered in biomedical engineering.

Click HERE or contact BMEI for more information.
Applications Open:
Spring | Thursday, October 15, 2020
Summer | Tuesday, December 15, 2020
Spring Application Deadline:
Monday, January 4, 2020
Spring Program Dates:
Monday, January 25, 2021 - Friday, April 23, 2021
Location: Online
The Ingenuity Project
The Ingenuity Project offers four city-wide middle school advanced STEM programs and hosts a single advanced STEM high school program. Once accepted, students are enrolled into one of the host schools and participate in Ingenuity math and science classes as their core classes all year with summer and afterschool enrichment opportunities as well.

Click HERE or contact Keyha Royster for more information.
Applications Opens:
Sunday, November 1, 2020
LocationsBaltimore Polytechnic Institute | Hamilton Middle | Mount Royal Middle | James McHenry Middle | Roland Park Middle
Maryland Science Olympiad
Md Science Olympiad is a national STEM competition program. Students can choose from ~ 20 activities over a broad range if life, earth, chemistry physics, engineering and inquiry. Teams are up to 15, and associated with school or after school program. Last year 33 middle and high schools competed. 11 teams qualified for State's. Hope you can join!

Click HERE or contact Kate McGuire for more information.
Registration Deadline:
Monday, December 21, 2020
Location: Virtual 
Get Involved
100kin10 Resources Needed
Do you have a teaching resource (or resources) you love? Share with the 100kin10 team. Our goal is to collect and curate resources for Mid-Atlantic educators with an ultimate hope to disseminate this information in a future website.

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Success Stories
This summer STEM Achievement in Baltimore Elementary Schools (SABES) Afterschool program partnered with Child First Authority to offer virtual hands-on STEM enrichment to students in grades 4 and 5 from Dr. Bernard Harris, Sr. Elementary School. Students logged in for 3 hours a week to work on engineering challenges. Each of the eight sessions included a “Meet the Scientist” segment where STEM professionals and graduate students talked to participants about their field of study and answered student questions. Students studied a wide range of STEM topics and used their creativity to design, create, and test such things as paper airplanes, foil boats, and towers. The culminating challenge was for students to construct a Rube Goldberg machine that could turn on or off a light, pop a balloon, or blow out a candle. One eager student worked on the challenge with her dad utilizing the space in their basement to build and record a successful run using household items to turn off a light.
The enrollment in Biomedical Engineering Innovation (BMEI), a fully online college course for high school students, reached 248 participants this summer! Students learned about human efficiency, the circulatory system, the engineering design process, coding for Arduinos, and much more.

Students said the following about the experience:

"I liked doing the lab report. Although it was hard, one of my favorite part of doing labs is when I start compiling all my data because it gives me a sense of accomplishment."

"The best part was probably designing the lab because in high school we just do our labs based on a lab sheet so being able to design the entire structure of the lab was pretty fun."
"My favorite part of this module was the discussions. They were very detailed and gave me a greater understanding on the topic. Also if there was a topic I didn't understand, my classmates helped me get through the problems."