December 2018 STEM Newsletter

As we head into winter, we invite Maryland K-12 students and educators to take advantage of these upcoming events and professional development opportunities. 


Center for Educational Outreach Team
Upcoming Programs and Events
Maryland Science Olympiad 

The after school STEM program Maryland Science Olympiad (MSO) season kicked off registration 9/5! It is a great opportunity for you as teachers, students and schools to get students excited about science. Watch last year's MS tourney video at Morgan - MSO B video! MSO is a great program in which students prepare to compete at a tournament in their choice of science & engineering events such as building towers or gliders, solving chemistry forensics, or competing in anatomy or ecology. Register your team today and find out preparation resources available to you!

Deadline: Wednesday, December 12, 2018
Event Date: Friday, March 9, 2019
Time All day
Location: Morgan State University, 1700 E. Cold Spring Ln, Baltimore, MD 21251

Click  HERE  to see the MSO website and to register or contact Kate McGuire for more information.
Ingenuity Project Applications for 2019-20

Attention current 5th and 8th graders! Ingenuity is a good fit for students with a history of strong performance and interest in math and science, complex and logical thinking, persistence, and the ability to grasp new material and concepts quickly. The program is committed to identifying a cohort of diverse students that reflects the ethnicity, gender and income of Baltimore City residents. Common entry points are 6th and 9th grades. This comprehensive program is hosted at four Baltimore City middle schools (Hamilton, Mount Royal, Roland Park, and James McHenry) and one Baltimore City high school (Baltimore Polytechnic Institute) . Go to our website for important information, open houses, and deadlines.

Deadline: Thursday, December 20, 2018
Time: See website for all dates

Click HERE for the application or contact Jocilyn Harris for more information.
JHU Engineering Innovation

Engineering Innovation (EI) is a college-level summer program for high school students interested in engineering. It is a survey course covering a number of engineering disciplines.

Application Opens: Thursday, December 15, 2018
Program Dates: Monday, June 24, 2019 - Friday, July 19, 2019
Time: 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM in most locations
Location: M ultiple - including JHU-Homewood, JHU-APL, and JHU-Montgomery County

Contact Suzanne Kantt for more information or click HERE for program details. 
Tower of Power in Your Classroom! 

Join Johns Hopkins University's Whiting School of Engineering in celebrating National Engineers Week (February 17-23, 2019) by building a tower from spaghetti and marshmallows. The tallest freestanding tower wins!   

The top five winning middle school teams will be invited to JHU's Tower of Power competition on Tuesday, February 19, 2019 to build their tower again and compete with undergraduate students, alumni, and faculty teams.  

Email STEM Outreach to submit your intent to participate by  Friday,  January
18, 2019!

Entries are due  Friday, February 8, 2019 .

Click HERE for complete details.
Girls Scouts of Central MD qualifier

Robots and Kids! Judges needed for the FIRST LEGO League competition at the Girl Scouts of Central MD. Both technical and non-technical judge roles available. Judging roles for project (space theme this year), teamwork and robot design/programming. Training provided. Many other events/dates also available. See links on flyer.

Date : Sunday, January 20, 2019
Time: 8:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Location: Girl Scouts of Central MD,  4806 Seton Dr, Baltimore, MD 21215

Contact  Jenny Beatty  for more information or click  HERE  to volunteer. 
Army Educational Outreach Program (AEOP)

AEOP offers our nation's youth and teachers opportunities for meaningful, real-world STEM experiences, competitions and paid internships. Johns Hopkins University along with several other universities in Maryland and nation wide actively participate in AEOP activities. Check out the AEOP website! Applications for internships and other programs will open in the coming months.

Come check out AEOP !
Women in Science and Engineering

Spring 2019 applications are now available. Baltimore City Public School high school female juniors and seniors who are interested in pursuing STEM majors in college are urged to apply to the WISE program. WISE offers a unique opportunity to work one-on-one after school alongside a graduate student mentor in a JHU engineering and research laboratory. Visit the website below for details on eligibility and to start the application.
Dates : February 2019 - June 2019 (varying number of spots available each semester)
Location: Homewood Campus, 3400 N. Charles Street, Baltimore, MD 21218
Website: JHU-WISE

Contact Ruby Holder for more information.
Professional Development Opportunity
FutureMakers: Teacher Gym

FutureMakers hosts a monthly STEAM "teacher gym" and happy hour on the first floor of the Motor House in Baltimore. It's a drop-in experience for educators who want to experiment with tested tools and materials to bring more making into their classrooms. Registration is free, space is limited.
Event Date: 
Thursday, December 13, 2018
Time: 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Location:  The Showroom, 120 W. North Ave., Baltimore, MD 21201  

Contact Future Makers for more information or click HERE to register. 
Volunteer Opportunities
Hopkins Robotics Cup 
Volunteers Needed

Volunteers for a variety of positions are needed for the 7th annual Hopkins Robotics Cup. There will be two divisions, one for the VEX IQ Challenge (elem/mid school students) and the second for the VEX Robotics Competition (mid/high school students). Please fill out the Volunteer Form to participate. No experience necessary! Training will be provided. Come volunteer and support STEM in Baltimore City!

Set-Up Day : Friday, January 11, 2019 
Competition Day : Saturday, January 12, 2019
LocationNewton White Athletic Center on the JHU Homewood Campus, 3400 N. Charles St. Baltimore, MD 21218
Commitment : Choose set-up day or competition day or both! 

Contact  Margaret Strong with questions. 
Become a SABES Mentor

SABES (STEM Achievement in Baltimore Elementary Schools) is looking for Mentors to work in our afterschool program. Mentors will assist in the classroom as students complete engaging STEM projects. Our afterschool program provides students with opportunities to grow their knowledge and curiosity, and lead inquiry-based projects related to their community's needs. If you have a background or interest in STEM and want to mentor 3rd - 5th grade students, please consider becoming a STEM Achievement in Baltimore Elementary Schools (SABES) mentor!

Requirements:  Must pass a background check and have reliable transportation
Dates : Ongoing - throughout the school year
Current Locations : Baltimore City elementary schools
Frequency : 1-2 visits per month . Programs run between 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Mon - Thurs

Click  HERE to sign up or email  Erin Burk for more information.