February 2019  STEM Newsletter

This edition of the JHU STEM Newsletter covers events and program deadlines from February through March. 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
Digital Harbor Foundation's Maker Foundations
Enjoy learning new skills and creating projects as you explore popular maker topics. In this flagship program, youth will design and 3D print your own creations, learn to program games and make your own game artwork, make a website, create interactive electronics, and much more! Our Program is pay-what-you-can, text "programs" to 443-681-9384 to get started.

Registration Deadline
: Friday, February 1st, 2019 
Program Dates : Monday, February 11th - Thursday, May 23rd, 2019 
Time 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Location1045 Light St, Baltimore MD, 21230

Email or click   HERE  for more information
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.  

Entries due: Friday, February 8, 2019

Contact Ruby Holder for more information or click HERE for complete details.
JHU Engineering Innovation

Engineering Innovation is an exciting college-level summer program for motivated high school students with an aptitude in math and science and an interest in (or curiosity about) engineering. Students learn to think and problem-solve like engineers and have the opportunity to earn Johns Hopkins University (JHU) credit.

1st Application Deadline:  Friday, February 15th, 2019
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. 
Research and Engineering Apprenticeship Program

The Hopkins Extreme Materials Institute at Johns Hopkins University hosts the Research and Engineering Apprenticeship Program (REAP) created by the US Army Educational Outreach Program (AEOP). REAP is a summer Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) program that places talented high-school students from groups historically under-represented and underserved in research apprenticeships at U.S. colleges and universities. REAP apprentices work on a hands-on research project under the direct supervision of a mentor, exposing them to the real world of research and allowing them to learn about education and career opportunities in STEM.

Deadline: Thursday,  February 28, 2019  
LocationJohns Hopkins University

Contact Dr. Victor Nakano  for more information or click   HERE  to apply. 
Maryland Science Olympiad 

Maryland Science Olympiad will be hosting the Baltimore City Regional Tournament. Middle school students from over 25 schools in Baltimore City will be competing for medals in events ranging from bottle rockets to towers and propeller planes! Volunteers are needed to help supervise events. Come check out the students' projects and see what MSO is all about! 

Event Date: Saturday, 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 or contact Kate McGuire for more information.

Girl Power

This is a hands-on, high energy STEM Expo for elementary and middle school students. Visitors get a chance to learn about STEM careers from APL and community STEM professionals.
Date: Sunday,  March 10th, 2019
Time:2:00 PM  - 5:00 PM
Location:  Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Lab, 11100 Johns Hopkins Rd. Laurel, MD 20723

E-Mail  Elise Buckley  or click   HERE  for more information
Professional Development Opportunity
FutureMakers: Teacher Gym & Happy Hour

In response to growing demand FutureMakers is offering a series of FREE teacher centered hands-on workshops with affordable and durable student-ready tools, materials, and creative technologies - think of it as gym class for PK-8 educators who love to make and innovate. Learn how you and your students can transform the quality, scope and depth of 3D projects, and use tested tools and materials from our workshops. Register in advance and get a free drink on us!

2/7/2019 Workout 5: Wood You Be Mine?
3/21/2019 Workout 6: It's lit!
Event Date:  Thursday, February 7th & Thursday, March 21st, 2019
Time: 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Location:  The Showroom at the Motor House, 120 W. North Ave., Baltimore, MD 21201  

Contact Future Makers for more information or click HERE to register. 
Volunteer Opportunities
Maryland State Championship

FIRST LEGO League provides students age 9-14 with a hands-on, interactive robotics program in a sports-like atmosphere. The State Championship will feature 80 teams who have earned their way to this competition. There are a variety of volunteer positions and 250+ volunteers will participate in this event. Training is provided for all positions. 
Date : Saturday, February 23rd, 2019
Time: Times vary based on position
LocationUMBC - Catonsville

Contact  Jenny Beatty  for more information or click   HERE  to volunteer. 
FIRST Chesapeake District Competition 

High-school student participants call it "the hardest fun you'll ever have." Under strict rules, limited resources, and an intense six-week time limit, teams of 20 or more students are challenged to raise funds, design a team "brand," hone teamwork skills, and build and program industrial-size robots to play a difficult field game against like-minded competitors. It's as close to real-world engineering as a student can get. Consider signing up to volunteer! Some volunteer positions require technical skills, but many simply require enthusiasm and willingness to help support FIRST. All roles come with training and a supportive community. All FIRST events are free and open to the public.

Deadline: Saturday, March 16th & Sunday, March 17th, 2019
Time: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM. Volunteer times vary.
Location : McDonogh School, Owings Mills, MD 21117

Contact Jenny Beatty for more information or click  HERE to volunteer. 
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.