October 2017 STEM Newsletter

This month's STEM newsletter covers programs and opportunities happening now through December. If you missed last month's Partnership Success Story, no worries; we're sharing it again!


Center for Educational Outreach Team
Upcoming Programs and Events
Baltimore BrainFest

The Baltimore BrainFest is a yearly event for people of all ages to learn more about that mysterious, squishy, pink organ housed in your cranium. Enjoy brain-related activities, games, exhibitions, arts and crafts, speakers and more! Come find out what makes you, you.

Date : Saturday, October 14, 2017
Location: Liberty Elementary School, 3901 Maine Ave, Baltimore, MD 21207
Time: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Email Cooper with questions about this event or click on their website for more info. 
Ready, Set, Design!

Introduction to engineering event for elementary-aged girls. Students work in groups to solve a design problem and are mentored by JHU engineering students.

Date : Saturday, October 28, 2017
Location: Johns Hopkins University, Glass Pavilion in Levering Hall
Time: 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Registration Deadline: October 25, 2017

Visit their Facebook page or send an email for more information. 
Code in the Schools Game Jam

In this free one day event, aspiring video game developers in 6th through 12th grade come together in teams to rapidly create a game based on a theme revealed the day of the event. The 2016 game jam attracted 60 youth from around the city, and provided them t-shirts, three meals, and prizes at the end of the event. Pre-registration is required.

Date : Saturday, November 11, 2017
Location: 10 E. North Ave, Suite 300, Baltimore, MD 21202
Time: 8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Cost: FREE

Register by contacting  Charlotte or click HERE for details. 
AEOP Opportunities

The Army Educational Outreach Program (AEOP) continues its long tradition and strong commitment to the advancement of STEM education and literacy. Leveraging its most valuable assets - world-class scientists and engineers and research facilities - AEOP offers our nation's youth and teachers a collaborative, cohesive portfolio of opportunities that effectively engage future workforce generations in meaningful, real-world STEM experiences, competitions and paid internships. The application period for the 2017-18 opportunities will be opening up soon.

Come check out AEOP!
Visiting Engineer for High School Classrooms

Invite an engineer to share his/her experiences with your high school students. Introduce them to the variety of exciting career opportunities available in the field of engineering and provide them with information about how to prepare in high school for an engineering career. Presentations can be modified to last 20 - 70 minutes.

Engineers are available September through March 2018 and cover Maryland, Northern Virginia, District of Columbia, and Harrisburg, PA area. 

Contact Crystal Radford at 410-516-6224 or via email.
Professional Development Opportunities
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.

Date: Starting now! 
Location: Various Baltimore City Elementary Schools
Time2hr/every other week or 2hr/month. Programs run between 2:30 PM - 6:00 PM.

Click HERE to sign up or email  William Lyoo for more information. 
Maryland Science Olympiad Coaches Clinic

Start a STEM afterschool team for exciting tournaments! Join the over 100 middle and high school teams in Maryland Science Olympiad. Coaches Clinic PD is at Vanguard Collegiate Middle School and includes information for new coaches and new event rules for experienced coaches.

Date : Saturday, October 14, 2017
Location: 5000 Truesdale Ave, Baltimore, MD 21206
Time: 8:30 AM - 2:30 PM
Fee: $20.00 payable by credit card or cash at the door.

For more information, please contact Kate McGuire or Richard Oh
Making for Educator Workshop

What is a Makerspace? Why is making important to youth? Where do I start?

In DHF's 2 day workshop, we introduce the ideas and concepts to educators on how they can create an immersive, hands-on learning environment through making. We discuss the maker's mindset, project ideas and templates, and tips on how to build your own makerspace. You will leave with your own kit of supplies in the Makerspace Starter Kit.

This workshop is eligible for credit: 1 CPD Credit through the Maryland State Department of Education.

Date: Friday & Saturday, November 10-11th, 2017
Location: Digital Harbor Foundation, 1045 Light St., Baltimore, MD 21230
Time: 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Cost: see MAKING website for details

For more information email  Brooke or visit MAKING.
3D Printing for Educators Workshop

Digital Harbor Foundation's 3D Printing Workshop for Educator Workshop walks through how educators can begin teaching 3D printing in their learning environments. In the 3 day course, we will cover 3D Printing hardware, software, and how DHF teaches 3D printing, and it includes a 3D printer and starter kit.

Date: Thursday-Saturday, December 14-16, 2017
Location: Digital Harbor Foundation, 1045 Light St., Baltimore, MD 21230
Time: 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Cost: see PRINTING website for details

For more information email  Brooke or visit PRINTING.
Partnership Success Story
Baltimore City schools adopt science program built in cooperation with Johns Hopkins