November 2016 STEM Newsletter

It's halfway through the semester and we've got some high-quality programs on the horizon. Get your students prepared for great STEM educational opportunities happening this November and December and take advantage of some local professional development events for yourself. 


Center for Educational Outreach Team
Upcoming Programs and Events
Ready, Set, Design!

Ready Set Design's second fall event! This is for elementary school girls grades 3-5. Girls will be broken up into small groups and they will be designing and building a roller coaster! Registration for this session will close at 11:59PM on Wednesday November 2nd. This is a free event.

Date: November 5, 2016
Time: 10AM - 1PM
Location: JHU Homewood Campus, Glass Pavilion 

Contact for further info.

eCYBERMISSION is a web-based science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) competition free to students in grades 6-9 that promotes self-discovery and enables all students to recognize the real-life applications of STEM. Teams of three or four students are instructed to ask questions (for science) or define problems (for engineering), and then construct explanations (for science) or design solutions (for engineering) based on identified problems in their community. Students compete for State, Regional, and National Awards.

Registration closes December 7, 2016

Visit eCYBERMISSION for complete details. 
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.  

Application will be available starting December 15th.
Course runs June 26 to July 21 at most locations. 
Locations in CA, DC, MD, OH, and PA

Contact: or visit  Engineering Innovation for more information. 
Maryland Junior Science and Humanities Symposium (JSHS)

High school students present the results of their original research efforts before a panel of judges and an audience of their peers at regional symposia. 

Maryland high school students who apply and are selected for this event can participate either as a presenter or as a student delegate.  The top three regional scholarship finalists at the Maryland Regional JSHS are awarded academic scholarships, ranging from $1,000 to $2,000. In addition to receiving scholarships, the top five presenters will be invited to compete at, and will attend the 55th annual National JSHS in San Diego, California, which is scheduled for April 26-30, 2017.

Deadline to submit: January 13, 2017

Visit Maryland JSHS for details. You may also contact, 301.405.8467, for Maryland event information. 
FREE SciTech Visits! 

Bring your students to the SciTech Student Learning Lab for free! Thanks to generous funding from the T. Rowe Price Foundation, the Pepsi Foundation and BGE, we are able to cover the students fees and round trip bussing to Towson University's Center for STEM Excellence! 

The SciTech calendar is filling up fast, so gt your application in now! 

Click here for more information and to apply. 
Professional Opportunities
Make. IT. Work. Conference

Join Digital Harbor Foundation, Maryland State Department of Education, and Baltimore County Public Schools on November 5th, 2016 at Eastern Technical High School for the Make. IT. Work. Conference. This innovative conference is dedicated to Making, Instructional Technology, and Workforce Readiness in the Education realm. Contact or visit  Digital Harbor for more info. 

Date: November 5, 2016

Location: Eastern Tech High School
1100 Mace Ave, Baltimore, MD 21221

Time: 9:30AM - 3:00PM
Fall Educator Workshops

Digital Harbor Foundation has three fall workshops for Maker Educators. Learn scratch programming language and create interactive MaKey MaKey controllers in Interactive Games. Intro to Arduino is a foundation course for those looking to learn how to program devices and get involved with the Internet of Things. 3D Printing for educators is our most popular workshop and introduces the hardware and software of 3D Fabrication. All workshops include at least $300 of take home equipment.

Dates: November 11-12, November 18-19, and December 8-10

Location: Digital Harbor Foundation
1045 Light Street, Baltimore, MD 21230

Time: 5PM - 9PM Weekdays and 10AM - 5PM on Saturday

Contact: or visit the website for more info. 
Featured Partnership
Army Educational Outreach Program
The Center for Educational Outreach and Hopkins Extreme Materials Institute at Johns Hopkins University have been awarded a strategic outreach initiative grant to help promote the Army Educational Outreach Program (AEOP). The mission of AEOP is to provide both students and teachers a collaborative, cohesive, portfolio of Army-sponsored STEM programs that effectively engage, inspire, and attract the next generation of STEM talent through K through college programs and expose them to Department of Defense STEM careers. Starting this month, this newsletter will include the AEOP's student enrichment, competitions and apprenticeship opportunities in Maryland.  We are hoping that students will take advantage of these exciting opportunities.