April 2018 STEM Newsletter

Welcome back to those educators who just finished their spring break! This edition of the JHU STEM Newsletter covers student events and program deadlines from April to May, outlines opportunities for Maryland K-12 educators, and details a community volunteer opportunity. 


Center for Educational Outreach Team
Upcoming Programs and Events
Mathemagics Night! 

HUSAM is sponsoring an evening show with  Dr. Art Benjamin - the legendary performer and entertainer. Dr. Benjamin is a "mathemagician" who has been featured in 3 TED talks and named by the Reader's Digest as "America's Best Math Whiz". Local students of all levels would especially enjoy this night of mathematics and magic!

Date: Monday, April 9, 2018
Time: refreshments at 7:00 PM, performance starts at 7:30 PM
Location: JHU Homewood Campus, Hodson Hall, room 110

Click HERE for more information and to RSVP .
Women in Science and Engineering (WISE)

Fall 2018 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: October 2018 - January 2019 (varying number of spots available each semester)
Location: Homewood Campus, 3400 N. Charles Street
Website: JHU-WISE

Contact Erin Burk for more information.


It's time for the annual Spring STEM Showcase for Baltimore City elementary students to share their projects and learning from throughout the year. Families and community members are invited to join the event and celebrate our students!

Date : Tuesday, May 15, 2018
Time : 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Location: Baltimore Polytechnic Institute, 1400 W. Cold Spring Ln, Baltimore, MD 21209

Click HERE for flyer details and to RSVP or contact William Lyoo for more information.
JHU Engineering Innovation

Engineering Innovation is still accepting applications. For more information about course content, locations, dates/times, and costs, please visit EI Details . The upcoming deadlines are listed below. EI will continue to accept applications until June 1st or until a specific site fills. 
  • April 15, 2018 - Fifth Deadline - International Students must apply by this date!
  • May 1, 2018 - Sixth Deadline
  • May 15, 2018 - Seventh Deadline
  • June 1, 2018 - Final Deadline
Contact our office at 410-516-6224 for more information. 
Professional Development Opportunities
After School Works 2018 Conference

Join us for an engaging, working conference centered around creating supportive pathways from after-school engagement to workforce opportunities. This half-day event will provide innovative strategies and best practices for those already working in the out of school time field, as well as, ample inspiration for those seeking to launch new programs. While this no-cost conference that is open to the public, the target audience includes program providers, parents, educators, funders, and policy makers. A wide range of workshop topics will be offered, as well as, opportunities for networking and partnership development. Breakfast and lunch will be served.

Date: Friday, April 27, 2018
Time: 8:30 AM - 2:30 PM
Location: Chesapeake College, 1000 College Circle, Wye Mills, MD 21679

Contact Elyse Preston for more information or click HERE to register for the event. 
BioEYES 7th Grade Teacher Workshops

We invite 7th grade teachers from Baltimore City Public Schools to learn about BioEYES - a week-long, outreach program that uses an amazing fish species to teach genetics and life science to students. More than 30,000 Baltimore City students have participated in this engaging program. A training workshop with stipend will be offered and is required for teachers new to BioEYES. Contact us to learn how you can bring BioEYES into your classroom free of charge.

We will be holding one more training for 7th grade teachers this school year. All teachers new to BioEYES must attend the training to participate.

Contact Valerie Butler for date specifics or click  HERE for more information.  
Volunteer Opportunity
SABES STEM Showcase Volunteers Needed

STEM Achievement in Baltimore Elementary Schools (SABES) is looking for volunteers to assist with the Spring Showcase event! Please complete the link below to register and sign up for specific duties and time slots.

Click HERE to register as a volunteer.

Date: Tuesday, May 15, 2018
Time: 2:00 - 9:00 PM
Location: Baltimore Polytechnic Institute, 1400 W. Cold Spring Ln, Baltimore, MD 21209