November - December 2019  STEM Newsletter

This edition of the JHU STEM Newsletter covers events, program deadlines, and opportunities in November and December. 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 
BmoreSTEM Student Advisory Council

BmoreSTEM is a network of organizations and individuals committed to brightening Baltimore's future by developing opportunities to equip students to join the science, technology, engineering, and math workforce and live as technically literate citizens.

The Student Advisory Council will contribute to BmoreSTEM workgroups by serving as a focus group and giving a voice to City School students. A BmoreSTEM SAC member can expect to attend periodic Council Meetings and some of the Workgroup meetings as needed. The BmoreSTEM SAC will consist of current Baltimore City Public School (City Schools) middle or high School students and City Schools graduates currently enrolled in a local college pursuing a STEM-based degree.     
Application Deadline:  Saturday, November 30, 2019

For a copy of the application click HERE. For more information e-mail Melissa Sandlin .
Science and Engineering Apprenticeship Program (SEAP)
Applications are now open for the Science and Engineering Apprenticeship Program (SEAP), a paid eight-week summer research program for high school students administered by the American Society for Engineering Education.
The goals of SEAP are to encourage r ising sophomores, juniors, and seniors to pursue science and engineering careers, to further their education via mentoring by laboratory personnel and their participation in research, and to make them aware of the Navy's research and technology efforts, which can lead to employment within the Department.
Application Deadline: Friday, November 1, 2019 at 6:00 PM EST.
Location : Check out participating locations  HERE .
For additional  details click  HERE .
Ready, Set, Design! Middle School Workshop

The Ready Set Design! program provides introductory engineering experiences for elementary and middle school girls in the Baltimore area, through half-day weekend programs on the Johns Hopkins University campus. In this middle school workshop, the girls will brainstorm, build, and present their prototype rubber band cars in groups. JHU students act as mentors for the girls.

Application Deadline:  Friday,  November 8, 2019
Date: Saturday, November 9, 2019
Time : 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Location: Glass Pavilion, Homewood Campus, 3400 N. Charles Street, Baltimore, MD 21218

For additional information e-mail  Ready, Set, Design .
Biomedical Engineering Innovation Online Application
Biomedical Engineering Innovation introduces biomedical engineering to high school students by (1) modeling biological systems and designing experiments to test those models and (2) introducing engineering principles to solve design problems that are biological, physiological, and/or medical. Students will model human efficiency, the arm, and the cardiovascular system. Students are expected to use the informational content being taught in math, physics and biology and to apply this knowledge to the solution of practical problems encountered in biomedical engineering. Students who earn an A or B grade in the course receive 3 credits from Johns Hopkins University.
Application Opens: Friday, November 15, 2019
Application Deadline: Monday, January 6, 2020
Program Dates: Monday, January 27, 2020 - Friday, May 1, 2020
Location: Online
Additional details can be found  HERE. For questions e-mail  BMEI.
Splash at JHU

Splash is a free-of-charge half-day event held at Johns Hopkins University for inquisitive high school students. Participants get the opportunity to spend a day on a college campus and take a variety of classes taught by Hopkins undergraduates! Classes for our fall event range from Cancer Biology to Intro to Gymnastics. Come join us!

Date: Saturday, November 16, 2019
Time : 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Location: Homewood Campus, 3400 N. Charles Street, Baltimore, MD 21218

For more information click  HERE or e-mail  Splash .
Science Family Fun Night & STEM Showcase

The Village Learning Place (VLP) and Margaret Brent E/M School will be hosting a free Science Family Fun Night. All community members are invited & welcome to attend! Enjoy hands-on activities and many exhibitors at our fall STEM Showcase & Science Family Night! This event will feature STEM presentations by the students in LINK After School at the VLP. Dinner will be served.

Date: Wednesday, November 20, 2019
Time5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Location: Margaret Brent E/M School, 100 E 26th St, Baltimore, MD 21218

For more information click  HERE or e-mail  Ty Manning .
Maryland Science Olympiad 

Science Olympiad is a national tournament program 'for teachers, by teachers'. Students from Middle School or High School 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. Activities include hands-on and math content to master skills. Your team can do one or all activities, it is very flexible. Up to 15 students per team. Teachers can decide to co-coach.
Registration Deadline: Friday, December 20, 2019

Contact MSO or click HERE to learn more.
Johns Hopkins Engineering Innovation Summer Program

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 engineering. Students learn to think and problem-solve like engineers and have the opportunity to earn Johns Hopkins University credit.

Apply by Date: Sunday, December 15, 2019
Location: Varies

For more information click  HERE or e-mail  EI  to learn more.
Women in Science and Engineering (WISE)

We are now accepting applications for spring and summer 2020! Baltimore City public high school female juniors and seniors 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 mentor in a JHU engineering and research laboratory. Intent to apply should be submitted HERE.

Spring Application Deadline:  11:59 PM on Sunday, January  12, 2020
Spring Program Dates:  February 2020 - May 2020, 3 hrs/day, twice a week over 15 weeks
Location: Homewood Campus, 3400 N. Charles Street, Baltimore, MD 21218

Contact Ruby Holder for more information or click HERE  to complete the application.
The Ingenuity Project  

A proven accelerate Math, Science and Research Education for Baltimore City Students in Grades 6-12 is now accepting applications for middle school and high school students entering 6th or 9th grade in the fall of the 2020-2021 school year! Visit an open house or information sessions.

Application Deadline: Friday, December 20, 2019
Time: 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Location: 1400 W. Cold Spring Lane, Baltimore, Maryland 21209

For more information contact Keyha Royster via email or click HERE to learn more.
Professional Development
Northrop Grumman Foundation Teachers Academy

The Northrop Grumman Foundation Teachers Academy is now accepting applications for 2019-2020. The program-designed specifically for middle school teachers (grades 5-8) was established to help enhance teacher confidence and classroom excellence in science, engineering and technology, while increasing teacher understanding about the skills needed for a scientifically literate workforce. The Academy, which is directed by the National Science Teaching Association (NSTA), will support up to 32-teachers of physical science, engineering, and/or technology located in public school districts in select Northrop Grumman communities across the United States. The teachers will be immersed throughout the year in a host of blended professional learning opportunities in science, technology, and engineering.

Application Deadline: Monday, November 18, 2019

For more information about the Northrop Grumman Foundation Teachers Academy or to learn how to apply, click HERE.
STEM Afterschool Teacher 

STEM Achievement in Baltimore Elementary Schools (SABES) is hiring afterschool teachers to work with students in grades 3-5 doing hands-on STEM activities at various Baltimore City schools. Successful candidate will be able to pass a criminal background check, have reliable transportation, and be excited and energized to work with our youth.  
Dates: From  mid-October through May 29, 2020  
Time: Typically 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM Mon/Wed or Tue/Thu 
Location: Various Baltimore City public school locations

To apply click  HERE
STEM Curriculum Embedded Transportation Funds

City Schools' Office of Teaching and Learning is partnering with several of these attractions to offer field experiences aligned to curriculum in STEAM (Science Technology Art Engineering and Math) subjects for grades 1-12. The Visit Baltimore Foundation is generously supporting transportation to several of the attractions and additional transportation funding is being provided by other attractions and partners. Each school is eligible for one trip with transportation covered by Visit Baltimore Foundation.

Click  HERE  for more information.