September- October 2019  STEM Newsletter
Happy new school year!

This edition of the JHU STEM Newsletter covers events, program deadlines, and opportunities in September and October. 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 
Women in Science and Engineering (WISE)

We are now accepting applications for fall 2019! 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.

Fall Application Deadline:  11:59 PM on Sunday,  September 15, 2019
Fall Program Dates:  October 2019 - January 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.

APL STEM Academy's aim is to prepare students to be part of the 21st-century workforce. Taught by APL STEM Professionals, APL STEM Academy aims to:

Identify and develop STEM talent
Increase the diversity of students pursuing STEM majors and careers
Connect concepts taught in school to real-world application
Build students' skills, understanding, knowledge, and competence in STEM fields
Create a path toward a future career in STEM

APL STEM Academy is for students in 8th - 12th grade.
Application Deadline: Monday, September 2, 2019
Program Dates: Monday, September 16, 2019 - Friday, December 13, 2019
Time: Classes are offered late afternoon/early evenings Monday - Friday.  Each class meets one night a week. 
Location: JHU Applied Physics Laboratory, 11100 Johns Hopkins Rd., Laurel MD 20723

Contact APL STEM via e-mail  or by calling 240-228-7836. Additional details can be found HERE.
Maryland MESA Online 

Since 1976, Maryland MESA has been providing STEM experiences through school-based programs. Now your child can participate in MD MESA even if MESA is not offered at your child's school! The MD MESA Online Program uses project-based challenges to teach children in grades 3-12 the fundamentals of engineering and computer science. MD MESA provides the opportunity for anyone to form their own home or community-based MESA team. MD MESA Online teams hold regular meetings to work on the MESA challenge and submit their final products electronically for scoring.
Application Deadline: Saturday, August 31, 2019(some late entries may be considered)
Program DatesSeptember 2019 - March 2020
Time: a few hours a week - team organized timing
Location: Online

Contact APL STEM via e-mail  or by calling 240-228-7836. Additional details can be found HERE.
Maryland Science Olympiad 

Maryland Science Olympiad is an exciting after school program with STEM tournaments! You pick or do all from a variety of life, earth, space, physical science and engineering activities. For more info for Baltimore city, contact kate McGuire and Rob Bruce. Registration opens Sept 9th at You must be registered to attend the Coaches Clinic PD on October 5th. 
Apply by Date: Saturday, October 5, 2019
Location: After school with location of your choice

Contact Kate McGuire via e-mail  or by calling 410-744-8481. Additional details can be found HERE or on their website.
Professional Development
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: F rom 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

Contact Erin Burk via e-mail  or click HERE to apply. 
Shadow Day for volunteers at the Battle O' Baltimore

Shadow Day is an opportunity to "try-on" a key role for a FIRST Chesapeake District Event.

This Shadow Day will offer an abbreviated experience of what happens at an event to allow potential new volunteers the opportunity to better understand the event experience. It is targeting adults who might want to take on a key event role during March 2020 at one of the 3 events being held in Edgewater, in Owings Mills and in Bethesda.

Program Date : Saturday, September 21, 2019
Time:  8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
LocationMcDonogh School, Owings Mills, MD

E-mail  Jenny Beatty   or click   HERE  for more information.
Teacher Gym!

It's back! Year two of FREE teacher-centered hands-on workshops for educators who want to grow their maker muscles! Each month we explore approaches to making with affordable and durable student-ready tools, materials, and creative technologies -- think of it as happy hour + PD that doesn't suck. Learn how you and your students can transform the quality, scope and depth of 3D design projects, and use tested tools and materials from our workshops.


Thursday, September 26th 2019
Workout 1: Cutting and Punching

Thursday, October 24, 2019
Workout 2: Get it together!

Program Dates: Thursday, September 26, 2019 and Thursday, October 24, 2019
Time: 4:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Location: September - Showroom at The Motor House 120 W. North Ave Baltimore 21201; October - TBD

E-mail FutureMakers or click HERE to register.

Baltimore Bite of Science

Center for Excellence in Education (CEE) will be hosting a professional enrichment workshop for teachers called Bite of Science. Bite of Science brings together middle and high school STEM teachers with two scientists or engineers who to talk about their research/work over an informal dinner. This unique opportunity is designed to improve teachers' ability to provide students a context of how science is applied in the real world and to pique student interest in STEM careers in the region.  Session speakers talk for ~35 minutes about their career path and their research; show a demonstration, hands-on activity, model, video, or simulation; highlight the job skills and knowledge needed to succeed in the field; and share any outreach opportunities that may be available for teachers and/or their students through the company or university.

Event Date: Wednesday,  October 23, 2019
Time: 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Location: Baltimore (Location TBA)

Contact CEE via E-Mail . Additional details can be found HERE.