Happy Pi Day!

One of the most delicious celebrations of STEM happens each year on Pi Day, March 14, 3/14. Eat some pie and do something to celebrate STEM. We will be celebrating by hosting a STEM of Many Colors event at Patterson High School. We will feature a panel of STEM professionals of color talking to students about their careers and STEM. We’d like to hear how you celebrated Pi Day, so send us pictures showing how you celebrated Pi Day & we may feature them on our social media! 

FUN FACT: Albert Einstein was born on Pi Day in 1879!

Podcast Returns!

In addition to our STEM of Many Colors event, we will be celebrating Pi Day with the return of our Fun with the Maryland STEM Festival Podcast. Our first episode will feature Professor James West from Johns Hopkins University Whiting School of Engineering. Professor West invented the Foil Electret Microphone  which is the basis for the microphone used in most cell phones and computers. Listeners will also meet Rashaad Coleman, a Waverly Elementary/Middle School student who is passionate about STEM. The Podcast will drop on March 14th on all traditional Podcast outlets.
GIrl Scout STEM Badge Events!

There are still slots available for our Girl Scout STEM Activity on March 25th from 2-4pm at Morgan State University (MSU). It will be a FREE opportunity for Girl Scouts to earn a STEM badge as part of our celebration of Women’s History Month. The activity will be led by women from the MSU Computer Science Club, Constellation Energy and Boba Studios. To register for the event email, Phil at mdstemfest@gmail.com. If you are a woman in STEM and would like to be a part of this event, we’d love to hear from you!

The Festival in Your Neighborhood!

The Maryland STEM Festival participated in the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Girl Power on March 12th. The workshops and expos were attended by hundreds of girls who deepened their love of STEM.  We wrapped up a busy February by participating in the Frederick County Tech Fair at the Career and Technology Center on February 28th.  Students participated in competitions and got to see the amazing facilities at the Center. 

Let us know about your STEM events! We can help you promote & may even attend!
Student Festival Ambassadors!

We are holding a Student Ambassador meeting on March 23rd to discuss how High and Middle School students can be part of this year’s Festival. Our STEM Ambassadors promote the Festival and encourage people to attend in a variety of creative ways such as hosting tables as their schools, creating social media content, working on our website, and talking to teachers and administrators. Student Ambassadors encourage their school to host Festival events. New ideas are coming up all the time. It is a rewarding experience and big help to the Festival. Learn more about the program here.


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