The Great Convening!!

Phil Rogofsky, Festival Founder and Executive Director, attended the STEM Learning Ecosystem Convening in Jacksonville from May 1st -3rdIt was an amazing collection of discussions, presentations and workshops on STEM work around the country. One of highlights was a documentary and workshop on the outstanding work the Ecosystem has done to bring STEM into the Jacksonville schools. Another highlight was the discussion by Captain Barrington Irving, an African American who is the youngest person to fly solo around the world. He has a STEM program in Florida that included Trayvon Martin before his tragic death. Phil will be working to bring more STEM activities and resources to Maryland as result of this event. Read more on our webpage
Cyber Feud II!
The Maryland STEM Festival hosted its second Cyber Feud featuring two teams of Howard County High School students. The first Cyber Feud was held last November at Crofton High School. The Howard County teams competed in a Cybersecurity version of Family Feud at Dreamport in Columbia on May 15th. Darnell Washington of the National Cryptologic Foundation served as the Master of Ceremonies and was every bit as entertaining as Steve Harvey! This event was a lead-up to a statewide competition during the Festival and potential event at Cape Canaveral in November. Winners and pictures are on our webpage.

Getting Ready for STEM-Ertainment

Dexter Carr and Game4Good is running the hybrid eSports and Robotics Festival from June 5th through June 10th. Game4Good ran the Festival’s first eSports Competition and Conference last year and has plans for a bigger event as part of this year’s Festival. Dexter is working diligently to bring eSports opportunities to all Marylanders. Proceeds from the eSports and Robotics Festival go to support the Baltimore Robots. Details here

Don't Miss our Podcast!

Each week, we will be posting a new episode of the Fun with the Maryland STEM Festival Podcast. Each 30-minute episode will feature a Maryland adult and a Marylander who is significantly involved in STEM. Last week’s Podcast featured Helen Dooley of the Institute of Marine and Environmental Technology discussing her work studying sharks to improve human immunology. Dr. Dooley hails from Liverpool. Plus, a River Hill High School student discusses involvement in STEM, running cross county and being an Eagle scout.
Awesome Con is just around the corner!

Did you enjoy the new Guardians of the Galaxy movie? Karen Gillan from the movie will be at Awesome Con along with LaVar Burton, Billy Dee Williams, Elijah Wood, Sean Astin and others from the Marvel, Star Wars and Dr. Who Universes. We are very excited to be part of Awesome Con’s 10th year at the DC Convention Center June 16-18. We would love to see you there!We are booth 502!

Make us a Best Pick 2023

The Washington Parent Magazine has its annual Best Picks competition. Show your support for the Festival by voting for us in the best Family Fun category at here. Voting starts June 1st. Vote Early, Vote Often!

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