Center for Educational Outreach Newsletter
Issue: # 3November 2012

Our third issue is filled with lots of information for your students: upcoming contests, training sessions, and deadlines for summer STEM program applications, as well as professional development opportunities for you.  

The Center for Educational Outreach
Opportunities and Events for Students
Who's Got Game?
Do you know students who want to show off their game design skills? If so, tell them about the STEM Fuse 2012-13 Winter GOT GAME? competition, a game design competition for middle-school and high-school students. Lots of information and rules can be found on the STEM Fuse website. The deadline for submission is 11:59 PM on January 11th, 2013.  
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Earn JHU College Credit!

The Johns Hopkins Engineering Innovation Summer Program will be held July 1 - July 26, 2013 at five local sites (Baltimore, Elkridge, Rockville, DC & Frederick) as well as locations in PA & CA.  During this four-week introductory engineering course, students will complete hands-on activities in chemical, electrical, mechanical and civil engineering, material science and robotics. Students who earn an A or B in the course earn three JHU college credits. The online application will be available February 1, 2013.  Visit the website for more information.

US Naval Academy Summer STEM Program
The 2013 US Naval Academy Summer STEM Program is open to current 7th - 10th graders. The application will be available online January 3, 2013! Check the USNA website for more details.
Tower of Power
E-Week: Tower of Power
Join Johns Hopkins University's Whiting School of Engineering in celebrating National Engineers Week (February 17 - 23, 2013) by building a tower from spaghetti and marshmallows. The middle-school team that builds the tallest freestanding tower wins and will be invited to recreate their winning tower at the JHU Tower of Power event February 18, 2013! Check out the website for all the details. 
NACLO at Johns Hopkins
The Johns Hopkins Center for Language and Speech Processing invites any high-school or middle-school students interested in language, psychology, math or computer science to come to our campus for Puzzles, Pizza, and Prizes and to take part in the North American Computational Linguistics Olympiad (NACLO) on January 31st, 2013. Computational linguistics is the science of understanding human language using logic, computer algorithms, and math. It is all around us! You use computational linguistics whenever you search with Google or Yahoo, socialize with your friends on Facebook, tweet on Twitter, or spell-check with Microsoft Office. To learn more about the practice sessions, school visits, and competitions, check out the flyer or the website.


Community Events
STEMpowerment Workshop for Parents
The Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Lab is hosting a parent STEM workshop on December 9th from 2-5pm. This is a great opportunity for any parents who may not know a lot about STEM, or who have specific questions about how to support their child's STEM education. The panel discussions will be presented in both English and Spanish. APL is providing complimentary shuttle buses to and from the workshop from three locations in the Baltimore/Washington area. Download the flyer for more information (in English) (in Spanish).
Robo-Challenge Training Session
Robo-Challenge is a free competition that encourages middle and high school students to construct and program robots to compete in five competitions: petite slalom, mystery maze, search and destroy, robot dance, and innovative use. A training session will be held January 26th, 2013 from 9am to 1pm for students, teachers, and parents. Basic knowledge about how to build and program a robot will be covered. Teams can bring their robots and work together with Hopkins robotics graduate students. For more information and registration, please visit the website.
Professional Development Opportunities for Teachers
SET Sail Summer Teacher Training
The USNA will host two STEM workshops that provide relevant and meaningful informal learning experiences for middle-school and high-school teachers. The workshops will allow teachers the opportunity to discover, explore, and test ideas and, most importantly, learn how science and technology impact real-world research and challenges. Click for more information. Applications are currently being accepted.
As always, we hope you find this newsletter useful. Enjoy the holidays and have a safe New Years. We'll see you in January!


Margaret Hart
Center for Educational Outreach
Who We Are
The Center for Educational Outreach is part of the Whiting School of Engineering at Johns Hopkins University. Our mission is to inspire and prepare youth, particularly those underrepresented in STEM, to pursue STEM education and careers.
In This Issue
Game Design Contest
Engineering Innovation
US Navel Summer STEM
Tower of Power
APL Parent STEM Workshop
RoboChallenge Training
SET Sail Teacher Training
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On May 4th, 2013 the Center for Educational Outreach is hosting the
Hopkins Robotics Cup, the first Baltimore City Public Schools VEX Robotics Championship. 

All Baltimore City Middle and High Schools with VEX Robotics teams are invited to participate in this exciting event. More information will be provided as the season progresses, but mark your calendars now!

Interested in volunteering? Contact Margaret Strong at
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