Center for Educational Outreach Newsletter
Issue: # 6June, 2013

The school year is almost over and we're just as excited as you for summer! It's been a great year!  If you haven't already done so, please take a moment to answer some questions about what you would like to see in the CEO newsletters next year.  Then check out some of the great activities and professional development opportunities happening this summer.

The Center for Educational Outreach


Opportunities and Events for Students
ASPIRE Mentoring Program


Deadline to Apply: June 7th


ASPIRE is a partnership between the JHU Applied Physics Lab (APL) and local schools. The APL High School Mentoring Program places qualified students recommended by their teachers into one-on-one mentoring relationships with APL engineers and scientists to complete research projects. During the academic year, students receive credits toward graduation: 1-2 credits for the successful completion of a required number of hours (5 to 10 hours a week). Students must demonstrate self-learning and are treated essentially like employees. Students must provide their own transportation to our campus in Laurel, MD and arrange their work hours according to the mentor's schedule.  The project itself will focus on something that the mentor is already doing here at APL that engages the interests of the student - very flexible, but we do not support job shadowing or senior projects. Students keep journals of their work, which is monitored and evaluated by teachers. The experience culminates with a research abstract and presentation. Students are recommended by their teachers/counselors and must demonstrate professionalism, high academic achievement, and a strong desire to work on projects in APL departments. Detailed information about our program can be found on our website.


The Digital Harbor Foundation (DHF) is proud to present MakerCamp. As part of the Maker Education Initiative, MakerCamp consists of four sessions running from June through August at the Digital Harbor Foundation Tech Center in Baltimore's Federal Hill. The camp offers half-day and full-day options for youth between the ages of 7-10 (Nano Makers) and 13-17 (Mega Makers). Youth ages 11 and 12 are welcome to apply after speaking with a DHF staff member to determine best fit. Please visit the website for dates and information about registration.
Young Engineers and Scientists Seminars
When: June 24 - 28, 9 am - 1 pm
Where: National Electronics Museum, Linithicum, MD

The Young Engineers and Scientists Seminars (YESS) presents a one-week seminar for 6 - 9th grade students. During the week students will have the opportunity to compete in hands-on challenges, design, build and test a project, visit engineering facilities all while applying math and science knowledge and learning about careers in STEM.For more information, contact
Professional Development Opportunities
Unknown Moon Institute Educators Workshop

When: June 24 - 28, 2013

WhatA 35-hour, 5 day institute, investigating the Moon

Location: JHU/APL, Laurel, MD  


High school and upper level middle school science teachers are invited to apply to NASA's Unknown Moon Institute Educator Workshop.  The Institute will provide numerous hands-on standards-aligned classroom resources that allow you to bridge content from the Moon to the Earth and address the Next Generation Science Standards and a variety of Science and Engineering practices.  Other activities during this week-long workshop include providing opportunities to interact with lunar scientists, offering certification to bring lunar samples into your classroom, as well as tours of APL and NASA Goddard scientific research facilities. Still accepting applications, please apply at


Bioethics Intensives
When: June 17 - 21 and June 24 - 28.  Week- and day-long courses available.
Join the Johns Hopkins Berman Institute of Bioethics this summer for introductory and advanced courses in Bioethics, offered through the Berman Institute Bioethics Intensives (BI2) program. BI2 provides an engaging bioethics educational opportunity for current students; medical, legal, and policy professionals; researchers; scholars and others. More information about the week- and day-long courses as well as links to register can be found on the Bioethics Intensives website.


BioEYES: Successfully Increasing Student Interest in Science

WhenJuly 19, 2013

WhereCarnegie Institution for Science, Department of Embryology, 3520 San Martin Drive, Baltimore, MD 21218.


BioEYES is hosting a seminar about its programs on Friday July 19, 2013. BioEYES uses live fish to engage K-12 students in science experiments. Learn about the program, see the results, and find out why teachers see an increase in students' excitement about science because of BioEYES. Space is limited. To RSVP, please contact BioEYES Program Manager Valerie Butler, at or by calling (410) 246-3041. 

We hope you have a wonderful summer and we'll see you in August!


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
DHF MakerCamp
Moon Educators Workshop
Bioethics Courses
BioEYES Seminar
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