Center for Educational Outreach Newsletter
Issue: # 7September, 2013

We hope the year is off to a great start.  This newsletter has information about upcoming STEM events around the City along with some ideas for local, fun STEM field trips. 

The Center for Educational Outreach


Events and Opportunities for Students
Ready Set Design!
The Ready Set Design! program provides introductory engineering experiences for middle school girls in the Baltimore area, through half-day weekend programs at the Johns Hopkins University campus. 
There are 2 sessions this fall, September 21st and November 16th. Find out more about times and locations here 
Baltimore Innovation Week

September 20 - 29, 2013

Baltimore Innovation Week is a week-long celebration of technology and innovation in Baltimore. There will be over 30 events during the week including many for K-12 students.
Be sure to check out the Baltimore Robotics Expo on Monday September 23rd from 3 - 9 PM at 1001 West Pratt Street Baltimore, MD 21223.
For more information about that and other events, check out their website
Where: Society of Women Engineers Conference
Baltimore Convention Center
1 West Pratt St., Baltimore, MD 21201
When: Saturday, October 26, 2013 from 10am - 3:30pm

Who's Invited: Girls in grades 6-8, Parents and Educators, Volunteers

Invent It. Build It. Expo: A parallel program open to the public from 9am- 2pm.  Learn about engineering clubs, camps, after-school programs, best practices and grants.  Download the flyer to learn more.  
You can register for the event here:
Get Out of Class! Check out some of the STEM field trips in and around Baltimore.
Target Grant for Field Trips


Deadline to Apply: September 30, 2013


Target stores award Field Trip Grants to K-12 schools nationwide. Each grant is valued up to $700. They accept grant applications between noon CST Aug. 1 and noon CST Sept. 30. For more information visit their website here

Baltimore Museum of Industry
The BMI has educational programs and exhibits that explore the stories of Maryland's industries and the people who created and worked in them. Download their educational brochure to learn more about the different programs. 
National Aquarium
Students in grades Pre-K-12 are FREE from September 2, 2013 - February 27, 2014. Teachers from some counties in Maryland must attend the Aquarium's teacher orientation to qualify for free admission. Find out more information at
Dates for upcoming orientations:
Sept. 21, 2013   10:30 am & 12:30 pm
Oct. 26, 2013     10:30 am & 12:30 pm
Nov. 23, 2013    11:30 am & 1:30 pm
Dec. 14, 2013    11:30 am & 1:30 pm
Maryland Science Center
The Science Center welcomes educators and their classes to its Inner Harbor location throughout the school year with a variety of FREE options for in-depth exploration and enrichment experiences. Plus, the Maryland Science Center's Traveling Science Program criss-crosses the Mid-Atlantic region every day delivering programs at schools, libraries, camps, and other gatherings. Read the online guide for more information on how to plan a field trip.

We look forward to seeing you out and around the City! 


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
Ready Set Design!
Baltimore Innovation Week
Invent it. Build it. Expo
Target Grants
Baltimore Museum of Industry
National Aquarium
Maryland Science Center
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