Center for Educational Outreach Newsletter
Issue: # 9January, 2014

Happy New Year!  We've highlighted lots of different STEM events in and around Baltimore to help you get 2014 off to a great start!

The Center for Educational Outreach


Upcoming Events
1st Year Anniversary Showcase

Digital Harbor Foundation celebrates their one-year anniversary. The evening will feature youth projects, a short program, and a look forward to the next year. Help celebrate all of these great accomplishments! Register for the event here

Date:Thursday, January 16, 2014
Time: 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Location: Digital Harbor Foundation Tech Center 1045 Light St Baltimore, MD 21230




Are you a middle or high school student, or a math enthusiast? Join us for a night of mental math, magic, and fun! Dr. Arthur Benjamin, "America's Best Math Whiz," and a "lightning calculator," will demonstrate and explain the secrets behind rapid mental math calculations and tricks.

DateThursday, January 30th, 2014

Time:  6:15 pm: Enjoy refreshments and snacks with JHU students and faculty. 7:00 pm: The Mathemagics performance begins!

Location: The Homewood Campus of Johns Hopkins University, Hodson Hall, Room 110

RSVP: Here with your contact information in case there are any changes!

Maryland Science Olympiad 

Maryland Science Olympiad is an exciting tournament with a variety of science events. 


Middle School Regional Tournament Registration Deadline: 
January 31, 2014
Elementary School Program starts on: February 17, 2014 
For more information:
Visit, or contact Kate McGuire at
Girl Power
Girl Power is a day for middle and high school girls to explore STEM.  This event will feature special presentations on women working in aerospace, cyber-situational awareness, as well as college and career presentations and hands-on activities and challenges. The event is free and open to middle and high school girls.  No registration is required.
More information will be posted here.
Date: Sunday March 9, 2014
Time2:00 - 5:00 pm 
Location: Kossiakoff Center JHU Applied Physics Laboratory, 11100 Johns Hopkins Road, Laurel, MD  20723
Classroom Opportunities and Beyond 
Tower of Power
Tower of Power in your Classroom!
Join Johns Hopkins University's Whiting School of Engineering in celebrating National Engineers Week (February 16-22, 2014) by building a tower from spaghetti and marshmallows. The tallest freestanding tower wins!

The winning middle school team will be invited to JHU's Tower of Power competition on February 19, 2014 to build their tower again and compete with undergraduate students, alumni, and faculty teams.

Download the registration form and be sure to return it by January 31, 2014! Entries due February 7, 2014.
After School Programs
Digital Harbor Foundation has two after school programs starting this month.  

Maker Foundations is a program for students in grades 7 - 12 that introduces the students to 3D Design & Printing, Graphic Design, Web & Game Development, Circuitry and much more. Application deadline is January 17th! 

FutureMakers is a program for students in grades 1 - 8 where young makers with big ideas can build, experiment, take creative risks and purposefully play. Enrollment is open throughout the spring.

Family Make Nights

The Digital Harbor Foundation is excited to present a series of family-focused workshops at the Tech Center. These evening workshops are designed for a family team of up to 4 people (including at least one adult) to work together on a project. In the first workshop, you will learn about vinyl design and vinyl cutting. 
Date: Tuesday January 21 and Tuesday February 11, 2014.

Time: 6:30 - 8:00 p.m.

Location: Digital Harbor Foundation Tech Center 1045 Light St. Baltimore, MD 21230
Volunteer for FIRST Robotics Competitions
First Lego League (ages 9-14) and First Tech Challenge (ages 12-18) provide students with the opportunity to build and program robots while developing their problem solving, creativity, analytical thinking, and engineering skills. You can register to volunteer here.
If you have questions, contact Jenny BeattyFind more information about Maryland's FIRST program on their website.
Dates: Check out the calendar for the list of dates of upcoming competitions

Time:  8am - 5pm

Location: variety of locations in Central Maryland 
Students Have the Chance to Earn JHU College Credit!

The Johns Hopkins Engineering Innovation Summer Program will be held June 30 - July 25, 2014 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, 2014.  Visit the Engineering Innovation website for more information.

We hope to see you at some of these events!



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
Digital Harbor turns 1
Mathemagics Night!
Maryland Science Olympiad
Girl Power
Tower of Power!
After School Maker Programs
FIRST Robotics
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