Center for Educational Outreach STEM Newsletter
Issue: #15January 2015

Happy New Year! School is back in session and winter is here! Bundle up and register for these cool, upcoming STEM events. 

The Center for Educational Outreach


Upcoming Opportunities for Students
JHU RoboChallenge Training Session Registration Deadline!
Registration Deadline: January 14, 2015
Date: Saturday, January 24, 2015
Time: 9:00 AM -12:30 PM (BoE-Bot), 1:30 PM- 5:00 PM (Arduino robot)
Location: Hackerman Hall room B17, Johns Hopkins Homewood Campus
What: The JHU Robotics Challenge is an event for students in grades 6-12 where teams build a robot that can autonomously navigate a maze, create a robot dance, or be used for and innovative application. The Laboratory for Computational Sensing and Robotics offer a training session for teachers, parents, and students to get started with the most common robot kits.

Register on their website

Middle School Teachers: Tower of Power Deadline Approaching!
Location: Johns Hopkins University - Homewood Campus
Who: Middle School Students
Participation Deadline: January 30, 2015
Entry Deadline: 
February 6, 2015
What: Join Johns Hopkins University's Whiting School of Engineering in celebrating National Engineers Week (February 22-28, 2015) 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 on Monday, February 23!

Email the registration form to to register!
For more information, visit the Tower of Power page on the CEO website.
Girls Who Code Summer Immersion Program Application Available this week!

Application Opens: January 15, 2015
WhatGirls Who Code is excited to bring their free 7-week Summer Immersion Program to Washington, DC this summer! In the program, rising high school juniors and seniors are embedded inside a technology company each day. Here, young women get hands-on experience in computing concepts, mobile app development, robotics, web development and design.  

Know you're interested in the program? Fill out this interest form to be reminded when the application becomes available. 

For more information, view the Girls Who Code video or visit their website

Engineering Innovation Summer 2015

Application Available: February 1, 2015
The application for the Summer 2015 Engineering Innovation (EI) program will be available beginning February 1, 2015. EI is an exciting, hands-on summer course for high school students interested in engineering.Over four or five weeks (depending upon the site) students complete lab activities in computer engineering, chemical engineering, electrical engineering, material science, civil engineering, robotics, and mechanical engineering. They also prepare a presentation in response to a Request for Proposal, learn about engineering economics, write a research paper, take weekly quizzes, and complete a comprehensive take-home final exam.

Students who earn an A or B grade in the course are awarded 3 credits from Johns Hopkins University.

This program is offered at the JHU Homewood campus in Baltimore, MD, JHU Montgomery County in Rockville, MD, JHU Elkridge in Elkridge, MD, Tuscarora High School in Frederick, MD, University of DC in Washington, D.C, and other locations across the country, including California, Washington, and Pennsylvania.

We hope you'll apply or register for these fantastic events and programs. Stay warm! 



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
JHU RoboChallenge Training Session
Tower of Power
Girls Who Code
Engineering Innovation Application
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