Center for Educational Outreach STEM Newsletter
Issue: #16March 2015

Spring is finally on the way!  We hope you are enjoying the warmer weather and sunshine.  Check out the great spring and summer opportunities for you and your students. 

The Center for Educational Outreach


Upcoming Opportunities for Students
2015 National High School Weather Camps
Application Deadline: March 13, 2015
NOAA Center for Atmospheric Sciences (NCAS) is hosting a FREE two-week weather camp at Howard University.  Housing and meals are included.  High School students with a minimum GPA of 3.0 and demonstrate a high interest in weather, meteorology, atmospheric sciences, environmental sciences, or applied physical sciences are encouraged to apply. The deadline for applying is March 13, 2015

Check out their flyer for more information and apply here.

Basic Science Day 
Date:March 25, 2015
Time: 9:00 a.m.
Location: Pre-Clinical Teaching Building - 725 N. Wolfe Street
What126 students from Henderson-Hopkins will be visiting Hopkins to participate in STEM related activities sponsored by the Biophysics Department. Students rotate through 12 labs and are introduced to various STEM related careers.

For more information, email Carolyn Chance.
Ready, Set, Design
Event Date: March 28th, 2015 
Registration deadline: March 25th, 2015
Location:Glass Pavilion, JHU Homewood Campus
What: Ready, Set, Design! is an organization at Johns Hopkins University that introduces engineering to elementary school girls (3rd-5th grade) in a fun way by giving them different problems and having them design and then build their solutions. Our theme for our upcoming event is Food Production, so the girls will have a chance to work in groups to design and build related models. 

For more information, email or visit the website
STEM in Spring
Date: April 4 - April 12, 2015
Time: When the museum is open
Where: Port Discovery Children's Museum
What: During Maryland Public Schools' spring break, Port Discovery hosts STEM in Spring, a week long period of special programs dedicated to Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM). The Museum partners with organizations that specialize in STEM learning, including NISE Network (Nanoscale Informal Science Educators), Howard University Nano Express, MD Bio-lab, NASA, UMBI, and the Society of Toxicology, to engage and spark interest in STEM through interactive, hands-on activities.
JHU Robo Challenge
Dates: Help Session: April 4th
Competition: May 2nd
TimeHelp Session: 10am-2pm; Competition: 10am-5pm
Location: Help Session- B17 Hackerman Hall (JHU Homewood campus); Competition- Glass Pavilion (JHU Homewood Campus)
WhatThe JHU Robo Challenge is a low-pressure, low-cost competition for middle and high school students. Teams of 2-3 students must each build a small robot that can compete in up to five events. On April 4th there will be an open session where teams can come in and get help from graduate students in robotics. There will be practice courses for competitors to get a feel for each event. The competition takes place May 2nd.

For more information, email or visit the website
Engineering Innovation Summer 2015

ates: June 29 - July 24
Times: Monday - Friday 9am - 3pm
What: Engineering Innovation is an exciting college-level summer program for high school students with an aptitude in math and science and an interest in engineering. Students complete activities in computer/electrical, chemical, materials, civil and mechanical engineering. They also prepare an oral presentation, write a research paper, take weekly quizzes, and complete a comprehensive 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 and Loyola University 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.

Click here to apply now or for more information, visit the Engineering Innovation website or email
Volunteer Opportunities
Maryland Science Olympiad State Tournament
Date: April 11, 2015
Time: 6am - 8pm 
Where: JHU Homewood Campus
Who: Everyone! Middle and high school students can earn service hours.
What: The mission of Maryland Science Olympiad is dedicated to teamwork provided by fun science and technology competitions that build team skills and highlight the value that diversity brings to a team. 88 middle and high school teams have been competing at invitational and regional tournaments in preparation for the State Competition to see who will represent Maryland at the National Science Olympiad Tournament in Nebraska.

Register to be a volunteer here.
Professional Development Opportunities
Maryland Maker Education Community Meetup
Event Date: April 21, 2015
Time: 6:30pm-9pm
Location: Baltimore Robotics Center, 1001 W Pratt St. Baltimore, MD 21230
WhatJoin Maryland's growing community of teachers who make and makers who teach - coaches for a new generation of youth and adults who learn by doing. Our open community includes makers and education professionals from schools, libraries, museums, community organizations and independent spaces. Once a quarter, we meet, eat, make and share - and grow our maker, facilitator and manager muscles. Join us to develop cutting-edge maker skills, enhance your facilitation chops, and grow your program or classes. 
For more information, email Matt Barinholtz or visit the website
SET Sail - STEM Educator Training
Dates: July 6-9 or July 13-16 
(Monday 5pm - Thursday 5pm).
What: The United States Naval Academy (USNA) STEM
Center will host a one-week residential summer STEM
workshop for middle and high school teachers. The focus will be on project-based learning  across a broad range of science and engineering topic areas.

Where: Room and board provided at St. Johns College, a short walk to USNA. Travel stipends available. 


Video with more information about the workshop can be found hereApply online here

Enjoy the warmer weather and we'll see you again in May for our last Newsletter of the year.  



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
National High School Weather Camps
Basic Science Day
Ready, Set, Design
STEM in Spring
JHU Robo Challenge
Engineering Innovation
Volunteer for MSO
Maryland Maker Education Community Meet-up
SET Sail this Summer
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