Center for Educational Outreach STEM Newsletter
Issue: #17May 2015

Things are heating up and summer is on its way! Check out some awesome STEM events and programs to participate in this summer! 

The Center for Educational Outreach


Upcoming Events
Hubble STEMfest
Where: Space Telescope Science Institute 3700 San Martin Drive Baltimore, MD 21218
When: Saturday, June 6 10AM-4PM
What: Join the Youth for Astronomy and Engineering (YAE) Program for a full day of science and engineering exhibits, hands-on activities, and interactive presentations for the whole family to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Hubble Space Telescope! (Children under the age of 16 MUST be accompanied by an adult.) This ALL AGES event is FREE to attend.

For more information please visit the YAE website. You can register online here.

Direct any questions to or call 410-338-4571.
Howard County STEM Festival 
Date: Sunday, June 7
Time: 1PM-5PM
Location: Howard Community College
What: Join Howard County for its 3rd annual STEM festival. It is free and open to the piblic, featuring more than 70 exhibits and presenters, including FIRST teams, FTC and FRC programs. 

For more information, visit the Festival's website.
Event Date: Saturday, May 23, 2015, 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday, May 24, 2015, 10:00AM - 4:00PM
Location: Maryland State Fairgrounds, 2200 York Road TimoniumMD

What: In Spring of 2010, Repticon brought it's show series north to the fourth largest metro area in the nation, the Baltimore/Washington D.C. Area with Repticon Baltimore!  Hosted at the Maryland StateFairgrounds just north of Baltimore, this exciting new show featured a great mix of vendors and exhibitors including local vendors as well Repticon regulars who were new to the Baltimore show scene.  Having returned twice in the years from 2011-3 for great shows, the show saw a spike in attendance as more locals came out to enjoy Herpetology. 

For more information, email or visit the website
Y of Central Maryland Camps 
Date:  All Summer
Where: Various Y Locations
What: Experience STEM with the Y of Central Maryland with their Y Science Camp or their "add-on" STEM Camp Programs. From robotics to "kitchen chemistry" these camps offer a lot of variety in their programs. For more details about registering and times and locations for each camp, visit the Y's website.
Professional Development Opportunities
Earth Science Professional Development
Event Date: July 6 - 15, 2015
Time: 9:30-4:30 weekdays
Location: Olin Hall, Johns Hopkins University
WhatOpen Earth Systems: An Earth Science Course For Maryland Teacher Professional Development. This course is open to all K-12 teachers (no science/math pre-requiste) and offers expert instruction in Earth Science and supervised lesson planning over four topics -- Plate Tectonics, Natural Disasters, Earth History, and The Global Climate System. 

For more information, view the flyer or visit the website. Contact Teresa Healy with any questions.
Maryland Educators Workshop 
Dates: Wednesday, July 15, 2015
Time8:15 AM - 1 PM
Location: Towson University Center for STEM Excellence
What: Spend a day in the Inner Harbor of Baltimore this summer, networking with colleagues and sharing the latest in science education. This half-day summer professional development workshop is offered in conjunction with the Accelerating Science Education conference and is open to elementary, middle and high school science teachers.

Price: Cost
$40 MAST members
$50 Non-members (includes 1-year MAST membership)


Click here to register

Contact Mary Stapleton with any questions. 

Technology Workshops for Educators

Dates: See below 
LocationDigital Harbor Foundation Tech Center, 1045 Light Street Baltimore
What: Interested in bringing the maker movement to your organization, but not sure where to get started? Join Digital Harbor Foundation this summer for educator workshops on innovative maker topics.
  • Making for Educators - June 19-20; July 30-31
  • 3D Printing for Educators - July 6-9; August 3-6
  • Electronics for Educators - July 27-28
Each workshop includes a kit of equipment and materials relative to the topic to help participants grow their makerspace! 

Contact Melissa Huch with question or visit the Digital Harbor Foundation's website.

Have a great summer! And, we'll see you again in August to bring in the new school 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
Hubble STEMfest
HoCo STEM Festival
Y of Central Maryland STEM Camps
Earth Science Professional Development
Maryland Educators Workshop
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