Center for Educational Outreach STEM Newsletter
Issue: # 21February 2016

Winter is here! We hope that you are enjoying this frosty weather. Here are some cool upcoming STEM Events and programs.

The Center for Educational Outreach


Upcoming Events 
D.C. STEM Cafe
Date: Monday, February 8, 2016
Registration Deadline: Thursday, February 4, 2016 at 5:00PM
Time: 3:30PM - 6:00PM
National Geographic Museum
1145 17th St. NW, Washington, DC 20036

The STEM Mentoring Café is a speed-mentoring program aimed at inspiring underrepresented individuals in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) by meeting federal role models and engaging in conversations about STEM careers. At this STEM Mentoring Café event, 5th through 8th grade students will engage in show-and-tell chats with federal employees in STEMcareers. We are especially interested in reaching girls,a historically under-represented group inSTEM, to connect them to female STEM professionals. However, this program is available to all interested students and STEM professionals.
The federal STEM professionals will move from table to table to share how they got their start in STEM, what interests them the most about their job, what exciting projects they are undertaking, and why STEM matters to our society. .
To find out more, email, or to register your group to attend use the teacher/student link below.
Teacher (Student) Registration 
Bringing Moneyball to Campaigns
Date: Thursday, February 11, 2016
Time: 7:00PM - 8:00PM
Location: Johns Hopkins University,  Gilman 50
The Hopkins Undergraduate Society for Applied Mathematics (HUSAM) presents a talk by Dr. Ben Yuhas, Principal of the Yuhas Consulting Group, LLC. Over the past decade, an entire industry has grown up around the use of data to help campaigns be more efficient and effective. Whether it is trying to identify that last persuadable voter or allocating resources to get your supporters out to the polls, today's campaigns often rely on a staff of data analysts, statisticians, and modelers. Together, data and analytics help identify which voters to target and what actions to take to generate the votes where they are needed.

In this talk, Dr. Yuhas will introduce the tools and techniques involving data, analytics, and experimentations used by campaigns. We will discuss where many of these techniques came from and how they evolved in politics to culminate in President Obama's 2012 campaign. This survey of the data-driven campaigns will include polling, micro-targeting, and random controlled experiments. 

Refreshments will be served

RSVP for the event by emailing HUSAM or visiting their Facebook
MAGiC Forum: Solving the Equation: The Variables for Women's Success in Engineering and Computing
DateSaturday, February 13, 2016
Time9:00AM - 12:00PM
LocationUniversity of Maryland
1107 Kim Engineering Building
College ParkMD 20742

All organizations and individuals interested in the advancement of girls in STEM fields are invited to attend the upcoming MAGiC Research Forum featuring a presentation of the newly released research report by the American Association of University Women - Solving the Equation: The Variables for Women's Success in Engineering and Computing.
Learn how you and your organization can become involved in MAGiC.
Connect with companies, nonprofits, K-12 educators, community college educators, university educators, informal educators and others working in the Mid-Atlantic region to advance girls in STEM fields.
Access relevant research and learn firsthand from AAUW about how the research relates to practice.

*This event is designed for adults working to advance women and girls in STEM. It is not appropriate for K-12 students.*
For more information or to register, visit the event website
Tower of Power
Date: Monday, February 22, 2016
Time:  5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Location: Johns Hopkins University, Glass Pavilion
Come watch as teams compete to build the tallest tower from spaghetti and marshmallows as part of the Whiting School of Engineering's National Engineers Week celebration.
WIE DREAM Conference
Date: Saturday, February 27th
Location: University of Maryland, Stamp Student Union
Time9:00AM - 2:30PM
The Women in Engineering (WIE) Program at the University of Maryland is excited to host its 8th annual WIE DREAM Conference! This event provides a forum to reach out to students and share the wonderful innovations, applications and opportunities that engineering offers. All high school students are invited, but the conference targets the interests of young women. Students will enjoy a series of workshops, forums, demonstrations and discussions that will truly ignite interest in engineering.
For more information contact or visit the DREAM conference website.
Girl Power at APL
Date: SundayMarch 6, 2016
Time: 2:00PM-5:00PM
Location: Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory, Kossiakoff Center
Girl Power is an event for middle and high school girls with interactive STEM booths, science shows, and workshops. Girls and their families can learn about a variety of STEM careers while engaging with STEM professionals.

For more information, contact Elise Buckley
SABES Spring STEM Showcase
Date: Wednesday, May 4th, 2016
Time: 5:00 - 8:00 PM
LocationPhysical Education Complex, Coppin State University

Save the date for our Spring 2016 SABES STEM Showcase! The goal of STEM Showcases is to bring the community together around STEM by providing accessible opportunities for hands-on STEM engagement. STEM Showcases offer a forum for students to share their STEM projects with each other, their families and their community. During STEM Showcases, SABES students from nine Baltimore City elementary schools showcase the projects that they have been working on during the school day or afterschool program. Interactive demonstrations are also offered by community partners, such as the Maryland Science Center, National Aquarium, Maryland Zoo, and the Baltimore Museum of Industry, to provide families and community members an opportunity to explore and learn together. More information coming soon!
JHU Applied Physics Lab ASPIRE High School Internship 
Application Deadline: Monday, February 15, 2016
Location: 11100 Johns Hopkins Road, Laurel, MD 20723
Rising juniors and seniors in high school are mentored by JHU APL staff through a technical STEM project for six to eight weeks during the summer. This highly competitive program allows students to explore STEM careers and see real-world applications of what they are learning in school.  

For more information, email or visit the ASPIRE website
Girls Who Code Summer Immersion Program
Application Deadline:  Tuesday, March 1, 2016
DatesJune 27 - August 12 (DC Program)
Location: Washington, DC

The Girls Who Code Summer Immersion Program embeds 20 rising high school juniors and seniors inside a technology company or university setting from 9-4PM each day. Here, young women get hands-on experience in computing concepts, programming fundamentals, mobile phone development, robotics, and web development and design. Project-based curricular modules allow participants to build products and develop innovative solutions designed to inspire an interest in and encourage their pursuit of computer science.

For more information about Girls Who Code, visit their website here
Engineering Innovation Application Available
DatesJune 27 - July 22
Times: Monday - Friday 9am - 3pm
WhatEngineering 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,  Hood College 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
Dr. Warren L. Grayson, PhD.
In honor of Black History Month, the Center for Educational Outreach would like to recognize a member of the Whiting School of Engineering Faculty.

Dr. Warren L. Grayson is an assistant professor of biomedical engineering at the Johns Hopkins University Whiting School of Engineering and the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. His research examines the underlying mechanisms that regulate tissue development and uses computational and experimental tools to help engineer complex functional tissue constructs for use in regenerative medicine.
The director of the Johns Hopkins Laboratory for Craniofacial and Orthopaedic Tissue Engineering, Dr. Grayson also serves on the faculty of the Translational Tissue Engineering Center and Institute for NanoBioTechnology, both at Johns Hopkins.

In this video, Dr. Grayson discusses creating bone grafts from patient STEM cells.
Everyday Science: El Niño 
El Niño is the warm phase of the El Niño-Southern Oscillation (ENSO) Cycle. El Niño refers to the ocean-atmosphere interaction that is connected to the warm sea surface temperatures across the equatorial Pacific. El Niño effects the North American winter season, creating warmer temperatures in the Western and Northern parts of the U.S. and wetter conditions over the gulf coast and Florida. The 2015/2016 winter season is being greatly affected by this weather pattern. For more details on the ENSO Cycle,  click here.

We hope to see you at some of these awesome 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
D.C. STEM Cafe
MAGiC Forum: Solving the Equation
Tower of Power
WIE DREAM Conference
Girl Power
ASPIRE High School Internship
Girls Who Code Summer Immersion Program
Engineering Innovation
Dr. Warren L. Grayson, Ph.D
Everyday Science
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