Center for Educational Outreach STEM Newsletter
Issue: # 22March 2016

Happy Leap Year! Jump into these upcoming STEM Events in the area.

The Center for Educational Outreach


Upcoming Events
Girl Power
Sunday, March 6, 2016
Kossiakoff Center, Applied Physics Lab, Laurel MD 
Time: 2-5pm
Girl Power is a free event for middle and high school girls with 40+ interactive tables run by STEM professionals as well as technology-centered workshops and a science show.

For more information, contact Elise Buckley
Spring Break Events in Baltimore
Spring Break for both Baltimore City Public Schools and Baltimore County Public Schools run from March 25-April 3. Here are some events in the area for students of all ages!

Spring Break Camp at Lake Roland  (March 28- April 01)
Ages 6-12 Registration required, call 410-887-4156 or email
Hovercraft and littleBits at Baltimore County Public Library, White Marsh Branch (March 29)
Build your own tabletop hovercraft you can take home with you. When you are done, spark your creativity with littleBits electronic building blocks.

Teen 3D Printing Escape at Enoch Pratt Library, Pennsylvania Avenue Branch (March 30)
Venture into the world of 3D printing techniques, designs, and curiosities.

SHPE 2016-2017 Scholarship Applications Now Available
SHPE (Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers) has several scholarships available to students for the 2016-2017 academic year. All of these scholarships have a deadline of
April 1, 2016. For the full list of scholarships, visit the SHPE website.
Engineering Scholarships
eGFI has compiled a list of Engineering Scholarships available to students, including scholarships from NSBE, SWE, BMW, and Northrop Grumman as well as University-specific scholarships.

Click here to view the full list of scholarship opportunities. 
Professional Opportunities
IoT for Educators
Date: April 8, 2016 - April 9, 2016,
Early Bird Deadline:
March 8, 2016
Time: April 8, 2016 from 5pm-9pm / April 9, 2016 10am-5pm 
Location: 1045 Light Street Baltimore MD 21230
In this workshop, educators will learn how to program connected devices to monitor and interact with the world around them. The workshop will include training and materials to support step-by-step projects that allow youth to interact with and monitor their environment while collecting real-world data.

For more information contact or Josh Doying and visit the website

Interactive Games for Educators 
Date: April 15, 2016 - April 16, 2016
Early Bird Deadline: March 15, 2016 
Location: 1045 Light Street Baltimore MD 21230
Time: April 15, 2016 5pm-9pm /April 16, 2016 10am-5pm 

Interactive Game Design is a rapidly developing field that exists in the intersection of physical components and computer programming, where designers shape and construct new methods of gaming. In this workshop, educators will learn how to program basic game mechanics that integrate physical components.

For more information contact or  Josh Doying and visit the website
Computer Science & Play in Pre-K with Primo! Educator Session
Date: Saturday, April 2, 2016 or Thursday, April 7, 2016
Location: FutureMakers Labs @ The Motor House 120 W. North Ave, Suite 301 Baltimore, MD 21201or 
Perry Hall Branch of the Baltimore County Public Library 9685 Honeygo Blvd Perry Hall, MD 21128
Time: 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM or 4:30 to 5:30 PM

Baltimore-based FutureMakers and London-based Primo will lead a free hands-on session for early childhood educators, administrators and experts who are curious about early childhood computer science exploration, and robotics programming activities for classrooms and families with children ages 4 - 7.  

For more information, contact or visit the website
Science Fair Judges Wanted
Mount Royal Middle School is looking for scientists and graduate students to judge their Science Fair on Wednesday, March 9, 2016 from 5:00 to 7:00 PM at Maryland Institute College of Art's Brown Center 

Student projects will be set up for display, viewing, and judging.  In order to provide our students with a meaningful opportunity to discuss their projects, many judges are needed. 
As a judge, you will be using your expertise to determine how well our middle school students understand and use scientific thought and process in preparing their science fair projects.  You will be provided a scoring rubric to evaluate the exhibits. 

If you are interested in joining our science fair judging team or have additional questions contact Justin Kuk. Please confirm by email if you intend to be a judge before March 2, 2016. 

Enjoy your extra day and we hope to see you at some of these events during the month of March.



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
Girl Power
SHPE 2016-2017 Scholarship Applications
IoT for Educators
Interactive Games for Educators
Computer Science & Play in Pre-K
Science Fair Judges Wanted
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