Our vision is to increase the number of underrepresented youths pursuing STEM careers.


Our mission is to engage JHU faculty and students to inspire and prepare K-12 students in STEM education and careers.


In 2003, the Center for Educational Outreach (CEO) at the Whiting School of Engineering established educational outreach programs directed towards underrepresented groups in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). To date, our portfolio has included:

  • summer programs
  • afterschool programs
  • lab internships
  • statewide competitions
  • career days
  • campus visits
  • newsletters
  • professional development
  • curriculum development

Whiting continues to show commitment to STEM education and serving the local community. Over the course of the 2022-2023 fiscal year, the university has invested over $1 million from the Office of the President and the Office of Economic Development, to complement NSF-funding and other grants supporting our work. In addition to the fiscal investment, Johns Hopkins students, faculty, and staff and non-JHU affiliates have worked or volunteered their time impacting approximately 2,500 students in Baltimore City – in this year alone! The SABES curriculum is used as the elementary science curriculum in the district, serving up to 28,000 students annually.

Principles for Community Engagement

These principles for community engagement, informed by consultations with community-engaged colleagues and community leaders, guide the university’s collective work in equitably and authentically engaging in community-campus partnerships:

  • Shared Visions and Values
  • Mutuality and Respect
  • Transparency and Communication
  • Shared Decision Making
  • Commitment

Diversity and Inclusion

Whiting School of Engineering Diversity and Inclusion Statement

The Whiting School of Engineering is a diverse and inclusive community that values:

  1. A scholarly, collaborative, and entrepreneurial environment in which innovation, creativity, risk-taking, and the ethical practice and applications of engineering and technology are paramount.
  2. The importance of both the fundamentals of engineering and the creation and dissemination of transformative knowledge contributing to the betterment of society.
  3. The members’ intellectual agility and their capacity to draw upon their wide range of technical and non-technical skills and abilities to solve societal problems.

John Hopkins University Diversity and Inclusion Statement

Johns Hopkins is a community committed to sharing values of diversity and inclusion in order to achieve and sustain excellence. We firmly believe that we can best promote excellence by recruiting and retaining a diverse group of students, faculty, and staff and by creating a climate of respect that is supportive of their success. This climate for diversity, inclusion, and excellence is critical to attaining the best research, scholarship, teaching, health care, and other strategic goals of the Health System and the University. Taken together these values are recognized and supported fully by the Johns Hopkins Institutions leadership at all levels. Further, we recognize that the responsibility for excellence, diversity, and inclusion lies with all of us at the Institutions: leadership, administration, faculty, staff, and students.