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Hopkins Robotics Cup – Volunteers Needed

Volunteers are needed for the 6th annual Hopkins Robotics Cup. There will be two divisions, one for the VEX IQ Challenge (elem/mid school students) and the second for the VEX Robotics Competition (mid/high school students). This year’s VEX IQ Challenge is Ringmaster and the VEX Robotics Competition is In The Zone. No experience necessary! Training will be provided. Come volunteer and support STEM in Baltimore City!

Set-Up Day: Friday, January 11, 2010

Competition Day: Saturday, January 12, 2019

Location: Newton White Athletic Center at Johns Hopkins University Homewood Campus

Commitment: Choose either set-up day or competition day or both!

Contact  Margaret Strong with questions

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Become a SABES Mentor

SABES (STEM Achievement in Baltimore Elementary Schools) is looking for Mentors to work in our afterschool program. Mentors will assist in the classroom as students complete engaging STEM projects. Our afterschool program provides students with opportunities to grow their knowledge and curiosity, and lead inquiry-based projects related to their community’s needs.
Dates: Starting now
Current Locations: Robert W. Coleman Elem School and Pimilco Elem School at Garrison Middle School
Time: 2hr/every other week or 2hr/month. Programs run between 2:30 PM – 6:00 PM.
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Visiting Engineer for High School Classrooms

Invite an engineer to share his/her experiences with your high school students. Introduce them to the variety of exciting career opportunities available in the field of engineering and provide them with information about how to prepare in high school for an engineering career. Presentations can be modified to last 20 – 70 minutes.
Engineers are available September through March and cover Maryland, Northern Virginia, District of Columbia, and Harrisburg, PA area.

Contact Suzanne Kantt at 410-516-6224 or via email.

Maryland Science Olympiad – Baltimore City Tournament

Date: Saturday, March 3, 2018

Location: Morgan State University

Maryland Science Olympiad will be hosting the Baltimore City Regional Tournament at Morgan State University on March 4th, 2017. Middle school students from over 25 schools in Baltimore City will be competing for medals in events ranging from bottle rockets to towers and propeller planes! Volunteers are needed to help supervise events. Come check out the students’ projects and see what MSO is all about!

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Maryland Science Olympiad State Tournament

Date: Saturday, April 14, 2018 from 8:00 AM – 7:00 PM

Location: JHU Homewood Campus

Middle and high school students from across Maryland will be competing in 25 different STEM event competitions. Come check it out or volunteer to be a part of the fun!

Visit MSO State Finals for event details.


Date: Tuesday, May  15, 2018 from 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Location: Western High/Baltimore Polytechnic Institute Campus

Come volunteer for the STEM Achievement in Baltimore Elementary Schools (SABES) STEM Showcase where students present their hands-on STEM projects.

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Annual Physics Fair

The Annual physics fair will be held on during the JHU Spring Fair 2018 (date TBD). at the Bloomberg Center for Physics and Astronomy.  For details about the event, click find out more!

This event is free and open to the public.

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Engineering Innovation

Volunteers are needed for several opportunities to interact with 200 high school students participating in Engineering Innovation, a college-level introductory engineering course, at Homewood campus this summer.

  • Career Connections

      Date: Wednesday, July 11, 2018,  8 AM – Noon (Tentative)

Volunteers from various STEM Industries will speak to the high school students in the Engineering Innovation Program about their field of expertise and academic and career options. Small groups of students will rotate to each volunteer’s table and the volunteers will speak to the groups for approximately 10 minutes. Set-up begins at 8AM. The session will last from 9AM to 12PM.

  • Special Lectures

        Date: Tuesday, June 26, 2018, through Thursday, July 16, 2018,  Monday through Thursday, 3 PM – 4:30 PM (Select one day, July 4th excluded)

Faculty and graduate Students choose one day to  present information about their research for 30 to 50 minutes to interested high school students. A brief question and answer period will follow. The classroom will be available until 5PM for further individual discussion with interested students.

  • Special Topics

       Date: Tuesday, July 17, 2018 12:30 PM – 3 PM

Faculty and graduate Students will engage a small group of interested high school students in their research through presentation, hands-on experimentation, or analysis/evaluation.



Date: October 18, 2017 (Grades 6-8)

The Ready Set Design! program provides introductory engineering experiences for middle school girls in the Baltimore area, through half-day weekend programs at the Johns Hopkins University campus.

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Date: Saturday, March 17, 2018

The top sixteen individual finishers of the day then participate in the CountDown Round- two Mathletes compete head-to-head to see who can correctly answer the most number of questions the fastest. Each round consists of three questions. The first Mathlete to answer a question correctly receives one point, and the Mathlete with the most correct answers moves on to the next round. Volunteers needed to proctor and grade tests.

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Hopkins Robotics Cup

Date: Saturday, January 27, 2018

The Center for Educational Outreach at the Whiting School of Engineering is pleased to host The Hopkins Robotics Cup, the Championship for Baltimore City Public Schools. All City Schools VEX teams are invited to participate in this tournament. Teams will compete in either the Middle School or High School division.

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Tower of Power

Date: Annual Event

Join Johns Hopkins University’s Whiting School of Engineering in celebrating National Engineers Week by building a tower from spaghetti and marshmallows. The middle school team that builds the tallest freestanding tower wins and will be invited to recreate their winning tower at the JHU Tower of Power event

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Date: Fall and spring semesters

Women in Science and Engineering provides lab experience for young women from Garrison Forest School and Baltimore City Public Schools with faculty and grad student mentors for one semester. Interested faculty and graduate students should email to request more information.

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Date: Fall and spring semesters

STEM Achievement in Baltimore Elementary Schools provide in-school, out-of-school and community STEM education with 3rd – 5th graders in 9 elementary schools. JHU faculty and students invited to mentor afterschool program. Teachers can attend STEM Academy or work as afterschool instructor.

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Engineering Innovation

Date: starts June 25, 2018 (For most locations)

Hands-on, college level introduction to engineering for high school students. JHU faculty and grad students can work as instructors or teaching fellows, undergraduates can work as teaching assistants.

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