The online application for the Regeneron Science Talent Search (Regeneron STS) is now open

The online application for the Regeneron Science Talent Search (Regeneron STS), sister competition to Regeneron ISEF, is now open through November 10, 2021!

As the nation’s oldest and most prestigious science research competition for high school seniors, Regeneron STS has identified and celebrated the scientific leaders of the future for over 80 years. Rising 12th-grade students (living in the U.S. or U.S. citizens living abroad) may share research they have conducted in any year of high school for the chance to win up to $250,000!

Learn more about the requirements here, and spread the word by sharing the bullet points below with the 12th-grade students, teachers, and science mentors in your network!

  • The Regeneron Science Talent Search 2022 application is now open! High school seniors with individual, original research projects are invited to apply online to the Regeneron STS. There are no limits to the number of students who can enter from any school, region, or state, and students may submit research from any year of high school. The program is completely free.
  • The top 300 scholars receive $2,000 each, and their schools also receive $2,000—that’s funding for STEM education in your community. Forty finalists will be invited to compete in the finals week competition. Every finalist receives at least $25,000 and if named in the top 10, could win between $40,000 and $250,000.
  • The application will close on Wednesday, November 10, 2021, at 8 pm ET, so we encourage interested students to open applications soon in order to receive tips and reminders.

We hope to see eligible students from your area apply to the 81st Regeneron Science Talent Search. Please email with any questions you may have about the application process. Thank you for your interest and support in encouraging the next generation of STEM leaders.

Advanced STEM Courses Workgroup continues to expand offerings

The Advanced STEM Courses workgroup, in partnership with Baltimore City Public Schools and The University of Baltimore’s Office of Early College Initiatives, is offering college-level courses to nearly 150 students for the Fall 2021 semester. STEM courses include Introduction to Statistics, College Algebra, and Computer Programming; partner schools include Benjamin Franklin HS, Baltimore Leadership School for Young Women, Green Street Academy, Western HS, Baltimore Design School, Digital Harbor HS, and PORT Virtual Learning Program. Students have the opportunity to earn college credit and high school credit before they graduate from high school.

Math Dual Enrollment Offerings Continue to Expand

The University of Baltimore’s Early College Initiatives (ECI), in partnership with BmoreSTEM’s Math Workgroup, has expanded its Dual Enrollment offerings in math to City Schools for the Fall 2020 semester. ECI is offering Introduction to Statistics, worth 3 college credits and 4th year high school math credit, to cohorts at Benjamin Franklin HS, Green St. Academy, Western HS, Baltimore Design School, Baltimore Leadership School for Young Women, and Digital Harbor HS. All courses are fully online. In total, over 150 students are enrolled in UB Dual Enrollment courses in either Math or Writing this semester.

Free Tech Support For Adults



The Baltimore Digital Equity Coalition (BDEC) is working to close the digital divide in Baltimore City. In addition to working on initiatives to provide devices and connectivity to underserved residents, they are also providing technical support for residents who are new to getting online. This support is free.

The BDEC Tech Support Hotline is LIVE! Hours of operation are Monday through Friday, 10:00 am - 6:00 pm. The hotline is currently only available to adult learners (and staff) of Baltimore City-based workforce training and adult education programs.

Adult Learners, call the FREE Tech Support Hotline at: 410-834-4214

Adult learners, simply dial the number above and you will be directed to a technician to help troubleshoot computer-related issues you may be experiencing, including:

  • technology selection
  • WiFi connectivity
  • Comcast Internet Essentials
  • miscellaneous troubleshooting
  • video chat apps (ex. Zoom)
  • e-learning platforms
  • general navigation
  • privacy and security
  • instructor coaching
  • technology sourcing


Please don’t hesitate to reach out to BDEC's Help Desk Coordinator, Jade at, with any questions.

STEM Festival 2020

The Maryland STEM Festival is a month-long celebration of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics that takes place every Fall. In 2020, we'll be bringing hundreds of virtual events focused on fun, interactive science learning opportunities. Students, families, friends, STEM professionals, teachers, volunteers will all enjoy events taking place throughout Maryland. Check out the calendar of events.

Maryland Mentor is Recruiting Virtual Mentors

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Apply to be a Virtual Mentor!

THE PREDICAMENT: This 2020-21 school year is not like most. COVID-19 has caused schools to teach virtually instead of in-person, which has led to various new challenges for school-aged youth. Recent research on the academic and social/emotional impacts of the pandemic reveals that a large portion of school-aged young people have experienced increased levels of disconnectedness and social isolation, anxiety and general demotivation. With negative impacts like these, the need for quality mentoring has exacerbated.

THE SOLUTION: With this reality in mind, Maryland MENTOR has initiated the “500 Virtual Mentor Recruitment Challenge” campaign with the support of Thread, Big Brother Big Sister of Central Maryland, Community Youth Advance, Best Kids, and close to 50+ Mentoring and Out of School Time programs within Maryland and Washington D.C. This campaign has been possible by the support of Walmart, Under Armor, and other partners across the state. This campaign will provide mentoring programs with the opportunity to promote their program and obtain quality mentors. The goals of this challenge are to:

  • Highlight the fact that the need for adult volunteer mentors to support our state’s young people as they navigate unprecedented challenges has increased 
  • Support our area’s mentoring and after school programs, who have all but completely transitioned to virtual formats 
  • Recruit and train a critical flow of volunteers to these programs, helping adolescents receive the quality mentoring they deserve.

If you have additional questions please reach out to Sara Haile at


Would you like more information before completing your virtual mentor application? Register below for an upcoming virtual mentor info session!

Tuesday, October 13, 2020 | 3P – 4P

Friday, October 30, 2020 | 10A – 11A

Tuesday, November 10, 2020 | 3P – 4P

BmoreSTEM Kicks off the Student Advisory Council (SAC)

BmoreSTEM Ecosystem has launched the Student Advisory Council on July 10, 2020. Baltimore City students from local middle schools, high school and colleges convened virtually to get to know each other, learn about BmoreSTEM’s vision and mission. The SAC will be the voice of students in the City, the sounding board for BmoreSTEM’s workgroup initiatives, and ambassadors and leaders in STEM in their schools, neighborhoods, and communities. The SAC will be meeting once a month during the school year to develop a plan and execute goals for the year. Check back here to learn more about each of our Student Advisory Council members and how you can get involved!

Laptops for qualifying students taking AP computer science is working with Amazon and the College Board to help ensure students who need laptops at home can finish their AP computer science course and take the exam this year. Students can register at Availability is limited to a first-come, first-served basis. They can use it for the AP exam and keep it afterwards - it’s their laptop to inspire ongoing learning.


This gift to students is made possible through a generous donation from Amazon Future Engineer for students who need laptops at home.