How can you help Baltimore City Schools during the Pandemic?

We have heard from many of you, asking how you can help students in Baltimore get through this difficult time.  BmoreSTEM, in consultation with City Schools, would like to share the following opportunities to help City Schools students:

  • Donate Computers or Tablets:  If you have a used, but still serviceable, device you would like to donate, DigiBmore has committed to refurbish, wipe, clean and deliver devices to City Schools students.
  • Donate to the Baltimore City Public Schools Emergency School Closure Family Support Fund: The Family Support Fund was created at the request of Dr. Santelises to provide vital resources to Baltimore’s communities and schools through challenges associated with school closing and COVID-19. Donations are used to address priority needs for communities, including technology access and food insecurity. The Fund for Educational Excellence is administrating the funds in partnership with City Schools to identify needs, manage funds, and secure contributions. The difficulty and prolonged nature of this uncertain time requires bold, compassionate steps to support our neighbors and fellow Baltimore residents. Donate by clicking here.


Let’s Celebrate Students’ Achievements at the JHU Robotics Tournament

Robotics is a fun and engaging way for students to learn more about engineering and cultivate skills that are important in the workplace.  Baltimore City Public School students competed in a robotics tournament at Johns Hopkins University.

 

Delali's presenstation inspired students to consider a career in STEM. Watch the video of this presentation and browse the slide deck for this presentation.


Candace Givens Shares Why You Should Pursue the Career You Want

Listen to Candance Givens compelling story.  She shares her journey to become an Electrical Engineer and then to go on to become a Vice President for a leading defense contractor locally.  Candace encourages high school students attending a robotics tournament at the Historic Cherry Hill Elementary / Middle School in Baltimore City.


STEM Expanded Learning Database Workgroup Launched

We are happy to announce the formation of our next workgroup, the STEM Learning Database workgroup. Expanded learning refers to opportunities for students after-school, over the summer, and/or at STEM-rich institutions (e.g., museums, zoo, science center)

The new workgroup will support schools and community groups who need additional information when building STEM partnerships. The workgroup will consider criteria for high-quality STEM expanded learning programming and collaborate with existing initiatives to catalog and build matchmaking resources for school and community partnerships.

Please contact Ellie Mictchell or Dawn Shirley by email at BmoreSTEMnet@gmail.com if you are interested in playing a key role.


Middle Schoolers Hear about Engineering Careers

At the Tench Tilghman Elementary/Middle School VEX robotics tournament, members of robotics teams took time out to learn about what it is like to become an engineer in Maryland. Mike Hinkey and William Redmond shared their first hand experiences with the youth.

For further information, view any of these videos

 

This presentation is an outgrowth of the work of the BmoreSTEM Effective STEM Mentoring Opportunities workgroup.  BmoreSTEM is looking for more presenters, especially for:

  • Medical
  • Engineering in a Non-defense industry
  • Advanced Manufactoring
  • Computing
  • Cyber
  • Computer Gaming
  • Finance/Business/Accounting
  • Data Analytics
  • Research
  • Education

Share Your Career

BmoreSTEM is looking for STEM professionals to present about their careers. We will videotape the presentations if desired, but other forms of presentation are welcomed as well.


Half of Eligible Schools in Baltimore Participated in Curriculum-Embedded STEM Experiences

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70 eligible schools, or 50% of all eligible schools, either applied for transportation funds or was connected  with the attraction through our program.

These schools took 101 field trips aligned to curriculum in STEM for grades 1-8.

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These trips provided amazing student learning experiences for nearly 4,000 Baltimore City students.

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Coverage Map for Baltimore City Curriculum-Embedded STEM Experiences