BMoreSTEM provides this partner post that may be of interest to students:
My name is Marissa Massey and I am the Program Coordinator for Outreach and Recruitment within the Center for Minorities in Science and Engineering in the A. James Clark School of Engineering at the University of Maryland, College Park. The Center for Minorities in Science and Engineering provides academic support services and outreach programs designed to recruit, retain, and graduate African American, Latin-X/Hispanic American, Native American, and Pacific Islander engineering students.
ESTEEM/SER-Quest is an intensive 4-week research-focused summer program at the University of Maryland College Park for students who are currently in the 11th grade and who have a serious interest in majoring in Engineering and attending the University of Maryland College Park in Fall 2023. Here is the link to the program information: https://eng.umd.edu/minorities/k-12-programs/esteem-ser-quest
CMSE is hosting an early information session on Thursday, Dec. 16thfrom 6-7 pm for students to learn more about the ESTEEM/SER-Quest program and the application components before the application opens on January 3rd. Please share this with students who you believe will be successful and benefit from the program. You may share this with other STEM teachers as well. Thank you!
The target populations are underrepresented students in engineering (African American, Latin-X/Hispanic American, Native American, and Pacific Islander )
MERIT Health Leadership Academy is hiring a new Program Manager. This is a great opportunity for an educator looking to develop curricula and manage programs. MERIT is a non-profit focused on educating and empowering students from underrepresented backgrounds to become health professionals and change agents. Check out the job listing here: https://ideali.st/BJG8cz
Are you looking for STEM events for teachers or students? If so, check out STEMFest 2021, going on from October 14, 2021 to November 15, 2021. You will find face-to-face events as well as virtual events.
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 Search2022application 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 applicationwill 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 [email protected]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.
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:
Comcast Internet Essentials
video chat apps (ex. Zoom)
privacy and security
Please don’t hesitate to reach out to BDEC's Help Desk Coordinator, Jade at [email protected], with any questions.
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.
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.
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!