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:

CMSE is hosting an early information session on Thursday, Dec. 16th from 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 )


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 [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.

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 [email protected], 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.