Youth ECo Workshop
The mission of the Youth Environmental Coalition (Youth ECo), a subcommittee of the Green Building Institute, is to develop a sustainable cycle of "Green" education for youth of all ages. Students, kindergarten through college age, will have the opportunity to work with mentors in the environment and sustainability field. Older students will then serve as mentors for younger students as the program evolves. This expansion of the Green Building Institute will offer green education opportunities beyond the classroom that will then help raise environmental awareness and activism among the younger generation. Currently, Youth ECo is focused on helping to get raingardens at every school within the Chesapeake Bay Watershed, starting with Maryland! They are starting with River Hill High School in Columbia, Maryland and sharing the steps it takes to get there! Go to http://www.greenbuildinginstitute.org/youtheco.html for more information.
JHU Robo-Challenge 2011
Team registration is now open for JHU's free robotics competition for students in grades 6 through 12. There are 5 competitions - Petite Slalom, Mystery Course, Innovative Use of BOE kits, Tumor Detection and Robot Dance. Students will build the robot before the competition and will need to be able to program them based on the obstacle course the day of the competition. Go to
http://cissrs.lcsr.jhu.edu/JHRC2011 for information on the rules, registration, acquiring robot kits and teacher training! See you in April!
Middle and high school girls
are encouraged to attend Girl Power—Reach for the Stars, an expo that highlights career opportunities for the women of tomorrow in the fields of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics on Sunday, March 6th. Attendees will be able to talk with professional women in STEM careers and take part in hands-on activities. Parents are invited to accompany their daughters. Go to http://www.jhuapl.edu/community/girlpower.asp for more information!
Northrop Grumman Engineering Scholarships
Northrop Grumman is now accepting applications for the engineering scholarship competition. These Scholarships are presented in support of promising high school seniors who will be pursuing careers in engineering related fields. The student must plan to attend an engineering program at a four-year accredited university. The application deadline is March 31, 2011. For additional information please contact Marie Osborne from Northrop Grumman Electronic Systems Community Outreach at (410) 765-9983 or via email at email@example.com. You may also go to http://www.es.northropgrumman.com/engscholars/. Questions about the scholarships can be directed to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Alfred University Summer Program
Programs include: Astronomy Institute, Robotics Engineering Camp, Computer Engineering, Engineering the Elements, and Consumer Chemistry Camps. Visit www.alfred.edu/summer for more information on the programs along with PDF versions of the brochures and application forms. E-mail inquiries may be directed to email@example.com.
Jump Start 2011
A week long summer science immersion program for high school students who are currently sophomores or juniors. Choose from three areas to study: Forensic science, biomedical science, and animal behavior and physiology. The online application can be found at <http://hhmi.umd.edu/outreach/jumpstart>. Additionally, students must submit an essay, transcripts, and a teacher recommendation. They must be submitted by midnight on March 15th. July 11-15, July 18-22.
Google Science Fair
Recently, Google announced a new opportunity for students all across the Globe. It's the first ever Google Science Fair. Google is teaming with Scientific American, CERN, Lego, and National Geographic to offer this on-line, virtual science fair. For information on entry and rules, please see http://www.google.com/events/sciencefair/. Students enter the fair on their own, but permission from a parent or guardian is required.
Science and Engineering Apprentice Program
The science and Engineering Apprentice Program places academically talented high school students with interest in science and mathematics in Department of Defense laboratories for an eight-week period during the summer. The students are assigned to a laboratory The students are assigned to a laboratory and participate with a scientist or an engineer who serves as a mentor in participating federal laboratories. Students will receive a stipend of $2000 for their participation, and the experience gained as a summer apprentice will help the student to make informed decisions about the academic pursuit of a science or engineering career. To apply online and get more information on the programs, visit the USAEOP website at http://www.usaeop.com
AAAS Family Science Days
February 19-20 from 11am-5pm in DC the AAAS will have family science days at the Washington Convention Center. There were be hands-on science activites, as well as Q and A with science educators. More information can be found at www.aaas.org/meetings/fsd . Admission is free.
3rd Annual WIE DREAM Conference
All high school students, particularly girls. Parents, teachers and community member are invited to attend or volunteer. Through interactive workshops, discussions and demonstrations, participants will be immersed in an exciting learning environment with the goal of igniting interest in engineering.
Sat, February 26, 2011 from 8:30am - 2pm
Adele H. Stamp Student Union, UMd, College Park
Family Science Night at the Smithsonian's National Air and Space Museum
The Family Science Night will conduct 6 evenings at NASM on the National Mall in WDC and 2 evenings at the National Air and Space Museum's Udvar-Hazy Center at Dulles Airport. See Mr. Morton for an application.
J. Craig Venter Institute 2011 Internship Program
The Internship Program offers motivated high school, undergraduate and graduate students as well as teachers the opportunity to nurture their interest in science by participating in cutting-edge genomic research at the Institute in both Maryland and California. In addition, the institute also hosts students interested in other areas such as law and IT. The summer program is by far the most popular with over 300 applicants last year from around the US and the world.
For more information go to http://www.jcvi.org/cms/education/internship-program
The application deadline is February 15, 2011.
"Bits and Bytes" Opportunity fro High School Junior Women
The Bits and Bytes program is designed for high school junior girls who have strong math and science skills or an interest in engineering. The program takes place over president's day weekend and includes programming and engineering competitions well as an introduction to UMBC and the Center for Women in information Technology (CWIT) scholarship program offered at UMBC Although the weekend will include programming and engineering competitions, no prior experience is required. In fact, girls with less experience are strongly encouraged to apply as the program will be designed as an introduction to engineering.
2011 Women's Science Forum
On Sat, March 5, 2011, Space Telescope Science Institute Youth for Astronomy and Engineering Program will be hosting this forum. Girls in grades 6-12 are invited to take part in hands-on activities related to science and engineering. girls are encouraged to share their career, dreams, ask questions and explore the opportunities in a number of science and engineering careers. Breakfast and lunch are included. To register, please visit http://www.stsci.edu/institute/conference/youthae or. It is $5 per person.
Space Telescope Science Institute
3700 San Martin Drive
Baltimore, MD 21218
National Baltimore Aquarium Opportunity
Volunteer at the National Aquarium in Baltimore and spend your summer sharing the Aquarium's mission and magic. You will increase your knowledge of marine environments, put smiles on children's faces, and meet people from everywhere on earth. To apply simply obtain an application from your science teacher or call the Aquarium at 410-576-3886 and request a student packet. The application deadline is December 23, 2010.
Towson University: Full Scholarships
Interested in science or math? As a freshman Jess Fisher FCSM or Jess Fisher Pre-Engineering Scholarship recipient, you will receive full tuition, admissions to the Honors College, undergraduate research opportunities, a person faculty mentor, and unique internship opportunities. Scholarship application forms and information about admission to Towson University are available online at www.townson.edu/fisherscholarships.
National Youth Leadership Forum
The NYLF on American dimplomacy, intelligence and defense is to be held in the spring of 2011 for six days. Scholars will participate in a real world national security strategy simulation among other activities. Speakers will share what their job entails and what it is like to work in the field. If you are interested, please see Mr. Morton for a nomination.