Category Archives: STEM

Engineering Society scholarship grants and loans — applications due by March 31, 2019

The Engineering Society of Baltimore Education Foundation is offering scholarship loans and grants to graduating high school students who will be pursuing a degree in engineering in an ABET approved program. The scholarships are limited to students from the Baltimore Metropolitan area including Baltimore City and Anne Arundel, Baltimore, Carroll, Harford and Howard Counties.

This year, a total of four $4,000, 4% interest loans and three one time grants are being offered. The loans are renewable each year providing the student is still enrolled in an ABET approved program, his/her grades are acceptable, and he/she is up to date on the interest payments. Interest only payments will be due quarterly prior to graduation and for one year thereafter. Amortized principal and interest payments will be due monthly for the next five years.

The three one time grants include a $3,000 Larry Lewis Scholarship, a $2,500 Engineering Society of Baltimore Scholarship and a $3,000 James A. Posey Centennial Scholarship, the latter earmarked preferably for a student enrolled in a mechanical or electrical engineering program.

More information and the application are available online.

Be an EMF major for a day at Towson University, Oct. 12, 2018

Towson University invites BCPS students and their parents, guardians, and guests to find out what it means to be a student in the Electronic Media and Film Department.

The event will be held on Friday, October 12, from 9:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m., with registration starting at 9 a.m. Space is limited and registration is required.  Register today!

Topics will include:
— Grab Them and Don’t Let Them Go! – Story Development for Screenwriters
— The Art of Framing the Shot – Aesthetics in Film and Media Arts
— HD, 4K and Beyond… Camera and Gear Demos
— Capturing the Beat – Music Recording Studio Sessions
— Sound Design – Building a Scene’s Sound From Scratch
— Green Screens and Virtual Sets – HDTV Station Operations
— Blood and Screams – An Introduction to Horror Cinema
— Hands On! – A Stop Motion Animation Workshop

And many more!

Questions? Comments? Please email

Open Works Baltimore seeking 15 teen makers to participate in free afterschool program

Open Works Baltimore, located in Baltimore City, is seeking 15 talented teen makers, ages 16 – 19, to learn fabrication, entrepreneurship, and marketing skills during an afterschool Makers Unite program. The fall program will be offered from Sept. 28, 2018 – Feb. 8, 2019, and will be focused on digital fabrication — including 3D design software, laser cutting, 3D printing, and CNC routing. Instructors will be Nacho Montiel and MICA sculpture professor Stephen Hendee.  Applications are due by Sept. 14.

Register now for the 4th Annual Baltimore Hackathon

Innovators, thinkers, makers, doers…all are invited to participate in the 4th Annual Baltimore Hackathon. Participants will have 48 hours to blend technology into a product people can wear OR to use software or hardware to solve a problem, create a product, start a business, etc. Folks can compete in teams with up to five members and prizes up to $2,000 will be awarded. High school students are welcome to participate, but they must show their school ID, and, if they are under 18, their parents must be present with them on the first evening. Registration for high school students is free. More information and a registration link are available at

The event will take place from 7 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 18, 2015 to 5 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 20. The event will be held at Digital Harbor Foundation,1045 Light Street, Baltimore, MD 21230.

Make robots this summer!

Hereford Zone Robotics is hosting its 5th Annual Summer Robotics Camp where students can design, build, code, test and compete! There will be three sessions. All camps will be Monday- Friday, from 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. at Hereford Middle School, 712 Corbett Road, 21111. The first, Level 1, takes place July 13-17, for students who will be in Grades 5-8 next school year. Level 2, will be held July 20-24, for students entering Grades 6-7 next school year. Level 3, for students entering Grades 8-12, also will be held July 20-24.

For more information, visit You can also contact or for more information. Each camp session is $250 and includes a shirt.




Free summer institute to introduce students to careers in the transportation industry

The National Transportation Center at Morgan State University is now accepting applications for its 19th annual Summer Transportation Institute (STI). The free STEM program is open to students who will enter the 10th, 11th , or 12th grade in September 2015. STI is a non-residential program, and it will be held on Morgan’s campus from June 29-July 24, 2015.

STI introduces participants to the many career opportunities available in the transportation industry. The program features four weeks of field trips, hands-on projects, and networking opportunities with industry professionals. The curriculum also features SAT prep and activities that promote self-awareness.

Students receive a full scholarship that covers the entire cost of attending the program, including all lab fees and field trips. Lunch and bus passes are also provided daily. In addition, each participant receives a $250 stipend upon completion of the program.

For more information and the application, please click here. The application deadline is June 5.

Youth leadership volunteer opportunity at Irvine Nature Center

Do you like to spend time outdoors, enjoy working with kids, or have an affinity for animals?  Irvine Nature Center is seeking responsible youth leaders, at least 14 years of age, to volunteer for our Summer Nature Camp.  Spend your time helping counselors deliver nature lessons, lead kids on hikes, and play games.  The purpose of the training program is to provide leadership training for youth who love working with children in a camp environment and who are interested in future camp counseling.  The program will provide youth leaders with hands on experience working with young campers and the opportunity to cultivate their skills and knowledge in the day camp setting and have a close involvement with the natural environment.

Spaces limited! Application Deadline is May 15, 2015.


1. Must commit to at least four consecutive camp sessions. (June 15th-August 21st)

2. Monday- Friday, Half day option 8 a.m.-1 p.m. or Full day option 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. June 15-Aug 21, 2015.


This is a volunteer position offering valuable training for future camp, environmental and education-related employment. Community service hours/internship hours given. Returning youth leaders are eligible to apply for the paid junior counselor position.

Contact Kim Scotto, Irvine’s volunteer coordinator, for more information at 443-738-9240 or