STEM - Current Events
Quest Challenges-NASA Quest Challenges are
Web-based, interactive explorations designed to engage
students in authentic scientific and engineering processes.
The solutions relate to issues encountered daily by NASA
Annual Physics Fair! Saturday, April 26, 2008
- To be held at Johns Hopkins University. Includes a variety
of activities, challenges, and demos for students in grades
Museum of Industry - Engineering challenges
2008-Middle and High school competitions.
Mania Day - will provide a half day of technology-related
activities for up to 800 middle school girls and their
parents and teachers at UMBC, Saturday, May
3, 2008. Girls are the focus, but boys are
welcome. This program is designed to provide a broad-based
introduction to the ways in which different careers make
use of technology. Spaces are limited! Please register
beginning March 3rd to secure your spot! Free gift bags
from Dell for the first 800 students who register and
INSPIRE Project - Interdisciplinary National
Science Project Incorporating Research and Education Experience
for students and parents grades 9-12
National Science Bowl- A jeopardy like competition
starting with regional competitions that encourages our
nation's students to become the next generation of innovators
propelling our country and world into a prosperous and
more secure future through scientific discovery .
2008 Cassini Scientist for a Day Contest -
Deadline May 8, 2008. The Cassini Scientist for a Day
contest challenges students to become NASA scientists
studying Saturn. Participants are challenged to examine
three target images taken by Cassini and choose the one
that they think will yield the best scientific results.
This choice must then be explained in a 500-word essay.
The contest is open to all students in the United States
from grades 5-12, working alone or in groups of up to
four students. The essays will be divided into three groups:
grades 5-6, 7-8 and 9-12. All submissions must be students'
original work. Each student can submit only one entry.
Quest LIMA Challenge for Students in Grades 4-8 -In
this challenge, students become scientists and propose
Antarctic research. The Landsat Image Mosaic of Antarctica
is the first true-color high-resolution satellite view
of the Antarctic continent. Using this view of Antarctica,
students must develop a research question and debate the
value of studying the chosen feature. Registration is
currently open and educational resources are available
Math and Related Sciences (MARS) Camp is a
two-week residential, summer enrichment program for high
school and middle school students. Sponsored and financially
supported by The National Security Agency, it is held
at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore in Princess
Anne, MD. MARS provides an array of courses aimed at engaging
students in mathematical and scientific problem solving
using various innovative techniques.
- A free event being help April 26, 2008. Open to all
ages from 10 am to 3 pm. See
photos from robo 2007.
- 2008 Summer Programs, EduSerc hosts summer programs
in a variety of industries for a number of target audiences.
Primarily targeting elementary and secondary schools,
EduSerc knows how to work with youth to help them reach
their full potential. Saturday programs for elementary
students and week long programs for middle and high school
Ride Science Festival
- May 10, 2008 11 am-4 pm A day long event focused
on girls in Science related fields.
Want to learn how to extract DNA from a strawberry? Take
a computer apart? Search for life on other planets? At
the festival you'll attend two workshops with a group
of girls like you who are interested in digging into science.
The workshops are given by amazing veterinarians, rocket
scientists, astronomers, microbiologists, seismologists,