Student Opportunities

LET’S GO supports our STEM Scholars in achieving success by connecting them to opportunities within our regions that promote STEM knowledge and 21st Century Workforce skill development.

Each month, we post new opportunities in Anne Arundel County, Baltimore, Washington, DC, and nationwide.

Anne Arundel County

STEM Action (https://stemaction.usra.edu/)

• SuGO Sundays and 3D Thursday—join STEM Action for monthly drop-in occurrences! Stop by for a bit or stay for a while for some exciting hands-on STEM with the opportunity to take home your creations or some hardware. These are open to STEM enthusiasts of all ages, registration is required each week. Click here to register.



Code in the Schools (https://www.codeintheschools.org/)

2020 Girls in CS Summit—The Girls in CS Summit aims to expose middle and high school-aged young women who have not traditionally had access to computer science education to a dynamic day of workshops, panels, and networking with leading industry professionals. No computer science experience is needed! This event is free. Breakfast, lunch and snacks will be provided. Deadline to register is February 14, 2020. Learn more and register here

• High School Prodigy Program Winter/Spring 2020 Session—is an after-school computer science (CS) education program designed to bring essential technology knowledge and skills to local high school youth. Participants have the opportunity to learn CS concepts while working on projects with industry professionals that benefit our city and community. The program is open to Baltimore City residents. Begins January. 6, 2020. Click here to learn more and register.

• Middle School Prodigy Program—is an out-of-school opportunity for Baltimore youth that demystifies the fundamentals of computer science so middle school students can get a head start for high school. This course teaches valuable computer science skills like how a computer works, online safety, coding with blocks, robotics, game design and more, with fun hands-on activities. This program is open to Baltimore City middle school students in 7th and 8th grades. Runs through May 16, 2020. Click here to learn more and register.


Digital Harbor Foundation Tech Center (https://www.digitalharbor.org/)

• Mini Makers—is an after-school program focused on introducing young makers to the exciting intersection of art, technology, and making. This program allows elementary-aged youth to explore, build, learn, solve, and most importantly, grow as a maker. These courses are open to youth in grades 3-5. In this upcoming course, youth can come and learn how to design fun images and graphics in 2D and then put that knowledge to use in three dimensions with 3D printing and other digital fabrication techniques! RSVP for the February 5, 2020 open house and register here.

• Maker Foundations—is an introductory course for middle and high school youth. Enjoy learning new skills and creating projects as an exploration of popular maker topics. In this program students will design and 3D print their own creations, learn to program games and create game artwork, make a website, create interactive electronics, and much more! RSVP for the February 5, 2020 open house and register here.


Year Up Baltimore (https://www.yearup.org/about-us/our-locations/baltimore/):

• Year Up’s mission is to close the opportunity divide by providing young adults with the skills, experience, and support that will empower them to reach their potential through professional careers and higher education. They are a Higher Education/Workforce Development Program for young adults 18 to 24 years of age. Year-Up provides a year long program: first six months—learning development in IT, advanced IT, and business operations and second six months—youth go on internships with one of Year-Up’s corporate partners, i.e. Carefirst, Johns Hopkins, Bank of America, and Exelon, to name a few. Admissions process is rolling, new cohorts begin every 6 months. Learn more and apply for the next cycle here.



ASEE–American Society for Engineering Education

• EngineerGirl Essay Contest—write a story about a space traveler learning to live on a new world and win up to $500 in the National Academy of Engineering’s annual contest for K-12 students. Deadline: Feb. 1, 2020Learn more.

• NEW! National Youth Science Camp—two graduating high school students from each state enjoy outdoor adventures and outstanding science education in the beautiful woods of West Virginia, travel, and camp fees paid. Applications due Feb. 28, 2020Learn more.

• Wearable Device Challenge—middle and high school students design wearable health tech in this contest hosted by North Carolina State University’s ASSIST engineering research center. Register teams by Feb. 15, 2020Learn more.

• Davidson Fellows Scholarship—U.S. citizens 18 and under receive $50,000, $25,000, and $10,000 awards for completing a “significant piece of work” in STEM, literature, music, philosophy, or an outside-the-box project. Apply by Feb. 12, 2020  Learn more.

• DNA Day Essay Contest—high school students reflect on the importance of genetics in this American Society of Human Genetics contest. Submissions open in January and close March 4, 2020Learn more.

• Junior Solar Sprint—middle school students vie to create the fastest, most interesting, and best-crafted solar vehicle at state and national-level competitions. Learn more.

National Science Bowl—middle and high school teams compete regionally (January-March) and nationally in the U.S. Department of Energy’s annual contest. Learn more.

Lemelson-MIT InvenTeams—high school students, educators, and mentors receive up to $10,000 each to invent technological solutions to real-world problems. Applications open now through April 6, 2020. Learn more.


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