Frequently Asked Questions
What Are STEM Fields?
- agricultural sciences
- biological sciences
- computer science
- earth, atmospheric, and ocean sciences
- social sciences (psychology, sociology, anthropology, cognitive science, economics, behavioral sciences)
APL is focused on the disciplines shown in bold.
What Geographic Area Do We Serve?
Our outreach efforts are focused on an area within a 25-mile radius or less than a 30-minute drive from APL:
- Parts of Anne Arundel County
- Baltimore City
- Parts of Baltimore County
- Parts of Carroll County
- Parts of Frederick County
- Howard County
- Parts of Montgomery County
- Parts of Prince George's County
- Washington, DC
We also partner with other government agencies and companies to provide coverage to areas that fall outside of our outreach area.
Which STEM Events Does APL Participate In?
- Science fair judging
- High school expos/career days
- Competition judging
- Competition and Project Lead The Way (PLTW) team advising
- Classroom subject-matter expert support
What Is the APL STEM Corps?
The APL STEM Corps is the group of APL volunteers who provide community outreach for kindergarten to 12th-grade students.
APL staff members who volunteer in the community for STEM events such as science fairs, presentations, demonstrations, or in-class
instruction are considered part of the APL STEM Corps.