APL STEM Events and Announcements
USA Science & Engineering Festival
Date: April 26 and 27, 2014
Location: Walter E. Washington Convention Center, Washington, DC
The APL STEM Office will be at the USA Science & Engineering Festival on April 26th and 27th. Come learn about our Revolutionizing Prosthetics program and practice using an artificial hand! This is a free event with thousands of STEM booths and hands-on activities. Stop by our booth, #5901, in Hall D. For more information, visit the event website at http://www.usasciencefestival.org/.
Other Maryland STEM Events
The events listed below are not sponsored by APL and are listed only as a resource for the community. All questions about these events should be directed to the hosting organization.
HiTech (Howard County Library System's STEM Education Initiative)
HiTech's project-based classes for teens focus on cutting-edge STEM topics, including computer programming, 3-D animation, nanotechnology, game apps, cybersecurity, green energy, robotics, and more.
View HiTech's list of upcoming classes for times and locations.
Third Annual International Space Apps Challenge
Date: April 12 and 13, 2014
Location: APL Kossiakoff Center, 11100 Johns Hopkins Road, Laurel, MD 20723
The International Space Apps Challenge is an international mass collaboration focused on space exploration that takes place over 48 hours in cities around the world. The event embraces collaborative problem solving with a goal of producing relevant open-source solutions to address global needs applicable to both life on Earth and life in space. This year we have 40 challenges and 25 projects from last year’s Space Apps that support NASA’s mission directorates in five themes: Earth Watch, Technology in Space, Human Spaceflight, Robotics, and Asteroids. Participants travel to participating locations or connect online, and do their best to create an open-source solution to one of many available challenges over the course of 2 days. The challenges use openly available data, supplied through NASA missions and technology. The focus is on collaboration, so it is open to everyone from students to professionals.
On April 12 and 13, APL will be hosting an official event location in the Kossiakoff Center. Adults are welcome to stay overnight working on their apps, while minors will have to go home for the night and come back Sunday morning. At the end of the event, prizes will be awarded on different judging criteria.
For more information and to register, please visit https://2014.spaceappschallenge.org/location/baltimore-washington/.
Howard County STEM Festival
Date: June 8, 2014
Time: 1:00–5:00 p.m.
Location: Howard Community College
Come to the Howard County STEM Festival and find out what STEM is really all about! This event includes demonstrations, discussions, giveaways, and more. Participating organizations include the National Aquarium in Baltimore, Chesapeake Bay Foundation, Army Corp of Engineers, Maryland Cybersecurity Center, FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Women in Science, National Society of Black Engineers, and many others. For more information, please visit http://hocostemfestival.weebly.com/.