Close out the Maryland STEM Festival with 3 events about education's future - Baltimore


Nov. 11, 2016 9:33 am

Close out the Maryland STEM Festival with 3 events about education’s future

This festival wraps up this weekend. Check out robots, get hands-on or go see a play.

Girls extract strawberry DNA at the Girls in STEM Summit, November 2015.

(Photo by Stephen Babcock)

The Maryland STEM Festival is set to close out with a window into what students are building around Baltimore.

The weekend has a bevy of ways to get making. Here are a few spots offering open houses for a look at how education in these tech fields is evolving:

  • Baltimore City Community College has its annual STEM Community Day at 2801 Liberty Heights Ave. The event, held from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 12, is a way to learn about what’s happening at the college. The agenda includes demos of robotics, 3D printing and other machines, as well as info sessions and some music. Register here.
  • Notre Dame University of Maryland is hosting a STEM Family Fun Fair on Saturday, Nov. 12. The event is focused on activities for students in pre-K through 8th grade. Educators and participants can learn from faculty, and there will be hands-on tasks. It will be held at Fournier Hall (4701 N. Charles St., Room 103).
  • STEM takes the stage on Friday night at the Strand Theater on Harford Road for a play about one of the most famous female mathematicians in history. Hypatia’s Math is a tale of a woman in Roman Alexandria who develops math skills, but runs head-on into the religious and political currents of the day. It’s a collaboration between the Strand Theater and Spotlighters Theatre. Performances are Friday and Saturday night.
Stephen Babcock

Stephen Babcock is Market Editor for Baltimore and DC. A graduate of Northeastern University, he moved to Baltimore following stints in New Orleans and Rio Arriba County, New Mexico. His work has appeared in The New York Times, Baltimore Fishbowl, NOLA Defender, Times-Picayune and the Rio Grande Sun.

  • Bill Fleming

    Thanks for the mention but BCCC held its 4th annual STEM Community Day this past Saturday, Nov. 12 at 2901 Liberty Heights Ave., as part of the 2nd Maryland STEM Festival.


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