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Junior Zoo Crew

posted Apr 11, 2016, 6:01 AM by Melissa Kiehl   [ updated Apr 11, 2016, 6:02 AM ]

Do you know a teen who loves learning about animals and is looking for a unique summer service learning opportunity? If so, Junior Zoo Crew at the Maryland Zoo in Baltimore might be the perfect fit! The Junior Zoo Crew program is an excellent opportunity for teens ages 14-17 with a passion for wildlife and an interest in animal care to learn more about our exotic animals and the careers of those who care for them! Participants will engage in a wide variety of experiences to serve the Zoo community, to develop career skills, and to broaden their understanding of wildlife and the environment. Don’t let this opportunity slip past your students!

Applications are now available and will be accepted by our office until Sunday, May 1st, 2016. Interested applicants must complete an application, submit a report card, and send two reference forms (available at our website) in order to be considered for the program.

To apply to the 2016 Junior Zoo Crew, interested students should follow the link below:

http://www.marylandzoo.org/juniorzoocrew

If you have a student in mind who might be interested in this awesome opportunity, please encourage them to check out one of our flyers (attached) or to visit our website to learn more. We hope that you will encourage your students with an interest in education, environmental or wildlife careers to consider joining us this summer. You may post, publish, and circulate the attached flyer as you see fit in order to bring it to the attention of your students. For further information, please contact us at 443-552-5266 or volunteers@marylandzoo.org.

Summer Internship in IT

posted Feb 25, 2016, 6:57 AM by Melissa Kiehl   [ updated Feb 25, 2016, 6:57 AM ]

Ciena IT has 4 high school internship positions open for any students interested in IT. These are paid internships, about 16-20 hours a week for 6 weeks. If any students are interested, please have them fill up attached application and submit to Smita Menon (smenon@ciena.com) and copy me (uapte@ciena.com) before March 16th. There will be an interview by hiring manager sometime during the spring break, mainly to give kids full experience.

Internships will start on June 27th. Location will be in Hanover, about 25 - 30 minute drive from school.

Feel free to reach out to me if any questions. This is an excellent and rare opportunity for our kids to get this kind of experience in high school.

Thank you.

Uttara Apte | PMP
Senior Manager, Information Management

uapte
@ciena.com | Ciena_logo 7031 Ridge Road | Hanover, MD 21090 USA
Direct +1.410.694.5974
| Cell 443-768-9067 | Fax +1.410.865.8929

Maryland Junior Science and Humanities Symposium

posted Jan 12, 2016, 10:12 AM by Melissa Kiehl   [ updated Jan 12, 2016, 10:13 AM ]

The University of Maryland is pleased to announce that it will be hosting the Maryland Junior Science and Humanities Symposium.  For students in high school who are already conducting research in a STEM discipline, this is a wonderful way to present their work and to be recognized for their efforts.  This program will take place on Wednesday, March 30 at the University of Maryland.  The priority deadline to apply and submit all application materials (including the abstract and written paper) is Friday, January 22, 2016.  Subsequent applications will be accepted on a rolling basis through Friday, February 12, 2016. The A. James Clark School of Engineering at the University of Maryland is facilitating this event in partnership with the School of Public Health, the College of Computer, Mathematics, & Natural Sciences, and the College of Agriculture & Natural Resources.

For more information on Maryland JSHS, and for instructions on how to register, please visit http://jshs.umd.edu. (Links to an external site.)  For general questions on JSHS, you may also visit www.jshs.org. (Links to an external site.)  You may also email jshsterp@umd.edu with any questions that you have.

Maryland JSHS is affiliated with the National JSHS Program which is sponsored by the Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Army (Acquisition, Logistics & Technology); Office of Naval Research, Arlington, VA; and Air Force Office of Scientific Research, Washington, DC, in cooperation with higher education. The National JSHS Program is administered by the Academy of Applied Science, a non-profit educational organization.  This sponsorship allows the Maryland JSHS to bring together student presenters and teachers to recognize and encourage STEM achievement.

 Again, please email jshsterp@umd.edu with any questions or comments.

Maryland Zoo -Zoo Crew

posted Jan 12, 2016, 6:09 AM by Melissa Kiehl   [ updated Jan 12, 2016, 6:09 AM ]

Do you know a teen who loves learning about animals and the environment and is looking for a unique summer service learning opportunity? If so, Junior Zoo Crew at the Maryland Zoo in Baltimore might be the perfect fit! The Junior Zoo Crew program is an excellent opportunity for teens ages 14-17 with a passion for wildlife, and an interest in animal care to learn more about our exotic animals and the careers of those who care for them! Participants learn from a variety of experienced Zoo staff about the natural world while completing meaningful service projects here at the Zoo!

If you or someone you know might be interested in this awesome opportunity, join us at the Maryland Zoo in Baltimore for our Volunteer Open House, which takes place on Sunday, January 31st from 11:00 am—2:00 pm. Here you will get to learn about the Junior Zoo Crew program, and the other awesome volunteer programs we offer, from volunteers who support the Zoo in a number of ways.

You can also learn more about the Junior Zoo Crew program by going to our website, where the program information and application is now available.

http://www.marylandzoo.org/juniorzoocrew 

The Junior Zoo Crew program is a wonderful way for teens to spend their summer break, to earn service learning hours, and to develop important life skills. Please share information about this program with your peers, students, and friends and we hope to see you at the Volunteer Open House!

Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory Summer Program

posted Jan 6, 2016, 8:31 AM by Melissa Kiehl   [ updated Jan 6, 2016, 8:31 AM ]

Applications are now open for the summer 2016 session of the ASPIRE high school internship program at The Johns Hopkins University - Applied Physics Laboratory (APL).  This program is open to rising juniors and seniors and will place them with an APL staff person who will mentor them through a technical project.  The program runs for 6-8 weeks depending on the project and students will spend a minimum of 15 hours per week onsite at APL.

Student’s may access information about the program’s requirements at http://www.jhuapl.edu/STEM/Students/ASPIRE.  Online applications must be completed and letters of recommendations received by February 15, 2016. Space is limited and submission of an application does not guarantee acceptance or placement in ASPIRE.

The online application can be completed here: https://app.wizehive.com/appform/login/summerapplication

Engineering Camp for Girls

posted Dec 23, 2015, 5:41 AM by Melissa Kiehl   [ updated Dec 23, 2015, 5:41 AM ]

The Philadelphia Section of the Society of Women Engineers and Widener University are co-sponsoring a one-day Engineering Camp for girls in grades 9 – 12. The camp, to be held Saturday, February 6, 2016, on Widener University’s Chester campus, will bring girls who have an interest and/or ability in science/math/technology together with practicing women engineers and female engineering students. The camp is designed as a series of “hands-on” laboratory activities that will highlight some of the technology areas in which engineers work. Funded by corporate donations, the camp is offered free of cost. Enrollment is limited to a maximum of 150 girls, on a first-come basis and the camp usually fills up in early January.

An additional feature of this camp is an optional program for parents entitled “Sending Your Daughter to Engineering School.”  The program will include information on university admissions policies, financial aid, and student life, as well as on what parents should expect if their daughter majors in engineering in college.  Please make it clear to your female students that they can come for the girls’ camp without their parents coming for the Parents’ Program.

Additional information and on-line registration are available atwww.widener.edu/engineering/girlscamp .

NSA Gifted and Talented STEM Program - High School Seniors

posted Sep 21, 2015, 8:56 AM by Melissa Kiehl   [ updated Sep 21, 2015, 8:57 AM ]

Summer 2016 - Gifted and Talented STEM Program (G&T) at the National Security Agency.

The G&T Program is a 10-12 week summer internship designed to introduce current graduating high school students who possess outstanding academic credentials in the areas of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics to the NSA/CSS missions. This program provides a tremendous opportunity to gain valuable work experience in the area of STEM. Students will be given meaningful and engaging opportunities to utilize and enhance their technical skills. They will work closely with mentors and coworkers on projects that truly make an impact to our country. Students will be placed in an office related to their areas of interest and aptitude and will also have the chance to experience unique tours of our facility.

The program's full description taken directly from our website: https://www.nsa.gov/careers/opportunities_4_u/students/high_school/stem.shtml

Apply no later than October 31st.

Applications are accepted online at www.nsa.gov/careers, select Job Search/Apply Online and keyword search for Gifted and Talented program, Job ID # 1063175.

Future Engineers in Dynamics Systems (FEDS)

posted May 22, 2015, 6:02 AM by Melissa Kiehl   [ updated May 22, 2015, 6:03 AM ]

This summer at UMBC, there is a great opportunity for rising high school juniors and seniors interested in mechanical engineering to participate in a FREE two-week program in partnership with UMBC's Department of Mechanical Engineering.  The Future Engineers in Dynamics Systems (FEDS) participants explore dynamics, vibrations, acoustics, and system control.  There may also be an opportunity for a teacher or two to participate.

The program runs from June 22nd - July 3rd, 9am-4pm. I attached the brochure, as well as applications for both students and teachers.  Please note that the deadline is NEXT Friday, May 29th. The application is pretty basic and not too difficult to complete.  In past years, I sat in on various activities and observed great learning and teamwork.

For more information, you can contact Dr. Weidong Zhu at wzhu@umbc.edu or via phone at (410) 455-3394.  Submit your completed applications to Dr. Zhu as directed on the application form.

Maryland Zoo Junior Crew

posted Mar 3, 2015, 9:27 AM by Melissa Kiehl   [ updated Mar 3, 2015, 9:27 AM ]

We are pleased to announce that applications are now being accepted for the 2015 Junior Zoo Crew, a summer service-learning program for teens 14-17 years of age at The Maryland Zoo in Baltimore.  Junior Zoo Crew (JZC) is a unique and exciting program that allows students to become part of the Zoo.  Participants engage in a wide variety of experiences that provide them with opportunities to serve their Zoo community, develop career skills, and broaden their understanding of wild life and wild places.  Many alumni go on to pursue careers in animal care, veterinarian medicine, the natural sciences and/or environmental education.

Applicants must complete an application, submit a report card and two letters of reference to be considered for the program.  Applications must be received by Friday, May 1, 2015.

                To apply to 2015 Junior Zoo Crew, interested students should go to:

http://www.marylandzoo.org/juniorzoocrew

Students with an interest in education, environmental or wildlife careers should consider the above program.  A JZC program flyer is attached. 

The USA Science & Engineering Festival

posted Jan 28, 2015, 5:13 AM by Melissa Kiehl   [ updated Apr 14, 2015, 11:17 AM by Melissa Kiehl ]

The USA Science & Engineering Festival, the largest celebration of science and engineering in the United States, is excited to announce that registration for the upcoming X-STEM Symposium is NOW OPEN! 

Join us on April 28, 2015 in Washington D.C. for the next X-STEM Symposium, a special conference for kids featuring some of our nation's leading STEM innovators! View this year's AGENDA and REGISTER TODAY to reserve your seats.  

2015 X-STEM Symposium
Date: Tuesday, April 28, 2015
Time: 9:30am-2:30pm
Location: Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington D.C.

About
: The X-STEM "Extreme" STEM Symposium - presented by MedImmune - is a unique conference for kids where some of our nation's most respected professionals in science and engineering will speak to middle through high school students in a "TED-style" format. X-STEM is a one of a kind opportunity to get your students up close and personal with leading STEM role models while inspiring them about careers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). This all day event will feature multiple presentation sessions and workshops covering a wide array of subject areas including space exploration, paleontology, bio-inspired robotics, marine biology, mathematics of origami, eco-friendly vehicle innovation, computer programming and much, much more! 

Who Should Attend:  Middle and high school level students (grades 6-12) with a strong interest in STEM, educators and parents  

We have lined up an amazing group of speakers for X-STEM 2015 including:  

Reginald Brothers, Ph.D. - From detecting and responding to national security matters such as cyber hacking and bioterrorism, discover how this leader as Under Secretary for Science and Technology at the U.S. Department of Homeland Security is using the latest in science to keep America safe!    


Alyssa Carson
 - This 13-year-old and her dream to become the first person on Mars, will both amaze and inspire you! Learn how she is preparing and how her quest is capturing national attention!

Anthony Fauci, M.D. - Learn how this eminent physician-scientist, as Director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Disease, is on the front lines of the U.S. government's fight against the Ebola crisis!

Irwin Jacobs, Ph.D. - Meet this mild-mannered former MIT engineering professor who co-founded the telecommunications giant Qualcomm. Learn how its technology (born from his single idea) is used on cell phones worldwide and is revolutionizing the next generation of digital devices!

Dean Kamen - He's sometimes called a modern-day Edison for the sheer number and impact of his inventions -- which range from the Segway human transporter and revolutionary robotic prosthetic arm to the iBOT battery-powered wheelchair. But in addition to his creations, get to know the man who founded FIRST, the amazing outreach movement which is inspiring kids in robotics and other STEM areas like never before!

Alfredo Quiñones-Hinojosa, M.D. - This eminent neurosurgeon and researcher at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine says: "My hands used to pick weeds as an immigrant in this country. Now they perform brain surgery." Hear his amazing story!

And many, many more! Learn more about the 2015 X-STEM Symposium here.  

 CLICK HERE to register to attend.  Advanced registration is required!  There will be no onsite registration.

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