MD STEM Resources

Maryland has an active STEM community. Please visit these excellent organizations who are effectively serving our students.

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The Maryland STEM Festival is a month-long celebration of science, technology, engineering and mathematics that takes place every Fall. In 2019, we'll be bringing hundreds of events focused on fun, interactive science learning opportunities. Students, families, friends, STEM professionals, teachers, volunteers will all enjoy events taking place throughout Maryland.

https://apgdiscovery.comAPG Discovery Center

The APG Discovery Center will be a place where students of all ages experience, create, and play with science and technology. A place where new worlds are discovered, and connections are made. Exhibits featuring virtual reality will give visitors the opportunity to drive a tank or fly a plane. Other exhibits will explore the history and the future of high performance computing. In addition to interactive exhibits, the Discovery Center will offer after-school programs, maker spaces, and serve as an anchor for the region’s STEM activities.

stemconnectMaryland’s federal agencies and military bases offer pre-K through college students some great opportunities in the STEM disciplines - science, technology, engineering and math. Whether you're a parent looking for a summer camp for a first grader, an educator seeking robotics challenges for middle schoolers, or a college student pursuing an internship or fellowship, use the form below to explore available programs.

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TechBrick is an independent robotics and STEM education club for home-schooled, public, and private school students in Harford, Baltimore, and Cecil counties. We have more than 80 active registrations, K-12, from more than 25 schools, with weekly meetings of children and parents (who are encouraged to stay and participate). We offer the four FIRST INSPIRES Programs (FIRST LEGO League, FIRST TECH Challenge, FIRST Robotics Compeition, and FIRST LEGO League, Jr.) and frequently run a SeaPerch underwater robot competition in the summer. 

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FIRST LEGO League (FLL) is a result of an exciting alliance between FIRST and the LEGO Company. Guided by adult mentors and their own imaginations, FLL students solve real-world engineering challenges and develop important life skills. FIRST LEGO League provides students age 9-14 with a hands-on, interactive robotics program in a sports-like atmosphere. Teams of up to 10 players focus on team building, problem solving, creativity, and analytical thinking to develop solutions to a problem currently facing the world – the Challenge.

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Founded in 2009 by Dr. Clark “Corky” Graham, LET’S GO Boys and Girls, Inc. (LET’S GO) set out to increase the number of STEM professionals from our urban underserved communities by engaging and supporting elementary and middle school students through the STEM education pipeline. We partner with schools and youth organizations interested in offering STEM to their students and provide the materials, training, and support necessary to implement fun, hands-on STEM curricular activities. As a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, we focus our efforts on bringing high quality STEM programs into the hands of underserved students.

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The MCCE is designed to expand access to high-quality Pre-Kindergarten-12 (P-12) computing education by strengthening educator skills and increasing the number of computer science teachers in elementary and secondary education. It also serves as a focal point for broader collaborative initiatives to increase the availability and quality of P-12 computing education across the state, including stakeholder meetings and partnerships; teacher certification efforts; standards and curriculum development; innovative pedagogical research and practices; training and awareness for administrators, students, and parents; and coordinating with related national efforts.

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FIRST Chesapeake is an independent non-profit that brings STEM-based leadership programs to high school students in the District of Columbia, Maryland, and middle and high school students in Virginia. Robotics is the means to teach technical concepts and practical know-how, as well as to build leadership skills and develop teamwork.

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USRA's mission is to advance the space- and aeronautics-related sciences exploration through innovative research, technology, and education programs; promote space and aeronautics policy; and develop and operate premier facilities and programs by involving universities, governments, and the private sector for the benefit of humanity.

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Training programs and activities at the large indoor facility utilize robotics, drones, 3D printing, game development and virtual reality programs to inspire imagination, and develop skills and experience that can lead to scholarships and job offers! The training center is more than 16,000 square feet with training labs and practice space for each activity. Memberships, courses, leagues, camps, and activities are available every week, helping students and adults to develop skills and experience for the careers of tomorrow.

Single Day Design Challenge
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This is an independent robotics event. FIRST®, FIRST INSPIRES®, FIRST® Tech Challenge, FTC®, FIRST® LEGO League, FLL®, Junior FIRST® LEGO® League, and JrFLL®, are jointly held trademarks of FIRST INSPIRES® ( and The LEGO Group, neither of which is overseeing, involved with, or responsible for this activity, product, or service.