Connecting volunteers to STEM events in Maryland AND AROUND THE WORLD.
There are many opportunities to volunteer for STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) events in Maryland.
Learn more below.
Click on links below to find out more about these programs.
FIRST programs (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology)
Maryland FIRST Tech Challenge (ages 14-18). More information on events will be released in fall 2020. Visit https://www.firstchesapeake.org/ NOTE: Maryland/DC FTC program was acquired by FIRST Chesapeake in August 2020.
Maryland FIRST LEGO League Explore. (ages 6-10). More information on Festivals will be released in fall 2020. NOTE: FLL Explore in MD was acquired by Rockville Robotics in August 2020. https://www.fllexploremd.org/
Maryland Tech Invitational took place virtually with 36 teams from around the world and 56 volunteers in June 2020!
> Monitor the FIRST Global website for updates and how to apply to volunteer in 2020.
>If you are interested in remotely mentoring an international FIRST Global team, please visit: https://first.global/get-involved/gsc/
Other STEM events - Volunteers Needed
From Baltimore City Public Schools 10/12/20: We are currently unable to host large robotics events due to safety concerns. However, we are working on assembling robot kits to deliver to middle school teams so they can build robots at home, compete in virtual programming skills competitions, and prepare for in-person skills competitions. Please contact Gino Tagaytay (GPTagaytay@bcps.k12.md.us) if you are interested in volunteering to support an in-person robotics skills competition.
STEM Achievement in Baltimore Elementary Schools (SABES) - STEM Showcase
About Jenny Beatty: Jenny is a longtime supporter of a variety of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) programs in Maryland, as well as internationally. She is a specialist in Community & Volunteer Engagement and is available to do presentations to corporate and community organizations on volunteering opportunities for FIRST programs as well as on where to go for volunteer management training. FIRST Chesapeake interview from March 2020. Jenny can be reached at: jbeattySTEM@gmail.com