Connecting volunteers to STEM events in Maryland
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)
- FIRST Global - The 2019 FIRST Global Challenge will take place October 24 - 27, 2019 in Dubai. It is expected that over 180 countries will be represented.
> More information on volunteering will be released in late May 2019. I will be helping with volunteer recruitment and management for this event.
>If you are interested in remotely mentoring a team, please visit: https://first.global/get-involved/gsc/
- Maryland FIRST LEGO League (ages 9-14) The season has ended. The 2019-2020 season will start in the fall of 2019.
- FIRST Chesapeake - FIRST Robotics Competitions (ages 14-18) The 2019 season has ended. The events will start up again in March 2020.
- Maryland Tech Invitational will be held June 29-30, 2019 at the JHU Applied Physics Lab in Laurel. 36 teams from around the world will be competing in this off-season competition. Interested in finding out more or volunteering for this amazing event? Apply here.
- For information on the FIRST Tech Challenge & FIRST LEGO League Jr., contact: STEMvolunteers@usra.edu
Other STEM events
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. This is how I work - an interview from 2014. Jenny can be reached at: jbeattySTEM@gmail.com