STEM

April 21, 2021 | Grace Kpetemey

Deadline for STEM Leadership Academy Applications Approaches

Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) 2021 Exelon STEM Leadership Academy will accept applications until Apr. 25 for young women in grades 10 and 11.  It is a weeklong hybrid event located at the University of Maryland. The leadership academy will take place Aug. 1 through Aug. 6. Young women will be able learn more about […]

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December 14, 2020 | Suzanne Pollak

Blair Senior Wins Congressional App Challenge

A Montgomery Blair senior won U.S. Rep. Jamie Raskin’s 2020 Congressional App Challenge. Kevin Xu, along with teammate Leon Si, a junior at Victoria Park Collegiate Institute in Toronto, Canada, created a free virtual whiteboard app that is designed to improve virtual learning for teachers and students. The teenagers designed Tabulo, which connects a mobile […]

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October 16, 2020 | Suzanne Pollak

STEM Company Moves Headquarters to Rockville

A New York City-based antivirals company announced it has moved its headquarters to Rockville and is expected to hire 50 scientists and engineers within the next three years. Autonomous Therapeutics, Inc.. is moving to Montgomery County to be close to numerous researchers, regulators and funders in the Washington, D.C. area, the company stated in a […]

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August 21, 2020 | Suzanne Pollak

Funding Awarded To Montgomery College STEM Students

Maryland federal legislators announced Aug. 20 the awarding of almost $900,000 in funding to support STEM education. Mount St. Mary’s University in Emmitsburg, in partnership with Montgomery College and Frederic Community College, will receive $899,926 to support science, technology, engineering and math degree completion and jobs for low income, high achieving graduates. The program will […]

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August 12, 2020 | Bryan Gallion

Maryland’s 8th District Leads US in Science and Engineering Jobs, Study Says

Maryland’s 8th Congressional District has the highest proportion of science and engineering jobs in its workforce out of any district in the United States, according to a new report from the Information Technology Industry Council. About 4.6% of the jobs in the district — which encompasses parts of Montgomery, Frederick and Carroll County — are […]

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July 2, 2020 | Aiesha Solomon

MCPL Hosting Virtual Dry Ice Adventure Event for Children

Montgomery County Public Libraries (MCPL) will be hosting a virtual fantasy and adventure event with dry ice effects called “Dragons: Return of the Ice Sorceress” on Wednesday, July 8 from 1:30 p.m. to 2:15 p.m. This is a Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) event created for Pre-K, Kindergarten, and Elementary age children. “A long […]

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April 28, 2020 | Jordan Lindsay

Local Non-Profit Offers Support During Pandemic Through STEM and Arts

Northwest High School junior Amber Briscoe has always had a love for STEM and arts. She decided to start the Arts and STEM 4 Hearts Foundation. Today, the non-profit organization is helping people in need during the COVID-19 health crisis. So far, about 50 volunteers ranging from elementary school aged to post graduates have helped by […]

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January 9, 2020 | Joe Yasharoff

Keeping Up With Katie: Ledecky Dives into New Role with STEM Education

In a little over six months, Katie Ledecky will be in Tokyo for the 2020 Summer Games trying to add to her collection of five Olympic gold medals. In the midst of training, she found time to dip her toes into something very meaningful to her – education. Ledecky announce a new partnership with Panasonic […]

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October 8, 2019 | Staff Writer

Hogan Tours Life Science Company in Germantown

Gov. Larry Hogan toured Mars Symbioscience in Germantown on Tuesday morning. Mars Symbioscience is a technology-based health and life sciences business that was established in 2005. It’s other business segments include CocoaVia, Mars Sustainable Solutions, Mars Biomedical, and The Mars Center For Cocoa Health Science. Mars Symbioscience informs the practices of these businesses through scientific […]

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May 14, 2019 | Jordan Lindsay

Competitive Robotics Team Promotes FIRST Program

These are the helix hackers! “We do First Lego League which is one of the components of [FIRST] which is For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology,” said Helix Hackers member, Prithvi Ram. The team designs, builds, and programs what they call a Lego Mindstorm Robot to compete at the regional, state, and world […]

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