Call for Proposals for STEM-ING 2019 Workshops

Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division (NAWCAD) and The Patuxent Partnership (TPP) are proud to announce that we will be hosting the seventh Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics – Inspiring the Next Generation (STEM-ING) event on Saturday April 27th on the St. Mary’s College of Maryland campus in St. Mary’s City, Maryland. This one-day STEM-ING event is designed for middle school girls in the tri-county region to gain exposure to the STEM fields and associated careers. Throughout the day, 150 young ladies will hear from positive role models in the STEM industry and academia and will have an opportunity to select from up to 15 fun, interactive, and challenging STEM related workshops.

On behalf of STEM-ING, TPP is soliciting STEM workshop ideas to support this great event. Workshops, each 50 minutes in duration, should be fun, interactive, and educational. They should also help middle school girls to learn about a particular STEM topic.

There have been many popular workshops over the past few years. One example was the “3…2…1…Blast Off!” workshop where students were asked to build rockets using nothing but straws, cardboard fins and modeling clay. Another was “C.S.I: Cyber Unit” where students practiced forensic case detective work to learn about cyber technology and cyber-crime investigation. “Climbing Up on Science” taught how physics keeps you safe while students were high off the ground in the sport of rock climbing. We would like to hear your ideas!

If you have any workshop-specific questions or would like to submit a workshop proposal via the attached template, please contact Laura Ross (, 301-757-8986) or Kristen Finnegan (, 301-342-3071). Workshop proposals should be submitted no later than 5:00 p.m. on Friday, December 7, 2018. To learn more about STEM-ING, please visit our website at

Also, if you would like to volunteer to help us put on this event, please contact

We look forward to partnering with our community to increase the potential of our future workforce and inspire STEM within our next generation of scientists and engineers.

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