MOST gets involved with the first annual Maryland STEM Festival
The 1st statewide Maryland STEM Festival (MSF) will be held November 6-15, 2015. It will consist of over 100 events across the state of Maryland. The goal of the festival is to encourage students of all ages across the state to choose STEM related careers, to showcase Maryland's STEM achievements, and to further integrate Maryland's STEM focused programs and institutions with the general community. The Festival is planning to have an event within 30 miles of every Maryland citizen. It will blanket the state and create a "Culture"s of STEM.
The grassroots interest across the state is growing daily for this event. The Festival has support from the Governor's Office, both US Senators and all eight US Representatives, and Maryland Department of Education. The US Army, Maryland Zoo, National Aquarium, Prince George's Community College, Girls and Boy Scouts and many others have expressed interest in hosting events. Early financial sponsors include Northrop Grumman, Tenable, GEICO, WR Grace, Stevenson University and UMBC. More information on the Festival can be found at our website, http://www.marylandstemfestival.org. A kick-off event was held at the Maryland Science Center on February 25th. Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake Spoke at the event. A story about the event from MSF's media partner, WBAL-TV can be seen on their website.
MOST is on the "host committee" for the festival, meaning we will be screening the applicants who wish to hold an event during the MSF. The Festival is looking for your help getting the word out and seeking additional event hosts. If you have any questions or are interested in hosting a Maryland STEM Festival event yourself, please contact Phil Rogofsky, Director, Maryland STEM Festival at firstname.lastname@example.org or Tammy Shay, Program Coordinator for MOST at email@example.com