The nation’s future depends on the next generation of scientists and engineers. APL is tackling the critical challenge of inspiring, training, and developing the nation’s STEM talent through school- and community-based outreach programs. Our STEM education and outreach programs reach nearly 3,000 students and community residents each year, on average.
APL actively participates in, partners with, and hosts community-based STEM programs, from robotics competitions to festivals such as the USA Science & Engineering Festival and the Maryland STEM Festival. We have worked with Girls Who Code to inspire and educate girls and equip them with computer coding knowledge to increase the number of women in STEM fields. We have partnered with the Boys & Girls Clubs of Metropolitan Baltimore on after-school tutoring programs. And we have held workshops for parents and teachers to help them learn more about STEM resources and opportunities for their children and students.
We’re proud of what we are doing, and grateful to all the teachers, mentors, and volunteers who share their time to reach students.
Developing Our Nation’s STEM Talent
We are committed to helping students and teachers develop their literacy and competency in STEM. Learn more about our STEM programs and connect with us.
Explore Johns Hopkins APL’s STEM Programs
ASPIRE: APL’s Student Program to Inspire, Relate, and Enrich
Enables high school juniors and seniors to experience and explore STEM careers under the mentorship of APL staff members.
An after-school program designed to prepare students in grades 3–12 for academic and professional careers in STEM.
APL STEM Academy
An after-school program designed to introduce STEM skills and careers to middle and high school students.
High School Cybersecurity Workshop
A summer program for high school students. Introduces cybersecurity concepts and career opportunities in the field.
Johns Hopkins APL Summer Center for Space Science
Students in grades 6-8 work in teams alongside APL scientists and engineers who have designed and built space missions for NASA.
An annual STEM expo for elementary and middle school students. Features hands-on activities, demos, and talks from women in STEM.
Mar 8, 2023
ASPIRE Intern’s Project Selected for Space TestingAllie Kang, who was an ASPIRE intern at Johns Hopkins APL, created an experiment that was selected by the Cubes in Space program for testing in space.
Feb 23, 2023
Johns Hopkins APL to Host Girl Power STEM Event March 12APL will host the Girl Power STEM event on Sunday, March 12, from 2 to 5 p.m. This event — the first fully in-person Girl Power since 2019 — will be held on APL’s South Campus in Building 201.
Feb 13, 2023
Johns Hopkins APL Staff Members Recognized for STEM Leadership with Black Engineer of the Year AwardsFive staff members at APL have been honored with Black Engineer of the Year Awards for their innovative leadership in science, technology, engineering and math.