Johns Hopkins APL to Host STEM Advocacy Forum for Parents; Dwight Carr Comments

John Hopkins APL logoThe Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory has scheduled a workshop on Nov. 17 to help inform parents of elementary and middle school students of ways to support their children in activities related to STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics).

Guest speakers at the Parent STEMpowerment Workshop will discuss how to promote STEM activities for students and the forum will also feature panel discussions with STEM professionals, STEM activity leaders and college students, APL said Thursday.

“Parents are a critical part of the STEM equation, but they’re often forgotten or left out of STEM initiatives that focus mainly on the student or teacher,” said Dwight Carr, APL STEM program manager.

“That’s why the Applied Physics Laboratory looks hard for unique ways to inform and support parents as well as students and teachers.”

Speakers will represent Northrop Grumman, the Maryland State Department of Education, the University of Maryland, Johns Hopkins University, MATHCOUNTS and Maryland MESA (Maryland Mathematics, Engineering, Science, Achievement).

The free workshop is scheduled for between 2 p.m. and 5 p.m. on Nov. 17.

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