Media Advisory: BCCC STEM Scholars to Host City High School Students for Robotics Competition and Sustainability Presentation



BCCC STEM Scholars to Host City High School Students

for Robotics Competition and Sustainability Presentation

WHO:          BCCC STEM scholars and Baltimore City high school students

WHAT:        Math Awareness Week Robotics Demo and Sustainability Presentation

WHEN:        Friday, April 12, 2013, 10:30 a.m.-1 p.m. 

WHERE:      BCCC Liberty Campus, 2901 Liberty Heights Ave. 
                     Life Sciences Building Rooms 241 and 418

Baltimore City Community College will host 60-80 Baltimore City public high school students Friday, April 12, for a robotics demonstration and presentation on math and sustainability. The activities are part of Math Awareness Week in which students become engaged in the practical applications of mathematics and are introduced to the college’s innovative and popular robotics program. As part of the event, a student robotics team will attend with their coaches and robots.
At 10 a.m., students from Mervo High School will arrive on campus and be given a tour of the college accompanied by members of the BCCC Student Ambassador Program.

·       From 10:30-11 a.m., the students will participate in hands-on activities in the BCCC Robotics Lab in Room 418 of the Life Sciences Building.

·       A presentation by the college’s “First Year Experience” program follows from 11-11:30 a.m.

·       Lunch will be served from 11:30-noon.

·       From noon-1:30 p.m., the students break to Room 241 of the Life Sciences Building for a presentation by BCCC STEM students focusing on math and sustainability, i.e., how mathematics can help forge solutions to environmental problems in such areas as water, energy, clean air, and the food supply. All presenters have been encouraged to use visuals and demos in their presentations.

Students attending Friday’s event will receive an “I LOVE MATH” t-shirt for their participation.

Since last fall, BCCC STEM scholars have enrolled at the college under a five-year, $599,995 S-STEM (Scholarships in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) National Science Foundation grant which funds scholarships of up to $4,150 per academic year for study in any of these fields.


For Immediate Release:

April 11, 2013


Contact: Bill Fleming