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More than 750 Maryland middle and high school students are expected to participate in the Maryland Science Olympiad state finals. The event is being hosted by the Center for Educational Outreach at Johns Hopkins’ Whiting School of Engineering, in partnership with Maryland Science Olympiad. The Center’s mission is to increase the number of youth who pursue science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) education and careers, particularly women and underrepresented minorities.
Fifteen high school and middle school students from the Baltimore area will participate in a Computational Linguistics Workshop hosted by the Center for Language and Speech Processing at Johns Hopkins.
On Saturday, more than 170 middle school students from 51 schools throughout Maryland will compete in a MATHCOUNTS statewide competition. Students will compete as individuals and in teams, with and without calculators, in answering mathematics problems. The event is hosted by the Center for Educational Outreach at Johns Hopkins’ Whiting School of Engineering.
About 20 Maryland middle school and high school science teachers will attend an all-day training program to help them prepare for their roles as coaches in the 2011 Maryland Science Olympiad program. The annual statewide tournament will be held in April at Johns Hopkins’ Homewood campus, hosted by the university’s Whiting School of Engineering, Center for Educational Outreach.