NAWCAD and The Patuxent Partnership are proud to announce that the Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics – Inspiring the Next Generation (STEM-ING) event is back!

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Note: Link for Workshop Proposal is at end of this letter.

This one-day STEM-ING event is designed for middle school girls in the tri-county region to gain exposure to the STEM fields and associated careers. Throughout the day, 120 young ladies will hear from positive role models in the STEM industry and academia and will have an opportunity to select from up to 10 fun, interactive, and challenging STEM related workshops. And we are interested in hearing your ideas for workshop topics and activities!

The STEM-ING 2022 event will be held 21 May 2022 on the St. Mary’s College of Maryland campus in St. Mary’s, MD. On behalf of STEM-ING, TPP is soliciting STEM workshop ideas to support this great event. Workshops, each 50 minutes in duration, should be fun, interactive, and educational. They should also help middle school girls to learn about a particular STEM topic.

 There have been many popular workshops over the past few years. One example was the “3…2…1…Blast Off!” workshop where students were asked to build rockets using nothing but straws, cardboard fins and molding clay. Another was “C.S.I: Cyber Unit” where students practiced forensic case detective work to learn about cyber technology and cyber-crime investigation. Lastly, “Climbing Up on Science” has taught how physics keeps climbers safe while students were high off the ground in the sport of rock climbing.

If you have any workshop-specific questions or would like to submit a workshop proposal via the attached template, please contact Laura Ross (, 301-342-2790) or Kristen Finnegan (, 301-342-5787).

Workshop proposals should be submitted NLT 1700 on Friday, 21 January 2022. To learn more about STEM-ING, please visit our website at <>.

We look forward to partnering with our community to increase the potential of our future workforce and inspire STEM within our next generation of scientists and engineers.

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Diana DeCarlo

Volunteer Coordinator

Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics– Inspiring the Next Generation

Link for Workshop Proposal: