Pikesville High School launches first ‘Engineering Day’ with visits from scientists

PIKESVILLE; 4:21 p.m. ET - Pikesville High School Pikesville High School launches first Engineering Day with visits from scientists Pikesville High School will host a variety of scientists and engineers to share their expertise and experience with the school’s science students as part of its first ever “Engineering Day.”

The project grew out of the school’s being named a STEM Innovation School in November by the Maryland Business Roundtable for Education, an honor that brought with it the promise of professionals in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics sharing their skills and knowledge to the school’s students.

During the activity, specialists will partner with PHS teachers and work with students to investigate real-world science problems.

The event will be held from 7:30 to 11:30 a.m., Tuesday, December 17, at Pikesville High School, located at 7621 Labyrinth Road in Pikesville.

Participants for the Engineering Day at Pikesville High were chosen based on their association with the MBRT and the Maryland State Department of Education, according to PHS science chair Justin Sewell. Specialists include Dr. Forrest Spencer of Johns Hopkins University, Dr. Asaf Keller of the University of Maryland School of Medicine, Samantha Wales of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, Christina Achampon of the U.S. Department of Defense, Dwight Carr of Johns Hopkins University and the STEM program manager of the Johns Hopkins’ Applied Physics Laboratory, and others.

In November, Pikesville High became one of three BCPS high schools named STEM Innovation Schools by the MBRT in partnership with MSDE. Thus far, the Engineering Day initiative is the largest such partnership with MBRT of any school in Maryland.

Source: BCPS

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