The latest group of sixth grade students in the University of Maryland, Baltimore CURE Scholars Program will put their lab coats to use for the first time as they experiment with liquid nitrogen and observe how different materials react to extreme cold. The event, “It’s Cool in Your School,” is sponsored by the Maryland Science Center and is part of the third annual Maryland STEM Festival, a statewide festival to celebrate Science, Technology, Engineering and Math.
WHAT: An instructor from the Maryland Science Center will engage in hands-on activities with the students that will be suitable for video or photographs. The UMB CURE Scholars have been given permission by their families to be photographed by the media.
WHEN: Saturday, Nov. 11, 1-2 p.m.
WHERE: University of Maryland, Baltimore SMC Campus Center, Room 349, 621 W. Lombard St., Baltimore
WHO: The newly inducted sixth-grade UMB CURE Scholars along with many of the seventh- and eighth-grade scholars.
INFO: UMB’s Continuing Umbrella of Research Experiences (CURE) Scholars Program is a pipeline to prepare select West Baltimore middle schoolers for health and research careers. Their three schools are Franklin Square Elementary/Middle, Green Street Academy, and Southwest Baltimore Charter School. The National Cancer Institute’s Center to Reduce Cancer Health Disparities (CRCHD) has provided a grant for the program, which is the first CURE Program to include middle school students. The UMB program will continue to add students each year while funding is available. The Maryland STEM Festival 2017 includes over 600 events around the state from Oct. 31-Nov 12.