When you’re planning a future as a science major, activities and experiences outside of school will enrich your knowledge of science, help you narrow down a field that matches your passions, and provide helpful material for your college application.
This new year, consider exploring these 5 popular events in and around Maryland to prepare for your future at McDaniel College:
The Maryland Science Center in Baltimore regularly holds exciting events for students of all ages. This past December, for instance, the science center focused on arctic wonders during its 12 Days of Science. Check out the center’s calendar of events to see what’s coming up in January and beyond. There are activities relating to everything from extreme weather and butterflies to astronomy.
Last October and November, the Maryland Stem Festival held over 500 STEM events throughout Maryland. Many of these events involved area middle and high school students. The different Maryland STEM Festival events are great opportunities to explore your different interests in science, as well as math and engineering.
Washington, D.C has no shortage of science events for potential science majors. From events at the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History to Science Saturday at the National Law Enforcement Museum (bomb squad science!), you could spend days exploring the unique science opportunities in D.C. Spend some time researching the various museums in Washington, D.C for unforgettable science events and experiences.
In April, be sure to check out the USA Science and Engineering Festival. The festival is the largest celebration of science, technology, math, and engineering in the nation. The USA Science and Engineering Festival even holds the Extreme STEM Symposium, an event with presentations and demonstrations that are geared specifically toward middle and high school students interested in science careers.
The Maryland Science Olympiad is an event that seems tailor made for future science majors. During the Maryland Science Olympiads, you’ll compete in team science tournaments based in biology, chemistry, physics, and more. Some teams will even make it all the way to the state level.
This April, the Philadelphia Science Festival expects to see over 50,000 people at the various events put on by the festival over the course of 9 days. The Philadelphia Science Festival finishes the festivities with an incredible science celebration finale carnival.
Give one of these events a try in the new year and don’t forget to sign-up for a Summer Science Academy session in 2020. You’ll get a thrilling preview of what life as a college scientist is really like. Plus, students who successfully complete a session at the SSA are eligible for a merit scholarship of at least $40,000 to McDaniel College! Course information will be posted soon, so stay in the know by following SSA on Facebook. You can also join our email list.