STEM-ING 2021: TPP AND NAWCAD need your workshop ideas!

NAWCAD and The Patuxent Partnership (TPP) are proud to announce that we will be hosting a Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics – Inspiring the Next Generation (STEM-ING) event for the ninth year. STEM-ING 2021 will look different compared to previous years; however, we remain committed to our mission of inspiring young ladies to pursue STEM education and careers!  We will be providing virtual workshops, that can be done at home, for middle school girls in the tri-county region in April 2021. In order to make this change from in-person workshops into the virtual world of STEM lessons, we need your help and ideas!  

On behalf of STEM-ING, TPP is soliciting STEM workshop ideas to support this great event. Virtual workshops, each 30-50 minutes in duration, should be fun, interactive, and educational. The final workshops will require step-by-step directions for students to follow, in the form of a pre-recorded video with instructions. All materials must be safe for home use and ideally easily procured at home, though we’re open to purchase and distribution of supply kits to the participants as well. STEM-ING is also looking for suggestions for recorded demonstrations.

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.

If you have any workshop-specific questions, would like to discuss submission of a proposal, or receive a workshop proposal template, please contact:
*Laura Ross (, 301-342-2790) OR
* Kristen Finnegan (, 301-342-5787).

Workshop proposals and recorded demonstration ideas should be submitted no later than 5pm on Friday, 11 December, 2020 to Laura Ross and Kristen Finnegan.

if you would like to volunteer to help us put on this event, please contact

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.