Student Opportunities

Upcoming events

This page is updated as new opportunities are shared with our county.



Girlz Engineering Camp 2016

Rising grade 9 and 10 female students attending PLTW schools can attend the Girlz Engineering Camp 2016.  Click here for details and application information.  Apply today as spaces are limited!  Application deadline is May 1, 2016.

Logo Design Contest

Do you enjoy art? Think you could design a logo? Then, enter the Montgomery CountyDepartment of Transportation (MCDOT) contest to design a new logo for a renamed resident advisory group called Keep Montgomery County Clean and Green (KMCCG). Entry submission deadline is February 1, 2016. Click here for information.

UMD Women In Engineering DREAM Conference   

Through interactive workshops, discussions and demonstrations, female participants will be immersed in and exciting learning environment with the goal of igniting interest in engineering.  The Clark School departments and student organizations like the Society of Women Engineers (SWE) along with our sponsors will participate in an information fair for attendees to enjoy at the end of the day. For more information REGISTER here.


MD Wood Bridge Challenge

The Maryland Wood Bridge Challenge for middle & high school students will be held on Saturday, February 27, 2016 at the Baltimore Museum of Industry, part of the Maryland Engineering Challenges & National Engineer’s Week.


Summer Engineering Course at JHU

How do you devise a robot that moves toward light? How do you separate fat from gravy? High school students can learn the answers to these questions and more in Engineering Innovation, a fun and engaging course that will return this summer to the Johns Hopkins University Montgomery County Campus.



The middle school challenge is simple. Build something using computer science and technology that can help solve an imminent social problem under one of three themes - global health, a safer world, and intelligent technology. See timeline and registration here.


Generation Nano Challenge

Open to High School Students, students submit a written entry explaining a superhero and nanotechnology-driven gear, with a 90-second video OR 1 page comic introducing the superhero and the student's nanotechnology-enabled gear. Submit entries by February 2nd here.


KID Museum Mini Camps

Make a movie! Build your own New Year's ball drop! Create a human video game controller! Learn to solder! Themed day-long camps at KID Museum are just the thing for Winter Break: Video Production; Circuits; Music Maker; New Year's Eve. See our website for detailed descriptions and to register. Ages 7 - 14. December 28, 29, 30, 31. 


MD Middle School Science Bowl

The Department of Energy's Maryland Regional Middle School Science Bowl (grades 6-8, ages 11-15) will take place Saturday, March 5, 2016. The Middle School Science Bowl seeks to encourage middle school students to expand their knowledge of math and science, expose students to careers relevant to DOE’s mission and raise the visibility of academic achievement in the sciences through a nationally prestigious academic event.  


You Be the Chemist

The You Be The Chemist Challenge® is a national, interactive academic contest that focuses on learning of Chemistry concepts and uses the drama of competition to excite grade 5–8 students about science. Participating schools and students have an opportunity to compete in local and state competitions, receive national recognition, scholarships, and prizes.


New Cybersecurity Lab Opening

Come to the Montgomery College Germantown Campus High Technology Building at 20200 Observation Drive, Germantown, Maryland 20876 from 5:30 - 7:30 pm for an action- packed evening learning about careers in cybersecurity.  Please contact Tonya Baker at for more information or to RSVP for the event.


FIRST Robotics

Three of the four Maryland FIRSTprograms are underway. And for FRC, we're getting ready for the new FIRSTChesapeake District season in 2016.


Engineer Girl Essay Contest

2016 Essay Contest Theme: Responsible Engineering. Submission deadline is February 1st, 2016 at 6:00 pm.