We Bring the Festival to You

The Maryland STEM Festival provides inspirational, educational, and accessible programming in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) throughout Maryland.

Through ten days of collaborative, interactive, and dynamic events and activities throughout the state, the Festival displays Maryland’s STEM success and further connects the current and future leaders in STEM.

The Festival provides STEM opportunities to all of Maryland without requiring them to travel significant distances

What is STEM?

The steering committee and advisory board of the Maryland STEM Festival thinks of STEM very broadly. The importance of engineering, the sciences, and mathematics is undeniable.

In the 21st century, we are surrounded every day with a vast range of technological advancements. The pace and range of this new technology is changing the way we live our day-to-day lives.

In this new age, technology ties STEM together: from your smartphone & website design, to sharing teaching materials & technical research, and even to the art we enjoy every day.

How Would You Define STEM?



STEM is an acronym that we are hearing evermore frequently.The U.S. is shifting focus to STEM job creation and the educational backbone needed to support these job markets. Maryland, with its unique placement near the Federal government and major metropolitan areas, has a particularly robust STEM environment. It’s our intention to connect current STEM professionals with our growing STEM education

We Will Inspire the Next Generation of STEM Leaders

With the encouragement of STEM jobs, the development of STEM education, and the inspiration of our students, we will give Maryland a vibrant STEM economy to make us a national leader in the 21st century economy.

Our logo was created by Ashleigh Kilgour, a student at Stevenson University.

Ashleigh was one of over 15 applicants who submitted multiple designs for consideration. Her design was chosen because it embodied the sentiment that STEM is within the person. The colors of the 2015 Maryland STEM Festival represent the diversity in design and color of the Maryland state flag.

The 2016 Team

The Maryland STEM Festival Planning Committee consists of members from diverse STEM organizations across the state:

Phil Rogofsky

Bill Duncan

Jannette O’Neill-Gonzalez
Maryland State Department of Education

Fellisha Roman
Maryland Out of School Time

Camilla Marshall
Universities Space Research Association

Dr. Meredith Durmowicz
Stevenson University

Tanesha Boldin
Girls and STEM

The 2016 Advisory Board

Penny Cantwell
Education & Workforce Development Chair
Ft. Meade Alliance

Dr. Stewart Edelstein
Executive Director
Universities at Shady Grove

Jeffrey Griffin
Governor’s Office on Service and Volunteerism

Ron Gula
Tenable Network Security

Chris Scolese
NASA Goddard Space Flight Center

John Short
Executive Vice President
Frostburg University

Renee Winksy
President & CEO, Leadership Maryland

Dr. Angela Moran
Director of the STEM Center for Education & Outreach
US Naval Academy

Dr. Victor McCrary
Vice President for Research & Economic Development
Morgan State University

Dr. Darryl Pines
University of Maryland Clark School of Engineering

Dr. Jeffrey Isaacson
President & CEO
Universities Space Research Association

Zulma Whiteford
STEM Chair
St. Louis School, Discovery Education Network Leadership Council

Valerie Gross
Maryland Association Public Library Administrator

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