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Engineering Exploring Program


We are a great group of high school students with interests in computers, robotics, rockets, and engineering. We meet at Johns Hopkins in Rockville Maryland on Wednesday evenings, Saturday mornings, and some Monday evenings through out the year. We are developing our experience in engineering projects to see if we want to make it our career. We have a lot of fun!

We have technical presentations, go on tours, and sometimes play games, all with the objective of giving teens some hands-on experiences in engineering disciplines. We are engaged in several engineering and research projects, such as the Team America Rocketry Challenge, FIRST Tech Challenge, Botball Educational Robotics, and the UAS4STEM Drone Challenge.

The members get opportunities to develop both leadership and teamwork skills. Elections are held twice a year for post leaders. Projects, and teams within projects, define their structures and leadership. We also participate in service projects at the Rockville Science Center and in the community. We have many opportunities to earn Student Service Learning hours.

Workshop We enroll about 40 teens every fall and run the program through the next summer. Most members are involved for three or four years. This post has been active since 1997. We were at Lockheed Martin in Gaithersburg and then Rockville for 17 years, but moved in 2016 to Johns Hopkins University in Montgomery County. We have had over 400 teens participate.

The post has general meetings on Wednesday evenings, 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm. The project teams meet at other times determined by the teams. Tournaments and launches are usually on Saturdays as are extended work sessions. We go on field trips usually on days when Montgomery County schools are off. We maintain a calendar on our web site which is the best source for meeting information. We meet at the Johns Hopkins University, Gilchrist building, located at 9601 Medical Center Blvd, Rockville, Maryland, 20850.

The post is staffed by volunteers, parents, and others interested in helping shape the next generation of engineers. We need help from parents with chaperoning, driving to events, and providing snacks. Parents are also welcome to help with the programs. Project costs are funded through dues, contributions, grants, and fund raisers. Dues are $120 annually, collected by November. A membership form, signed by your parent or guardian is required. Project/team membership may require additional registration forms. Costs associated with travel and field trips are covered by individual members.

We are sponsored by the Rockville Science Center. They help us find qualified adults to mentor our teams and work with Johns Hopkins to provide meeting space. We help the Center with staffing their outreach events which allows our student members to earn Student Service Learning hours. We hope that Post families will become members of the Center and participate in other Center programs.
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We are organized under the national Learning-for-Life Exploring Program (http://exploring.learningforlife.org/), and supported by the National Capital Area Council
of the Boy Scouts of America.
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JHU Gilchrist Building Contacts
Bob Ekman, 301-512-1278

Meeting Location
  Johns Hopkins, Montgomery County
  9601 Medical Center Drive, Gilchrist Building
  Rockville, MD 20850 (map)
  (building status)

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Last Updated on February 11, 2019