The Community Outreach Project

The Community Outreach Project introduces Baltimore’s brightest to engineering by working with local middle schools to bring STEM-based programing to students that is innovative, hands-on, and guaranteed to make you smile.

During the Spring 2017 semester, we launched our initiative at Barclay Middle School. As a team, we designed a five-week curriculum that complemented the existing engineering exploration classes offered at Barclay. Different types of engineering were introduced through brief lessons and followed by interactive activities. With our program, young students learned critical thinking while completing hands-on activities such as building bridges with K’nex, designing soda bottle water filters, and more.

We are incredibly excited to announce that we are taking this curriculum and making it an official after-school program at Barclay! Our after-school program helps fill the demand for middle school STEM extracurricular activities with fun projects that allow the kids to create new devices and conduct experiments with Hopkins students serving as mentors.

If you want to gain leadership experience, volunteer and connect with the local Baltimore community, and learn other valuable skills such as grant writing, networking, and public speaking. If you were ever in Science Olympiad, enjoy working with kids, or just want an excuse to play with Legos again, come join our team!

If you are interested in joining or have any questions please email us at or


This project would take place at a local Baltimore middle or high school and would occur bi-weekly, on a single day after school for approximately 2 hours (or during school if preferred by the partner school).

In these two hour long sessions, students would first be instructed in a large group with a presentation on the day’s topic, before being divided into smaller groups as to get closer to a one-on-one teaching experience with a JHU-EWB chapter member. Each meeting the JHU-EWB students will present a different aspect of sustainable engineering, from water supply to agricultural development.


JHU-EWB is currently collaborating with the Johns Hopkins University Center for Educational Outreach to determine a partner school.

Current Situation

The project is currently in the planning and scoping stage.

Special Thanks