Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math Opportunities


The Jump Start Program invites 50 promising young scientists to participate in a weeklong summer science immersion program at the University of Maryland. The program is sponsored by the University of Maryland College of Computer, Mathematical, and Natural Sciences. Students considering a career in the sciences can learn the tools of modern life sciences research and experience the excitement of discovery. In addition to carrying out laboratory investigations, students will participate in seminars and professional development workshops. The program is free for all participants.


Dealing with the hardship of Cancer Scholarship

This scholarship is awarding $4,000 per semester to a student that has dealt with cancer, personally or within their family, in an effort to help them further their education.


NC A&T Research Internship

PAID internship for high school students at NC A&T called the Research Apprenticeship Program (RAP).  


The National Security Agency’s (NSA) Gifted and Talented Program

The National Security Agency’s (NSA) Gifted and Talented Program is only open to high school seniors. The program is designed for high school students who have demonstrated an aptitude for Engineering, Math and Science. This program provides a tremendous opportunity to gain valuable experience in the area of STEM.

Application Deadline: Applications are accepted September 1st – October 31st of each year.


Other Internship Links

SCA Internship in Environmental Science

Link to 30 STEM internships

List of 40 STEM internships 17 are in the DC area

Searchable list of 1500 internships (43 internships and opportunities are available for students in the DC area)


ABC Club Event

The National Zoo is helping Blair High School and the Advocates for Biodiversity Conservation Club work as part of the nation-wide “Frog Watch” program.

Zoologists Matt Neff and Juan Rodriguez trained a group of 30 Blair students to be Citizen Scientists and help the nation-wide effort to identify what is happening to our American amphibian populations. 

“FrogWatch USA is a citizen science program of the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) that provides individuals, groups, and families with an opportunity to learn about wetlands in their communities and report data on the calls of local frogs and toads. Volunteers collect data during evenings from February through August and have been submitting data for over 15 years.”

Students learned about amphibians, their importance in the ecosystem and their use as an indicator species.  Students will learn how to identify regional amphibians by their calls and they will be trained to collect data in the Anacostia watershed.    

“Frogs and toads have been vitally important in the field of human medicine and compounds from their skin are currently being tested for anti-cancer and anti-HIV properties. Frogs and toads also play an important role, serving as both prey and predator, in wetland ecosystems and are considered indicators of environmental health. Many previously abundant frog and toad populations have experienced dramatic population declines both in the United States and around the world and it’s essential that scientists understand the scope, geographic scale, and cause of these declines.”

Learn more through the following links:

E-mail Mr. Haigh at to find out how to get involved with the ABC Club.


ABC Club is currently conducting a fundraiser to support this great effort.  A $10 donation will get you one of these adorable tree frog pendants with a chain.  All proceeds go to support the declining frog populations. 

“Frogs, in particular, have suffered, having lost an estimated 170 species in the last 10 years alone, with another 1,900 in a threatened state, which is one step below the endangered designation (meaning extinction is imminent).”

Layton, Julia.  "Are frogs on the brink of extinction?"  25 March 2008. <>  11 March 2015.


KID Museum Apprenticeship Opportunities

Get involved by clicking here!


National Youth Leadership Forum: Medicine

Please visit for more information 

After reading the information on the website if you would like to be nominated see Mr. Haigh in room 342 at lunch.



Robert G. Berger Scholarship 

Dedicated in memory of former WSSC Commissioner Robert G. Berger, this scholarship provides tuition assistance to numerous children of WSSC employees and retirees. 


Check out the Medical Exploring Program at Suburban Hospital

The Medical Exploring Program is for high school students interested in pursuing careers in the medical field. Last year explorers had the opportunity to tour the emergency department and operating room, practice suturing skills on a pig’s foot, and visit the B-CC Rescue Squad, in addition to many other fun sessions. If you have any questions about the program please contact our program coordinators Michelle Hathaway at 301-896-2494 and Sara Demetriou at 301-896-3689.


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Students from the STEM Academy celebrate their Academy Awards.