Business partnerships sought for STEM education programs

In an effort to enhance STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) educational opportunities for the Baltimore region’s students, the Maryland Business Roundtable for Education (MBRT) has developed several programs that are volunteer-driven. MBRT is actively recruiting for the following initiatives that pair professionals with students and grade-school educators to advance the region’s STEM education.

The partnership opportunities were discussed at the GBC Education and Workforce Committee meeting Thursday, April 3. Below are program descriptions from the MBRT’s website.

GBC members who are interested in volunteering, email Shaina Hernandez at

Maryland Business Roundtable Speakers Bureau

LaTara Harris

What is the Speakers Bureau?

The Maryland Scholars Speakers Bureau is the perfect opportunity to make a difference in the lives of students struggling to find direction in their life and motivation to achieve.

We need your voice in middle and high school classrooms throughout the state of Maryland!

Share with students the message that hard work in school will pay off in college, in the workplace, and in life. All it takes from you is a commitment to complete FOUR (4) 50-minute classroom presentations during the school year—we will provide you the training needed to engage with our Maryland teens.

Become a STEM Specialist in the Classroom


The Maryland Business Roundtable for Education (MBRT) is looking for people who work in the field of science, technology, engineering or mathematics (STEM) to participate in its new program designed to strengthen STEM teaching and learning and to inspire high school students to pursue STEM careers.

We need your help to work with high school STEM teachers to:

  • demonstrate how STEM concepts are used in the workplace.
  • engage high school students in learning experiences that show them how the application of STEM concepts and skills are relevant in the real-world.
  • inspire students to pursue STEM careers.
    Teachers are eager to tap into your expertise, experience and enthusiasm for STEM to engage, inform and motivate students to excel in the STEM fields. Forty-nine High Schools across the state have been designated as STEM Innovation Schools. These schools will use STEM Specialists in the Classroom to accelerate teacher and student growth in STEM.How this works  You attend a 2 ½-hour training session*. ‚ You complete an online profile that outlines your areas of STEM in which you have expertise. ƒWhen selected by a teacher, you and the teacher would agree on dates, times, and concepts that you would co-teach. We anticipate that each volunteer would participate in 3-4 classroom visits during the school year.



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