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MEDIA ADVISORY: Baltimore to Welcome 1st Engineering-Oriented School

Nov. 5, 2015
CONTACT: Jill Rosen
Office: 443-997-9906
Cell: 443-547-8805
jrosen@jhu.edu

WHEN: 10:30 a.m., Wednesday, Nov. 11

WHERE: Barclay Elementary/Middle School, 2900 Barclay St., Baltimore. The event begins in the library.

WHAT: The Johns Hopkins University and Baltimore City Schools have partnered to create the city’s first pre-K-8th grade school dedicated to giving students a foundation in engineering and computer skills.

Every class at the Barclay Elementary/Middle School will feature elements of engineering and computer science, using a curriculum supported by educators at the Johns Hopkins Whiting School of Engineering. The school is opening a new cutting-edge laboratory, cofounded by city schools and the university, outfitted with 3D printers, custom-programmed computers, smartboards and a makerspace.

All together, the partnership represents a multimillion-dollar, 10-year commitment, with Johns Hopkins investing nearly $5 million.

WHO: University and school officials will speak about the new initiative and there will be an opportunity for reporters to tour the lab, learn about the curriculum and interact with students working on projects.

To cover this event, please RSVP to Jill Rosen at 443-997-9906 or 443-547-8805 or jrosen@jhu.edu.

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