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MEDIA ADVISORY: 500 Baltimore City Public Schools Students to Compete in Robotics Contest at JHU

January 23, 2020
CONTACT: Erin Burk
Cell: (443) 228-8407

WHAT: More than 500 elementary, middle, and high school Baltimore City Public Schools students will compete in the Hopkins Robotics Cup, the Baltimore City VEX and VEX IQ Robotics League championship event. With guidance from teachers and mentors, 89 teams of two to four students from 47 schools will build innovative robots designed to score the most points possible in qualification matches, elimination matches, and skills challenges. The winner of each division will be crowned League Champion and go on to the Maryland State Championship in February and March. A list of participating schools and groups is below.

WHEN: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 25.
Note: Best times to view the robots in action are between 10 a.m. and noon, or between 1and 4 p.m. Awards will be given out between 4:30 and 5 5 p.m.

WHERE: The Newton White Athletic Center on the Johns Hopkins University’s Homewood campus, 3400 N. Charles St., Baltimore, Md. 21218

WHY: The event is hosted by the Center for Educational Outreach at Johns Hopkins’ Whiting School of Engineering in partnership with Baltimore City Public Schools and sponsored by a grant from Northrop Grumman. The center’s mission is to increase the number of youth who pursue science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education and careers, particularly women and underrepresented minorities.

Robotics programs in City Schools are growing. The number of City Schools students participating in the robotics cup has more than doubled since the competition began in 2013.

SUPERVISOR FOR THE EVENT: The tournament director is Erin Burk. Cell: (443) 228-8407.

Competition rules can be viewed here:



Participating Schools and Groups (Some schools send more than one team):


Arlington Elementary/Middle School

Armistead Gardens Elementary/Middle School

Baltimore International Academy

Beechfield Elementary/Middle School

Booker T. Washington Middle School

Calvin M. Rodwell Elementary School

Cherry Hill Elementary/Middle School

Commodore John Rogers Elementary/Middle School

Creative City Public Charter School

Elementary/Middle Alternative Program

Empowerment Academy

Fallstaff Elementary/Middle School

Fort Worthington Elementary/Middle School

George Washington Elementary School

Green Street Academy

Hamilton Elementary Middle School

Hazelwood Elementary/Middle School

Highlandtown Elementary/Middle School (#237)

Holabird Elementary School

John Ruhrah Elementary/Middle School

Lyndhurst Elementary School

Montebello Elementary/Middle School

Mount Royal Elementary/Middle School

New Song Academy

Patterson Park Public Charter School

Roland Park Elementary/Middle School

Stadium School

The Mount Washington School

Thomas Jefferson Elementary/Middle School


Baltimore City College

Baltimore Leadership School for Young Women

Baltimore Polytechnic Institute

Benjamin Franklin High School at Masonville Cove

Bluford Drew Jemison STEM Academy West

Career Academy

Cherry Hill Elementary/Middle School

Coppin Academy

Cross Country Elementary/Middle School

Edmonson-Westside High School

Forest Park High School

Green Street Academy

Hazelwood Elementary/Middle School

Mergenthaler Vocational-Technical High School

Mount Royal Elementary/Middle School

New Era Academy

New Song Academy

Patterson High School

Patterson Park Public Charter School

Reginald F. Lewis High School

Tench Tilghman Elementary/Middle School

The Reach! Partnership School

Western High School


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