The Catholic High School of Baltimore’s four-year STEM Program with concentrations in engineering and biomedical science inspires future generations of young women to pursue careers in areas needed for the continued growth of the nation and in job fields historically unavailable to them.
Knowledge learned in STEM disciplines and the acquisition of advanced skills through hands-on, project-based methods of inquiry propel Catholic High students to succeed in colleges, universities and jobs of their choice. In addition to courses taught in the state-of-the-art Joanne Liberatore Kramer Engineering Room and Engineering Lab and the Jesse James Hinson Clinical Simulation Lab, Catholic High STEM students also learn outside of the classroom by participating in opportunities such as the National Institute of Health Summer Internship Program, Floating Doctors international trips, remote live surgery streams and Sea Perch and VEX Robotics competitions.
Taking learning to the next level, Catholic High combines scientific literacy with a hands-on/minds-on approach. Peg Prentice, STEM team leader, shares, “I’ve never seen another high school that offers students such a real-world, immersive experience. Most students don’t have opportunities like this until they are in college or graduate school. Our students are uniquely prepared for almost any STEM college coursework and beyond.”