"Empowering Students Through Technology"


Patriots 23rd Annual Youth Summit on Technology
Bowie State University
May 4, 2019

Bowie, Maryland 20715
8:00am - 2:00pm


Aerospace - Computer Science - Cyber Security - Computer Programming
Engineering - Health Care - Life & Physical Sciences
Social Science - Technicians - Law

General Information: The purpose of this project is to engage more girls in STEM careers and to have their mothers (grandmothers, aunts, of guardians) help them to do a research project on a STEM career.  Students will gain an understanding of the required classes, while completing their secondary education to enter into these STEM career fields.  Information will be obtained on pursing a STEM career, the process of selecting a college and the options available for the ideal job in their career field.  Also, students will be engage in their research by working with mentors and trainers who will instruct and inspire them to explore a variety of opportunities in these fields.

Program:  This competition is for 5th - 12th grade girls and their mothers, grandmothers, aunts, or guardians.  The competition will be between 10 teams of 8 (4 mother/daughter per team).  Students will produce a 3 page research paper from one of the 10 STEM careers selected.  The project will also include the production of a brochure, a poster board display, an oral presentation, and a functional website. Mother/daughter teams will share their knowledge and be judged for their findings during the competition by STEM professionals.  At the end of the competition, the winning team will be announced.

Training Workshops: Will be held at Prince George's Community College, Chesapeake Building Room 109.  Workshop dates: February 23, March 9, 30, and April 13, 2019 from 9:00am - 11:00am.


  • Increase their knowledge in majoring in a STEM career
  • Use teamwork skill to accomplish project goals and presentation skills
  • Research STEM careers in one of 10 STEM areas
  • Opportunity to network with like-minded students and STEM industry
    professionals about having a STEM career

Teams: This competition will be between 10 teams of 8 (4 mother/daughter pairs)


  • 1st Place Prize - $100.00 per student
  • 2nd Place Prize - $50.00 per student
  • 3rd Place Prize - $25.00 Per student

Business and government support:

  • Advancing Minorities' Interest In Engineering (AMIE)

  • BDPA

  • Links Mount Rose NSBE Jr. Chapter

  • Naval Academy NSBE Collegiate Chapter


  • Raytheon


Fee: $200 per team (4 mother and 4 daughters)


  • Each mother will receive a special Mother's Day gift
  • Team Entry into the Youth Summit
  • Continental Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • T-Shirt
  • Network with Cyber Security Professionals
  • Each student will receive membership to Patriots NSBE Jr. Chapter for the 2019-2020 school year ($60 value)

Information and registration: Call Theresa Void at 240-601-2445