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Community Science Education Program (CSEP)


The mission of the Community Science Education Program's (CSEP) is to promote science education among students that attend Baltimore City Public Schools (BCPS) within the local community.


  • Expose students to science-related topics
  • Develop initiatives that expose students to progressively advanced science education
  • Be a conduit whereby schools can receive equipment for use in classrooms

Science Days

Local elementary school 5th grade students are invited to spend a day at the Wood Basic Science Institute or Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Research Center. As they rotate through various labs, students are introduced to different science genres via observational or hands-on instruction. The day ends with a science presentation that reviews science topics introduced.

Community Science Fair

Each year, area elementary schools are invited to Johns Hopkins to participate in the Community Science Fair. Each school is allowed to submit three projects for judging by Johns Hopkins faculty and staff, BCPS's administrative staff, and a special guest judge. First, second and third place prizes are awarded based on projects that exemplify ingenuity, clarity and presentation using the scientific method criteria.

Congratulations to the 2016 Community Science Fair Winners!

1st Place - Hampstead Hill Academy
2nd Place - City Springs
3rd Place - Johnston Square & Patterson Public Charter