Baltimore MUREP Aerospace Academy at Morgan State University
Baltimore MUREP Aerospace Academy is an innovative program designed to increase participation and retention of historically underrepresented K-12 youth in the area of STEM. BMAA engages students, parents/adult family members teachers and communities by incorporating emerging technologies. BMAA utilizes a rigorous STEM curricula, designed and implemented by NASA. BMAA "hands-on, minds-on" curricula, is aligned to national and state math, science and technology standards.
The BMAA program at Morgan State University is free and open to ALL Maryland students in grades K-12 and their parents. During the academic year, classes meet nine (9) consecutive Saturdays for fall and spring sessions and in summer, there are four (4) one-week sessions when classes meet Monday through Friday. All classes are conducted in the Science Complex from 10:00 am to 2:00 p.m. during our fall and spring Saturday Academy and 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. during our summer STEM DAY CAMP session. To accomplish this level of success, we establish partnerships with various communities. The partnerships provide the support and skills to impact the underrepresented students in many positive ways, thus ultimately contributing to the pool of talented scientists and researchers in STEM fields. The BMAA activities are not intended to replace science and mathematics instruction in schools, but to provide support to schools by offering science and mathematics enrichment projects to encourage student interest and success in science, mathematics, engineering and technology.
The BMAA program delivers: hands-on/inquiry-based K-12 curriculum. Students participate in hands-on/inquiry-based K-12 curriculum, emerging technologies, Aerospace Education Laboratory (AEL) a state-of-the-art, electronically-enhanced portable computerized classroom that offers participants the opportunity to experience real world challenges in aviation, coding and engineering design, and the STARLAB Portable Planetarium which exposes students and parents to astronomy, weather patterns, navigation etc.
Parents/family members participate in Family Involvement Initiative which is an interactive forum for parents and adults to support students educational growth and development which include hands-on activities, workshops, guest speakers and roundtable discussions.
Community Stakeholders of educational and professional organizations, business, industry, and museums are engaged through mentoring, field trips, guest speakers and other MAA activities.
Baltimore MUREP Aerospace Academy provides professional development opportunities for K-12 science, math and technology teachers. BMAA offers an In-School Module providing STEM education support, professional development and co-teaching for selected participating schools.