APL to host STEM workshop for parents

The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory will host a workshop this weekend to help parents of middle school students prepare their children for science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) careers.

The first-ever Parent STEMpowerment Workshop will be held Sunday at APL in Laurel, Md. The event will give parents opportunities to connect with educators, STEM professionals, college students, and industry experts.

Topics include "How do I get my child on the road to STEM success?" and "What do STEM professionals do?" Representatives from Johns Hopkins University, the Maryland State Department of Education, Northrup Grumman, and the University of Maryland are among the speakers and panelists.

The free event will runs from 2-5 p.m. in the Kossiakoff Center Auditorium. Refreshments will be served, and registration is recommended. For more information, including details about transportation and registration, visit http://www.jhuapl.edu/STEM/psw/ or call 443-778-2662 (Baltimore) or 240-228-2662 (Washington).