In addition to Materials Growth and Design Summer Schools for graduate students postdocs, and young faculty, and the Materials, Automated tutorial resources, the McQueen Laboratory participates in a number of community outreach activities. One area of current focus is science education at Baltimore City Schools.

From 2010-2013, Prof. McQueen and the Johns Hopkins Student Affiliates of the American Chemical Society worked with the Baltimore Talent Development High School (BTDHS) to develop a series of chemistry laboratory activities. This series of laboratory experiments are designed to form an essential component of the chemistry curriculum supplemented with demonstrations to expose students to the wonders of chemistry.

In 2014/2015, the McQueen Laboratory (organized by David Wallace) joined the NSF-JHU program SABES (STEM Achievement in Balitmore Elementary Schools) to promote discovery driven exploration and introduce the engineering design process. We continued to work with SABES in 2015/2016, 2016/2017 (both organized by Zachary Kelly), and 2017/2018 and 2018/2019 (both organized by Veronica Stewart).

We also provide a yearly materials extravaganza for the Meyeroff Bridge Program, as well as hands-on days at JHU for elementary school students (most recently in November 2022).