BRAVURA /NMTC 2019 Scholarships Awarded

Northeastern Maryland Technology Council (NMTC) Presents the 2019 “Bravura Women in STEM Scholarships”, totaling $20,000

Four qualifying young Marylander’s were honored with $5,000 STEM scholarships, March 12, at Bravura Information Technology Systems (Bravura)) head quarter’s location, Aberdeen, MD

A select group of Marylanders received the prestigious Bravura Women in STEM scholarship on March 12, 2019, by standing out, among 30 other applicants, maintaining a high GPA, presenting a history of STEM related activities that demonstrated a true commitment to the pursuit of a STEM college track, supported by  a written essay describing why the scholarship is important to applicant.

This scholarship was established through the generosity of Ms Claudine Adams, president and Founder of Bravura, to recognize outstanding full-time female high school seniors pursuing a STEM career in college, who achieved positive academic records and demonstrated extra-curricular activities in the pursuit of their chosen STEM field.

The Scholarships are open to all female STEM high school seniors in Harford and Cecil Counties and to family members of NMTC.  They are awarded based on their meeting the criteria of the Bravura/NMTC scholarship selection committee. 

Ms. Claudine Adams presented the scholarships to each awardee. Assisting her were members of her senior management team at Bravura and NMTC’s board of directors.

The 2019 Bravura Outstanding Women in STEM Scholarship awardees are.

Sage Leone, Bohemia Manor HS, pursuing a degree in Computer science

 

 

 

 

 

Emma Klepitch, Perryville HS, (NMTC member; her mother works for W. L. Gore), pursuing a degree in biochemistry

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Vivienne Auvil, Harford Tech, pursuing a degree in computer science

 

 

 

 

Hannah Yamagata, Fallston HS, pursuing a degree in biomedical engineering

 

 

Additional details are available at at https://nmtc.org/bravura-nmtc-scholarship/ .

NMTC’s 8th Annual Visionary Awards Honors 13

Northeastern Maryland Technology Council (NMTC) Honors Visionary Awardees for 2019

Thirteen Marylander’s honored at February 28, 2019 Ceremony, at the Richlin Ballroom, Edgewood

Havre d Grace, MD ― A select group of Marylanders received the prestigious Visionary Award on February 28, 2019, for their contributions in building our STEM educated workforce, and advancing technology and innovation to grow our economy and protect national security. The ceremony is the largest of its kind in Maryland, held at the Richlin Ballroom in Edgewood, MD, and now in its eight year. It was attended by almost 200 leaders in industry, government, and education.

“We honor remarkable people who continue to play key roles in moving our region forward in the areas of STEM education and technology,” said NMTC Board Chair, Michael Janus and VP/GM Battelle. “These are individuals who selflessly donate their time and talents to make a difference in our community.”

Highlights of the night were the unique use of trading cards of each honoree (and the two keynote speakers) that encouraged networking by having trade cards to get a

complete set – the winner awarded $100 by the creator of both these cards and the STEM Illustrated yearbook, Marco Ciavolino of enktesis.com.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

An additional highlight is the much looked forward to tradition of our keynote speakers be the students themselves and why this awards celebration exists. This year we had what we called ‘Bookends’; two students with one representing their beginning journey in STEM and the other well on their way to a career in STEM.

They are:

Lila Dobry is a 7th grade student at Perry Hall Middle School. Outside of school, Lila helps design and build robots as a member of a FIRST Tech Challenge team that is heading to the Maryland State Championships. This past year, Lila was very excited to get her first paid programming job with Empower Mats, helping write sample programs in a new programming language to help blind and visually impaired students participate in FIRST Lego League. She is not sure yet which direction she wants to focus on; but is currently excited about the “Intro to Biomedical Sciences” camp this summer.

Sarah Patrick is a first-year student at the University of Maryland – College Park studying Information Science. She graduated from the Science and Mathematics Academy at Aberdeen High School this past May Sarah also completed an internship with the Project Management Institute (PMI) where she built a speaker database using SharePoint, PowerApps, Forms, and Flow for their annual events. She is currently speaking about her experience with the applications at various technical conferences such as SharePoint Saturday and Philly Code Camp.

 

Visionary Award honorees are:

Visionary  Claudine Adams, President, Bravura Information Technology Systems
Leader  Kathleen Kirk, DSA, Inc. – Senior Vice President, Strategic Solutions Group
Leader  Susan Manning, Freedom Federal Credit Union – Community Liaison
Leader  Jamie Gurganus Ph. D.,  University of MD, Baltimore County – Associate Director Engineering Education and Instructor, Mechanical Engineering
Innovator  Martha Barwick Ed. D., Harford County Public Schools – Coordinator of Instructional Technology
Innovator Charles Nietubicz, U.S. Army Research Lab (Ret.) – Director of the ARL Supercomputing Resource Center
Mentor   Tracey Schreiner, DSA, Inc. – Training Lead
Mentor   Frank Mayer, Harford Community College – Adjunct Faculty Cybersecurity
Mentor   Wilbert Moultrie, U.S. Army Public Health Center – STEM Coordinator
Mentor   Carrie Kauffman, Battelle – Principal Research Scientist
Rising Star  Matthew Kiefert, U.S. Army Research Laboratory – Outreach Office Coordinator
Rising Star Caitlyn Byrne, MITRE Corp – Lead Information Systems Engineer
Rising Star Gina Fugate, MD School for the Blind – Lead Technology Teacher

“We are grateful to these individuals for helping our region grow to the next level. Baltimore, Cecil and Harford Counties economic infrastructure is increasingly dependent on the economic development driven by newly emerging and complex technology,” said John Casner, executive director of NMTC. “These are the individuals who understand this technology and are sharing their knowledge to create the workforce for the future of our region.” They join the prestigious, Academy of Visionary Awards, now over 100 members.

NMTC is Maryland’s fast-growing technology council, connecting collaborative leaders in Academia, Industry and the Federal Government to build a STEM educated workforce and advance innovation & technology to expand Maryland’s economy and protect our national security.                                 

NMTC Leader 2 Leader Social

Photos of the social found at https://nmtc.org/nmtc-news/gallery/

The Board of Directors of the Northeastern Maryland Technology Council initiated its first Leader 2 Leader social to introduce community business, industry and commercial leaders to NMTC to NMTC and its board of directors, who are, individually, president of colleges and corporations, senior executives in our well-know businesses and former top senior leaders at APG

Asa  a membership organization we focus on building a growing economy, an expanding, smart workforce and the security that it will continue.

During the social, the NMTC is a diverse group of people with active programs in STEM education, advancing innovation and finding to new technologies – all strategies encouraging youth participation, asset building, and economic growth.

The  evening, meeting, with NMTC board members,  exchanged ideas, discussed areas of common interest and helped leaders get to know the NMTC.

We chose the Artist Emporium in Havre de Grace for our social, as the arts can illuminate possibilities in entirely different fields, from healthcare and transportation to agriculture and science. With the uniquely creative perspective the arts provide, we see a new angle we never before noticed, a new possibility when all options seemed closed, or a fresh outlook that bucks the trend of business as usual.

Interestingly, it is very close to the NMTC mission of fostering new technologies, and our vision of “partnering to build a technology proficient community where businesses, people and opportunities thrive”.

NMTC/Bravura $20,000 Scholarship program renewed for 2019

NMTC/ Bravura Information Technology Systems Announces

$20,000 in Scholarships to Women In STEM

The Northeastern Maryland Technology Council (NMTC), through the generosity and commitment of Bravura Information Technology Systems, and their founder Claudine Adams, announces scholarships for High School women graduating in 2019, and pursuing a post-secondary education in a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) field.

This unique annual program of four $5000 scholarships, is open to women graduating from Harford and Cecil County Maryland public schools, pursuing a four-year degree in the fields of Science, Technology, Engineering, or Mathematics (STEM), are awarded scholarships as follows, based on a rigorous eligibility process:

  • Two scholarships to graduating women from the Harford County public schools.
  • One scholarship to a graduating woman from Cecil County public schools.
  • One scholarship to a graduating woman whose parent is an NMTC member.

Eligible students may apply for these scholarships up to the deadline of February 15, 2019 on the NMTC website, at https://nmtc.org/bravura-nmtc-scholarship/ . These scholarships will be awarded mid-March 2019.

 

About our benefactor:

Bravura Information Technology Systems is a Woman-owned, minority owned, small disadvantaged business (WOSB, SDB) with a wealth of DoD, Army, and Intel community experience. They are headquartered just outside the gate at Aberdeen Proving Ground, in Aberdeen, Maryland. Their founder, Claudine Adams, is the NMTC Visionary Awards 2019 Visionary of the Year Honoree, who receives this honor for:

Significant contributions to the well-being of our total community displayed as above and beyond personal commitment to building our STEM-educated workforce or advancing technology & innovation with demonstrated qualities of enlightened leadership to benefit many others, over a remarkable period. 

NMTC 8th Annual Visionary Awards Announces Honorees

Honorees For Our 8th Annual Visionary Awards announced.

The NMTC Visionary Awards, celebrates and recognizes your neighbors, colleagues, family, and friends contributing to building a STEM-educated workforce and advancing technology & innovation. They, and our awards committee, are a total volunteer effort.

Visionary Award    Claudine Adams       Bravura Information Technology Systems

Leader Award       Kathleen Kirk       DSA, Inc.
Leader Award       Susan Manning       Freedom Federal Credit Union
Leader Award       Jamie Gurganus Ph. D  University Maryland, Baltimore County
Innovator Award   Martha Barwick Ed. D   Harford County Public Schools
Innovator Award   Charles Nietubicz       U.S. Army Research Laboratory
Mentor Award       Tracey Schreiner       DSA, Inc.
Mentor Award       Frank Mayer       Harford Community College
Mentor Award       Wilbert Moultrie       U.S. Army Public Health Center
Mentor Award       Carrie Kauffman       Battelle
Rising Star Award      Matthew Kiefert       U.S. Army Research Laboratory
Rising Star Award      Caitlyn Byrne       MITRE Corporation
Rising Star Award       Gina Fugate        MD School for the Blind

Join hundreds as we recognize the leaders, innovators, mentors and others keeping our community strongThe NMTC drives building a STEM educated workforce and discovering the most potentially successful, new technologies to provide rewarding careers for our children, accelerate a profitable, regional economy and defend our national security.

This evening, with your sponsorship and attendance, we honor these individuals and encourage others to follow their lead.

Please join the hundreds attending, including key corporate sponsors, leading education institutions, senior Aberdeen Proving Ground leaders and scientists, STEM teachers, NMTC member company presidents and others believing our future cannot be left to chance.

TECH – START Workshops

The 5th offering of our Tech-Start Workshops, Sep 25 – Oct 30, 2018, had 47 registrations for the five-part series

Sponsored by the Northeastern Maryland Technology Council with support from the Baltimore County Library System, the Towson University Incubator and MD Dept. of Commerce.
 

The workshops brought experts in their field to share the steps necessary to turn your idea into cash. If your idea solves an annoying problem or improves the way we live or work, these workshops were for you. These five Tech-Start Workshops were organized for those having an idea for a business and needing help, and were collectively, a boot camp that is concise, to the point, facilitated by experts in their fields, that left attendees inspired, encouraged and motivated!

Workshop 1 – Have an Idea – What’s Next? John Casner, NMTC
An overview of the proven steps, other inventors and entrepreneurs have taken to move an idea from concept into cash.  You’ll also be introduced to the four subsequent programs.

Workshop 2 – Is Your Idea Good Enough? Doug Zeisel, Technology Commercialization Ventures
Here we get into sharing those valuable tips on what an inventor needs to know and do to determine if a concept is worth pursuing.  Topics will include identifying markets, customer discovery, and creating a value proposition.

Workshop 3 – Intellectual Property, Gianna Arnold, Saul Ewing Arnstein & Lehr LLP
Learn about the various ways you can protect your idea.  Patents, Trademarks and Copyrights are reviewed.

Workshop 4 – Funding Your Dream, Doug Zeisel, Technology Commercialization Ventures
Learn what sources of funding are appropriate for you and where to find money for your dream venture.

Workshop 5 – How to Write a Winning Business Plan, David Cross, Towson University Venture Creation at the Towson Incubator
The components of a winning business plan are discussed, and tips offered on how to make them sparkle.

 

 

STEM Summit XVI, New Collar Jobs

The 16th NMTC STEM Summit was held Oct 17, 2018 at the most inviting educational facility ever to host our summit, the  Cecil County School of Technology, 912 Appleton Rd, Elkton, MD 21921

ALL THREE PRESENTATIONS MAY BE DOWNLOADED HERE Workforce Needs for Aerospace & Defense Industry Intership Success at Lockheed Martin CERDEC Educational Outreach Office – RDECOM

The focus of this summit, as is with all previous 15 summits, is to bring together the community of education, industry and government to to collectively see over the horizon as to what will improve and accelerate building our STEM educated workforce.

This summit brought together thought leaders to provide a call to action on where education, in partnership with industry, needs to undergo trans-formative change, like none seen in the modern age.  Changing technology, workplaces, and social norms place new demands on educational structures and industry training. The jobs themselves will no longer fit traditional classifications, but morph into what IBM has identified as ‘New Collar” jobs.

Many of the skills and fundamentals for these ‘New Collar” jobs are best secured via creative internships and apprenticeships, in tandem with classroom studies.

STEM Summit XVI explored the best solutions to prepare students/graduates for these ‘new collar jobs’ in our frequently changing, technology demanding workforce.

Opening Remarks and Introductions were provided by (CCPS (Dr Lawson), HCPS (possible Dr. Sean W. Bulson), and John Casner, NMTC

Topic presented were:

  • DLLR  . MD Apprenticeship programs- Kelton Addison
  • Northrup Grumman Apprenticeships – Tim Dominick
  • Lockheed Martin Internships, Mark Daniels
  • APG Rise Program and Internships – Mikale Brutus
  • followed by  a panel Q&A discussion
  • The actual highlight was a tour of this incredible school and it’s state of art vocational labs and classrooms.

 

Game of Drones 2.0

 
This TECHCONN3CT workshop conveyed the variety of drone technologies, with the offer to fly them on the drone simulator,and get answers from panel experts (including BG&E and former advisor to Sec of Defense).
 
Unfortunately, rain prevented our traditional flying of the drones over the Beautiful Winter’s Run Golf course.
 
New this year, driven by recent public events, we included the unfortunate downside of this technology,
 
While a looming $100 billion industry, the downside is drones used to spy on you, and by terrorists in easily deployed, hard to detect drone swarms. For better or worse, drones will play increasingly significant roles in our lives and businesses.
 
A special gesture by one of our speakers, was NVision4D donating a $150 drone package raffled off that day. In addition, SURVICE Engineering displayed their latest, almost car-size military drones.
Topic covered were:
  1. Intro – John Casner
  2. Video on drones – Marco Ciavolino, enktesis
  3. Drone fundamentals – Rob Holmes, NVISION4D
  4. Threats possible with drones – James O’Bryon, The O’Bryon Group
  5. Industry use of drones – Dan Kurtz, BG&E
  6. Autonomy technology integrated into SURVICE Eng’s drone platform – Rob Baltrusch.
  7. Regulations, Harford Community College Courses – Joe Domanico

Followed by a Panel discussion for Q&A

$20,000 Scholarships Awarded to Women In STEM

NMTC/ Bravura Awards $20,000 Scholarships to Women In STEM,  

The Northeastern Maryland Technology Council (NMTC), through the generosity and commitment of Bravura Information Technology Systems, and their founder Claudine Adams, announce the initial four recipients of their NMTC/Bravura Women In STEM Scholarship Program for 2018.

This unique annual program of four $5000 scholarships, open to women graduating from Harford and Cecil County Maryland public schools, pursuing a four-year degree in the fields of Science, Technology, Engineering, or Mathematics (STEM), are awarded scholarships as follows, based on a rigorous eligibility process:

  • Two scholarships to graduating women from the Harford County public schools.
  • One scholarship to a graduating woman from Cecil County public schools.
  • One scholarship to a graduating woman whose parent is an NMTC member.

Introducing these 4 outstanding women (presenting the check is Claudine Adams, President/Founder, Bravura Information Technology Systems and NMTC Board Director, with John Casner, Executive Director, NMTC):

Nia Hammett,
Edgewood High School
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pursuing a degree in biology,
to later research neurology and cancer of the brain.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Abigail Renzulli,
North Harford High School
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pursuing a degree in biology,
to later focus research on autism.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sierra Smith,
Aberdeen Science & Math Academy,
pursuing a degree in neuroscience degree,
to later become an oncologist.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Elizabeth Zatalava,
Rising Sun High School
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pursuing a degree in Forensic Chemistry,
to later join the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

NMTC Disruptive Tech Summit draws 50 to 7 Topics

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That crazy future promised in science fiction stories is slowly starting to show up.

The Onslaught of the Internet of Everything discusses ‘Sensors, Surveillance and (No) Secrets’

The NMTC Disruptive Tech Summit 2.1 brought together the expertise, examples and education of seven research scientists, business CEO’s and newly patented technology inventors to show the 50 attendees how to navigate profitably and securely through these evolving technologies, while understanding the future skill sets needed to master them.

The summit addresses these following, swiftly emerging technologies with individual presentations downloaded at :DOWNLOAD HERE

 

Topic Speaker Organization
Application of Video Analytics Through AI Keith Riser Army, CERDEC I2WD
Recognizing Faces in the Dark Dr. Sean Hu Army Research Lab
Super-Resolution Image from low resolution cameras. Dr. Susan Young Army Research Lab
Existing cameras, sensors for enhanced surveillance  Eran Jedwab Jedvice, LLC
Detection of gases and volatile organic compounds Dr. Abhishek Motayed N5 Sensors, Inc.
Internet of Things (IOT), where we’re going. Todd Marks Mindgrub Technologies
APG Tech available for transfer. Tom Mulkern Army Research Lab