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
,
pursuing a degree in biology,
to later research neurology and cancer of the brain.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Abigail Renzulli,
North Harford High School
,
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
,
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

NMTC 2018 GOLF4STEM Tournament

NMTC held its 11th Annual GOLF4STEM Education Tournament on June 4, 2018, at the beautiful Winters Run Golf Club, in Bel Air MD.

The awards ceremony was catered by Mission Barbecue with the tournament sponsorships helping students discover and practice real science. In addition, NMTC partnered with the Boys & Girls Clubs of Harford & Cecil Counties where a portion of the fund-raising is directed to STEM initiatives in the clubs.

Through efforts like Golf4STEM, NMTC is proud to be building tomorrow’s STEM educated workforce and filling the pipeline of future employees, entrepreneurs, and community leaders.

NMTC is the connector for the regional technology community. Your support enables us to aggressively pursue opportunity benefiting you and our community, providing all our organizations, an economic and technologically competitive advantage.

NMTC, a most powerful force building our communities STEM qualified workforce.

Almost 200 photos of the tournament, and all the foursomes, are available for view and download at https://nmtc.org/nmtc-news/gallery/

STEM Summit 15, “Disrupting the Classroom” honors Robert Carullo

Robert Carullo (L), Sabre’s Director of Science and Technology Partnerships was  honored at NMTC’s 15th STEM Summit ( Disrupting the Classroom: the impact of technology) for his pioneering actions and considerable contributions to the organization over the last 8 years. This includes but is not limited to his involvement in the creation of NMTC’s STEM Summit which acts to foster partnerships between businesses and the region’s schools to bringing new ideas and opportunities to educators and classrooms.

The summits have contributed immensely to building our future STEM educated workforce, for both the Army and industry, by creating and hosting STEM Nights in dozens of middle schools for over 6 years where they reached over 5,000 students, plus recruiting parents to start numerous STEM Clubs. Lastly, and most important, it generated the annual Visionary Awards to honor  the many STEM VOLUNTEERS. This past February 22, at NMTC’s annual Visionary Awards, we honored 15 of these volunteers, attended by over 250.

Dr. Perconti, US Army Research Lab Director Named 2018 Visionary, along with 14 other honorees

Northeastern Maryland Technology Council (NMTC) Names Visionary Award Honorees for 2018

Fifteen Marylander’s To Be honored at February 22, 2018 Ceremony, 5:30-8:00PM (preceded by a private, VIP reception at 4:30PM, for honorees and their family)

Havre d Grace, MD ― A select group of Marylanders will receive the prestigious Visionary Award on February 22, 2018, 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 in Maryland, held at the Richlin Ballroom in Edgewood, MD, and now in its seventh year. It is typically attended by more than 250 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 Parker. “These are individuals who selflessly donate their time and talents to make a difference in our community.”

The 2018 Visionary Award honorees are:

Visionary Dr. Philip Perconti, Director US Army Research Lab
Leader Timothy Dominick, Senior Principal Mechanical Engineer, Orbital ATK Missile Defense & Controls Division
Leader Jim McNeely, Senior Capture Specialist, SURVICE Engineering (former VP, Battelle)
Leader Al Horst, Harford Community College/Senior Science Society (former US Army Research Lab)
Innovator Katie Hall, ARL-APG STEM Outreach, US Army Research Lab
Innovator Alena Calm, Biologist, US Army Edgewood Chemical Biological Center
Mentor William Chambers, Project Engineer, Sierra Lobo, Inc., NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
Mentor Stan Childs, Real Property Specialist STEM International, Inc.
Mentor Dr. Michael Simini, Environmental Toxicologist, US Army Edgewood Chemical Biological Center
Mentor Ginny To, Computer Scientist, Parsons Corp contractor, U.S. Army Research Laboratory Supercomputing Research Center
Mentor Dr. Drew Wilkerson, Assistant Professor, York College (former US Army Research Lab)
Rising Star Jack Underwood, Lead Account Manager, System Source Technical Education Centers
Rising Star David Patrick, Microsoft Technologies Subject Matter Expert, DSA, Inc.
Rising Star Kim McCarthy, Contracting Officer, US Army Contracting Command
Rising Star Barbara Morton, Math Specialist at Cecil College

 

Artificial Intelligence Summit Recap

NMTC’s Disruptive Technology Summit 1.2

“Harnessing the Power of Artificial Intelligence”, NOVEMBER 30, 2017 , at Towson University IN Northeastern MD was attended by 75+, with almost half  from out of NE MD region, and a few from the DC metro area. it was a testament to the curiosity, intrigue and awesome potential of AI and the need to know

This was a second in an ongoing series of summits designed to inform NMTC members and the community of the more disruptive technologies on a glide path to impact their business model.

Machines, cars, computers, medical devices and military weapons now sense, reason and react faster than ever imagined. We had seven of the brightest minds present what they are concerned about, inspired by and anticipate as being beyond revolutionary, with AI. The audience came with questions, and after the expert facilitation of the panel by Anne Balduzzi, of TEDCO, they left with ideas that will help them re-think their business model, identify a new competitive edge, or alert them to serious concerns.

The seven presentations are available to NMTC members and paid attendees. Please download from Dropbox at this link, with your password provided via email.

https://www.dropbox.com/sh/lkchc63qbq71moh/AAAfXmV0Sulf9wKgFbpjNTeDa?dl=0

 

Largest Ever Artificial Intelligence Summit, announced by NMTC

“Harnessing the Power of Artificial Intelligence”, NMTC Disruptive Tech Summit 1.2, November 30, 2017, sponsored by NCI, Inc. Registration at nmtc.org/events

Harnessing AI will disrupt commerce as we know it, so best to get ready for the ride. The NMTC, in partnership with APG scientists, IBM Watson and other large innovators in AI, present the first ever, summit on AI.

As the world’s inventory becomes available online, AI will help consumers create order out of chaos, and for the laggards, chaos out of today’s order

The holy grail for commerce has always been deducing the buying intent of your customers.

Using AI, commerce platforms and tools will be able to predict whether you want a $7 sweater or a $70 sweater They will know what color you want and whether you prefer natural fibers to man-made. And they will be able to anticipate the next thing you’ll want to buy.

All businesses are on the cusp of a new revolution in commerce; in the next few years, we’ll witness an unprecedented convergence of technology, commerce and consumer expectations. Unfortunately, many will risk being left behind as the ‘buggy whip maker’ of your industry.

Machines, cars, computers, medical devices to name a few, now sense, reason and react faster than ever imagined. This summit has secured seven of the brightest minds in AI, who will share what they are both concerned about, inspired by and why they anticipate this disruptive technology as being beyond revolutionary.

Your’ll come with questions, and leave with ideas that will help you re-think your business model, identify a new competitive edge, or alert you to serious concerns.

PRESENTATIONS, SPEAKERS & PANEL MODERATOR

AI Trends (robotics) with Impacts Across the Military Spectrum. Mr. Giorgio Bertoli, Senior Scientific Technology Manager (SSTM) of Offensive Cyber Technologies and Chief Scientist, US Army CERDEC

Vision for AI Dynamically Adapting to Human Needs. Dr. Jean Vettel, PhD, Neuroscientist, Human Research and Engineering Directorate US Army Research Laboratory

AI/Machine Learning Essential Research Area & Collaboration Opportunities at the U.S. Army Research Laboratory”, Dr. Tien Pham, Senior Campaign Scientist, Information Sciences Campaign ARL

IBM Watson and Augmented Decision Making. Aaron Warren, Cognitive Solutions Sales Leader, IBM

Synthetic Analyst, a New Kind of AI, Chris Milroy, Applied mathematician and Engility Technical Fellow for advanced analytics, machine learning, and artificial intelligence, Engility Corp

Next-generation in AI, Quantum Computing, and Blockchain. Dr. Allen E. Badeau Jr, Chief Technology Officer / Vice President and Director of NCI CREATE NCI, NCI, Inc

AI for Public Speaking – Automated Coaching Software. Debra Bond Cancro, Founder and CEO of VoiceVibes, Inc, former tech staff at Bell Labs.

PANEL DISCUSSION, sponsored by Harford County Office of Econmic Development, will follow to answer newly triggered questions, and brainstorm more opportunities.

Panel Moderator – Anne Balduzzi, TEDCO program Manager, Founder of SameGrain, machine learning for predictive analytics, is a patent holder on data match analysis, and author on entrepreneurship and artificial intelligence (AI).