TECH CONN3CT Excites Members with Augmented, Virtual & Mixed Realities.

TECH CONN3CT workshops familiarize NMTC members with specific tipping-point technologies, to expand their thinking and encourage/facilitate collaboration.

The 15 December workshop delved into the enormous potential of augmented, virtual and the blending of these two ‘realities’.

Rob Baltrusch, thanks for presenting the potential with these technologies with large scale Army drones, and details on the HoloLens

 

envision-innovation-solutions-logoThank you Dave Carey for comparing alternatives to the HoloLens and how the soldier benefits form these light weight visualization system

 

mindgrubThank you Todd Marks and Hank Hank McLaughlin for showing the potential of blending these two realities, and for setting up your creative Holodeck.

STEM Summit XIV Speaker Slides Available

The 15th STEM Summit, July 14, 2016, focused on education, particularly STEM education, as it is evolving at a fast pace to meet the demands of the 21st Century.

This STEM Summit explored these changes, and painted a picture of what the classroom of 2025 will look like. How teaching, learning, technology, and the physical space of learning will change over the next decade was covered in a variety of ways, by experts in their field.

Over 80 joined the summit to get these answers and learn that education is poised to undergo trans-formative change over the next decade like none seen in modern age.

STEM Summit XIV explored four drivers of this revolution in education: technology, discoveries about brain and cognitive science, innovative design of learning spaces, and entrepreneurship.

We highly appreciate and commend Joan Michel, President Profile Partners, for her extensive and diligent work in locating, vetting and inviting such high caliber and expert presenters, and for logistics support in preparing the venue, speakers A/V and all media.

Speaker’s presentations available at https://nmtc.org/stem-resources/stem-summit/

NMTC Visionary Awards Honoree Receives Prestigious Honor

The American Chemical Society named Dr. Sandra K. Young, an Army research chemist and strong supporter of science, technology, engineering and mathematics outreach, as a fellow in a July 18 announcement.

Dr. Young also received NMTC’s Visionary Awards honor, for her work in STEM education and as a STEM student mentor at The Visionary Awards Gala, in 2013.

Throughout her career, Young said she has taken a personal interest in STEM education. She ran the APG STEM Center for the first two- years of its existence while teaching and mentoring middle school, high school and college students, and encouraging the continuing education of teachers. She has also taught an introduction to chemistry class for non-chemistry majors at a local community college since 2003.

The NMTC and the community it supports is proud of the work Sandy is doing and thanks her for her continuing years of service.

Local Girls Win ARMY Sponsored Science Competition

Boys & Girls Clubs of Harford County is proud to announce the participation of the 2015 Junior Solar Sprint team from the Windsor Valley Boys & Girls Clubs in the annual White House Science Fair, being held today at the White House.

Teams from around the region participated in the Junior Solar Sprint competition on Aberdeen Proving Ground (APG) in April 2015, sponsored by the Army Education and Outreach Program. The team from Windsor Valley won first place and was invited to attend the national competition in Dallas, Texas, held during the Technology Students of America’s annual convention, in July 2015.

Originally the team had three girls, Adriana Pusey, Jordan West, and Kaylah Cain-Ward, sixth grade students at Magnolia Middle School and Club members at the Windsor Valley Boys & Girls Club. While at the original competition on APG, they were joined by Destani Cullari, from the Cecil County Boys & Girls Clubs. These four girls worked together to create 7 different solar powered cars–while making memories that will last a lifetime. They were surprised to receive the call last week, informing them of the invitation to attend the White House Science Fair.

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Dr. Dennis Golladay, NMTC Director, Retires

NMTC Awards Board member, Dr Dennis Golladay, at his Harford Community College Farewell.
Local officials, business leaders, College employees, friends and family came together to wish Dr. Dennis Golladay a fond farewell as he retires on July 31.

The celebration was held on May 18 at The Vandiver Inn in Havre de Grace. John Casner, Executive Director of the Northeastern Maryland Technology Council, presented Dr. Golladay with a check for a $1,000 STEM scholarship. The recipient for the upcoming academic year will be chosen by Dr. Golladay.

Dr. Golladay has served on the NMTC Board of Directors from nearly the time he joined Harford Community College; over 5 1/2 years.

NMTC 2016 Mullins Scholarship Recipient

NMTC Mullins STEM Scholarship recipient was one of two students chosen to represent ALL the Harford Community College scholarship awardees at their annual Scholarship Reception, April 14, 2016 at the college’s Owl Auditorium.

Shown in the the photo, along with NMTC Executive Director, representing the NMTC Board of Directors, is the NMTC Mullins STEM Scholarship winner, Katherine Soltysiak, who will receive here associates degree in Environmental Science, this June.

Ms. Soltysiak is choosing between the U of Maryland and a college in Maine, to complete her bachelors program. We wish her the best.

Visionary Awards Honors 13 Outstanding STEM Contributors

A select group of Marylanders received the prestigious Visionary Award on February 25, 2016, for their contributions to the advancement of STEM education and technology. The ceremony held at the Richlin Ballroom in Edgewood, MD, was attended by 220 leaders in industry, government, and education. A special video highlighting the emerging STEM Clubs in the region was introduced.

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

The 2016 Visionary Award winners are:
Visionary:
Denise Carnaggio, Director of Community Education, Continuing Education and Training, Harford Community College.

Leaders:
John Mayhorne, Dean of Business, Computing and Applied Technology, Harford Community College.
Christine Zatalava, Stem Instructional Coach, Cecil County Public Schools

Innovators:
Susan Kipp, Parent Volunteer, Youth’s Benefit Elementary School.
Sarah Voskuhl, Program Specialist, Science & Math Academy at Aberdeen High School.

Mentors:
Dr. Rose Pesce-Rodriguez, Research Chemist, US Army Research Laboratory, Aberdeen Proving Ground.
Greg Fox, Technical Fellow, Northrop Grumman (Retired).
Kelly Mangum, 4th Grade Teacher, Hickory Elementary School, Harford County Public Schools.
Omar Savory, Computer Engineer, US Army Intelligence and Information Warfare Directorate Research and Development Engineering Command, APG.

Rising Stars:
Christina Bryant, Recruitment And Outreach Program Manager, US Army Test and Evaluation Command, APG.
Kimberly Bowers, HR. Management Specialist, Us Army CECOM Software Engineering Center, APG.
Nicole McKew, Strategic Engagements And Stem Outreach, Program Manager, Edgewood Chemical & Biological Center (ECBC), APG
Jan Stewart, 4th Grade Teacher And Science Facilitator, Hickory Elementary School, Harford County public Schools.

“We are grateful to these individuals for helping our region grow to the next level. Northern Maryland has changed and our economic infrastructure is increasingly focused on research and technology development,” said John Casner, executive director of NMTC. “These are the individuals who are building the foundation for the future of our region.”

NMTC is Maryland’s fast growing technology council, connecting collaborative leaders in over 200 industry and technology companies in building a STEM educated workforce and advancing technology growth to better the economic growth of our region and protect our national security.

Inventor’s Portal Launches – A First in Maryland

Download Press Release Inventor’s Portal a First in Maryland Release 19 Feb 2016

First In Maryland – Inventor’s Portal set to turn dreams into $$$$, for everyone who ever said, “I have an idea”!

Where do the ideas come from that become the most desirable, useful, and world changing products, services, or software? Actually, they come from you, your neighbor, a problem solver, a bored student, just about anyone.
On March 1, in Baltimore County, and March 7, in Harford County, NMTC is launching the Inventor’s Portal—a free series that is “specifically” for everyone. The NMTC created the Inventor’s Portal to encourage personal growth and economic opportunity and prosperity for anyone who ever said, “I have an idea!”
In the Inventor Portal series, subject matter experts will outline the process of invention, and give you fast-track steps and tips for converting your idea from concept to cash.If you have an idea, solved an annoying problem, or developed a process improvement, then this series is for you!

The Inventor’s Portal will inspire, encourage and motivate you, the inventor.

The NMTC’s Inventor’s Portal is supported in part by the Baltimore and Harford Counties public libraries, and in Harford County by Harford’s Business Edge; a non-profit enterprise that exists for the purpose of creating and maintaining successful business incubation and acceleration programs and services for area entrepreneurs by obtaining, coordinating and directing government and private sector resources.

Session 1 –: Have an Idea? What’s next? (Doug Zeisel, Partner – Technology Commercialization Ventures) An overview of the process of converting an idea into cash. We discuss the steps to take to move an idea from concept to cash. We will also introduce the following seminars.

Session 2 – Is your idea good enough? (Rob Meissner, Partner – Technology Commercialization Ventures) A presentation on what an inventor needs to know and do for determining if his/her concept is worth pursuing. Topics include: identifying markets, customer discovery, creating a value proposition.

Session 3 –To patent or not to patent? (Mike Oliver, Partner – Oliver & Grimsley)
Attorneys debate the advantages and disadvantages of patent protection for intellectual property and the alternatives to protect an idea from being copied.

Session 4 – Funding your dream – (Doug Zeisel, Partner – Technology Commercialization Ventures). How much do you need/ Sources of capital/ How to find $

Session 5 – Writing the killer business plan (Neil Davis, Director of Entrepreneurial Development – TEDCO). The components of a winning business plan and how to make them sparkle.

2016 Visionary Awards Honorees Photos and PR Release

NMTC Announces 2016’s Visionary Awards Honorees

Havre de Grace, MD. – What happens when you mix research scientists, computer engineers, college deans, engaged parents, and teachers? You get explosive applause from the hundreds of attendees celebrating this year’s Visionary Awards honorees.
On February 25, 2016, join NMTC and the STEM community at the Richlin Ballroom for NMTC’s Visionary Awards Gala. Celebrating with STEM heroes past and present, we will honor our neighbors, colleagues, family, and friends for their tireless efforts to help the children of northeastern Maryland embrace, grow, and thrive with Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math.
Visionary Awards honorees are building tomorrow’s globally competitive, STEM educated workforce. They are encouraging our children to reach farther, think bigger, and dream boldly. Their students and mentees will be the people advancing new technologies, bringing innovations to life, protecting our national security, and expanding our state economy. This year’s gala honors these amazing individuals:

2016 Visionary Awards PR

NMTC Science Cafe’s Celebrate 5 Years

The Northeastern MD Technology Council (NMTC) celebrates the 5th anniversary of its most popular program, Science Cafes.

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It all began on a chilly night, December 19, 2010, at the Barnes & Noble bookstore in Bel Air, MD. Dr. Dennis Hiebert, engineer and mentor, shared his knowledge of robotics to a crowd of 40 community residents, youth robotics enthusiasts, and bookstore shoppers.

From that night, the NMTC has offered Science Cafes every month of the school year in Harford County, MD and since 2012, in Cecil County, MD. To date, close to 100 cafes have been held, bringing science in an understandable way to thousands of adults and high school students.
The value of the Science cafes, described by attendees and presenters, echo the compliments from many.

 
Attendee, Gary Martin, Program Executive officer for 1,600 member Army PEO Command Control Communications-Tactical at Aberdeen Proving Ground, shared; “The local community STEM programs offer a variety of opportunities within the Harford and Cecil counties. While most of the offerings are focused on exposing students to hands-on STEM experiences, the NMTC’s Science Cafes expands these offerings through intriguing discussions for students, parents, and anyone with an interest in gaining insights in a variety of emerging science topics. The fact that most of the café presenters are part of the local community, attendees also gain insights into the great STEM related research and work that goes on within the Harford/Cecil region.”

Presenter, David A. Vanko, Ph.D., Dean, Jess & Mildred Fisher College of Science and Mathematics, Towson University, said:
“I was pleased and honored to be invited to present a Science Café talk about earthquakes and hydraulic fracturing. What impressed me the most was the enthusiasm and the wide age range of the attendees. Everyone, from retirees to a large number of local high school and college students, gave me a very warm welcome and asked a lot of interesting questions. Kudos to the Northeastern MD Tech Council for administering such a valuable program for the community!”

Dr. Nina Lamba, NMTC Board Member and NMTC Science Café founder drew inspiration for the Science Cafes from the grassroots movements around the world, including the Science Pubs in the UK. A Science Café is an informal event; a venue for scientists to talk about their work with the general public. “Our format has evolved – we invite our expert to present for about 30-35 minutes on a chosen topic, using language appropriate for a non-scientist adult. The audience is then invited to ask their questions. Since each Café we hold draws a wide variety of people, their questions lead to some great discussions.

Science Cafes are usually held towards the end of the month. Check nmtc.org. for further details on upcoming events.

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