NMTC Visionary Awards Theme Announced – The Future In Focus

Join us in re-making history at the 9th annual Visionary Awards, 27Feb2020, as we again use interesting technology, this time anaglyphic techniques, in our Awards ceremony, for the collectable Yearbook containing honoree bio’s and photos.

UM Upper Chesapeake Health Care is the sponsor.

Anaglyph 3D is the stereoscopic 3D effect achieved by means of encoding each eye’s image using filters of different (usually chromatically opposite) colors, typically red and cyan. Anaglyph 3D images contain two differently filtered colored images, one for each eye. When viewed through the “color-coded” “anaglyph glasses”, each of the two images reaches the eye it’s intended for, revealing an integrated stereoscopic image. The visual cortex of the brain fuses this into the perception of a three-dimensional scene or composition.

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New NMTC Board Member – Nicole Funk

Nicole Funk, managing director in Deloitte Consulting LLP’s Government & Public Services practice with a current focus on Army clients and systems engineering has joined the NMTC board of directors, January 2020.







Nicole Funk

Prior to joining Deloitte in July of 2019, Nicole worked in support of the U.S. defense missions, with an emphasis in Army, for 27 years.

Nicole, a native of Maryland, has a B.S. in biology from Frostburg State University and an M.S. in biotechnology from Johns Hopkins University. She also has a certification in business strategy.  Nicole began her career with a focus in weapons of mass destruction (WMD), including long range planning against threats in the areas of biological, chemical, nuclear and radiological weapons. Due to her success in opening an office in the Aberdeen, MD area, she then worked across every command in the Army, and also supported all military branches in mission critical offerings.

Nicole was also the location leader for the extended enterprise for a firm’s and intelligence business unit. This work included mitigating risk and assisting with strategic growth in the geographies.

Prior to joining the defense industry, Nicole was a science teacher in Maryland.

Foe all board members click HERE

NMTC 9th Annual Visionary Awards reveals 11 honorees

NMTC Will Honor Lyle Sheldon FACHE, President & CEO, University of Maryland Upper Chesapeake Health

Havre de Grace, MD ― Lyle Sheldon FACHE, President & CEO, University of Maryland Upper Chesapeake Health to be honored along with fellow honorees at the 9th annual Visionary Awards Ceremony, in the Richlin Ballroom, Edgewood MD, February 27, 2020.

University of Maryland Upper Chesapeake Health System photographed by MidAtlantic Photographic LLC and Robin Sommer











Lyle Sheldon

Eleven Marylanders to be honored at the Visionary Awards for building our STEM educated workforce and advancing technology and innovation, to grow our economy and protect national security. This awards ceremony the largest of its kind in Maryland, is now in its 9th year. Attending are industry, government, and education.

“We honor remarkable people who continue to play key roles in areas of STEM education and technology,” said NMTC Board Chair, Claudine Adams, President/Founder, Bravura Information Technology Systems. “These are individuals who selflessly donate their time and talents to make a difference in our community.”

The 2020 Visionary Award honorees are:

Visionary             Lyle Sheldon FACHE, President & CEO, University of Maryland Upper Chesapeake Health

Leader                  Tamalene Imbierowicz, Prof Bio & Environment Science, Harford Community College

Leader                  Mark Mortenson, Co-Founder & Chief Technology Officer, Clene Nanomedicine

Innovator             Jill Orsini, Project Lead the Way instructor, Bel Air Middle School

Innovator             Cyrus Etemad-Moghadam, Founder & President, RPM Tech

Mentor                 Cathy Perkins, Technical Project Manager / Site Lead, U.S. Army Aberdeen Test Center

Mentor                 Davlyn Williams, Technical Project Manager, Data Systems Analysts, Inc

Mentor                 Dr. Timothy Kluchinsky, Chief, Health Hazard Assessment Div., U.S. Army Public Health

Mentor                 Dr. Richard Becker, Research Engineer, U.S. Army Research Lab

Rising Star           Brian Leftridge, STEM Program Specialist, U.S. Army Combat Capabilities Dev Command

Rising Star           Mikale Brutus, STEM Outreach Specialist, U.S. Army Combat Capabilities Dev Command

“We are grateful to these individuals for volunteering their time and knowledge. Maryland’s economic infrastructure is increasingly driven by emerging and complex technology,” said John Casner, executive director of NMTC. “These individuals understand this technology and share their knowledge to create the workforce for the future.” They will join the prestigious 100 + Academy of Visionary Awards Honorees.
Detailed information found at https://nmtc.org/nmtc-visionary-awards/

NMTC connects collaborative leaders in Academia, Industry and the Federal Government to build a STEM educated workforce and advance innovation & technology to expand our economy and protect our national security. Additional information at www.nmtc.org                               

iDisrupter Tech Talk, 3.3, 5G Revolution

5G networks will increase bandwidth 10X, releasing thousands of new, applications to converge, become mobile and usable everywhere.

Results once considered impossible, (driver-less cars) will create both unimagined opportunities and unintended consequences – join us to determine how you and your company can get ahead and get the edge on those coming later.

  1. Potential, challenges and business/ personal benefits of 5G, Brian Schromsky, Director, Federal Government and Public Safety, Verizon Wireless
  2. Communications infrastructure required to connect cities and communities, Rich Rothrock, Government Affairs, Crown Castle
  3. Wireless solutions with possible IoT and infrastructure relative to 5G, Sael Boga, In- building wireless solution architect,Vision Technologies
  4. 5G, Driver-less Cars “Alice (assisted) or Bob (autonomous)?”, helps to contrast and highlight infrastructure needs and promises of 5G, Brian Sadler, Senior Scientist for Intelligent Systems – US Army ARL

Happy hour with speakers, immediately after, with wine, IPA beer and cocktail foods

“OK Google, Tell Me About Myself”


Attendees left knowing why they should be very worried, and what they could do, about using Google to search the internet; not only to protect their privacy, but deeper than that…. it’s all your life’s detail already stored there, and how it’s being manipulated.

As a business owner, how similar analyses allow businesses and organizations to subtly change the ways they interact with us, while we remain none-the-wiser.

NMTC is committed to informing you about the most important technologies that perplex, or frustrate you or, those that you’d like to use better. We give you the expert, along with their tips & trick helping you master your digital world.

It’s over coffee and conversation, so we invite you to join us as we launch our new series of programs,

Join us as we launch our new series of programs, NMTC’s TechKey Cafes giving you quick, “Ah-Ha” explanations of technologies that perplex, frustrate or could better use; over coffee and conversation.

Compliments of Praxis Engineering, we will give away one Google Voice Kit (build your own Google Assistant that recognizes and processes your voice)


NMTC WOW, Wine On the Water, first using robot photographer for guests

NMTC WOW (Wine on the Water) deploys

(Havre de Grace, MD) Northeastern Maryland Technology Council (NMTC), held its 12th annual Wine On the Water (WOW) wine tasting on September 4, 2019, from 5:30-8:30PM, and raised funds to support regional STEM education and STEM scholarships by entertaining guests with the latest in event technology – a mobile robot photographer and concierge taking and emailing photos while answering questions and polling wine drinkers on their favorite wine.






For the fourth year in a row, the NMTC WOW wine tasting was hosted at the stunning Seaplane Base at La Banque de Fleuve on the Susquehanna River in downtown Havre de Grace.  This facility has become the most popular place for weddings and large corporate events in northeastern MD.

With more than 200 registered guests, attendees included Mayor Bill Martin of Havre de Grace, members of the city council, senior leaders from Aberdeen Proving Ground, defense contracting executives, representatives from area technology companies, and other community leaders. All were feted with dozens of wines, many high-quality bourbons, a craft beer, and single malt scotch selections. When not sampling the many beverage selections, a continuous array of both German and French cuisine proved to be a fine compliment.  The 13th Annual WOW event is being set for September 16, 2020.

iDisrupter Tech Talk, 3.2, Re-imagining the Network

Re-imagining the Network
The Network connectivity of tomorrow is a transformation in the way we move critical data from where it is generated to where it is needed.

The acceleration of networked devices has become exponential, demanding a well deployed, well-planned connectivity strategy to boost network flexibility, efficiency, and velocity.


Defense and INTEL Networks

  • Physical network
  • Scalable & smaller, more efficient
  • Delivers ALL services – cloud, mobile, data, over new cost- effective architecture
  • Delivered through bigger pipes – 5G

Commercial and Industry Networks

  • IOT networks
  • Social networks
  • Crowd sourced threat sentinels
  • Software defined networks

 Global Networks

  • Political Networks
  • Financial Technology Networks
  • Global Development Networks
  • Pandemic and Bio-health emergent networks

The NMTC iDisrupter series are designed to navigate you profitably and securely through increasingly new and converging areas of technology, while ‘pulling back the
curtain’ on the rewards and risks of what’s to come.

GOLF4STEM 2019 Tournament announces winners

The 12th Annual GOLF4STEM tournament, held at Winter’s Run Golf Course, June 3, enjoyed the most perfect day for golf with near 70 golfers teeing up for the 18 holes. We again thank our tournament sponsor, Nextgen Federal Systems, and the other supporting sponsors making this a rewarding event, for both the Boys & Girls Clubs of Harford and Cecil Counties and the NMTC STEM program.

See ALL PHOTOS at https://nmtc.org/nmtc-news/gallery/

Congratulations to:

The winners of the Drone Ball drop; Reva Oliver and husband Mike Oliver







Low net score and first place (59) –  Team MindGrub (and our Media Sponsor) of Todd Marks, Vince Sharps, Mike Laroque and Steve Gessner









Second Place (62), Team Nextgen Federal Systems (and our tournament sponsor) Daniel Sowers, Mike Faith, JP Lapps










Third Place (62) – Team SURVICE Engineering (and our Drone sponsor) Ray Hall, Jeff Foulk, Jordan Matthews, Clark Dutterer










Longest Drive (M&F)  – JP Lapps (Nextgen Federal Systems) and Kathryn Rosen

Closest to the Pin ( M&F) – Gordy Strauss (Towson University) and Kathryn Rosen

…and special recognition to the best dressed foursome,  THE  WINKY PINKY’S (Randy Siler holding his new, Pink driver)











Special thank you to SURVICE Engineering for again, providing their military drone for the exciting Drone Ball Drop, Here is the the start to finish where in the last photo, the balls are on the green… and number 85 is closest to the pin.




Drone Drop Raffle

Win This $495 drone, plus a $150 value, 2-hour drone lesson from Harford Communuity College, allows you to seize the moment whenever you feel inspired. With intelligent flight control options, a mechanical gimbal, and a camera with incredible image quality, Spark empowers you to push your creative boundaries.


At the June 3, 2019 NMTC Golf Tournament, a drone (compliments of SURVICE Engineering) will drop up to 100 balls on the tee at Winters Run Golf Course. The ball closest to pin wins the package. Once you register, we associate your name with a numbered ball in the drone ball drop pack. You win if your balls land closest to the Pin. Need not be there to win.

Purchase a single ticket for $20, or three tickets for $40. We are limited to 100 tickets as we drop up to 100 balls from the drone; or the number of balls equal to tickets sold.



DJI spark remote control Combo includes remote controller and standard spark accessory Kit (see details below)
2-Axis Stabilized Gimbal Camera 12MP Still Photos/ 1080P/30 Video gesture and Tap Fly control
Flight autonomy with obstacle detection subject tracking from various angles GPS- & vision position-based navigation
Top speed of 31 mph in sport mode up to 16 minutes flying time
Up to 1. 2 mile control range control, edit, share with DJI go app

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/ .