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NMTC Website header iDisruptor 190627 768x309Re-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.

AGENDA

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.

dji spark 1 768x386Win 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.

HERE’S HOW

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.

DRONE DETAILS

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

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

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

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

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

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NMTCVA20190228 Web goCoreygo Photo 83 of 198 2Northeastern 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.

STEMIllustratedCover v01 Medium 1An 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.   

F0008 UF ML000 600 cloud blocks forming opposing faces in sky picture id543194873 1The 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 2019 cover 150x300The NMTC Board announced its annual membership renewal and Tech Directory Update for 2019. This package enables members to participate in the regions more successful business building activites, just to identify a few:

  • Member Events, Member Speaker Series, Visionary Awards Gala, Growing Business Roundtable, NMTC Connects Networking all at free or discounted rates.
  • Provide access to senior, influential leaders and experts responsible for $Billions in Defense spending, guiding major programs at APG and in the state. Valuable connections and beneficial introductions made possible at NMTC events.
  • Expanded financial support and leadership for our nationally recognized STEM education effort; The STEM Forum, presenting science and technology in exciting ways to thousands of elementary school students, in 20+ schools in NE MD.
  • Establishing afterschool science & tech programs aiding the building of your employee pipeline for the future.
  • Investing in technology exchange processes among APG, industry, emerging tech companies and aspiring inventors for technology and economic growth.
  • Expanded Tech Directory- 2014 edition now underway, to facilitate business development, advertising your business to your target audience and easily finding key connections

The renewal structure, based on number of employees in the region, remains unchanged from prior years and is a corporate membership where your employees may attend all NMTC events at either no-charge or reduced rate.

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Northeastern Maryland Technology Council
2021 Pulaski Hwy, Suite D, Havre de Grace, MD 21078
410-638-4466

John W. Casner, Executive Director
john.casner@nmtc.org

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