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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.

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.

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. 

2017 07 27 11.14.51The 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.

New Collar Jobs STEM Summit XVI 2 300x200The 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 pdfWorkforce-Needs-for-Aerospace-Defense-Industry.pdf pdfIntership-Success-at-Lockheed-Martin.pdf pdfCERDEC-Educational-Outreach-Office--RDECOM.pdf

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.

drone small 300x204This 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:
  • Intro – John Casner
  • Video on drones – Marco Ciavolino, enktesis
  • Drone fundamentals – Rob Holmes, NVISION4D
  • Threats possible with drones – James O’Bryon, The O’Bryon Group
  • Industry use of drones – Dan Kurtz, BG&E
  • Autonomy technology integrated into SURVICE Eng’s drone platform – Rob Baltrusch.
  • Regulations, Harford Community College Courses – Joe Domanico 

Followed by a Panel discussion for Q&A

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