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