NMTC Visionary Awards

The NMTC Visionary Awards, celebrates our neighbors, colleagues, family, and friends for their volunteer efforts that contribute to building a STEM-educated workforce and advancing technology & innovation. The combination of the two provide rewarding careers for our children, expands our regional economy and protects our national security. This evening gala honors those individuals.

Among the hundreds of attendees, you’ll find key corporate sponsors, leading education institutions, senior Aberdeen Proving Ground leaders and scientists, NMTC’s senior leadership and member company presidents and other distinguished attendees.

Honorees are hosted in a private reception (4:30-5:30PM) prior to the gala itself, which runs 5:30-8:00PM.

Our honorees are recommended by the Academy of Visionary Awards along with the NMTC Visionary Awards Committee – a very deliberative process and worthy of the contributions these honorees make continuously to our community. The Academy of Visionary Awards now totals 101 previous honorees of these awards.

Congratulate our 2020 Visionary Awards Honorees for all they do for YOU, your  company’s workforce and the innovative growth they bring to our community.

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

Leader – Tamalene Imbierowicz, Professor Biology & Environmental Science, Harford Comm 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 Com

Rising Star – Mikale Brutus, STEM Outreach Specialist, U.S. Army Combat Capabilities Dev Com, C5ISR

NMTC Visionary Awards for Building the STEM Educated Workforce and Advancing Our Technology & Innovation Base

Award Criteria

Rising star – people to watch. Demonstrated, in a bold way, the potential to be an excellent, long-term contributor to building our STEM-educated workforce or advancing technology & innovation. An individual may only be awarded the Rising Star Award once.
Innovator – ideas that make a difference Recognizes exceptional personal efforts in development and implementation of innovative program(s) measurably benefiting building our STEM-educated workforce or advancing technology & innovation with the potential for broad positive impact in the community.
Leader – setting the pace for success Acknowledges this individual’s steadfast, consistent contribution to the building our STEM-educated workforce or advancing technology & innovation  in a public way while inspiring others to help in accomplishing shared goals.
Mentor– role models for future generations Illuminates those consistently volunteering their knowledge, experiences, and wisdom by going above and beyond in using their personal time and resources simply for the love of stimulating and inspiring greatness in students, teachers, apprentices, interns or organization proteges.
Visionary  – a community role model in building our STEM-educated workforce and advancing technology & innovation to benefit the community, for a remarkable period of time 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 of time.