ATLAS May 2014

On Thursday, May 1, participants of the inaugural Baltimore ATLAS event gathered at the University of Baltimore (Merrick School of Business) to learn more about various STEM career paths and to speak one on one with STEM professionals.

The Turnout

Minority 94%
High schools 100%
Female 81%

Attendees

Exhibitors + Presenters

 

After Attending ATLAS…

STUDENTS KNOW MORE ABOUT STEM CAREER OPTIONS

STUDENTS FEEL MORE CONFIDENT TALKING TO STEM PROFESSIONALS

STUDENTS WOULD LIKE TO ATTEND ANOTHER ATLAS EVENT

The Program

Keynote Session Speaker:

The MdBio Foundation and its partners were thrilled to have Stephanie C. Hill (Vice President and General Manager, Lockheed Martin Information Systems & Global Solutions Civil) give the keynote address at the Baltimore ATLAS event.

 

ATLAS participants networked with graduate students, STEM professionals and recruiters from 25 different schools and STEM organizations. Scroll to the bottom for a list of all the participating organizations.

The event closed with a career  panel made up of leaders in business and STEM fields. The panelists discussed their current jobs, backgrounds, and advice about how to succeed in their careers.

 

Career Panel Presenters:

 

Evan Blair   Chief Operating Officer, ZeroFOX

Dr. Cecelia Wright Brown   Assistant Professor, University of Baltimore

Dr. Nicholas Eugene  Director, STEM Programs, Coppin State University

Dr. Danielle Fowler (Moderator)   Department Chair, University of Baltimore

Karen Long-Rowe, Ph.D.   Principal Scientist, Emergent BioSolutions

Sherri Ramsay   Senior Advisor, CyberPoint International

Donald Shell, M.D., M.A.   Director of the Cancer and Chronic Disease Bureau, Department of Health and Mental Hygiene

“I loved hearing Stephanie [Hill] talk about her career. It was great seeing someone from my high school become so successful.”

High School Student

Baltimore City

Baltimore City ATLAS-May 2014

“My son wants to go into robotics and has had an interest in it since junior high. This event has given him information on schools and the speakers are really inspiring. He really got into it. We’ll definitely attend the next event.”

Parent of High School Attendee

Baltimore City

“I want to be a doctor, so the speakers motivated me to be focused and get good grades.”

High School Attendee

MdBio Foundation thanks its ATLAS partners and sponsors for making this event possible.

Exhibitor, Meet & Greet Presenter Organizations

Association for Women In Science, Baltimore Chapter

Capital Business/Washington Post

Emergent BioSolutions

Howard Community College

The Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of Montgomery County

The Hispanic Business Foundation

Juxtopia, LLC

Lab Support

LifeJourney, USA

Morgan State University

NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center

National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)

Notre Dame of Maryland University

RCM&D

Stevenson University

The Catholic University of America

Towson University

University of Baltimore

University of Maryland, College of Computer, Mathematical and Natural Sciences

University of Maryland Baltimore, Laboratory of Viral Diagnostics

Venture for America

Washington Adventist University

Young Women in Bio

Year Up

ZeroFOX