ATLAS Expo: Nov. 9

Participation in the ATLAS Expo is free for companies and organizations.

Date: November 9, 2018
Time: 9AM – 1:30PM
Location: Montgomery College Germantown Campus, Germantown, MD 20876


Register for the Expo!

You are invited to participate in the 2018 ATLAS expo, hosted by the MdBio Foundation in partnership with Montgomery College. Advancing Tomorrow’s Leaders in STEM (ATLAS) is a college and career readiness symposium that increases awareness of STEM to promote rewarding and high paying jobs within Maryland and the mid-Atlantic region. ATLAS connects students typically underrepresented in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) with business leaders, colleges, government, and potential employers.

A limited number of expo tables are available, so register early!

Sponsorship opportunities are also available for ATLAS. Contact Brian Gaines (bgaines@mdbiofoundation.org) for more information.

Who Exhibits at ATLAS?

Corporations, nonprofit organizations, schools, and many types of other organizations have participated in MdBio’s ATLAS events. The ATLAS expo is ideal for:

  • Anyone who wants to spread the word about science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) and STEM careers
  • Companies who employ recent graduates with degrees in STEM fields
  • Companies with internship, job-shadowing, and/or mentorship programs
  • Companies with a strong demand for entry-level and middle-skills employees
  • Organizations who want to raise awareness about STEM careers
  • Two- and four-year colleges, universities, after school programs, and other student resources
  • Military recruiters with opportunities in STEM careers

VIEW A LIST OF SPONSORS, PARTNERS & EXHIBITORS FROM PAST ATLAS EVENTS

A+ Garden Centre

A. James Clark School of Engineering

American Dental Education Association

Anatomy Gifts Registry

Assateague State Park

AstraZeneca/MedImmune

AT&T

BioMaryland

Coalition for Public Safety Training in Schools

College Park Aviation Museum

CollegeTracks

Curie and Franklin Innovation Academy

Destiny Aviation Services

Emergent BioSolutions

Foundation for Advanced Education in the Sciences@NIH

George Washington University

GSK

Hood College

Hungry Harvest

IEC Chesapeake

Iron Bow Technologies

J. Craig Venture Institute

John Hopkins University

Lockheed Martin

Maryland Forest Service

Maryland STEM Festival

Medimmune

Microsoft

National Aquarium

NASA

NASA Goddard Flight Center

Novavax

Orca Intelligence

Oxon Hill High School

Per Schola

Prince George’s Community College

Prince George’s County Public Schools

Pure Technologies

Shades of Blue

Startup Shell

Stevenson University

Summerset County Public Schools

Tech Council of Maryland

The Science Advisory Board

University of Maryland

UMES School of Pharmacy

US Army

US Fish and Wildlife Service

USDA – Natural Resources Conservationist

W.R. Grace & Co.

Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission (WSSC)

Whiting Turner

WR Grace

WSSC

Wor-Wic Community College

Young Women in Bio

5Starr Enterprise

What Happens During the Expo?

Expo companies interact with students, teachers, company representatives, and elected officials to share information about STEM and STEM careers. Exhibitors normally provide the following information for ATLAS participants.

  • Giveaways with company logo
  • Information about job and internship availabilities
  • Examples and demonstrations of your organization’s products and services
  • Short experiments, models, or hands-on activities if relevant
  • Information about mentoring and job shadowing programs
  • Scholarship information
  • Information about educational programs and career advancement opportunities
  • Two- and four-year colleges, universities, after school programs, and other student resources
  • Military recruiters with opportunities in STEM careers

ATLAS Expo Location, Schedule & Details

ATLAS will take place at Montgomery College Germantown Campus, located at 20200 Observation Dr, Germantown, MD 20876. Ample free parking is available.

The draft schedule for the November 9, 2018 ATLAS event is as follows (subject to change):

  • 9 – 10:30 AM: Expo setup
  • 10:30 AM – 1:30 PM: Expo (lunch served). Students will be divided into cohort groups and each student will participate in one hour of unopposed expo time during the event.
  • 10:30 AM – 1:30 PM: Hands-on workshops for student cohort groups (alternating with expo time)
  • 1:30 PM:  Expo tear-down

Participation in the ATLAS Expo is free for exhibitors. Each expo participant will receive the following materials/equipment, at no cost:

  • 6′ x 2.5′ table, unskirted
  • chairs
  • name tent with your company name
  • Wireless internet access
  • Limited power access is also available
For more information about the expo, contact Ali Main (amain@mdbiofoundation.org).