Carroll Community College Will Host the Third Annual Maryland Collegiate STEM Conference

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Sylvia Blair, Carroll Community College, 410-386-8411
Press Release

Carroll Community College (Carroll) will host the Third Annual Maryland Collegiate STEM Conference on Saturday, April 29, with about 300 participants from various academic institutions and vendors in the region.  The event starts at 7 a.m. and ends at 7:30 p.m. College President Dr. James D. Ball will offer welcoming remarks in the morning and will provide an afternoon keynote address.  

Activities in the college’s Great Hall will include registration, breakfast, lunch, dinner and poster presentations. Spoken presentations will be located in various rooms in the K building. Vendors and sponsor booth tables will be located in the canteen area of the K building.  

Kate McGuire, director of the Baltimore City Regional Tournament of the Maryland Science Olympiad, will be speaking to students in the morning. Dr. Erika L. Barr, Ph.D., director at the Community College Summer Enrichment Program at NIH, will be speaking to faculty in the afternoon.  

College President Dr. James D. Ball said: “The workforce is in dire need of prepared STEM professionals. Community colleges are able to provide high quality programming to help fill this need. I am very proud and appreciative of Carroll Community College's Sciences and Engineering faculty who are state leaders in this important effort.”  

College Vice President of Academic and Student Affairs Dr. Rosalie Mince said: “This is a collaborative effort to advance the professional development of students, faculty and staff in STEM-related areas. It is just one example of the innovative and strategic methods that STEM representatives from across the state are advancing to build a stronger future.  This year’s event builds on the theme of partnerships and the infinite possibilities we can achieve through working together.  Carroll Community College is very happy to support this important work.”  

“The Maryland Collegiate STEM Conference is just one of many opportunities for our STEM students to further their learning outside of the classroom and network with professionals working in the field,” said Conference Chair Dr. Raza Khan. “And, for faculty members, it is always rewarding to hear a presenter tell us how commendable and professional student participants are. In addition, faculty and staff gain a wealth of knowledge from presenters from other institutions. Questions are engaging and everyone involved demonstrates a well-rounded knowledge of STEM topics.”

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