MdBio Foundation and Tech Council of Maryland Host ATLAS STEM Career Symposium for Underrepresented Students at the University of Baltimore

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WHO: MdBio Foundation and Tech Council of Maryland
WHAT: ATLAS: Advancing Tomorrow’s Leaders + STEM
MdBio Foundation and Tech Council of Maryland have partnered with Merrick School of Business at the University of Baltimore, to host ATLAS – a career symposium for high school juniors, seniors and college undergrads typically underrepresented in Science Technology Engineering and Math (STEM) fields.
ATLAS offers students a unique opportunity to better understand profitable and rewarding career paths available to them in STEM. By meeting peers with similar interests, making connections with STEM professionals and learning how to pursue employment and career advancement, students get hands-on experiences as they prepare for the future. Participants will get to:
-- Meet STEM professionals from a variety of backgrounds and fields;
-- Talk about college, internship and career opportunities with representatives from local colleges, universities, companies and organizations; and
-- Learn about real world applications of STEM and receive advice about how to succeed in STEM fields.
WHERE: University of Baltimore, Merrick School of Business
11 West Mount Royal Avenue
Baltimore, MD 21201
WHEN: Thursday, May 1, 2014
4 p.m. - 7 p.m.
AGENDA: Registration and Expo – 4 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Opening Remarks and Keynote – 4:30 p.m. -5 p.m.
Meet and Greet and Expo – 5 p.m. - 6 p.m.
Business Reception – 5 p.m. - 7 p.m.
Career Panel and Raffle – 6 p.m. - 7 p.m.


Emergent BioSolutions
Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of Montgomery County
Hispanic Business Foundation
LifeJourney, USA
Merrick School of Business at the University of Baltimore
Tech Council of Maryland
Venable, LLP
KEYNOTE: Stephanie C. Hill
Vice President and General Manager, Lockheed Martin Information Systems and Global Solutions Civil
Hill oversees Lockheed Martin’s nondefense U.S. government agencies and regulated commercial industries. She leads more than 9,500 employees who provide a wide array of information technology systems and services in areas such as information and cyber security, finance, transportation, citizen protection, energy, health care and space exploration. Hill joined Lockheed Martin in 1987 as a software engineer and has held numerous positions of increasing responsibility.
A Baltimore native, Hill has been recognized for her career achievements and community outreach, especially in the advancement of STEM education. She was named the 2014 Black Engineer of the Year by Career Communications Group and received an AFCEA 2013 Heroines in Technology Award. Ms. Hill also earned the 2013 President’s Award from the Greater Baltimore Committee for support of minority business development. In 2012, the Women of Color STEM conference recognized her for career achievement in industry, and UMBC named her as Outstanding Alumna of the Year in Engineering & Information Technology. Ms. Hill mentors students and served on the Maryland governor’s STEM Task Force in 2009.
EXHIBITORS: Catholic University of America
Lab Support
LifeJourney, USA
Morgan State University
Notre Dame of Maryland University
Towson University
University of Baltimore
University of Maryland
Women in Bio

To register, visit the MdBio Foundation website. The event is free to attend, but registration is required.


About MdBio Foundation

MdBio Foundation is a charitable non-profit organization that provides innovative, effective, and experiential STEM education opportunities with a focus on bioscience. The Foundation’s interdisciplinary approach uses science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) to explore real-world, problem-centric curriculum that bridges school, community, health, and business.

MdBio Foundation’s flagship education program MdBioLab, a mobile laboratory for high schools, has provided quality educational experiences to more than 100,000 students throughout the state of Maryland since its launch in 2003. The Foundation also operates other celebrated STEM education programs such as the Young Science Explorers Program for middle school students, The Maryland BioGENEius Award and its leading-edge educational game platform MdBioSphere. For more information, visit

About Tech Council Of Maryland

The Tech Council of Maryland (TCM) is the largest technology trade group serving the advanced technology and biotechnology communities of Maryland. With more than 400 members employing over 200,000 in the region, TCM’s mission is to empower them, advocate for their interests, further the role these communities play in Maryland’s economy and nurture an environment where these companies can collaborate, grow and succeed. For more information, visit


Media Contact:
for MdBio Foundation
Brad Wills, 240-752-7171

Release Summary

MdBio Foundation hosts ATLAS – a career symposium for high school juniors, seniors and college undergrads typically underrepresented in Science STEM fields.


Media Contact:
for MdBio Foundation
Brad Wills, 240-752-7171