Southern Maryland Higher Education Center

44219 Airport Road, California, Maryland 20619

(301) 737-2500 (Main) * (301) 737-2542 (Facsimile)

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Purpose: This is a community meeting to expose the new 84K sqft USM Southern Maryland Research and Academic Building that is planned for the SMHEC to our constituents, who are largely unaware of the AMAZING capability that is on the way. The intent is to further refine the sense of the community ownership regarding local requirements that an economically diversification oriented educational/Research Center can and must fulfill. This embraces the fields of: Engineering, Business, Education, Nursing and all the other subject areas we currently address on behalf of our entire community today. To that end, we have divided the day into sessions on: 1) educational synergy, 2) emergent technology and 3) innovation. Tom Sadowski, Economic Development Director at University System of Maryland (USM), will keynote and, hopefully, weave these themes together using the notion of Public-Private Partnerships. There will be breakouts around these topics with feedback offered at the end of the event. For mode details, click here.

The St. Mary’s County Chamber of Commerce is assisting with this event by taking reservations and payment. To pay by a method other than PayPal, please call the Chamber office, 301-737-3001 to pay by Visa or MasterCard, or send a check (payable to “St. Mary’s County Chamber of Commerce”) to the Chamber office, 44200 Airport Rd., Suite B, California, MD 20619. Cost is $25 to attend and $10 for speakers and panelists. Please note: Speakers and panelists paying at the $10.00 level will not be able to pay on line through PayPal–please call the Chamber to pay by credit card or mail a check.

0800: Networking, refreshments and registration

0830 Southern Maryland Higher Education Center - Mr. Joe Anderson, BoG President (SMHEC BoG) - Welcome and Introduce Dean Pines - Confirmed

0840 Dr. Darryll Pines, Dean Clark School of Engineering - Research Arm of the new building - Confirmed

0900 Cooper Carry – Report on the Third Building using Virtual Reality

0935: Educational Relevance in Southern Maryland– Dr. Janice Walthour - Confirmed

0950: Panel: The Vital Importance of Educators in Southern Maryland

CAPT Barbara Ives USN (ret) – Moderator (CSM) - Confirmed
Dr. Michael Wick – Provost SMCM (SMCM) - Confirmed
Dr. Maureen Murphy – President of CSM (CSM) - Confirmed
Dr. Ben Latigo – Chief Academic Officer (SMHEC) - Confirmed
Mr. Scott Smith – Superintendent SMCPS (SMC) - Confirmed
Mr. Steve Cricchi – NAVAIR University (NAVAIR) -Confirmed

1050 Break

1100: Technological Relevance in Southern Maryland – Dr. Dale L. Moore, NAVAIR Strategy and Innovation - Confirmed

1115: Panel: The Growing Technological Bow-wave

CAPT Pierre Thuot USN (ret) - Moderator (SMHEC BoG) - Confirmed
RADM Steve Eastberg USN (ret) – Smartronix – (Aero Maryland) - Confirmed
Mr. Tom Jarboe – Ausley Associates – International Trade (SMC) –Confirmed
Mr. Chris Kaselemis – St. Mary's County Economic Development (SMC) –Confirmed
Dr. Christine Bergmark – Consultant - Confirmed
Dr. Regina Faden – St. Mary's County Tourism Commission Member –Confirmed

1215: Lunch

1300: Keynote: The Challenge Ahead – Mr. Tom Sadowski – USM Economic Development (USM) Confirmed

1330: The Innovation Ecosystem – Mr. Paul Ausley – CEO Ausley Associates - Confirmed

1345: Panel: Fostering Innovation

CAPT Michelle Guidry USN (Ret) – Moderator (SMHEC BoG) - Confirmed
Mr. Mike Colina – Former CEO of RMC (SMHEC BoG) - Confirmed
Ms. Wynne Briscoe – Business Consultant – The Small Business Development Center and Chair – St. Mary's County Economic Development Commission - Confirmed
CAPT Matt Scassero USN (Ret) – UMD UAS Test Site (UMD) - Confirmed
Mr. Mike Cooper Esq – Technology Transfer and SMIT - Confirmed
Mr. Tom Luginbill, CSM Entrepreneur and Innovation Institute - Confirmed
COL Jamie Rosado USMC (ret) SMARTRONIX Healthcare IT Lead - Confirmed
Ms. Adelle Pierce, CEO, AM Pierce and Associates - Confirmed

1450 Cookie Break

1500: Sense of community requirements breakouts against the backdrop of the new building and new capabilities

Educational – CAPT Barbara Ives – Role of Educators in Community thought Leadership
Technology – CAPT Pierre Thuot – Dealing with rapidly morphing capability
Innovation – CAPT Michelle Guidry – How to capture the entrepreneurial Edge

1615 Report from Breakout Groups and general discussion

1700 Adjourn

The St. Mary’s County Chamber of Commerce is assisting with this event by taking reservations and payment.  To pay by a method other than PayPal, please call the Chamber office, 301-737-3001 to pay by Visa or MasterCard, or send a check (payable to “St. Mary’s County Chamber of Commerce”) to the Chamber office, 44200 Airport Rd., Suite B, California, MD 20619. Cost is $25 to attend and $10 for speakers and panelists. Please note: Speakers and panelists paying at the $10.00 level will not be able to pay on line through PayPal–please call the Chamber to pay by credit card or mail a check.

SMHEC Community Forum

October 13, 2017

8AM to 5PM

​Building II, Center Hall