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STEM Career Symposium for Underrepresented Students, May 1

April 8, 2014
Contact: University Relations
Phone: 410.837.5739

The University of Baltimore's Merrick School of Business, in partnership with the MdBio Foundation and the Tech Council of Maryland, will host host ATLAS STEM (Advancing Tomorrow's Leaders + Science, Technology, Engineering and Math fields)—a career symposium for high school juniors, seniors and college undergraduates typically underrepresented in these fields, on Thursday, May 1. This free event (registration required; details listed below) will take place from 4 to 7 p.m. in the William H. Thumel Sr. Business Center (home of the Merrick School of Business), 11 W. Mt. Royal Ave.

ATLAS offers students a unique opportunity to better understand profitable and rewarding career paths available to them in STEM fields. 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.

The event's keynote address will be provided by Stephanie C. Hill, vice president and general manager for 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. A Baltimore native, Hill was named the 2014 Black Engineer of the Year by Career Communications Group and received an AFCEA 2013 Heroines in Technology Award.

To register for ATLAS STEM, visit the MdBio Foundation website.