Montgomery College Hosts 2014 Maryland STEM Conference, Oct. 31 and Nov. 1, at the Germantown Campus

Two and Four-Year Colleges and Universities Partner to Promote Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM)

Montgomery College will welcome students and faculty from area colleges to present a statewide conference for Maryland colleges focusing on STEM–related topics and featuring nearly 100 presenters. The conference runs Friday and Saturday, October 31 and November 1, at the College’s Germantown Campus, located at 20200 Observation Drive.

The conference begins at 1:30 p.m. Friday with keynote speaker Christina Badger, a visiting instructor at Allegany College, speaking about “Adventures in STEM: Starting Your Journey.” Concurrent sessions and a poster session will follow and the day culminates with student activities in the late afternoon.

Other community colleges represented include Allegany College, Anne Arundel Community College, Baltimore City Community College, the Community College of Baltimore County, Carroll Community College, Cecil Community College, Chesapeake College, Frederick Community College, Harford Community College, and Howard Community College. Four-year institutions represented at the conference include Hood College, Towson University, UMBC and University of Maryland College Park.

A presentation by HHMI BioInteractive over lunch will include a viewing of the 15-minute film, “Evolving Switches, Evolving Bodies,” about the three-spined stickleback fish. An awards ceremony will follow.

The keynote speaker Saturday is James Hewlett, Professor of Biology and the Director of Biotechnology and Biomanufacturing at Finger Lakes Community College in Canandaigua, NY. Professor Hewlett will offer a presentation titled, “Undergraduate Research at the Community College: Obstacles and Opportunities.” A concurrent session will close the conference on Saturday afternoon.

For more information, please contact Dr. Raza Khan at Carroll Community College by calling 410-386-8222 or e-mail


Montgomery College is a public, open admissions community college with campuses in Germantown, Rockville, and Takoma Park/Silver Spring, plus workforce development/continuing education centers and off-site programs throughout Montgomery County, Md. The College serves nearly 60,000 students a year, through both credit and noncredit programs, in more than 130 areas of study.

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On September 16, 1946, the first Montgomery College classes were held in the evenings at a local high school with a student body of 186 men and women. Today, the College has grown to a multi-campus institution and serves nearly 60,000 students a year, through both credit and noncredit programs, in more than 100 areas of study.