The day-time portion of the Agenda

8:30-9:00 Check-in/Networking/Light Snack
9:00-10:15 Welcome/Induction Dr. Victor McCrary, National Science Board
Michael Okoroafor, VP, Global Sustainability and Packaging Innovation. McCormick

Mike Newman, Superintendent, Whiting-Turner

10:15-10:30 Break
10:30-11:30 1st Break Out Session
11:30-12:45 Lunch/Anthony Green and Phillip Chery-Career Mentoring Program
12:45-1:45 2nd Break Out Session
1:45-:200 Break
2:00-300 3rd Break Out Session


The attendees will be broken into three groups and will participate in three separate breakout sessions/panel discussions.  The following industries will be represented in the breakout session panels


Panel 1-Manufacturing and Automotive

Shay Curry and Sigrid Bove, Eaton, Chris Peterson, Toyota, Jim Reid, International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Worker

Panel 2-Health Care, Energy and Utilities

Sgt Ashley Ritter, Maryland National Guard, Damion Lampley, Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission  (WSSC), Zach Finucane, Deepwater Wind

Panel 3 -Construction and Maintenance

Rick Kottke, Harkins,  Don Martz, BGE Home,  Lt Col. David Dement, Maryland National Guard

Booths-Deepwater Wind, National Guard, WSSC, Industrial Designer Society of America, Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers, Toyota Eaton, International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Worker, Grad2Career, and Harkins


****6:00-9:00 High School Blue Collar STEM Party-Music, Food, a Scavenger Hunt, Prizes and more.  An opportunity to provide valuable career information to High School Students in a entertaining environment.******


Music by Ridiculous DJ!!!


Booths-Deepwater Wind, National Guard, Stanley Black Decker,  Whiting Turner, Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers, Industrial Designer Society of America, Philosplay (video game company) ,  Institute of Transportation Engineers, International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Worker, Maryland Department of Labor and Licensing (Apprenticeships), Pay it Forward Polytech


We are currently looking for speakers, panelists, exhibitors, and sponsors for the conference. Please refer to the Sponsorship Opportunities. To participate, contact Maryland STEM Festival Director Phil Rogofsky at or 410. 627.1074.

Organizations involved with the planning include:

The Greater Baltimore Committee
Maryland Department of Labor
Licensing, and Regulation
Baltimore Mayor’s Office
Associated Black Charities
Baltimore Robotics Center
Eaton Corporation
Montgomery College
Toyota, Maryland Public Television
Independent Electrical Contractors