Member News: McDaniel College Names Mel Brennan as New Executive Director of the Center for Experience and Opportunity

Mel Brennan has been named the new executive director of the Center for Experience and Opportunity (CEO) at McDaniel College. Brennan, who currently resides in Westminster, Maryland, graduated from the college in 1996 with a bachelor’s degree in political science and history. In his new role at McDaniel, he oversees...

Member News: Johns Hopkins online engineering programs again ranked among nation’s best

Johns Hopkins Engineering’s online graduate degree programs continue to be among the country’s best, according to the latest U.S. News & World Report rankings. The Whiting School’s Engineering for Professionals program occupies the No. 9 spot overall, jumping three spaces from last year’s No. 12. The Whiting School’s online information technology programs maintained their No. 2 spot. Read more. 

Member News: BOPA Announces the Regional Recipients for the 2023 Scholastic Art & Writing Awards

The Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts (BOPA) proudly acknowledges the talented teens across the State of Maryland who are recipients of the 2023 Scholastic Art & Writing Awards. The Scholastic Art & Writing Awards is the nation’s longest-running and most prestigious creative teen recognition program for students in grades 7–12. BOPA is proud to serve as the Maryland regional affiliate for this competition and support Maryland’s next generation … Continue reading

Member News: TEDCO Partners with The Maryland Department of Commerce to Expand DefTech

TEDCO, Maryland’s economic engine for technology companies, announced today its partnership with the Maryland Department of Commerce (Maryland Commerce) to expand and enhance the Maryland Defense Technology Commercialization (DefTech) Center. DefTech supports the growth of businesses by helping them leverage the technology, facilities and expertise in the Maryland Department of Defense (DoD) labs. Piloted in 2018 with the Department of Defense—and in partnership with the Harford County Office of Community … Continue reading

Member News: New TEDCO Study Outlines Critical Steps Needed to Cultivate a Thriving, Inclusive and Growing Innovation Economy

TEDCO, Maryland’s economic engine for technology companies, unveiled a legislatively mandated Maryland Innovation Competitiveness Study—one that could lead to a 5-year, $250 million down payment for an Equitech Growth Fund and the establishment of a major Kirwan-type commission. The new commission would map out an in-depth strategic plan focused on ensuring Maryland becomes a national model for a thriving, inclusive tech sector and innovation economy. Read more.

Member News: Johns Hopkins leads nation in research spending for 43rd consecutive year

Johns Hopkins University once again led all U.S. universities in research and development spending in fiscal year 2021, according to the annual National Science Foundation report on higher education R&D. In its 43rd consecutive year in the top spot, Johns Hopkins directed a record-breaking $3.181 billion into an array of projects across the enterprise, the most recent year for which nationwide data is available. Learn more here. 

Member News: UMMS CEO Discusses Hospital Leadership

Mohan Suntha, MD, MBA, President and CEO of the University of Maryland Medical System, is interviewed in this Daily Record video for the “Off The Record” series discussing hospital leadership and his background.

Member News: Loyola accepts nine entrepreneurs for Baltipreneurs Accelerator

Loyola University Maryland’s Simon Center for Innovation & Entrepreneurship accepted nine new participants for the center’s 2022-23 Baltipreneurs Accelerator, a four-month part-time program supporting startup businesses and social ventures with training, technical assistance, mentorship, networking, and access to capital. This year’s Baltipreneurs founded startups to help build more efficient, sustainable buildings. They plan immersive virtual events and inclusive group travel experiences. They help students choose historically Black colleges and universities. … Continue reading

Executive Alliance opens applications for recognition of women’s representation in leadership of organizations in Maryland

Executive Alliance, which promotes women leaders in Maryland, offers Maryland-based organizations the opportunity to self-nominate for inclusion in the Honor Roll.  This award recognizes organizations leading the way in placing women in board seats and in executive leadership positions. To qualify as an Honor Roll organization, women must occupy at least 30% of board seats AND C-Suite executive roles. Executive Alliance has tracked the number of women serving as directors … Continue reading