Alumni Awards highlight profound impact, drive, and commitment of UMBC alumni and faculty

“People you see on this stage are not just amazingly talented, they are good people who have done great work,” shared President Hrabowski. “I can’t think of anything an educator would want more than that: People who care about others, who strive for excellence, and who never, never, never give up.” Continue reading Alumni Awards highlight profound impact, drive, and commitment of UMBC alumni and faculty

Eight bwtech@UMBC companies named 2016 Maryland Incubator Company of the Year finalists

“It is so rewarding to see these innovative and promising companies achieve commercial success, and to see ICOY recognize their tremendous growth,” says Jennifer Reynolds of bwtech@UMBC, home to more than a third of this year’s finalists for the statewide award. Continue reading Eight bwtech@UMBC companies named 2016 Maryland Incubator Company of the Year finalists

President Hrabowski discusses the importance of connecting STEM with the arts, humanities and social sciences

“One of the ways we can get students to appreciate what STEM can do for our country is through the humanities, not only through reading skills, but understanding many of the ethical issues involved in the achievement gap, in health disparities, and in the environmental issues that we face.” – Dr. Hrabowski on The Kojo Nnamdi Show on WAMU. Continue reading President Hrabowski discusses the importance of connecting STEM with the arts, humanities and social sciences

Baltimore is now a cybersecurity hub attracting global talent, says bwtech@UMBC’s Hemmerly

With the flurry of recent internet hacks, how safe is the information that we post online? Who will develop the innovations needed to secure our data in cyberspace? In a new Baltimore Sun op-ed, bwtech@UMBC Executive Director Ellen Hemmerly writes … Continue reading Baltimore is now a cybersecurity hub attracting global talent, says bwtech@UMBC’s Hemmerly

Chancellor Bob Caret and Ganna Vikhlyayeva '15, animation and interactive media, in UMBC's Imaging Research Cente

UMBC visit offers Chancellor Caret glimpse of “innovation that matters”

UMBC welcomed new University System of Maryland (USM) Chancellor Bob Caret for a busy, full-day campus visit on September 24, 2015. Chancellor Caret has a long relationship with UMBC, but this visit offered a special opportunity for him. “We are … Continue reading UMBC visit offers Chancellor Caret glimpse of “innovation that matters”

Women Tech Leaders at bwtech@UMBC Encourage Inclusive Work Environments in Baltimore Business Journal

As the country struggles to attract more women to technology, an article in the Baltimore Business Journal this week explored how women tech leaders in Baltimore are encouraging diverse and inclusive work environments. Ellen Hemmerly, executive director of bwtech@UMBC, and Zuly Gonzalez, founder and CEO of Light Point Security based in bwtech@UMBC, were featured in the article for the example they are setting for women entrepreneurs. Gonzalez shared her experiences as a women in the cyber security industry, recounting the sexism she has faced in her career. However, she is determined to perverse, saying, “I try not to let that … Continue reading Women Tech Leaders at bwtech@UMBC Encourage Inclusive Work Environments in Baltimore Business Journal

Technology in Baltimore with Ellen Hemmerly

On February 3 Ellen Hemmerly, executive director, of bwtech@UMBC spoke with AHA Business Radio. She talked about her career path, the economic impact of bwtech@UMBC on the Baltimore metropolitan area and the benefits of being at bwtech@UMBC. “We welcome a diverse set of companies,” she said, “but they have to be technology companies.” Hemmerly says that bwtech@UMBC is not just about real estate, but that it’s about helping companies to grow and succeed. Listen to the entire interview. Continue reading Technology in Baltimore with Ellen Hemmerly

Economic Engine: bwtech@UMBC boosts state and local economies through jobs, revenue and vision

A new study from the Sage Policy Group reveals that the bwtech@UMBC research park has grown at a remarkable pace. The park contributes nearly 2,500 jobs to Baltimore County today, an increase of 41 percent since last measured in 2006. Continue reading Economic Engine: bwtech@UMBC boosts state and local economies through jobs, revenue and vision

UMBC Students and Potomac Photonics Create 3D Replica of UMBC

Potomac Photonics, a micro digital fabrication company located in bwtech@UMBC, has 3D-printed a mini replica of the UMBC campus as part of Ecosynth, a UMBC project that creates 3D models for ecological study. Lindsay Digman and Stephen Gienow ’15, mechanical engineering, helped to create the map by using a helicopter-mounted camera to capture aerial photographs of the campus. President and CEO of Potomac Photonics Mike Adelstein ’96, biochemistry, described the map, saying, “This cool project that combines robotics, 3D modeling, and 3D printing is part of our Education Manufacturing Initiative, whereby we donate or discount… technologies to researchers, faculty and … Continue reading UMBC Students and Potomac Photonics Create 3D Replica of UMBC

Avi Reichental Opens Potomac Photonics’ New Era of Digital Fabrication in Baltimore

3D Systems CEO Avi Reichental helped Potomac Photonics open a new era of Digital Fabrication at bwtech@UMBC Research and Development Park. Keynoting a Digital Fabrication Summit that Potomac organized in celebration of the new Center, Reichental expanded upon the symposium’s theme: The Impact of Digital Fabrication on Our Lives. The inspiring talk included examples of the many ways in which people’s everyday lives were improved by 3D Printing. While cool medical applications such as the “sexy” prosthesis 3D Systems has created for amputees, it was the ways in which 3D Printing can lower barriers to market entry for entrepreneurs and … Continue reading Avi Reichental Opens Potomac Photonics’ New Era of Digital Fabrication in Baltimore

UMBC Hosts Media Workshop for Faculty Researchers and bwtech@UMBC Entrepreneurs

Nearly two dozen UMBC faculty researchers and bwtech@UMBC entrepreneurs attended a media workshop held in the research and technology park’s new CyberHive on Thursday, February 20th. UMBC’s Office of Institutional Advancement organized the event in collaboration with bwtech@UMBC as an opportunity for researchers and entrepreneurs to learn about media relations and strategies to gain visibility for their work. Attendees heard from three local journalists: Sarah Gantz from the Baltimore Business Journal, Liz Gormisky from Defense Daily, and Lisa Palmer, an NSF-funded science communication fellow at the National Socio-Environmental Synthesis Center and freelance journalist who has written for publications such as … Continue reading UMBC Hosts Media Workshop for Faculty Researchers and bwtech@UMBC Entrepreneurs

Pres. Hrabowski Emphasizes Importance of Research Investment, Economic Development, Tech Transfer

Maryland Senate President Mike Miller and House Speaker Michael Busch held a press conference today to announce a package of bills relating to economic development initiatives. The proposed legislation would leverage public and private sector resources for higher education research endowments; create a seed fund to invest in cybersecurity and privacy companies; and strengthen ties between key state, federal and higher education institutions and neighboring communities by creating Reduced Tax Zones (called RISE zones). President Hrabowski spoke at the press conference (photo at right), emphasizing the importance of investment in endowed professorships and the RISE economic development zones to increase … Continue reading Pres. Hrabowski Emphasizes Importance of Research Investment, Economic Development, Tech Transfer

bwtech@UMBC in the Baltimore Sun

“At the University of Maryland, Baltimore County’s incubator for cybersecurity start-ups there’s a definite government focus. Companies can participate in a federal contracting institute, and some have scholarships from contracting giant Northrop Grumman that cover their rent. But incubator leaders are emphasizing the importance of going after the “huge and growing” commercial market, said Ellen Hemmerly, who oversees all of the university’s incubators as executive director of bwtech@UMBC,” writes Jamie Smith Hopkins.       Continue reading bwtech@UMBC in the Baltimore Sun

bwtech@UMBC, The Daily Record

The Pitch Across Maryland Tour rolled into UMBC yesterday and the Daily Record was on hand to cover it. “The statewide Pitch Across Maryland tour targets dozens of hopeful entrepreneurs from the Eastern Shore to Western Maryland. At each stop, participants meet and receive feedback from top business leaders and have the opportunity to record a four- to six-minute business pitch inside the bus studio,” wrote Daily Record reporter, Alissa Gulin in her story, Startup Maryland and its studio bus rolls into UMBC. “A panel of business professionals will judge the entries and choose several to advance to the next round. … Continue reading bwtech@UMBC, The Daily Record

Ellen Hemmerly, bwtech@UMBC, and Kent Malwitz, UMBC Training Centers, in the Baltimore Business Journal

Ellen Hemmerly and Kent Malwitz were quoted in the September 7, Baltimore Business Journal in an article written by Jack Lambert, Cyber security attracts attention (and cash) from venture capitalists. Lambert writes, “Cyber security is big business in Maryland. The state’s proximity to federal agencies in Washington, D.C., as well as nearby government contractors such as Northrop Grumman Corp. and Lockheed Martin Corp., has led to significant government investment in companies that can protect confidential data.” Lambert goes on to write about his conversation with Hemmerly and Malwitz, “The commercialization of cyber security products helped encourage investment, said Ellen Hemmerly, executive … Continue reading Ellen Hemmerly, bwtech@UMBC, and Kent Malwitz, UMBC Training Centers, in the Baltimore Business Journal

Ellen Hemmerly of bwtech@UMBC in Catonsville Patch

Ellen Hemmerly, executive director for bwtech@UMBC, was profiled in Catonsville Patch by reporter Meg Tipper August 12th. The article covered not only Hemmerly’s background, family life, as well as her work and research at bwtech@UMBC, but her involvement and thoughts on the greater Catonsville community, as well. Speaking on what she would like to see happen in the area’s future, Hemmerly told Tipper that “Catonsville could have a better mix of retail, more mixed use housing, and more activities on Frederick Road.  We could make the business district more attractive than it is.  I also would love for Catonsville and UMBC to be … Continue reading Ellen Hemmerly of bwtech@UMBC in Catonsville Patch