The Forum Agenda

The Forum Agenda
Second SMHEC Community Forum
January 04, 2019 at SMHEC – Center Hall in Powell Hall

Times and events subject to change

Theme:Research and Technology inform education; Education informs the workforce; The Workforce builds a diverse economic community.

Tentative Detailed Agenda – Moderator Capt Glen Ives (USN) Ret. CEO Sabre Systems

Morning Session: 8:30 am – 12:00 pm

8:00 am – 8:30 am           Registration and lite breakfast fare – courtesy of our Sponsors

8:30 am – 8:40 am          Welcome and Recap of 2017 Stakeholders Meeting

8:40 am – 9:05 am         U.S. Senator Chris Van Hollen 

9:05 am – 09:30 am        Chancellor Robert L. Caret  – University System of Maryland (USM)

9:30 am – 09:50 am       Dr. Darryll Pines – Dean of the Clark School of Engineering University of Maryland College Park

09:50 am – 10:00 am       Joint Q&A with Chancellor Caret and Dr. Pines

10:00 am – 10:30 am       RDML John Lemmon – Commander of the Naval Air Warfare Center – Aircraft Division

10:30 am – 10:45 am       Break – courtesy of our Sponsors

10:45 am – 11:20 am       Cooper Carry Architects – Architectural review of the planned 3rd building

11:20 am – 12:00 am       USM Vice Chancellors Dr. Ellen Herbst and Tom Sadowski

12:00 pm – 12:45 pm       Lunch courtesy of our Sponsors

12:15 pm – 12:40 pm        Dr. James D. Fielder, Jr. – Md Secretary of Higher Education (during lunch)

                                              Representing the Honorable Larry Hogan – Governor of Maryland

                                              Cooper Carry VR demonstrations in the foyer

                                              Opportunity to Sign up for afternoon sessions at registration desk

Afternoon Session: 12:45 pm – 2:00 pm – Three Concurrent Discussion Sessions

Session I – Autonomous Research and Technology in Southern Maryland

15 min Lead Address –     Dr. Josef Schaff – NAWCAD Autonomy Expert

60 min Group Discussion facilitated by Capt. Pierre Thuot USN (ret) – Member of the SMHEC Board of Governors

Session II – Economic Development and Workforce in Southern Maryland

15 – min Lead Address      Tom Sadowski – USM Vice Chancellor for Economic Development and Chris Kaselemis, St. Mary’s County Director of Economic Development

60 min Group Discussion facilitated by Chris Kaselemis, Gene Townsend, Tom Sadowski and Bennet Wilson – St. Mary’s County Economic Development

Session III – K-16 Education and Pipeline in Southern Maryland

15 min Lead Address         Dr. Joann Boughman, USM Vice Chancellor and Dr. Scott Smith, SMCPS Superintendent

60 min Group Discussion facilitated by Dr. Ben Latigo – SMHEC, Dr. Scott Smith – SMCPS Superintendent, Dr. Eileen Abel Vice President of Academic Affairs, College of Southern Maryland and  Dr. Bob Schaller – FIT,

2:00 pm – 2:15 pm          Break – courtesy of our Sponsors

2:15 pm – 2:30 pm         Session I Debrief – Pierre Thuot

2:30 pm – 2:45 pm         Session I Debrief – Cris Kaselemis

2:45 pm – 3:00 pm         Session III Debrief  – Dr. Ben Latigo

3:00pm – 3:15 pm           Plenary Session VI: Group Discussion, Q&A and Wrap-up

3:15 pm – 3:30 pm          Next Steps and Stake Holders Forum Report

3:30 pm adjourn