Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Wheel Chairs

Several organizations offer wheelchairs for those in need. Some urls with more details below.




http://www.reacharide.org is a one-stop information source for people with disabilities, older adults, those with limited English proficiency, and low-income commuters.
REACHARIDE.ORG or call 1 855 732 2427

Courtesy of sister April, Mona, Lana and Eman

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

NASA Goddard - "The Accidental Observatory,"

Gerald Soffen Lecture Series: Dr. Tim Livengood – The Accidental Observatory
The Accidental Observatory
Come and discover how scientists and engineers work together to add exciting tasks to spacecraft already in space. Invite your friends, neighbors, and anyone else who would enjoy hearing Goddard planetary astrophysicist Dr. Tim Livengood speak at the latest installment of the Soffen Lecture Series, "The Accidental Observatory," at the Goddard Visitor Center on Thursday, Dec. 8, 2011, at 7:00 p.m.

In 2005, NASA launched a daring spacecraft mission called Deep Impact. It was designed to accelerate into and impact a comet to blow out a plume of material. Studying this material would increase understanding of what comets are made from.

The Deep Impact spacecraft consisted of two parts, the impactor that was vaporized and the remaining flyby component that sailed into space, past the comet, collecting data along the way. After the remaining spacecraft gathered the information on the celestial object, the data-collecting spacecraft continued on its journey around the Sun. The journey continues.

NASA called on the scientific community to submit ideas for a new use of Deep Impact for research projects and scientific studies. The story that developed was one of how inventive scientists and engineers conceived a new life for a veteran spacecraft to explore our solar system and to chart a path towards someday exploring other solar systems. The spacecraft has looked at distant worlds. It has looked at comets. It has looked at Earth. And Deep Impact could do it all again. Come to the lecture on Thursday, December 8 to hear all of the details.

Doors open at 6:45 p.m. and the lecture will start promptly at 7:00 p.m. Space is limited. Please register in advance by visiting the Gerald Soffen Lecture Series Web page.

During his 30-year NASA career, Dr. Gerald Soffen (1926-2000) led the science team for NASA's Viking program, was Director of Life Sciences at NASA Headquarters, Project scientist for NASA's Earth Observing System, and created NASA Academy, NASA's premiere leadership training internship. The Viking 2 lander was posthumously named after Dr. Soffen and a crater on Mars was named "Soffen." He was best known, however, for his passion for inspiring the next generation of scientists and engineers.

Saturday, November 12, 2011

UMBC Hosts Innovation Nation:Startup Success

This is a 3-part event: (DOORS OPEN AT 7P - NETWORK & meet members of the CNN special!

1. 7:35p - Brief Q & A discussion with members of the CNN documentary & guests!
Wayne Sutton          Hank Williams
2. 8p - CNN screening (8p-9p) which documents 8 people leaving their families behind for a summer to pitch their startups in Silicon Valley. You'll see the challenges they face and observe valuable insight on how to be a successful startup in the tech space.
3. 9:05p - A panel discussion and live tv taping (9p-10:15p) at the University of Maryland Baltimore County, Academic 4 Building, 1st floor Lecture Hall (campus map)! The fully-produced, 3 camera tv taping happens immediately after the CNN viewing and will also be webcasted live. The panel will share their thoughts on the CNN documentary and quickly move into in a discussion about startups, entrepreneurship, strategies to increase more minority tech startups and ideas on how to be successful in today's economic climate!

7pm - Doors open! Time to network with others & meet those in CNN special!
7:35pm - Informal discussion with individuals who are in the CNN documentary
8p-9p - LIVE broadcast of CNN special 
9-10:15p - LIVE webcast and formal, moderated panel discussion!


Saturday, October 29, 2011

Job Fairs - UMUC

IT Job Fair
Tuesday, November 1, 2011
4–8 p.m.
UMUC Inn and Conference Center
3501 University Boulevard East
Adelphi, MD 20783
www.umuc.edu/itjobfair <

Human Resources Job Fair
Saturday, November 5, 2011
10 a.m.–2 p.m. 
UMUC Inn and Conference Center
3501 University Boulevard East
Adelphi, MD 20783
www.umuc.edu/hrjobfair <

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Guest Speaker at Dar Al-Taqwa, 10/28-10/29/2011 - Murphy

Monday, October 24, 2011

Gwynn Oak Islamic Community Masjid Construction

Gwynn Oak Islamic Community (GIC) is building a new masjid from the ground up and needs our help. To make donations check a check to  Melvin Bilal 4012 springdale ave. baltimore, md 21207, payable to Gwynn Oak Islamic Community Center.

Visit there website for more information at gwynnoakmasjid.org

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Interfaith youth for Climate Justice, December

Assalam Alaykum sisters/brothers,

Interfaith youth for Climate Justice is seeking 7-10 Muslim youth to participate in a free year-long program designed to connect students to nature through their faith tradition; increase their understanding of climate change, including its impact on social justice; contribute to local climate change mitigation activities; and empower the students to take action in their congregations towards greater sustainability. Parents and students can log in quickly to www.IYCJ.org to learn more about the program, ask questions, and download an application form. Please feel free to contact me with any further inquiries.

I am counting on your partnership to share this program with your community and cause an abundance of participation.

Best regards,

Iqbal Khaiy
Program Associate
Interfaith Youth for Climate Justice
202 664 7884

The Oral History of Afghan Americans, Sat Oct 22, 2011

Washington, DC's Mayor Gray issues a Proclamation honoring October as America's Islamic Heritage month in the District.
America’s Islamic Heritage Museum & Cultural Center
 In Celebration of October as America’s Islamic Heritage Month
The Oral History of Afghan Americans
Saturday, October 22th 2011
4:00 pm – 7:00 pm
With opening Quran recitation and remarks by  
Qari Samiullah Safi and Imam Zia Makhdoom
Followed by Shared Stories on
“Coming to America, Students and Scholarships”
“Starting a Business, Making a Name”
“Forming a Community, Finding an Imam”
Guest presenters include:
Dr. Daoud Nassimi, Mr. Haris Tarin, Afghan Academy Representative, and Mustafa Center Representative
America’s Islamic Heritage Museum
2315 Martin Luther King Avenue SE
Washington, DC 20020

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

International Food Festival
International Food Festival at ICM
As you know, ICM will be holding the annual international food festival on Saturday, October 1st, inshallah, from 11am till 3pm.  This is a fun community event that serves the extremely important dual purpose of bringing the community together and also allowing our neighbors to get to know us better.  
For details visit http://www.icomd.org

Columbia Foundation Annual Dinner, Wed Oct 26th, 6pm

The Columbia Foundation's
Annual Dinner 
Wednesday, October 26, 2011

M & T Logo 
Ten Oaks Ballroom    Clarksville, Maryland
6:00 PM 
Please join us for an exciting evening 
as we present the first annual
Columbia Foundation
Leadership Council Award.

ICNA Youth Conference, ISB Oct 15th, 2011

MCC Seniors' Gathering, Oct 8th, 2011

We would like to remind you that your MCC Senior Program is meeting on October 8, from 2:00PM- to 4:30 PM.  In shaa Allah, we have a great program for you. Starting from:
  •  Our delicious buffet,
  • followed by a walkathon led by our fitness guru, our own sister Fariha.
  • Dr. Ibrahim Al Samanoudi, A top expert in the Field of Pain Management, will explore with us, especially with the cold coming, innovative  ways to reduce our sufferings and pains
  • Our own Chairman, Dr. A. Zahoor will treat us to a wonderful story of the origin of Islam in India.
We look forward to seeing you on October 8

Sunday, September 11, 2011

Scholarships for those 16+

Provided By:

Citizens Bank / Charter One Bank


September 16, 2011

Type of Award:




Awards Available:





The TruFit Good Citizen Scholarship is available to students ages 16 and above who reside or attend school in one of the following states: Massachusetts, Connecticut, Rhode Island, New Hampshire, Vermont, Delaware, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, New York, Illinois, Ohio, or Michigan. To be considered, you must upload a video (90 seconds or less) or essay (500 words or less), with an optional photo, explaining how you get involved in your community. You must be a legal resident of the U.S. to be eligible for this award.

Applicable Majors:

All Fields of Study

Additional Information:

There is one (1) Grand Prize of $7,500, four (4) First Prizes of $5,000 and 15 Second Prizes of $1,500. Please visit the sponsor's Web site for additional information.

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

May 2011 in a Snippet

  • Youth Project Mgmt Competition for YPM 201 (Cost Mgmt) held on May 1st, 2011.
  • ILIA Receives 501c(3) tax exemption on May 5th, 2011.
  • Two new students join EmpowerOne leadership mentoring program.

April 2011 in a Snippet

Launched ILIA's 1st Youth Spring Break Camp: iLead:

  •  iLead (i Lead through Eman & Application of the Dean) is a weeklong camp focusing on 5 traits: Mission, Motivation, Patience, Courage, Taqwa
  •  24 registered campers ranging in age from 8 to 15
  •  Guest speakers included: Mohamed Abutaleb, Imam Okasha Kameni, Imam Mahmoud Abdelhady, and Dr. Yassine Daoud
  •  Sports and group activities
  •  Awards for outstanding campers who exemplified leadership skills & 5 traits

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Quran One Radio - iPhones, iPads, iPod

An update from our dear brother Imam Moustafa Zayed
With the blessing of Allah (SWT), Quran One Radio, the sister station of Islam One Radio, is now available as a free streaming application on all iPhones, iPads, and iPod Touches.
Quran One Radio provides the best recitations of the best Quran reciters 24 hours a day. You could listen to Quran One Radio live at www.islamoneradio.com by clicking on the link on the menu bar on the top.

Please forward this e-mail to your friends and spread the word about both stations insha Allah.
Jazakum Allahu Khairun

Visit ILIA's website at http://www.islamicleadership.org

Sunday, May 15, 2011

Youth Communications Platform Hold First Fundraising Dinner

Alhamedellah with the grace of Allah (SWT), Mafiq Foundation's EPC Platform has held its first public fund raising dinner on Sunday May 15th, 2011. EPC which has been in existence for over a decade has been a well established platform for the youth to express their thoughts on various Islamic values and events around them. Over the years EPC has introduced an annual essay competition that resulted in hundreds of essay submissions, dozens of which have been published in three volumes. The platform expanded to include a multimedia and poster component, as well as an annual debate.

For full details about EPC please visit http://epc.mafiq.org/

Their latest book can be purchased here: http://astore.amazon.com/islaleadinsto-20/detail/1456538926

First Islamic Heritage Museum Opens in the Nations Capital

With the grace of Allah (SWT) for the first time ever an Islamic Heritage Museum opens its doors in Washington DC. After nearly a decade of having a mobile Islamic Heritage Museum, Amir Muhammad, the founder of America's first Islamic History Museum has found a home for his unique collections of historical artifacts.

Br. Amid Nashid Muhammad ibn West, is a well-known businessman and published poet. He converted to Islam in 1974, and he is the author of the well-known book "Muslims in America: Seven Centuries of History, Collections and Stories of American Muslims". The book was first published in 1998, and written so he can leave his children, grandchildren and the general public a clearer picture of America's rich Islamic heritage.

Br. Muhammad is currently the president of Collections and Stories of American Muslims, a non-profit organization which provided the traveling exhibit and museum. When asked about the new museum, Br. Ayman Nassar, president of ILIA mentioned "It is a first step that needed to be taken a long time ago by the Muslim ummah in America to understand their past and have a vision for the future". Br. Ayman mentions "I have read brother Muhammad's book back in 2001, and have found it not only intriguing and educational but fascinating, I think the book is a must read for every Muslim living in America, it is simple, to the point and I recommend it to youth that I teach and coach on weekends, as part of their Islamic studies curriculum". 

America’s Islamic Heritage Museum opened its doors on April 30th, 2011 and is located at 2313 Martin Luther King Jr. Ave SE Washington, DC 20020 , and details of the hours of operation can be found by contacting 202 678-6906

Muslims in America can be purchased online from here http://astore.amazon.com/islaleadinsto-20?_encoding=UTF8&node=4  to support the project.

ILIA Receives 501c(3) Tax Exemption Determination

Alhamedellah, with the grace of Allah (SWT) ILIA has received its letter of determination from the IRS stating its tax exemption status. The IRS has determined that ILIA's work and mission qualifies the organization to be exempt from Federal income tax under section 501c(3) of the US Internal Revenue Code. Contributions to ILIA are deductible under section 170 of the Code. ILIA is also qualified to receive tax deductible bequests, devises, transfers or gifts.

ILIA is also further classified as a public charity, alhamedellah since its inception in 2009 ILIA has been providing financial aid to all its programs and through the generous donations it received has been able to sponsor programs at area homeless shelters and low income populations for leadership development and training. ILIA offers financial aid to all its students who qualify. Information on ILIA's financial aid policy can be found at http://www.islamicleadership.org/policies/

All contributions made to ILIA since its inception are tax deductible and the effective date of exemption is June 24, 2009. Donors may wish to check with their tax advisor on how to receive deductions for tax years prior to the date of this announcement.

ILIA is a tax deductible 501c(3) education, research, religious and public charity non-profit organization. Please continue to support ILIA's mission through donating online at this link http://www.islamicleadership.org/donate/

Friday, April 29, 2011

ILIA Discusses Repentance at Loyola Blakefield School

ILIA's founder Ayman Nassar joined Rabbi Ilyse, Director, Kramer of the Institute for Christian and Jewish Studies, and Pastor Pat Goodman, Youth Pastor, Grace Fellowship Church  at Loyola Blakefield School to discuss the concept of Repentance in the three faiths of Islam, Judaism and Christianity. Loyola Blakefield, an all boys middle and high school, invited three leaders for the three faiths as part of their Lent season educational programming on March 30th, 2010. The event was attended by 970, three of whom are Muslim.

The event started with an introduction by Joe Cordella, Director of Campus Ministry where he shared the mission of a Loyola Blakefield student. Principal, Antony Day ended the program  by thanking the guests and students, after a short reflection and summary by Fr. Tim Brown.

March 2011 in a Snippet

Hold Leadership in Research on Saturday March 26th, 2011
  • 96 students from 3 (VA, MD, DE) states and DC
  • Students as old as 60 and as young as 9
  • Families, infants, newly wed couples, teens and mid-age adults
  • New York Hall of Science, Museum of Moving Image & Central Park
  • Pre-recorded interviews, documentaries, Quran, motivational speeches, halaqas and team competitions
  • Football, free time, all you can eat dinner, lunch and breakfast

Speaking to 970 Young Men at Loyola Bakerfield College, Wednesday March 30th, 2011
  • 970 middle and high school students at Loyola Bakersfield Catholic school in Towson
  • Brief discussion on repentance, Allah's attributes and forgiveness

EmpowerOne, March 2011
  • ILIA's fifth student joins EmpowerOne

Leader to Mankind
  • Accounting 101 class completed in April alhamedellah
  • 6 sessions, 8 students, 1 shelter
Mission Excellence
  • Two new students, tutoring in math
Sharing the Mission
  • Sponsored Howard County's Community Action Council Food Bank
  • Sponsored DC MIST 2011 Business Venture Competition Awards (8 weeks paid internship at ILIA - 1st place ($250 value); 2 free ILIA classes - 2nd place ($120 value); 1 free ILIA class - 3rd place ($75 value))
  • Sponsored Metro Washington Quran Recitation Competition (MWQRC 2011)
Community Support
  • $200 zakat donation to a head of household who lost her job this month
Joint Programs
  • Teamed with an intern from University of Maryland
  • Recorded a teen talk show on the Egyptian revolution
  • Proposal to be submitted to Good Morning America and other programs to promote teen awareness and interest in news programming 

Monday, April 25, 2011

Various Scholarships

ILIA is not responsible for the accuracy of information in any of these links, not for its adherence to Islamic values.
AARP Foundation Women's Scholarship Program
For women 40+ seeking new job skills, training and educational opportunities to support themselves.
Academic Competitiveness Grant
For first-year and second-year college students who graduated from high school.
Actuarial Diversity Scholarship
For minority students pursuing a degree that may lead to a career in the actuarial profession.
Akash Kuruvilla Memorial Scholarship Fund
For students who demonstrate excellence in leadership, diversity, integrity and academia.
American Copy Editors Society Scholarship
Available to junior, senior and graduate students who will take full-time copy editing jobs or internships.
AORN Foundation Scholarship
For students studying to be nurses and perioperative nurses pursuing undergrad and grad degrees.
Automotive Hall of Fame Scholarship
For students who indicate a sincere interest in an automotive related career.
AWG Minority Scholarship For Women
Encourages young minority women to pursue an education and later a career in the geosciences.
AXA Achievements Scholarship
Provides more than $600K in annual scholarships to 52 students - one from each state.
Beacon Partners Healthcare IT Scholarships
Awarded to a student pursuing an undergraduate or graduate degree in the IT Healthcare field.
Best Buy Scholarship
For students in grades 9-12 who plan to enter a full-time undergraduate program upon high school graduation.
Burger King Scholars Program
For high school seniors who have part-time jobs and excel academically in school.
CIA Undergraduate Scholarship Program
Developed to assist minority and disabled students, but open to all who meet the requirements.
Coca-Cola Scholars Program
Four-year achievement-based scholarships given to 250 high school seniors each year.
Davidson Fellows Scholarship
Recognizes and awards the extraordinary who excel in math, science, and technology.
Davis-Putter Scholarship Fund
Need-based scholarships for college students are part of the progressive movement in their community.
Dell Scholars Program
For students who demonstrate a desire and ability to overcome barriers and achieve their goals.
Development Fund For Black Students in Science and Technology
For students studying science or technology at Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs).
Discovery Scholarship
Annual scholarship for high school juniors to support continued education and training beyond high school.
Ed Bradley/ Ken Kashiwahara Scholarships
Open to full-time students who are pursuing careers in radio and television news.
EMPOWER Scholarship Award
Designed to increase diversity in the medical rehabilitation field by awarding students of color.
ESA Foundation Computer and Video Game Scholarship Program
For minority and female students majoring in a field related to computer and video game arts.
Fulbright Scholar Program
Sends faculty and professionals abroad each year to lecture and conduct research.
Future Engineers Scholarship Program
For students pursuing a career in engineering who shows outstanding academic performance.
Gates Millenium Scholarship
Funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation; established to help low income minority students.
Go On Girl Book Club Scholarship
Supports authors of the Black African Diaspora who wan to write their way to college money.
Google Anita Borg Scholarship
For women who excel in computing and technology, and are active role models and leaders.
Hallie Q. Brown Scholarship
For African American women who have a minimum C average, and can demonstrate financial need.
HBCU Study Abroad Scholarship
Provides travel opportunities for students of color who are traditionally under-represented in such programs.
Jacob K. Javits Fellowship Program
Provides fellowships to students who excel in the arts, humanities, and social sciences.
Javits-Frasier Teacher Scholarship Fund
To increase diverse students' access to talent development opportunities through teacher training.
Jeannette Rankin Women's Scholarship Fund
For low-income women who have a vision of how their education will benefit themselves and their community.
Joe Francis Haircare Scholarship
For cosmetology and barber school students who can demonstrate a financial need.
KFC Colonel's Scholars Program
For college-bound students who can demonstrate financial need, and have a GPA of at least 2.75.
Lincoln Forum Scholarship Essay Contest
A writing contest pertaining to the life and times of Abraham Lincoln and the Civil War era.
McKesson Pharmacy Scholarship
Designed to assist pharmacy students who plan to continue their education.

National Achievement Scholarship
Established in 1964 to provide recognition for outstanding African American high school students.
National Black Police Association Scholarships
For students pursuing careers in law enforcement, criminal justice, and other related areas.
National Institute of Health (NIH) Undergraduate Scholarship
For students from disadvantaged backgrounds who are pursuing science and health-related research.
National SMART Grant
Available to full-time students who are majoring in science, math, technology, engineering, and more.

PMI Educational Foundation Scholarships
Established for students in the field of project management or a project management related field.

Ron Brown Scholar Program
Seeks to identify African American high school seniors who will make significant contributions to society.
Ronald Reagan College Leaders Scholarship
Seeks to recognize outstanding young people who are promoting American values on college campuses.
Siemen Competition
Competition for individual or team research projects in science, mathematics, engineering, and technology.

Thurgood Marshall College Fund Scholarships
For first-generation students majoring in business, finance, science, engineering, and more.
Tri-Delta Scholarships
For students who excel in chapter and campus involvement,community service, academics, and more.
Tylenol Scholarship
For students pursuing a career in health care who can demonstrate leadership and academic qualities.

United Negro College Fund Scholarships
Administers 400 different scholarship programs so low-income families can afford college, tuition, and books.
U.S. Bank Internet Scholarship
For high school seniors planning to enroll or college freshmen, sophomores, and juniors already enrolled.
USDA/1890 National Scholars Program
For students seeking a Bachelor's degree in agriculture, food, or natural resource sciences and related majors.

Vanguard Minority Scholarship Program
Provides merit-based scholarships to minority students studying business, finance, economics, and more.

William B. Ruggles Right To Work Journalism Scholarship
Available to undergraduate and graduate students who are majoring in journalism or a related field.
Writer's Digest Annual Short Story Competition
Contest for writers who can compose the best fictional short story, written in 1,500 words or less.

Xerox Technical Minority Scholarship
For academic high-achievers in science, engineering, and information technnology.

Sunday, April 24, 2011

Youth Development Center Project Plan

Join the finalists of the Youth Project Management course YPM 201 as they discuss project plans for a new youth community center in Baltimore City. Six youth project managers will present 6 project plans for the development of a leadership development center in Baltimore City. Each participant will have 10 minutes to share the details of her/his plan and why it is a recommended choice.

Come witness the excitement as professional judges determine which plan meets the needs the best !!

Attendance is free, and dinner will be served inshaa Allah. However we can not accept walkins, you must register for free to attend.

RSVP Here : http://ypm201.eventbrite.com/

When: Sunday, May 1st, 2011
Where: Dar Al-Taqwa, Ellicott City

Tentative agenda:
5:00pm Asr
5:30pm Start competition - Each project manager has 10 minutes to present.
6:30pm Dinner
7:15pm Announce winners
7:30pm Maghrieb
8:00pm Adjourn

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

2011 Muslim Youth debate Tournament

Assalamu Alaikum wr wb,
Dear Past and Prospective Muslim Youth Debate Participants,

May this message find you in the best state of mind, in good health and in strong Imaan.

Are you ready to compete in the Muslim Youth Debate Tournament?  Hurry and  register your team on-line at:  http://www.mafiq.org/reg.php 
 for the upcoming Debate tournament on 19 June 2011 at Al Huda School, College Park, Maryland.  We can accommodate only 20 teams.

2011 Debate Workshop Schedule:
- 21 May 2011 at ADAMS Center at 2pm
- 28 May 2011 at ISWA at 2pm
-  4 June 2011 at PGMA at 2pm

We look forward to your participation at our 2011 debate tournament, insha'Allah.


For questions or comments, please contact at debate@mafiq.org.

Muslim Youth Debate 2010 Coordinator

ps:  Debate topics will be made available soon. visit the website.

Friday, April 1, 2011

Free 4-Hr Java Training, April 9, 2011

Join IEEE Baltimore on Saturday April 9, 2011, 10 am-2 pm at the National Electronics Museum, as internationally known Java expert Marty Hall gives a super-compressed crash course on Java programming.

  Java Programming: A Crash Course in the Basics

Course Description:

Java is the world's most popular and widely-applied programming language, but it is large, complex, and sometimes difficult to get started with. This FREE, four-hour, fast-moving mini-course first gives an overview of Java and its application areas, then covers specific details of the most basic syntax and most important programming strategy: object-oriented programming.

BONUS: if you have a Windows laptop with a USB port, come 45 minutes early or stay late, and Marty will walk you through installing Java 6, Eclipse (a Java editor and development environment), sample code, Java programming exercises, and exercise solutions.


The course is aimed at engineers, scientists, and others that have experience in *some* high-level programming language; it will move too quickly for first-time programmers. No previous Java experience is expected.

About the Instructor

Marty Hall is the president of coreservlets.com, a training and consulting company focused on Java EE, Ajax, JSP/servlets, JSF 2.0, and similar technologies. He is the author of 6 popular books on Java Enterprise technology that are published in English and 12 foreign languages. He has given Java-related training courses in 7 countries and dozens of US venues, and has spoken at Java and WWW-related conferences around the world, including 5 times at JavaOne. Marty is also adjunct faculty in the Johns Hopkins part-time Master's program in Computer Science, where he directs the Java and Web-related concentration areas. More details can be found at:


Additional info:

The Continuing EE Engineering (CEEE) courses are free to IEEE members. Non-members will also be considered, subjects to available slots. Course participants who are IEEE members are eligible for CEU credits from the IEEE.

The seminars take place on Saturdays, 10 am – 2 pm, at the National Electronics Museum (former Historic Electronics Museum, http://www.hem-usa.org/): 1745 W. Nursery Rd., Linthicum, MD

Coffee and donuts will be available to all participants during the course free of charge.

To register, please contact Dr. Boris Gramatikov, Director for Continuing EE Education for the Baltimore Section, at: bgramat@jhmi.edu. Please include your IEEE member number and the name of your current employer in your requests for registration.

Science, Engineering, and Technology Congressional Visits Day

Registration is open for 2011 CVD.

The Science, Engineering and Technology Congressional Visits Day will be held on April 6-7, 2011 in Washington, DC.

Space is very limited and First Time Attendees are encouraged.

IEEE-USA members may register on the web site:

The 2-day event brings together over 200 scientists, engineers, academicians and other technology officials to visit their Congressional delegations to support Federal research and development programs. Over 25 companies, associations and universities support this event that includes Congressional and Administrative briefings, a Congressional reception and technology exhibit focusing on employment.

JHU Engineering Innovation Summer Program for High School Students

Engineering Innovation is a summer program that offers high school students the opportunity to learn to think and problem-solve like an engineer, while earning college credit. Students apply their knowledge of math and science to practical projects, and see concepts they’ve learned in high school classrooms come alive.

Engineering Innovation is offered at multiple sites around the country. Some locations are 4 weeks long and others are 5 weeks. Local sites are in Baltimore City, Baltimore County, Frederick County, Howard County, Montgomery County and Washington D.C. Sites are also offered in Los Angeles, New York, Central Pennsylvania and Shepherdstown, West Virginia.

Application forms, deadlines, site information, schedules, tuition and scholarship information, and more details about the program can be found at:


Buckybots and Ribbon Fins: Developing New Ways to Deploy Compact Mobile Robotic Platforms

  Michael Kutzer
  Chris Brown

  Wednesday, April 6, 2011

  7:00 PM – 8:30 PM

  National Electronics Museum (NEM)
  1745 W. Nursery Road, Linthicum, MD 21090

For contact and cost information and a description of the talk, see the meeting notice at:


Thursday, March 31, 2011

IT Training Scholarship

For youth holding a high school diploma or a GED who are between the ages of 18-24 yrs old and have an interest in IT, visit http://www.yearup.org/ to learn more about this free program. This program asks for a 1 year commitment between the hours of 8:30 am and 5:00 pm. 

They provide the student with a stipend and after six months, internships at companies such as Freddie Mac and AOL to name a few.  Check out the website. www.yearup.org

College Scholarships

Charles Shafae' Scholarship
Provided By:
Paper-Check.Com, LLC.
May 01, 2011
Type of Award:
Essay Contest
Awards Available:
The Charles Shafae' Scholarship is available to full - time undergraduate students enrolled at an accredited college or university in the U.S. You must have a minimum GPA of 3.2 and submit a minimum 1,000-word essay based on Yahoo!'s release of its Top 10 Searches for 2010. Students must answer the questions listed on the Web site.
Applicable Majors:
All Fields of Study
Additional Information:
Please visit the sponsor's Web site for the scholarship questions, guidelines and essay submission.
The Proof-Reading.com Scholarship
Provided By:
June 01, 2011
Type of Award:
Awards Available:
The Proof-Reading.com Scholarship is available to students in accredited four- year colleges and universities in the United States. You must be enrolled for at least 12 semester units and have at least a 3.5 GPA. You must also be a legal resident of the United States or hold a valid green card to be eligible for this award. To enter you must submit a minimum 1500-word essay based on a topic provided by the sponsor.
Applicable Majors:
All Fields of Study
Additional Information:
Please visit the sponsor's Web site for additional information.
Big Dig Scholarship
Provided By:
Antique Trade
June 01, 2011
Type of Award:
Awards Available:
The Big Dig Scholarship is available to high school seniors and college freshmen and sophomores. To be considered, you must submit an essay between 500 and 1000 words that addresses the following issue: "In 200 years, one of your relatives is going to be digging in what is now your backyard. They are going to find something that you buried in 2011 and it is going to put any financial worries they have to rest. Your job today is to decide what to bury. Your goal is to find something that will have immense value in the future."
Applicable Majors:
All Fields of Study
Additional Information:
Please visit the sponsor's Web site for additional information.
"Financial Connects" Financial Literacy Scholarship Award Program
Provided By:
Net Literacy Alliance
June 30, 2011
Type of Award:
Awards Available:
The "Financial Connects" Financial Literacy Scholarship Award is available to students in grades six through 12 and college undergraduate and graduate students. To be considered, you must create an original two to three minute financial literacy video or interactive game that promotes financial literacy and correlates with the Department of Education s financial literacy standards. A one paragraph proposal is required with your submission. You may participate individually or as a team associated with a nonprofit or school.
Applicable Majors:
All Fields of Study
Additional Information:
Entrants must submit their contact information, a one paragraph proposal, and the specific topic they will address via the email todanielkent@netliteracy.org. Please visit the sponsor's Web site for additional information.
"From Failure to Promise" Essay Contest
Provided By:
Dr. C Moorer and Associates
June 30, 2011
Type of Award:
Essay Contest
Awards Available:
The "From Failure to Promise" Essay Contest is open to high school seniors, undergraduate, and graduate students. To be considered, you must submit a 1000 - word essay that addresses the following questions: "How has the book, From Failure to Promise: An Uncommon Path to Professoriate, positively impacted your pursuit of success and promise? What is your commitment to improving the lives of global citizens once you ve reached your destined promise?" Selection will be based on originality, quality of research, and effectiveness of presentation.
Applicable Majors:
All Fields of Study
Additional Information:
Please visit the sponsor's Web site for additional information.
Castle Ink - Green Scholarship
Provided By:
Castle Ink Cartridges
June 30, 2011
Type of Award:
Awards Available:
The Castle Ink - Green Scholarship is available to all high school and college students. You must write, design, draw, or otherwise produce an inspirational post message about recycling, along with a link to Castle Ink's website, on your website or social networking page. To be be considered, you need to drive as many people as you can to visit your page and then click - through on the link.
Applicable Majors:
All Fields of Study
Additional Information:
Please visit the sponsor's Web site for additional information.
Gen and Kelly Tanabe Scholarship
Provided By:
Gen and Kelly Tanabe Scholarship Program
July 31, 2011
Type of Award:
Awards Available:
The Gen and Kelly Tanabe Scholarship is open to ninth through twelfth grade high school students, college students, and graduate students who are legal U.S. residents. Students not currently in school must plan to enroll in a higher education program within 12 months. You must submit a 250 - word personal statement to be considered for this award. The award may be used for tuition, room and board, books, or any related educational expense.
Applicable Majors:
All Fields of Study
Additional Information:
Please visit the sponsor's Web site for additional information.
Foreclosure.com Scholarship Program
Provided By:
December 01, 2011
Type of Award:
Awards Available:
The Foreclosure.com Scholarship is available to currently enrolled undergraduate students. To be considered, you must submit an 800 - 1200 - word essay on the following topic: "You've acquired $150,000 in cash to be used specifically for a distressed real estate purchase. Outline a detailed strategy that ensures the maximum return on investment, whether it's in terms of financial profit or personal satisfaction, or both." The best five plans will be sent to the U.S. Department of Education.
Applicable Majors:
All Fields of Study
Additional Information:
Please visit the sponsor's Web site for additional information.
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