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SMC Science & Engineering Award Reception

February 15 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

St. Mary’s County Science & Engineering Special Awards Reception
Wednesday, February 15, 2023
5:30 – 7pm
Patuxent River Naval Air Museum
Light hors d’oeuvres will be served

Congratulations to the following winners of the 63rd Annual St. Mary’s County Science & Engineering Fair, 2023:

The Patuxent Partnership and the Southern Maryland Chapter of International Council on Systems Engineering (INCOSE) invite you to join us at the 2023 St. Mary’s County Science & Engineering Special Awards Reception Honoring the Middle and High School TPP and INCOSE Award winners!

Special Guest Speaker
Dr. Troy Townsend, Associate Professor of Chemistry, St. Mary’s College of Maryland
Dr. Townsend was named a 2022 Maryland Outstanding Young Scientist by the Maryland Academy of Sciences and the Maryland Science Center. Townsend was honored at a ceremony May 11 at the Maryland Science Center in Baltimore’s Inner Harbor. Founder of St. Mary’s College’s Material Science Program, Townsend pursues the development of low-cost renewable solar energy technology through ink-jet printing of robust inorganic photovoltaics. In his lab at the College, Townsend and his students synthesize materials on the nanoscale to discover new electronic and optical properties. His most recent work involves using nanocrystal inks that can be printed to produce solar modules that are lighter in weight and a fraction of the cost of the traditional silicon-based solar module.
Through discovery of a novel bathless metal-composite electroplating technique, he is producing glow-in-the-dark hand tools for the Navy with the goal of improving mission readiness. Townsend explained in a video for the science center that in the event a mechanic drops a tool, all flights are grounded until it is found as “foreign objects like these can cause catastrophic mishaps during flight.” Townsend said the discovery of this electroplating technique allows for a much higher incorporation of fluorescent particles in the metal film, which makes the metal glow in the dark.

Come check out the amazing projects these students have designed!  (Determined at SMC Science Fair on January 28, 2023 at Great Mills High School)

Aeronautics and Aerospace Award

Senior Division:

Junior Division:

Electrical and Electronics Award

Senior Division:

Junior Division:

Environmental and Biological Award

Senior Division:

Junior Division:

Unmanned Systems Chief Engineer Award

Senior Division:

Junior Division:

Honorable Mentions

Senior Division:

Junior Division:

REGISTRATION – Click Here To Register

  • Advance registration is requested to manage catering and seating.
  • A $5 donation (at the door) is requested to help cover the cost of refreshments.
  • Donation is not required for award recipients and their parents.

LOCATION

Patuxent River Naval Air Museum  | Flight Tech Hall (old building)
22156 Three Notch Road, Lexington Park, MD 20653

POC:  Danielle Moore, Administrative & STEM Assistant, 240-317-6023; email

Details

Date:
February 15
Time:
5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Venue

Patuxent River Naval Air Museum
22156 Three Notch Rd
Lexington Park, MD 20653 United States
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Phone:
(301) 863-1900
Website:
www.paxmuseum.com