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Opportunity to meet Flag Officers from the NAVY at their Stars & Stripes Reception

Opportunity to meet Flag Officers from the NAVY at their Stars & Stripes Reception

The U.S. Department of the NAVY hosted and invited our members to attend the Stars & Strips reception held during the Black Engineers Awards Conference on February 18, 2011.  The NAVY (Flag Officers) had round-table discussions with the students based on their interest in a career in science, technology, engineering, or math (STEM).  

On Saturday, February 19th, the Patriots attended the conference where hundreds of organizations were available to help our youth focus on the importance of STEM related fields in an effort to develop the necessary leadership skills to be successful in their future career goals.

Area Students Competed in the Annual Biomedical Competition

It was check-up time for the Patriots on February 7, 2011! The U.S. National Institutes of Health and four of their institutes, National Library of Medicine, NIH Office of Communications and Public Liaison, NIH Office of Science Education, and National Human Genome Research Institute, sponsored the Patriots 2nd Annual Biomedical Competition.  Their goal was to encourage students to further their interest in various medical fields. 

We had students from Virginia, Maryland and Washington DC participating in the competition, and 10 medical professionals to serve as judges.  We also had 10 future doctors from Georgetown University Medical Center to give our guests a pre-doctor check up.  Each team was required to present a five-page research paper, brochure, slide show presentation, one-page web site, display board, and an oral presentation on one of the pre-selected medical careers.  

Poetry, Discussions and Drama Headline Black History Month Events Events honor African-Americans

Poetry, Discussions and Drama Headline Black History Month Events Events honor African-Americans

LARGO, Md.—From spoken to written word and drama, students and professional artists will participate in a series of educational and entertaining events in honor of Black History Month, beginning February 10 at Prince George’s Community College’s Largo campus. 

•     From Mis-Education to Education, February 10, 5-7 p.m., Largo Student Center, Conference Room 2. Anthony Browder author of From the Browder File: 22 Essays on the African American Experience and Africa on My Mind, will speak about the African-American experience.

•     Poetry Slam, February 15, noon-2 p.m., Largo Student Center, Hollow Tree. Students will share original writings about African-American history. Participants may register in advance at the Office of College Life Services, Largo Student Center, Room 146.

Prince George's Commission For Veterans To Host Public Forum For County Veterans

This story comes to us from Jermoni Dowd:

The Prince George’s County Commission for Veterans will host a public forum meeting Saturday, February 5, 2011, from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. at the VFW Post in Lanham, MD.

 

Prince George's County Sponsors “Have a Heart for Animals” Adoption Event

Prince George's County Sponsors “Have a Heart for Animals” Adoption Event

LARGO, MD – The Department of Environmental Resources’ (DER) Animal Management Group (AMG) will celebrate February with a “Have a Heart for Animals” Adoption Event at the Animal Services Facility in Upper Marlboro. 

 

2nd Annual Bio Medical Competition

2nd Annual Bio Medical Competition

National Institutes of Health Co-Sponsors
National Library of Medicine, NIH Office of Communications and Public Health
NIH Office of Science Education, and the National Human Genome Research Institute

On February 7th from 5:30pm-9pm, the Patriots Technology Training Center will host its 2nd annual Bio Medical Competition at the U.S. National Library of Medicine, 8600 Rockville Pike, in Bethesda MD  20894.  Their goal is to encourage students to further their interest in various medical fields.  Please visit their website (www.patriots-ttc.org) to view the 2010 Bio-Medical Competition co-sponsored by The Library of Medicine.

Eight high school and one home school team will present a five-page research paper, brochure, slide show, one-page web site, display board, and an oral presentation on one of the medical careers listed below: 

Saturday: Paint Branch Trash Cleanup

Surfrider Foundation and the Anacostia Watershed Society are teaming up this weekend to clean up Paint Branch. Join us on Saturday, November 20, from 10 am to 1 pm. Please sign up for the Paint Branch event prior.

Paint Branch flows through Montgomery and Prince George's Counties. In 1974, Paint Branch was designated as Natural Trout Waters by the state of Maryland, and the stream supports a population of Brown Trout. This cleanup will help protect this fragile habitat, and stop the trash from flowing downstream.

Meet in the Acredale Park parking lot (first lot on the left after you turn onto Metzerott Rd from Route 1). Dress for cold weather and mud (long pants, sturdy shoes, etc). Cleanup supplies and snacks provided.