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Date: October 29, 2007
Media Contact: Elizabeth Homan, 240-567-7970; Steve Simon, 240-567-7952

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Oct. 30: Montgomery College Convenes Forum of National, Regional Leaders to Develop Plans for Educating Scientists, Engineers of Tomorrow
Forum Co-Hosted By Norman Augustine, former CEO and chair of Lockheed Martin Corporation; Panelists Include University System of Maryland Chancellor, National Academy of Engineering President

Tuesday, October 30
10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Montgomery College-Rockville
Theatre Arts Arena
51 Mannakee Street, Rockville, Md.

Montgomery College will bring together leaders in education, industry, government and business to examine ways to maintain and build America’s engineering and scientific leaders of tomorrow. Community colleges are critical to educating these future leaders—50 percent of all college students in the United States attend community colleges and 46 percent of all professional engineers have attended community colleges.

The forum is co-hosted by Norman Augustine, former CEO and chair of Lockheed Martin Corporation. Entitled "Rising Above The Gathering Storm: The Role of Community Colleges in Preparing STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) Professionals—Issues and Challenges," the forum aims to develop action plans focused on developing science education at the two-year college level that also promotes an environment for future growth and innovation. The title of the forum refers to a recent report by the National Academy of Engineering. Augustine served as the chair of the committee that produced the report.

During the morning session, the forum will focus on panel discussions with national and local leaders. Panelists include Dr. Brit Kirwan, chancellor of the University System of Maryland; Dr. Charles Vest, president of the National Academy of Engineering; Dr. Jack Lohmann, vice president of Georgia Institute of Technology and chief editor of the American Society of Engineering Education’s “Journal of Engineering Education;” Dr. Pradeep Ganguly, director of the Montgomery County Department of Economic Development; and Paula Apsell, senior executive producer of “NOVA.”

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Montgomery College is a public, open admissions community college with campuses in Germantown, Rockville, and Takoma Park/Silver Spring, plus workforce development/continuing education centers and off-site programs throughout Montgomery County, Md. The College serves nearly 60,000 students a year, through both credit and noncredit programs, in more than 100 areas of study.

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