Capitol Connector


It's a busy time at Capitol College as the spring semester is in full swing. In this issue of the Capitol Connector you can find out how Capitol is celebrating National Engineers Week 2013, and all the other news coming out of the Laurel campus.
Celebrate Engineers Week with Capitol

Robotics Capitol College is hosting numerous events this week for National Engineers Week 2013, including the presentation "How Much Damage Can You Do From Space," by Asst. Prof. Sandy Antunes. During this event on Friday, Feb. 22, Antunes will discuss amateur satellite launches and help students analyze the many aspects of picosatellites, including launch risks, space pollution and re-entry.


Other events include a laser maze, a soldering demo, a space debris presentation, a NSBE event, a pasta bridge event and a programming competition.  


Follow this link for the full list of date and times for Capitol College's Engineers Week events.       

New Scholarship Announced
The family and friends of Brig. Gen. Harold R. Johnson have established The Brigadier General Harold R. "Johnny" Johnson and Marcia Baciu Johnson Scholarship to remember the fifth president of Capitol College and his wife, Maria. Gen. Johnson served as president of the college from 1976 to 1977.


This endowed scholarship will be awarded to a Capitol College junior during the fall semester, and will carry over to the student's senior year so long as he or she maintains a 3.0 GPA. Preference will be given to a candidate who is a veteran of the US armed forces and/or is a licensed amateur radio operator.

Learn more about Capitol's newest endowed scholarship and the life of Brig. Gen. Harold Johnson.
Fixmo's Dan Ford to IA Advisory Board

Dan Ford Last month, the college announced that Daniel Ford '10, chief security officer at Fixmo, has been appointed to the advisory board for the college's information assurance program.


Ford has been an information security professional for more than 15 years, and has worked for XM Radio, Secure Computing, McAfee, Nominum and Accuvant. In 2012, Ford joined Fixmo to drive security and technology innovation within the company's suite of Mobile Risk Management solutions.  


In his role at Fixmo, he is directly responsible for global security and information assurance initiatives - researching trends, discovering security vulnerabilities and exploits, building strategic partnerships, and attaining industry certifications-as well as product innovation. 


Read more about Dan Ford's new role with Capitol College. 

 Capitol Hosts FIRST Tech Challenge

FTC2013 On Saturday, Jan. 26, high school students from around Maryland and Washington, DC, gathered at Capitol College for a FIRST Tech Challenge Qualifying Tournament. This FIRST Robotics event required students to build a robot to compete in the "Ring It Up!" challenge, in which teams of robots drive on a closed course and hang rings on several different posts.


"FIRST is one of the biggest and best organizations for getting kids into STEM," said Bill Duncan, FIRST Regional Director for Maryland. "We've been at it for more than 20 years and it has proven to be one of the top programs for kids to get hands-on experience with technology."


Find out more about the event and Capitol's continued partnership with FIRST.   

Career Fair 2013 career fair

Capitol College's Career Fair will be held on Friday, March 22, and will provide an excellent opportunity to recruit Capitol alumni, undergraduate students and graduate students, as well as students from other local colleges.  


Companies that register before March 8 will be charged a discounted rate of $115. Those registering between March 9 and March 22 can register for $140. The fee covers a 6-foot skirted table and two chairs, refreshments and lunch for up to 4 representatives. Additional representatives (over 4) will be $35 each.


The Career Fair is also open to Capitol College alumni and students/alumni from other local colleges. Those individuals looking to attend should RSVP to careers@capitol-college.edu.  


Click here to register your company for the 2013 Career Fair. 

Upcoming Alumni Happy Hour

All alumni working at NASA Goddard or nearby are invited to an alumni happy hour on Thursday, Feb 21 from 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at Chevy's in Greenbelt. Alumni will also have the opportunity to meet Capitol's new assistant director of development, Rachel Burns, at the happy hour. Chevy's is located at 7511 Greenbelt Rd, Greenbelt, MD, 20770.  


If you plan to attend, please RSVP to Rachel Burns. Hope to see you there! 

Issue: 49 
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In This Issue
Engineers Week
Johnson Scholarship
Dan Ford
FIRST Robotics
Career Fair
Alumni Event

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