About the Technical Development Series

Who: Elite Educational Institutions


Harford Community College (HCC) provides high quality, accessible and affordable educational opportunities and services -- including university transfer, career, developmental and continuing education programs -- that promote professional competence, economic development, and improve the quality of the life in a multicultural community. The College supports the Maryland State Plan for Higher Education and is committed to expanding undergraduate degree opportunities to fulfill state workforce shortages in areas of teacher preparation, health care, and technology, and to advance degree attainment for minorities particularly in relation to Title VI of the Civil Rights Act [of 1964]. The College expects to increase educational attainment for individuals as well as to prepare and to sustain an educated workforce for area residents, develop technology for program and service delivery, be accountable for the efficient and effective use of resources, be the primary resource for and coordinator of higher education in the community, and serve as the center for recreation, wellness and the cultural arts.

Georgia Tech Research Institute (GTRI) is a highly-regarded applied research and development organization. Each day, GTRI’s science and engineering expertise is used to solve some of the toughest problems facing government and industry across the nation and around the globe. GTRI has been a trusted government and industry partner since 1934. As a non-profit research institute, GTRI teams with their customers and attacks their problems with passion and objectivity. GTRI is an integral part of the Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech). GTRI is a tremendous contributor to, and supporter of, Georgia Tech's mission to define the technological research university of the 21st century and educate the leaders of a technologically driven world. GTRI's strong bond with Georgia Tech, and its academic units, opens the door to the vast intellectual resources of one of America’s leading research universities and provides unparalleled access to the world's leading problem solvers.

Aberdeen Proving Ground (APG) Professional Associations Network (PAN) collaborates on matters of mutual interest and coordinates/supports program activities of the Professional Associations supporting the Aberdeen Proving Ground. The Professional Associations Network is an informal group composed of the Presidents (or their designated representative) of the APG Professional Associations. The APG PAN originated to assist in the coordination of the growing number of professional associations supporting the APG community and to accommodate the needs of our brethren and their associations that may be transitioning from other locations due to BRAC.

Why: Addressing the Needs of the Community

As a result of the factors below, the APG community would benefit greatly from continuing professional education:

  • BRAC has created numerous opportunities for career advancement resulting in many employees moving into new positions
  • Provides engineers technical knowledge and/or additional development as they move into new assignments
  • Technology has created new disciplines that did not exist 5-10 years ago

What: College Level Technical Lectures

Objective: Provide college level, professional development educational lecture(s) on a technical topic relevant to the workforce.

  • The intention is to help develop the local workforce by building technical breadth.
  • Technical depth on a subject should be built through graduate level courses or professional development short courses that are already being offered through various venues
  • Continuing Education Units (CEUs) will be given upon successful completion of the lectures by Harford Community College for those who register.

This series will focus on building breadth so scientists and engineers can:

  • Refresh/update their knowledge on a topic
  • Gain introductory exposure to a new/emerging topic
  • Better understand how their specific work fits into the bigger picture

Distinguishing features of the lecture series:

  • Provides the APG workforce with an opportunity to learn from the world’s leading experts.
  • Provides the APG workforce with a high quality college lecture without having to travel outside of Aberdeen.
  • Provides the APG workforce with the opportunity to attend lectures delivered by instructors from universities outside our local community.

Target Audience:
The technical and managerial staff from both government and industry

Featured Instructors:

  • College professors, adjunct professors, and PhD researchers who are widely renowned as leading experts in their fields
  • Widely published in refereed publications
  • Recognized and highly regarded by their colleagues as an elite expert in their specialty

Invited institutions include, but are not limited to:

  • Georgia Tech
  • University of Maryland System
  • Johns Hopkins
  • University of Delaware
  • University of South Australia
  • Carnegie Mellon