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Harford Community College Holds STEM Day 2023

04 January 2023

Harford’s annual STEM Day is on February 11, 8:30 AM to 1 PM in Edgewood Hall. Prospective and current students, employers, and anyone with an interest in STEM can learn how STEM applies to relevant, real-world learning experiences.Harford Community College will hold STEM Day 2023 on February 11 from 8:30 AM to 1 PM in Edgewood Hall, Room 132.

STEM Day offers prospective and current students, employers, and anyone with an interest in STEM a chance to see how STEM applies to relevant, real-world learning experiences. The day consists of scientific sessions as well as presentations of both professional and undergraduate research projects. Hear about Harford's many STEM programs of study and the unique internships and research opportunities available to students.

Amelia McNamara, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Statistics at the University of St. Thomas in Minnesota, will deliver the keynote address, “Data Science as a Super Power.” Dr. McNamara says her work "is focused on learning what makes it easier to understand statistics . . . and my research interests include statistics education, statistical computing, data visualization, and spatial statistics."

Presentations for STEM Day include Harford students Alexandra Fender and Kellie Simon: “Discovery of ShaKen Bacteriophage,” faculty Dr. Alejandro Satz: “Quantum Entanglement: A Simple Explanation of a Bewildering Subject,” student Thomas McCarty-Gibson: “Experiences With the SMART Scholarship and Harford Community College,” student Druscilla Darkwa, “Benjaporn Perkins: Isolation and Discovery of a Bacteriophage From an Environmental Sample,” and student Izora Williams: “Bacteriophage PierreOrion.”

Harford Community College is currently accepting proposals for 20-minute presentations or poster presentations from faculty, students, or professionals in a STEM-based program or profession. Proposals are due by January 15. Proposal forms are available here.

STEM Day is open to all prospective and current students as well as faculty, employers and anyone interested in the advancement of STEM programs and careers. RSVP at by January 30. There is no charge to attend the event.



Nancy Dysard

Director for Communications

Sheila Terry

Assistant Director for Public Relations