Upcoming at The Patuxent Partnership

Pack a lunch and join us April 24 for a demo of the Maryland Defense Network, a database of defense reliance and supply chain networks of defense contractors. The Maryland Defense Network is a program that will significantly enhance the ability of naval aviation program managers to identify companies and industry teams that have the skills, knowledge and technical background to help answer some of the most difficult questions facing our Navy today.

We were snowed out but “Is Autonomy the New Cyber?” is back on the table! Mark your calendar for May 30 and stay tuned for more details.

Save your seat for the MDN demo >>

This week at a glance

Upcoming TPP programs:

  • NAWCAD Industry Day, April 5
  • Maryland Defense Network Demo, April 24
  • TPP Members Dinner, May 23
  • RESCHEDULED! Is Autonomy the New Cyber, May 30

In our community:

  • Volunteer Opportunities: CSM LEGO Robotics Competition + AUVSI Student Competition
  • STEM-ING Fundraiser at Potbelly, April 12
  • Crab Pot Pitch Competition Speed Round, April 12
  • STEM-ING Annual Event, April 28
  • M&A Business Sale or Purchase Panel Discussion, May 15
  • St. Mary’s County Summer Aerospace Camps
  • Leadership Summer Camps for Middle & High School Students
  • DSI Upcoming Programs
  • The To Do List

Upcoming Programs

NAWCAD Industry Day

Thursday, April 5
8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Southern Maryland Higher Education Center

View the agenda >>


Maryland Defense Network Brown Bag Lunch & Demo

Tuesday, April 24
12:00 p.m.

Precise Conference Center, Lexington Park

Join us for a demo of the Maryland Defense Network, a database of defense reliance and supply chain networks of defense contractors. The Maryland Defense Network (MDN) is a program that will significantly enhance the ability of naval aviation program managers to identify companies and industry teams that have the skills, knowledge and technical background to help answer some of the most difficult questions facing our Navy today. Knowing where contract vehicles and teaming arrangements exist will help the government to reduce cycle time in new technology development.

Register >>


Save the date!

Annual TPP Members Dinner

Wednesday, May 23
Historic St. Mary’s City

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Is Autonomy the New Cyber? 
Unmanned systems in every domain: challenges and opportunities

Wednesday, May 30
Southern Maryland Higher Education Center

We’re bringing together government, industry, and academic experts together around the challenges and opportunities of unmanned systems in every domain.

Community Events & Opportunities

Volunteer Opportunities: CSM LEGO Robotics Competition & AUVSI Student Competition

CSM LEGO Robotics Competition

Setup: April 6 | Competition: April 7
College of Southern Maryland, LaPlata Campus

Volunteer referees and judges are needed for the CSM LEGO Robotics Competition, as well as volunteers for many other positions. Morning only, afternoon only, and full-day positions are available.

Learn more >>

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AUVSI Student Competition at Webster Field

June 14 – 16
Webster Field

Judges are a critical part of the competition, and we are once again looking for volunteers. There are various levels of commitment, including the evaluation of the technical papers, evaluation of the Flight Readiness Review Video, and of course, the actual flight competition!

If interested, contact Tom Sanders, [email protected], with what phase(s) of the competition you would like to judge, if you have any experience as a judge in this competition from previous years, and your email address and phone number.


STEM-ING Fundraiser at Potbelly

April 12, 5:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Potbelly Sandwich Shop, California MD

Check dinner off your to-do list and support a valuable community program! STEM-ING (Inspiring the Next Generation) focuses on inspiring middle school girls through mentoring and hands-on workshops that connect theory and practice to generate a deeper understanding of STEM and its applications in everyday life. Present this flyer at the register and 25% of the proceeds will support the STEM-ING event in April.

Download the flyer >>


Crab Pot Pitch Competition Speed Round

April 12, 6:00 p.m.
Patuxent River Naval Air Museum

Time for the 4th annual Crabpot Pitch Competition! Be sure to attend to cheer on our Southern Maryland entrepreneurs as they pitch their businesses and innovative ideas. The Speed Round Qualifiers will be 90-second pitches from all our contestants with only one slide. The 5 contestants with the most audience votes will move on to the Crabpot Finals in May.

Learn more >>


STEM-ING Annual Event

April 28
St. Mary’s College of Maryland

Join the 6th annual STEM-ING event at St. Mary’s College of Maryland! The event is open to all middle school girls in Calvert, Charles, and St. Mary’s counties for hands-on, fun, and challenging STEM activities with STEM role models from the community. TPP is proud to have sponsored this program since its inception and we are grateful to many of our members who sponsor various workshops!

Learn more >>


M&A Business Sale or Purchase Panel Discussion (date change)

May 15, 7:30 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.
Southern Maryland Higher Education Center

This is a free breakfast and panel discussion with industry experts on the vital aspects of any deal to consider when contemplating a transaction: legal, marketing/financial, and accounting.

Learn more >> 


St. Mary’s County Summer Aerospace Camps

Registration is open for summer aerospace camps for elementary (entering grades 2-6) and secondary (entering grades 7-11) students in St. Mary’s County.

Learn more and regster >>


Leadership Summer Camps for Middle & High School Students

These week-long residential programs allow middle- and high-school students to immerse themselves in all aspects of leadership. Maryland Leadership Workshops delegates discover and develop their own unique strengths in daily workshops, practice their leadership skills in team projects, and are mentored by our skilled staff to find their passion, their voice, and their path.

Learn more >>


Defense Strategies Institute Upcoming Programs

Apr. 18 – 19U.S. Border Security & Intelligence
May 2-3DoD/VA & Gov Health IT
May 16-17Military IoT & Sensors
May 30-31Small Sats & Space Access

*Military and government employees attend free.

Learn more >>


The To Do List

Celebrate the cherry blossoms right here in Southern Maryland at the Lexington Park Arts Park Cherry Blossom Festival on April 8.

Check out the last installment of the At The Water’s Edge lecture series, “Boats, Roads, Trains and Planes: A Look Back in Calvert County,” at Calvert Marine Museum on April 12.

Head to St. Mary’s College of Maryland on April 18 to join State Senator Steve Waugh and political strategist Steve McMahon for “Key Issues in the 2018 Midterm Election,” presented by the Center for the Study of Democracy.

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