Life takes flight in St. Mary’s

Did you know St. Mary’s County, Maryland, has the fifth-highest concentration of high-tech workers in the country, with the most aerospace engineers per capita AND the youngest population in the state? The St. Mary’s County Department of Economic Development has created a brochure to assist local companies and organizations with workforce recruitment efforts. Read more  >>

This week at a glance

Upcoming TPP programs:

  • TPP-ANA Panel – Innovation in Naval Aviation, April 26
  • TPP Members Dinner, May 23
  • Unmanned systems in every domain: Is Autonomy the New Cyber, May 30

In our community:

  • Governor’s Visit to SMHEC, April 27
  • STEM-ING Annual Event, April 28
  • IMPAX Tech Talk, May 9
  • M&A Business Sale or Purchase Panel Discussion, May 15
  • MACPA SoMd Government Contractors Conference, May 22
  • Volunteer Opportunity: AUVSI Student Competition, June 14-16
  • St. Mary’s County Summer Aerospace Camps & Cyber Camp
  • Leadership Summer Camps for Middle & High School Students
  • DSI Upcoming Programs
  • The To Do List

Upcoming Programs

TPP-ANA Panel
Cleared for Takeoff: Innovation in Naval Aviation

Thursday, April 26
5:00 – 7:00 p.m.
*NEW LOCATION* Patuxent River Naval Air Museum

At Pax River, it’s ALL ABOUT innovation! Join The Patuxent Partnership and Association of Naval Aviation Squadron #18 for a reception and discussion of innovation in naval aviation with our panel of leaders, experts, and decision-makers:

  • Keynote Speaker and Moderator: RDML Scott D. Conn, Director, Air Warfare, Office of the Chief of Naval Operations
  • RDML Shane Gahagan, Commander, NAWCAD; Assistant Commander for Research and Engineering, NAVAIR
  • CAPT DW Kindley, Program Manager, F/A-18 and EA-18G (PMA-265)
  • Mr. Edward Wolski, SES, Deputy Director, Air Warfare, Office of the Under Secretary of Defense (Acquisition, Technology and Logistics)
  • Dr. Paul Zablocky, SES, Chief Scientist, Office of Naval Research

Online registration is closed, but walk-in registrations are welcome!

More information >>


Annual TPP Members Dinner

Wednesday, May 23
5:30 – 8:30 p.m.
Historic St. Mary’s City

We invite our members to join us for our Annual Dinner!

Register >>


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

Wednesday, May 30
8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
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.

Register >>

Community Events & Opportunities

Governor’s Visit to SMHEC

April 27, 4:45 – 5:30 p.m.
Southern Maryland Higher Education Center

The Southern Maryland Higher Education Center Board of Governors are hosting a reception to honor Governor Larry Hogan as he visits SMHEC and St. Mary’s County. Please join SMHEC to thank the Governor for his continued support for the SMHEC Engineering and Research Center. Please RSVP to Jean Kenney Combs 301-737-2500 x203 or [email protected].

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 >>


IMPAX Tech Talk

May 9, 5:00 p.m.
Patuxent River Naval Air Museum

Join IMPAX for a Tech Talk with participants from Georgia Tech Research Institute’s HIVE IRAD program in order to highlight innovative emerging research in fields relevant to NAVAIR.

Learn more >>


M&A Business Sale or Purchase Panel Discussion 

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 >> 


Southern Maryland Government Contractors Conference

May 22, 1:00 – 5:00 p.m.
Southern Maryland Higher Education Center

The Maryland Association of CPAs’ Government Contractors Committee hosts the 11th annual Southern Maryland conference for small business Government contractors.

Learn more >>


Volunteer Opportunity: AUVSI Student Competition

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]com, 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.


St. Mary’s County Summer Aerospace Camps & Cyber Camp

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 >>

The Patuxent Partnership and SMCPS, with support from the Office of Naval Research, are offering Cyber Camp for students entering grades 7-9 who are interested in hands-on activities related to computer science and cyber security, such as programming, forensics, and cryptography.

Learn more and register >>


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

May 2-3DoD/VA & Gov Health IT
May 16-17Military IoT & Sensors
June 19-20: Digital Transformation for Government
June 26-27: Virtual Training & Simulation

*Military and government employees attend free.

Learn more >>


The To Do List

Get moving! Sign up or sponsor a local run/walk that supports important community programs: