Harford Community College Happenings: National Science Foundation grant, Annual Maryland Scholars Summit, and musical performances

May 2—Harford Community College receives National Science Foundation grant

Harford Community College's Behavioral and Social Sciences division has been awarded a National Science Foundation Advanced Technological Education grant to implement its Map Your Success: Enhancing Pathways in Geospatial Technology Through Community Partnerships project.

For the next three years, the $427,181 grant will help facilitate pathways into the Geospatial Technology Associate of Applied Science degree and for credit certificate programs at the college, according to a news release.

Through the Map Your Success project, Harford expects to demonstrate and advance the high value and relevance of geospatial technology careers with a focus on expanding workforce development. The project draws on the work of the advanced technological education-supported GeoTech Center to promote understanding of how geospatial technology programs integrate traditional science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) skills with social and behavioral sciences.

The project is funded by the National Science Foundation's Advanced Technological Education program that focuses on the education of technicians for the advanced technology fields that drive the nation's economy.

This is the first National Science Foundation Advanced Technological Education grant in the history of Harford's Behavioral and Social Sciences division.

Harford and Cecil community colleges hold Third Annual Maryland Scholars Summit

Harford Community College, in partnership with Cecil College, held the Third Annual Maryland Scholars Summit on April 29.

The conference is designed to acquaint undergraduate students with the process and academic rigors of presenting projects in a professional setting. Students from eight Maryland community colleges presented in a variety of academic fields, highlighting their poster-board displays, PowerPoint presentations, research papers and creative scholarly works.

Students presented the research and projects they conducted under the supervision of a faculty member or professional in such areas as education, conservation, history, science, psychology, biology, chemistry, engineering, literature, writing, criminal justice and more.

Prizes were awarded in each of the following categories: Best Scientific Work, Best Creative Work and Best Poster Presentation.

Open House for prospective students this week

Harford Community College will hold an Open House for prospective students on Saturday.

The Open House will help participants learn everything they need to start at the college. The event will highlight the college's more than 90 associate degrees, and more than 65 workforce programs, as well as many of the extracurricular activities and services that are offered.

The Open House is for everyone, including high school students interested in dual enrollment, military personnel and families, adults looking to finish their degree, change careers or those who want to obtain industry certifications, and those wishing to begin a degree or career/workforce program.

The event times are:

— 10 a.m. — Check-in and meet and greet

— 10:40 a.m. — Academic Showcase: visit classrooms, faculty and students

— 12 p.m. — Student Services Review: financial aid, scholarships, life on campus, transfer programs

— 12:30 p.m. — Next steps and giveaways

Reserve a spot at the Open House by registering at go.harford.edu/openhouse. For more information, contact Admissions at admissions@harford.edu or 443-412-2109.

Musical performances in May

Harford Community College's Music Department is hosting three musical performances in May.

Evening of Jazz: Eugenie Jones

Jones, a Seattle-based jazz vocalist, who Icon Magazine described as "an empowered storyteller who bares her soul with no-apology lyrics and a decisive singing style," returns to Harford's Evening of Jazz series. The performance is Friday at 8 p.m. in Joppa Hall, Recital Hall #1.

Sunday Afternoon Concert Series: Meghan Shanley Alger

Alger performs a recital of newly commissioned works for flute by female composers. More information about Alger as a performer and educator is available at www.meghanshanleyalger.com. Her performance is Sunday at 3 p.m. in Joppa Hall, Recital Hall #1.

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HCC Music Students in Recital and HCC Jazz Ensemble

Celebrate the end of the academic year with performances by Harford's music students, followed by a set by the HCC Jazz Ensemble led by Benny Russell. The performance is May 19 at 8 p.m. in Joppa Hall, Recital Hall #1.

To purchase tickets to an Evening of Jazz, the Sunday Afternoon Concert, or the Music Students Recital and Jazz Ensemble, visit harfordevents.com.

'The Magic School Bus: Lost in the Solar System' at the Amoss Center

Join Harford Community College for a TheaterWorksUSA production of "The Magic School Bus: Lost in the Solar System," at the Amoss Center in Bel Air.

When the class gets lost on the way to the planetarium, Ms. Frizzle saves the day by blasting into outer space for an epic interplanetary field trip. But when rivalries both old and new threaten to tear the students apart, our young heroes must learn to pull together or risk getting forever lost in the solar system. Hop on the Magic School Bus for a ride in this new musical adaptation based on the original book series published by Scholastic.

The performance is May 13 at 3 p.m. Reserved seating starts at $12. To purchase tickets visit harfordevents.com, HCC's Ticket Office in the Chesapeake Center, or call 443-412-2211.

This show is supported by the Maryland State Arts Council.