Police/Fire, Sci-Tech

State Fire Marshal Bomb Squad set to deploy new robot [VIDEO]

BALTIMORE, MD—The Office of the State Fire Marshal Bomb Squad is prepared to deploy its newest bomb disposal robot. Bomb technicians have been training for months on the new Telerob Telemax PRO. On Monday, February 3, 2020, the robot will be placed into service and ready to mitigate possible explosive hazards. The Office of the State Fire Marshal Bomb Squad …


Business, Education, Politics

MDSE awards grant to Perry Hall Elementary School to start robotics program

BALTIMORE  – The Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE) has awarded grants to twelve schools/districts and eight non-profit entities/partnerships in support of developing and expanding robotics programs. Maryland’s Robotics Program was established by the 2016 General Assembly (House Bill 115) under the Education Article, Section 7-121 of the Annotated Code of Maryland. This state grant program supports funding for Science …


Eastern Tech team qualifies for MESA USA National Engineering Design Competition

ESSEX, MD – A team from Eastern Technical High School has qualified to represent Maryland at the MESA USA National Engineering Design Challenge Competition to be held in Tucson, Arizona, in June 2019. The Eastern Tech team qualified for the national competition with their first-place finish in the National Engineering Design Challenge during Maryland MESA (Mathematics, Engineering & Science Achievement) …

Maryland School for the Blind educator honored with STEM Visionary Award

Baltimore, MD – Gina Fugate, a Technology and Engineering teacher at The Maryland School for the Blind, has been named one of the 2019 Northeastern Maryland Technology Council’s (NMTC) Visionary Award recipients. Fugate, a certified teacher of the visually impaired (TVI), and Robotics team coach at MSB since 2015, received the Rising Star Award for “demonstrating, in a bold way, …

Hundreds of BCPS students will program robotic cars at Parkville Middle School

In honor of World Math Day, the “STEM Squad” from Texas Instruments will help students learn to code at 11 schools across Baltimore County. Middle and high school students will simultaneously put their science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) skills to the test as they use math to program robotic cars to navigate through mazes. Students will use the some …

Eastern Tech team advances to VEX Robotics World Championship

TOWSON, MD – Eleven teams representing Baltimore County Public Schools have qualified to participate in the VEX Robotics World Championship, sponsored by the Northrop Grumman Foundation, to be held April 19 – 25 in Louisville, Ky. The participating teams are Dulaney High School team 1727G; Eastern Technical High School teams 5839E and 5839A; Hereford High School team 929U; Hereford Middle …