Education Notes

EDUCATION NOTES

February 25, 2007

Leaders to meet with future entrepreneurs

On Friday, the 9:23 a.m. MARC train leaving Odenton for Washington will take on a new name: the "E-train."

The "E" is for the 50 budding entrepreneurs who will ride the train that morning to meet with government and business leaders to learn more about starting a business.

As part of National Entrepreneurship Week, the students from local high schools and Anne Arundel Community College will chat with County Executive John R. Leopold, who will ride the train with them and tell them about the impact new businesses have on the county.

Students are also scheduled to meet with

Rep. John Sarbanes, who will talk to the group about the federal government's role in helping start-up businesses.

Representatives of the Small Business Administration.

Peter Stanton, who took Stanton Communications from a small public relations firm to a multimillion-dollar international corporation.

Partners of Passion Food LLC, owners of Acadiana, Ceiba, DC Coast and Ten Penh restaurants, who will talk to the group about being a small business owner in the hospitality field.

Information: Carlene Cassidy at cmcassidy@aacc.edu or 410-777-2161.

Students to compete in annual science fair

Annapolis High School will host more than 200 young scientists from schools across the county at the 39th annual Anne Arundel County Regional Science and Engineering Fair from Friday to March 8.

Students will have the opportunity to present their scientific research and compete for hundreds of awards from organizations such as Alion, Anne Arundel Community College, ARINC, the armed forces, the Johns Hopkins University, Lockheed Martin, Marine Science and Technology, Northrop Grumman and Scope-Tech.

Judging will take place from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday. Regional science winners will be announced at an awards assembly in the school's auditorium from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. March 8.

Grand prize winners will compete at the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair in Albuquerque, N.M., in May for the chance to win more than $2 million in awards and scholarships.

Environmental club to discuss efforts

Members of Broadneck High School's environmental club will meet with Speaker of the House Michael E. Busch and other District 30 delegates tomorrow to present their reasons for supporting the recently introduced Global Warming Solutions Act.

Broadneck senior Melissa Duvall jump-started the club this year with the goal of having Broadneck High become a "green school." The effort took on a broader focus when the students met Claire Douglass, a lobbyist for the Chesapeake Climate Action Network, a Maryland nonprofit that supports the Clean Cars Bill.

On March 12, 20 club members will give delegates petitions signed by more than 1,000 fellow students, family members and neighbors who support the bill. They will participate in Environmental Lobby Day activities and a rally that evening at Lawyers Mall.

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