Education briefs

April 01, 2011

Symposium

Anne Arundel Community College's Cyber Center and Entrepreneurial Studies spring symposium, "Career and Business Opportunities in Cyber," will be held 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday, April 7, in the Center for Applied Learning and Technology, Room 100, on the Arnold campus, 101 College Parkway. The keynote speaker is Mark Powell of the Sidus Group. The event is sponsored by the college's Cyber Center, Entrepreneurial Studies Institute and the academic Business Management Department. Free. Information: 410-777-2066 or aacc.edu/esi.

Community event

The Friends of Anne Arundel County Trails Inc., NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center and the AACC Astronomy Club are sponsoring a day and evening of astronomy-themed activities, talks and stargazing Saturday, April 9, at Anne Arundel Community College, 101 College Parkway in Arnold. Among the activities are multimedia presentations, a "Planet Walk" on a 4.7-mile section of the Baltimore-Annapolis Trail with talks at planet stations by scientists, astronomers and members of local astronomy clubs, and a community stargazing at the college's observatory. All events are free. Times and information: 410-777-2260 or aacc.edu/science/observatory or friendsofaatrails.org.

Lunch discussion

A brown-bag lunch discussion, "The Physicist's Point of View," hosted by Eric Fons, an assistant professor of physics at Anne Arundel Community College, will be held at 1 p.m. April 12 in the Careers Center, Room 129, 101 College Parkway, Arnold. Participants can learn how the concept of time is treated in various branches of physics and consequences associated with different physical views of time. Sponsored by the AACC Institute for the Future. Free. Information: 410-777-2708 or aacc.edu/future.

Teacher education fair

Anne Arundel Community College's free Teacher Education Fair will be held from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesday, April 6, in the Center for Applied Learning and Technology, Room 100, on the Arnold campus, 101 College Parkway. The event offers information about teacher education in Maryland, transfer student information, the AACC Student Education Association, the job application process, Praxis test information and teacher certification processes. Participants can attend one or all of the four information sessions. The fair is for college students majoring in education, county high school students interested in becoming teachers, substitute teachers and career changers who might have a degree but would like to become certified to teach in Maryland. Representatives from Bowie State University, the College of Notre Dame, McDaniel College, Morgan State University, Salisbury University, Stevenson University, Towson University, the University of Maryland, Baltimore County, the University of Maryland Eastern Shore, the University of Maryland, College Park and others will attend. Information: 410-777-2981 or aacc.edu/teach.

Internship participation

Anne Arundel Community College invites employers to participate in its internship program. Students from a broad range of disciplines want real-world experience and mentoring from leaders in business, industry, government and nonprofit agencies and organizations. For information on how the internships work or to provide an opportunity, contact the college's internship office at internships@aacc.edu or aacc.edu/internships.

Nursing scholarships at AACC

Through 2014, three Anne Arundel Community College nursing students will receive $3,000 scholarships through a program set up by Johns Hopkins HealthCare. The scholarships will benefit county residents enrolled in the college's registered nursing associate of science degree program who demonstrate financial need as established by the AACC financial aid office. Information: 410-777-2515 or aacc.edu.

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