Spring 2023 STEM Symposium Series

The spring 2023 virtual symposium series has concluded. Recordings are available below.

How to Get a Job in Biotech


This event was held on Thursday, February 16, from 12 – 1 p.m. via Webex.

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Join representatives from Amador Bioscience to discuss opportunities in the rapidly-growing biotech field in Maryland. Speakers will include an HR representative, a research lab director, and an alumna of UMBC’s TLST program.


Titina Sirak ’20, translational life science technology
Project Manager
Amador Bioscience

Kyle Ragen
Talent Acquisition & Management Partner
Amador Bioscience

Speaker Headshot Brittany Timmons
Director of Bioanalysis and Biomarkers
Amador Bioscience

Trends in 3D Printing

Date and Time

This event was held on Thursday, March 9, from 12 – 1 p.m. via Webex.

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Additive manufacturing, or 3D printing, is being used worldwide to fabricate parts in plastic, metals, chocolate, and even biological cells. Hear from local 3D-printing experts about how 3D printers are being used today and what is expected in the future. Learn how you can prepare for a career using 3D printing.


Steven Stork
Senior Staff Scientist
Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Lab

Headshot of Dean BowmanKeith J Bowman
Dean of the College of Engineering and Information Technology

Megan Cooney
Manager, Additive Manufacturing Engineering
Northrop Grumman

Photo of Cynthia Waters Cynthia Waters
Senior Science Technology Manager, Principal for Advanced Manufacturing and Materials
Naval Surface Warfare Center Carderock Division

Internships: Are they worth it? Where can I find one?


This event was held on Thursday, April 13, from 12 – 1 p.m. via Webex.

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What are some of the benefits of an internship? What will I learn? How do I prepare? And most importantly, where can I find one? Join a panel of computer science students who can tell you about their recent internship experiences: what they wish they had known before, how it has affected the way they look at job opportunities, and what skills they learned. You will also have the opportunity to hear about UMBC’s Handshake program and USG’s career connector and how they can help you reach your career goals.

Student Interns

Photo of student intern Rachel Rachel Fadaka ’23, computer science
Intern for the National Weather Service’s Office of Central Processing,
AWIPS (Advanced Weather Interactive Processing System)

Photo of Student Intern Ray Ray Karyshyn ’23, computer science
Cyber Futures Program Intern, Cyber Operator Track

Feson Kassaye ’23, computer science
Cybersecurity Risk Management Intern

Other Speakers

Photo of Jen Spencer HeilmanJen Spencer Heilman
Assistant Director, Internships & Employment
Liaison to COEIT for tech majors
UMBC Career Center
Jen will speak on how to use the job and internship search platform Handshake by setting up a profile, finding events, making career center appointments, and exploring other resources.

Headshot of AngelicaAngelica M. Prada ’22, psychology
Program Management Specialist
USG Career and Internship Services Center
Angelica will speak on how to use the online recruiting and job/internship listing system Career Connector to set up a profile, register for career coaching sessions, and exploring resources.