Spring 2023 STEM Symposium Series

Join us for our upcoming virtual symposium series to prepare for your future career in STEM. Additional details below.


How to Get a Job in Biotech

Date and Time

Thursday, February 16, from 12 – 1 p.m. via Webex.


Join representatives from Amador Biologics 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.


Speaker Headshot Brittany Timmons
Director of Bioanalysis and Biomarkers
Amador Bioscience

Kyle Ragen
Talent Acquisition & Management Partner
Amador Bioscience

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

Trends in 3D Printing

Date and Time

Thursday, March 9, from 12 – 1 p.m. via Webex.


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.


Keith J Bowman
Dean of the College of Engineering and Information Technology

Steven Stork
Senior Staff Scientist
Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Lab

Megan Cooney
Manager, Additive Manufacturing Engineering
Northrop Grumman

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?

Date and Time

Thursday, April 13, from 12 – 1 p.m. via Webex.


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

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

Feson Kassaye ’23, computer science
Cybersecurity Risk Management Intern

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

Other Speakers

Jen 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.

Deborah F. Zimmer, MA
Gallup-Certified Strengths Coach
Manager, Employer Relations
USG Career and Internship Services Center
Deborah 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.

How to Join

You will receive a link via email for each symposium that you’ve registered for within 48 hours before each session.

Each symposium will be held virtually via the Webex platform. Learn more about how to use Webex or request accommodations on our event assistance page.