UMBC President Freeman Hrabowski & Baltimore County Executive Visit New Potomac Photonics Facility
Potomac is excited that the first official event at our new facility in the [email protected] research and technology park was a visit on April 22 from UMBC President Freeman Hrabowski, executives from Baltimore County government, and members of the press. We were able to give the group a tour, demonstrating our micro manufacturing and digital fabrication capabilities. From our advanced equipment for laser micromachining and 3D Printing technology to samples of our work, the tour demonstrated how digital fabrication impacts education, economic development, and innovation in the region.
Dr. Hrabowski commented that he was very impressed with Potomac’s manufacturing technology and was happy to welcome Potomac President and CEO Mike Adelstein (UMBC 96′) back to the University. A leader in the STEM movement nationwide, Dr. Hrabowski, has set the University on a path to becoming a powerhouse in math, science and engineering. Potomac has set in motion an Education Initiative for collaboration with universities nationwide, but the new location makes joint projects with UMBC faculty, staff, and students especially powerful.
Also attending the event were:
- Baltimore County Executive Kevin Kamenetz
- County Councilman Tom Quirk
- Greg Simmons, Vice President, Institutional Advancement
- Ellen Hemmerly, Executive Director, [email protected] Research and Technology Park
- Will Anderson, Director, Baltimore County Dept. of Economic and Workforce Development
- Fronda Cohen, Baltimore County Communications Office
- Cathy Engers, Councilman Quirk’s Office
- Walt Schutz: Director of Leasing and Facilities [email protected] Research and Technology Park
- Nicole Ruediger, Communications Manager UMBC
- David Fink, Ph.D. Entrepreneur in Residence, [email protected] Research and Technology Park
This was an auspicious first public event for us, and we expect it signals great new prospects for the next phase in Potomac’s history!