Towson to host fourth annual Solutions Showcase

Event fosters partnerships between university and area businesses

TOWSON, Md. (April 11, 2011)—Towson University’s Division of Economic and Community Outreach and College of Graduate Studies and Research will host the fourth annual Solutions Showcase in the Minnegan Room on Wednesday, April 13 from noon-2 p.m.

The event will present more than 15 institutions and faculty projects that can meet the needs of regional businesses, agencies and residents.

Exhibitors will include:

  • Adolescent and Adult Language and Literacy Clinic
  • Bioscience Education and Outreach Program
  • Building STEPS
  • Career Center
  • Center for Applied Information Technology and Maryland Alliance for Information Assurance
  • Center for GIS
  • Center for Science and Mathematics Education
  • DECO Data Center
  • Eat Healthy Live Healthy Community Garden
  • Economics and Financial Literacy Education
  • Extended Education and Online Learning
  • Geomatics Academy
  • Information Systems Solutions
  • Regional Economic Studies Institute
  • “Second Life” Group
  • TowsonGlobal—Business Incubator
  • TU in the Community

The showcase will feature guest speakers Katharine Oliver, assistant state superintendent of career and college readiness for the Maryland State Department of Education, and Richard George, information assurance technical director of the National Security Agency. Each will speak about the successful partnerships being implemented across Maryland.

Oliver will highlight educational and outreach programs that focus on regional workforce needs and provide opportunities for business, government and education to work together to meet those needs.
George will discuss the change in information assurance in the last 40 years, how the cyber cold war compares to the Cold War of the '60s, what today’s employers are seeking in skills for new hires, and opportunities at NSA, including internships, permanent jobs and research projects.

Dr. Marcia Welsh, interim president of Towson University, will offer opening remarks.

This event is free and open to the public, but attendees are encouraged to register online. For more information, visit the event website or contact Bobbie Laur at 410-704-3764 or






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