September 25, 2023

Learn About Naval Internship Programs


The Naval Research Enterprise Internship Program will accept applications until November 1, 2023, for the 2024 program. The Patuxent Partnership is helping to publicize programs that place college and high school students in Department of Navy laboratories where they take part in real naval research for 10 weeks during the summer.

STE(A)M Festival Is Back in St. Mary’s


St. Mary’s County Public Schools will host the seventh annual STE(A)M Festival on Saturday, October 28, 2023, at the St. Mary’s County Fairgrounds. The Patuxent Partnership is helping to publicize this popular event that will be held in-person this year.

Learn About growingSTEMS Programs at Open House


growingSTEMS will hold its annual open house for all of its programs beginning at 9am Saturday, August 26, 2023.

Employers, Check Out Tech Jobs Rule Apprenticeship Program

Tech Jobs Rule

AMP/Tech Jobs Rule is an apprenticeship program with the Dr. James A. Forrest Technology Center, The Patuxent Partnership and some of TPP’s member companies, and the Strategic Education Office of NAWCAD. Employers interested in the program should fill out a 2023-2024 industry request form.

Outstanding Math, Science, STEM Teachers Honored


Outstanding Science and STEM teacher award recipients from St. Mary’s County are, in the top photo at left, Elizabeth Dyson, Erica Samuel, and Naomi Thompson. Outstanding Mathematics teacher award recipients from St. Mary’s are, in the bottom right photo, Diane Dyer, Jessica Johnson, and Abbey Liverman. Southern Maryland Electric Cooperative worked with the school systems of Calvert, Charles, and St. Mary’s counties to select and honor 22 educators with Outstanding Teacher awards for leadership in the fields of mathematics, science, technology, and engineering. Receiving awards this year were nine math teachers, eight science teachers, and five CTE-STEM (career technical education,…

Reports of Abuse, Neglect Surface at Vets Home

Vets Home

Maryland lawmakers and advocates are concerned about reports of neglect and abuse of residents at the Charlotte Hall Veterans Home, a disclosure that led the state to cancel its contract with HMR Maryland, the company that has managed the facility since 2002.

NAVAIR Leaders Connect With Young Scholars

Young Scholars

Pax River’s Naval Air Systems Command recently hosted students from Boys Hope Girls Hope, an organization whose mission is to nurture and guide young people to become well-educated, career-ready men and women.

More Tax Relief for MD Military Retirees?

Tax Relief

Maryland Gov. Wes Moore testified last week in support of a bill that would give the state’s military retirees a larger tax break. The tax exemption set would save Maryland veterans an estimated $30 million annually beginning in tax year 2024, according to the governor’s office.

Clutch Issues Ground Some V-22 Ospreys

V-22 Ospreys

A US Marine Corps MV-22B Osprey approaches the flight deck of the Lewis B. Puller-class expeditionary sea base USS Hershel “Woody” Williams on January 6, 2023. (US Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Conner D. Blake/Released) Morning Coffee is a robust blend of links to news around the internet concerning the Naval Air Station Patuxent River economic community. The opinions expressed here do not reflect opinions of the Leader’s owners or staff. The US Naval Air Systems Command grounded a subset of V-22 Osprey aircraft last week due to hard clutch engagement issues with the tilt-rotor aircraft, reports…

SoMD 2030 Aims to Get Students Into STEM Jobs

SoMD 2030

The SoMD 2030 workforce initiative is seeking companies that want to host high school apprentices and/or college interns.