innovation

March 23, 2017 | Staff Writer

Silver Spring Biotech Receives State Award

United Therapeutics Corp. received the Bright Lights Award for Innovation and Entrepreneurship for Montgomery County. Comptroller Peter Franchot presented the award Wednesday. In a statement, Franchot heralded United Therapeutics chairman and CEO Martine Rothblatt for creating hundreds of jobs and saving the lives of thousands of people. The award recognizes the private and nonprofit innovation […]

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January 8, 2017 | Staff Writer

Meet Rockville’s New City Manager on Jan. 9 (VIDEO)

Rockville’s new city manager, Robert DiSpirito, began working at City Hall this week. “My first objective is to go out and meet Rockville’s employees and residents, listen intently, and learn all I can about this great community, reaching out and hearing what matters to our residents, civic groups, schools, businesses, and other partners,” said DiSpirito. […]

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September 28, 2016 | Maureen Chowdhury

KID Museum Celebrates Innovation at Annual Maker Faire in Silver Spring (VIDEO)

KID Museum celebrated the next generation of innovators at its annual Maker Faire in Silver Spring this week. MyMCMedia’s Maureen Chowdhury reports.

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May 27, 2016 | Maureen Chowdhury

Four Companies Win Innovation into Action Challenge (VIDEO & PHOTOS)

Four companies, including one based in Gaithersburg, are the winners of DAI’s “Innovation into Action Challenge.” The winners were announced at an award ceremony held at the Redbrick Courthouse in Rockville on May 26th. ClickMedix, Labortoria, ThinkMD, and Solar Sisters will each receive $20,000 in seed funding, an opportunity to field-test their products/services, and a tailored package of […]

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March 19, 2016 | Staff Writer

UCLA Brain Researcher Ron Stevens Demonstrates Teamwork at Montgomery College (VIDEO)

Innovation and teamwork took center stage in Rockville last week. MCTV reports. Visit Montgomery College Innovation Works webpage for more information. Visit our PEG partner MCTV10 (Montgomery College Television program schedule) to see more Montgomery College Television.

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February 8, 2016 | Sonya Burke

Eric Guerci Says Dr. Jack Smith is “Excellent Choice” (VIDEO)

In this MyMCMedia Extra video, Eric Guerci, the student member of the Montgomery County Board of Education, explains why he believes Dr. Jack Smith is an “excellent choice” for superintendent.

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September 30, 2015 | Aline Barros

Navarro Talks Dual Language Immersion Initiative (VIDEO)

Montgomery County Councilmember shares in this MyMCMedia Extra that she is in “conversations” with Montgomery County Public Schools officials about the creation of a dual language immersion program. “What if we had dual language programs where you can have that low-income Latino student learning English and perfecting their Spanish alongside their peers- who are learning […]

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September 22, 2015 | Aline Barros

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Board of Education Shared Budgetary Interests for FY17

Montgomery County Board of Education met on Monday to discuss ten budgetary interests for Fiscal Year 2017. Among them: ensuring no child “falls through the cracks,” support challenging opportunities to all students, recruit staff who is culturally proficient, provide support to students before kindergarten, among others. These items are a way to guide the Montgomery […]

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September 18, 2015 | Aline Barros

photo of 2014 Maker Faire

Silver Spring Maker Faire Set for September 20

County residents get ready for lots of making, creating and inventing. Montgomery County officials and the Kids International Discovery (KID) Museum are scheduled to host the Silver Spring Maker Faire on Sept. 20 from noon to 5 p.m. at the Silver Spring Civic Building. County Executive Isiah Leggett and County Council President George Leventhal are […]

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July 27, 2015 | Aline Barros

photo from MCPS new teacher orientation

Education Committee Discusses MCPS Code of Conduct Policy (VIDEO)

The Montgomery County Council’s Education Committee met on July 27 with Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) staff to receive a briefing on the new Code of Conduct. The new policy, which emphasizes in keeping students in the classroom and reduce out-of-school suspensions to narrow the achievement gap, is already showing results. “We are very happy […]

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