This week: April 26, 2024 - TBA - TBA

April 26: TBA - TBA
April 27: Charter Night  - 50th Anniversary

(New location)

Landrum Beard – Rock Creek’s Extreme Cleanup

April 19th

Landrum is the Community Engagement Coordinator at Rock Creek Conservancy. He manages watershed related volunteer programs and connecting communities with the great outdoors.

The Conservancy’ programs include the Extreme Cleanup, which our club has joined for several years, invasive weed program, and summer youth employment.

Vijay Kowtha – Montgomery Blair High School’s Robotics Program 

April 12th

Vijay is an adjunct professor at the University of Maryland in College Park with interests in sensor development, computational neuroscience, and robotics. He is a strong and visible leader in the support and encouragement of young people in their studies in Engineering and specifically in formulating areas of responsive research. Dr. Kowtha has organized STEM events promoting basic research at the USA science festivals. Recently he formed a new non-profit called MASER (Mentors Advancing STEM Education and Research) with local universities. Dr. Kowtha has also mentored high school students in robotics competitions for two decades. These teams have won national level competitions and many students have graduated and are now gainfully employed in the federal workforce.

He is a member of the College Park Rotary Club and active in the Montgomery Blair High School Robotics Team.

Paul Arveson – Recent News from the World of SciencePaul Arveson –

April 5th

Club member Paul Arveson is Vice President on the Board of the Washington Academy of Sciences. He is also Director of Research at Solar Household Energy, Inc., an NGO focused on solar cooking research and field projects. Previously, Paul was a Senior Program Associate in the Dialogue on Science, Ethics and Religion Program at the American Association for the Advancement of Science. He is a fellow in the American Scientific Affiliation and an active member of National Presbyterian Church.