News Article | November 3, 2016
The Virginia Division of Tindall Corporation, a leader in precast concrete, recently completed construction of its 300th parking structure. Built for Howard Community College in Columbia, MD, the 735-car parking garage is the third parking structure that Tindall’s Virginia Division has completed for the college and is an expansion of the initial deck built in 2006. Featuring buff-colored, multi-faceted exterior elements and three complex connector bridges, the structure will provide much-needed parking for the growing college. “We’re extremely proud of this 300th milestone,” said Chuck Wynings, P.E., Vice President & General Manager of Tindall’s Virginia division. “By working closely with design teams, contractors and owners such as Howard Community College, we’ve built many strong alliances throughout the construction community. We look forward to strengthening these partnerships and continuing to provide outstanding precast concrete structures.” Since 1988, Tindall has delivered high-quality precast concrete building systems to the Mid-Atlantic region and has left a prominent signature on the area’s parking structure market. Capitalizing on its expertise, a spirit of innovation, a state-of-the-art production facility and a focus on outstanding customer service, the Virginia Division has delivered parking facilities for a wide range of applications with capacities as large as 5,000 cars. Headquartered in Spartanburg, SC, Tindall Corporation is one of North America’s largest precast concrete companies with five locations providing design, manufacture and installation of precast, prestressed concrete structural systems, architectural cladding systems and underground utility structures. In 2015, Tindall ranked 5th in Engineering News-Record’s (ENR) Top 20 Specialty Concrete Contractors in the United States list and 77th overall in ENR’s Top 600 Specialty Contractors list.
News Article | October 28, 2016
More than -100 people attended the inaugural Howard County UNCF Leaders’ Luncheon Sept. 29 at the DoubleTree by Hilton in Columbia, MD. Business, civic and community leaders, including Honorary Chairman United States Rep. Chris Van Hollen, Maurice E. Jenkins, Jr., UNCF executive vice president, Cheryl Smith, UNCF senior vice president of government affairs, and Dr. Calvin Ball, chair of the Howard County - Council, who delivered the keynote address, attended. The event raised over $32,000 to provide resources for deserving students to pursue a college degree. Vic Carter, WJZ news anchor, served as emcee. A student testimonial was provided by UNCF Gates Millennium Scholar Adebisi Adebowale. “Growing up not attending college was never an option,” said Adebowale. “Earning a scholarship through the Gates Millennium Scholarship Program and UNCF changed my life by opening doors for me I didn’t know existed. As a community, we have a social responsibility to reach back to help future generation of scholars who deserve a chance to receive a quality education despite socio-economic background.” UNCF, the nation’s largest private provider of scholarships to minority students, provides support to 37 private member historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs) and awards more than 10,000 scholarships a year to students attending more than 1,100 colleges and universities across the U.S. With the commitment of Howard County UNCF Leaders’ Luncheon sponsors, including BGE, St. John Baptist Church, Columbia Association, Universities Space Research Association, Howard County Chamber of Commerce, Howard Community College, Comcast and Corporate Office Properties Trust, UNCF continues to enable thousands to get the quality education they need to be successful and that we need them to have—paying dividends for us all. To view images of the inaugural Howard County Leaders’ Luncheon, please visit Howard County album For more information on how to support the local Washington area office of UNCF, visit UNCF.org/dmv. About UNCF UNCF (the United Negro College Fund) is the nation’s largest and most effective minority education organization. To serve youth, the community and the nation, UNCF supports students’ education and development through scholarships and other programs, supports and strengthens its 37 member colleges and universities, and advocates for the importance of minority education and college readiness. UNCF institutions and other historically black colleges and universities are highly effective, awarding 21 percent of African American baccalaureate degrees. UNCF administers more than 400 programs, including scholarship, internship and fellowship, mentoring, summer enrichment, and curriculum and faculty development programs. Today, UNCF supports more than 60,000 students at over 1,100 colleges and universities across the country. Its logo features the UNCF torch of leadership in education and its widely recognized motto, ‟A mind is a terrible thing to waste.”® Learn more at UNCF.org or for continuous updates and news, follow UNCF on Twitter at @UNCF.
News Article | December 22, 2016
McDaniel College has partnered with 11 community colleges to offer Educator’s Legacy Scholarships. Now eligible to receive up to $100,000 to attend McDaniel College are children of employees at Anne Arundel Community College, Carroll Community College, Cecil Community College, Chesapeake College, Community College of Baltimore County, Frederick Community College, Garrett College, Hagerstown Community College, Howard Community College and Prince George’s Community College in Maryland, as well as HACC, Central Pennsylvania’s Community College. High school seniors whose parent or guardian works full time in K-12 education can also apply for this guaranteed scholarship to attend McDaniel. Any service in a K-12 school or at one of the inaugural community college partners qualifies, including teachers, counselors, support staff or administrators, as long as the parent or guardian has at least four years of current and consecutive full-time employment. There is no limit to the number of scholarships awarded by McDaniel. The $25,000 annual scholarship (or $20,000 per year for commuter students) is renewable each year to students who maintain continuous enrollment and satisfactory academic progress. Visit http://www.mcdaniel.edu/edulegacyscholarship for additional information about the Educator’s Legacy Scholarship or to learn more about applying to McDaniel College. For more information about McDaniel College, visit http://www.mcdaniel.edu. McDaniel College, founded in 1867 and nationally recognized as one of 40 “Colleges That Change Lives,” is a four-year, independent college of the liberal arts and sciences offering more than 70 undergraduate programs of study, including dual and student-designed majors, plus 25 highly regarded graduate programs. Its personalized, interdisciplinary, global curriculum and student-faculty collaboration develop the unique potential in every student. A diverse, student-centered community of 1,600 undergraduates and 1,400 graduate students, McDaniel offers access to the resources of Baltimore and Washington, D.C., and is the only American college with a European campus in Budapest, Hungary. http://www.mcdaniel.edu
Lyatskaya S.,Howard Community College |
Lyatskaya S.,NASA |
Lyatsky W.,Catholic University of America |
Geophysical Research Letters | Year: 2014
An asymmetry in ionospheric conductivity between two hemispheres results in the formation of additional, interhemispheric field-aligned currents (FACs) flowing between conjugate ionospheres within two auroral zones. These interhemispheric currents are especially significant during summer-winter conditions when there is a significant asymmetry in ionospheric conductivity in two hemispheres. In such conditions, these currents may be comparable in magnitude with the Region 1 (R1) field-aligned currents. In this case, the R1 current is the sum of two FACs: one is going from/to the solar wind, and another is flowing between conjugate ionospheres. These interhemispheric currents can also cause the formation of auroras extended along the nightside polar cap boundary, which may be related to the so-called "double auroral oval." In this study, we present the results of analytical and numerical solutions for the interhemispheric currents and their effect on the Region 1 currents. © 2014. American Geophysical Union. All Rights Reserved.
News Article | March 1, 2017
RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C., March 1, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- JAGGAER, producers of the world's most comprehensive Source to Pay (S2P) solutions suite, today announced that Howard Community College (HCC) has moved to an efficient, cloud based contract management system with its...
Mateer T.D.,Howard Community College
12th Canadian Workshop on Information Theory, CWIT 2011 | Year: 2011
Dornstetter, Heydtmann, and Jensen have previously demonstrated that the Extended Euclidean algorithm and the Berlekamp-Massey algorithm are two equivalent methods used for solving the so-called Key Equation in BCH and Reed-Solomon decoding. This paper presents a new algorithm which makes this correspondence more explicit and is an improvement over each of the two algorithms. © 2011 IEEE.
Mateer T.D.,Howard Community College
Designs, Codes, and Cryptography | Year: 2013
A simple algorithm for decoding nonsystematic Reed-Solomon codewords was proposed by A. Shiozaki and independently by S. Gao. We first exhibit the companion algorithm for decoding systematic Reed-Solomon codes. Next, we improve this algorithm into one that is identical to traditional Reed-Solomon decoding. The algorithm will then be adjusted to work with nonstandard Reed-Solomon codes. Finally, we modify the algorithm into one that decodes Reed-Solomon codes with erasures that is slightly more efficient than existing techniques. © 2012 Springer Science+Business Media, LLC.
Gao S.,Clemson University |
Mateer T.,Howard Community College
IEEE Transactions on Information Theory | Year: 2010
We present new additive Fast Fourier Transform (FFT) algorithms based on Taylor expansions over finite fields of characteristic two. The new algorithms improve previous approaches by Wang and Zhu (1988), Cantor (1989), and von zur Gathen and Gerhard (1996). © 2006 IEEE.
Agency: NSF | Branch: Standard Grant | Program: | Phase: S-STEM:SCHLR SCI TECH ENG&MATH | Award Amount: 597.09K | Year: 2015
This project at Howard Community College will provide scholarship support to lay the foundation for the continued study of community college students in baccalaureate degree programs at four-year colleges or universities followed by graduate school and/or careers in physical sciences, life sciences, engineering, information technology, computer science, environmental science, biotechnology, bioinformatics or mathematics. The overall goals are to expand enrollment, reduce economic barriers, and increase student retention and transfer. Emphasis will be placed on identifying and recruiting women and minorities, providing mentoring and support to retain students, and establishing an undergraduate research program to ensure students are well educated and prepared for further education, research, and employment. Graduates will help to alleviate the shortage of trained personnel needed by the high technology industries located in central Maryland.
The success of this student focused program will depend not just on the scholarship, but on the academic and personal support provided to the students. With this initiative the college will build on its prior expertise in recruitment and retention of students to provide a model for a support structure that leads to student success in these critical fields of study. Support for students will include learning community support from peers, a program advisor, and faculty mentors. Scholars will receive formal, comprehensive mentoring and participate in activities throughout the year designed to improve their success in college and increase their knowledge about related career choices. Students will benefit from small class size plus faculty with expertise in their fields and commitment to the success of the scholars. The Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) Seminar series, a sequence of four one-credit courses, will be designed to hone student skills in research, communication, teamwork and other topics. A new research sequence will be incorporated into this seminar series, enabling students to create, conduct, and present or publish original research under the supervision of a faculty mentor over their two years in this program. A comprehensive evaluation will measure the effectiveness and impact of the undergraduate research program by measuring students understanding of research, their ability to work collaboratively in teams and the impact of the program on student engagement, success and completion. These findings will help contribute to the growing knowledge base about successful attributes of such scholarship programs. In addition the scholars will be tracked for a minimum of four years to determine the time required for the completion of the four-year degree in a STEM field.
Agency: NSF | Branch: Standard Grant | Program: | Phase: ADVANCED TECH EDUCATION PROG | Award Amount: 215.16K | Year: 2017
This is a collaborative project involving Carroll Community College (Award DUE-1600748) and Howard Community College (Award DUE-1600754) in Maryland, and it builds on a previous Advanced Technological Education (ATE) project (Award DUE-0802311) at Lone Star College-Montgomery in Texas. Audio Visual Systems (AVS) specialists are needed to support the specialized communication and presentation needs of businesses and other organizations. AVS specialists are employed in universities, K-12 schools, scientific research centers, conference centers, hotels, theaters, and other venues that have integrated, high-tech communication systems. These technicians require advanced training in industry-specific technologies that support a multitude of presentation venues, which in turn support educational, conference, corporate, entertainment, and other events. The two collaborating colleges will jointly create an innovative AVS program to prepare students for this growing, interdisciplinary field, in which the technology continues to advance and to require deeper knowledge of concepts in science, mathematics, and engineering. The new program will provide a pathway for students, offering certificates, an associate degree, and the option of transferring to a four-year program.
The AAS degree program in Audio Visual Technology Systems (AVTS) will partner with local businesses and other organizations to offer on-the-job training, as well as potential post-graduation employment. Students will receive hands-on instruction in the application of electrical, lighting, and acoustical theories and designs. The program will be led by faculty who have substantial industry experience. Specific objectives of the project are to develop courses and curricula; recruit students into certificate and degree programs; develop and strengthen industry relationships; ensure smooth transitions for students from high schools to the two-year program, and from the two-year program to four-year programs; and disseminate the curriculum and other resources to other community colleges.