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Maryland Tech Council Announces 2021 Industry Awards Celebration Winners

FREDERICK, Md.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–#BioCapital–Today, the Maryland Tech Council (MTC), Maryland’s largest technology and life sciences trade association, announced the winners for its annual Industry Awards Celebration. The event recognizes the leaders and innovators in the life sciences and technology communities from Maryland and the Mid-Atlantic Region. Winners were announced at the virtual celebration event today at 4pm ET.

“We are proud to celebrate and honor these companies and individuals in the life sciences and technology industries who are doing important work to improve lives,” said MTC CEO Marty Rosendale. “The work done by these industries is necessary now more than ever to help advance the state and the country. Each year, the Industry Awards Celebration brings out the best that the region has to offer, and 2021 was no exception.”

Winners of the 2021 Industry Awards

  • Chief Executive Officer of the Year – Government Contracting

  • Chief Executive Officer of the Year – Life Sciences

    • Stanley C. Erck, President and CEO, Novavax
  • Chief Executive Officer of the Year – Technology

  • Emerging Life Sciences Company of the Year

  • Emerging Technology Company of the Year

  • Government Contracting Company of the Year

  • Life Sciences Company of the Year

    • Novavax
  • Technology Company of the Year

Winner of the 2021 Legislator of the Year Award

Delegate, Eric Luedtke

Winner of the 2021 VMS Volunteer of the Year Award

Paul Schmitz

Winner of the 2021 VMS Company of the Year Award

Mirage ID

Winner of the 2021 President’s Award

Stu Solomon, CEO, Connected DMV

During the virtual event, Alexandria Real Estate Equities, Inc. also presented the ARE Scholars Award to eight students going into STEM-related studies. Additionally, three educators were awarded Maryland Tech Council’s STEM Educator of the Year. This award recognizes the hard work of these educators in science, technology, engineering and mathematics and their dedication to educating students in these subjects throughout the COVID-19 pandemic.

Alexandria Scholars Fall 2021 recipients:

  • Maryam Abdur-Rahman – Translational Life Science Technology & Applied Biotechnology at UMBC
  • Kevin Coello – Embedded Systems and Internet of Things, University of Maryland, College Park
  • Iyanla Kaendera – Biological Sciences, University of Maryland, College Park
  • Feson Kassaye – Computer Science – Cyber Track, UMBC
  • Shakoora Kassie – Biological Sciences, University of Maryland, College Park
  • Marvely Molina Torres – Translational Life Science Technology – Applied Biotechnology, UMBC
  • Nicolle Vigil – Biocomputational Engineering, University of Maryland, College Park
  • Sharifa Yar – Translational Life Science Technology – Applied Biotechnology, UMBC

Winners of the 2021 STEM Educator of the Year

Event sponsors included:

Award Sponsors: Alexandria Real Estate Equities, AstraZeneca, Avantor, Baird, BDO, Iron Bow Technologies, J.P. Morgan Wealth Management, Learning Undefeated, Pillsbury, and University of Maryland BioPark

Gold Sponsors: Atlantic Data Forensics, BTS Software Solutions, Children’s National Health System, Cordia, Emergent BioSolutions, Fulton Bank, Horizon Therapeutics, The Howard Hughes Corporation, Lockheed Martin, Marsh & McLennan, Maryland Department of Commerce, Montgomery College, Novavax, REGENXBIO, Sanaria, The Universities at Shady Grove, Vision Technologies and Xometry

Silver Sponsor: Clearview Group

ABOUT THE MARYLAND TECH COUNCIL

The Maryland Tech Council (MTC) is a collaborative community that is actively engaged in building strong technology and life science industries by supporting the efforts of our individual members. We are the largest technology and life sciences trade association in the state of Maryland, and we provide value by giving members a forum to learn, share, and connect. MTC brings the region’s community together into a single, united organization that empowers our members to achieve their business goals through advocacy, networking and education. The vision for the Maryland Tech Council is to propel Maryland to become the number one innovation economy for life sciences and technology in the country. For more information: mdtechcouncil.com.

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