Energetics Technology Center Grants $500,000 to CSM to Help Develop STEM Workforce

Government seeks to foster future workforce that can staff science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) positions for local military projects and contracts

LA PLATA, Md. (Jan. 14, 2008) — The College of Southern Maryland (CSM) has received a five-year, $500,000 grant from the Charles County’s Energetics Technology Center (ETC). The grant is to be used to develop an energetics workforce program that can meet the challenges of new technology development for military warfare.

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Mikulski & Sarbanes Celebrate Opening of Energetics Tech Center In Charles County.

Mikulski: “I want the best weapons for our war-fighters and the best value for our dollars.”

CHARLES COUNTY, Md. – Senator Barbara A. Mikulski (D-Md.) today joined Senator Paul S. Sarbanes (D-Md.) at a ribbon cutting for the new Energetics Technology Center (ETC) in Charles County. Senator Mikulski fought for and secured $5 million to support the ETC in the 2007 Department of Defense spending bill, which the President signed into law on Sept. 29.

“Our nation is in an amazing race – the race for discovery and new knowledge, the race to remain competitive and the race to foster an innovation society. The Energetics Technology Center will help keep Charles County and Maryland in the lead – developing the smart new weapons, while creating high-tech jobs in Southern Maryland,” said Senator Mikulski. “The ETC will develop technology to give the Navy the edge on the battlefield, to give America the edge in the marketplace, and to make the Naval Surface Warfare Center Indian Head Division the crown jewel in the Navy’s transformation.”

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