Morgan State University continues to have problems managing the largest federal research program in its history and will face financial penalties from the organization that oversees the program, according to documents released this week.
While many of her friends spent the summer swimming or going to amusement parks, 11-year-old Asley Ventura, of Laurel, had fun participating in a space camp at the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Lab.
The Goddard Space Flight Center, which builds spacecraft, instruments and technology to study the Earth, sun, solar system and universe, is working to prepare future aerospace engineers and scientists, said Dean Kern, the institution's deputy director for education.
Thirty years ago, U.S. colleges and universities awarded 37 percent of computer science bachelor's degrees to women. Today, when that number should be approaching 50 percent, it has actually been cut in half. Women in the United States now receive just 18 percent of computer science bachelor's degrees, and less than a quarter of professionals in computing are women.
Pamela Audrey Hall, a former radio station program director who was active nationally in jazz and contemporary gospel music circles, died of cancer Jan. 21 at St. Agnes Hospital. She was 57 and lived in Ellicott City.
State officials announced a partnership with the NASA Goddard Space Flight Center on Monday that aims to attract and grow companies that can help support space missions or adapt NASA technology for other commercial purposes.
Thanks to the addition of a new $650,000 mobile command unit and 10 personal police officer cameras, it's hard to accuse the Laurel Police Department of lagging behind when it comes to the latest technology.
When students in River Hill High School's Advanced Computer Science classes entered a worldwide high school robotics competition last year that involved programming International Space Station satellites, they figured their chances of winning were mathematically improbable.
The first images of Earth as seen from space, appearing as a swirly blue marble, were groundbreaking. Now NASA and NOAA have published photos of Earth by night using infrared imaging technology via satellite.