Saturday, February 25, 2012

Summer Program: 25 High School Students Needed. Johns Hopkins University Engineering Innovation

  Summer Program: 25 High School Students Needed. Johns Hopkins University Engineering Innovation



Program Specifics

Eligibility Requirements

  • Completion of sophomore, junior, or senior year of high school
  • Successful completion of a laboratory science (Physics, Chemistry, or Biology), Algebra II, and Trigonometry
  • Knowledge of a spreadsheet application, such as Excel
  • Residential students must be 15 as of June 30, 2012

Expand Your Possibilities

  • Curriculum developed by Johns Hopkins University
  • Nearly 90% of Engineering Innovation graduates have gone on to study engineering or science in college
  • 10:1 student/teacher ratio
  • Students learn from practicing engineers about careers, internships, and educational opportunities in the field
  • Students with a final grade of A or B receive three transferable Johns Hopkins University credits
  • Certificates of Completion are awarded to all students who successfully complete the course
  • A residential option is available at the Johns Hopkins University Homewood campus site
  • The program runs four to five weeks, depending on the location

Downloadable brochure

Application Deadline
First Deadline: March 15, 2012
International Students
Priority in receiving financial aid
Priority in enrolling as a residential student

Any applications received after March 15, 2012 will be considered on a space-available basis.
The Online Application is now available!
Click here to go to the Applications and Forms page.
More Frequently Asked Questions
We are receiving new questions every day about Engineering Innovation! Along with the existing Frequently Asked Questions page, we have created a Facebook page including the most recent questions.
Click here to see the more Frequently Asked Questions on our Facebook page.
Engineering Innovation video!
View an 8-minute Engineering Innovation video.
Trifold brochure
Download our trifold brochure.
Engineering Innovation in the News
Read articles about Engineering Innovation in ABC News and the Essex-Middle River Patch.

Consolidation of email notifications now on Blog page

BEMA Network members (All):

In order to reduce the number of emails to each of you, we will begin consolidating subject headings of important items and posting on our BEMA Blog page for you to review.   As information is posted to our Blog page it is also forwarded to our Facebook, and sent to our Twitter account for notification to our followers.

No personal information is captured when accessing this information except in the case of messages forwarded by Twitter accounts.  

Over 90% of the training or workshops are in the Washington, D.C. area, all other member locations with these same opportunities can have notices posted from your area on our Blog pages.

Please contact me directly to have your local area information included.


Charles D. Sharp
Emergency Manager
Senior Advisor
Black Emergency Managers Association                           

Looking for an Accountant

Looking for an Accountant

Nobody is as adept in tracking monetary records and taking care of them as an accountant. Handling finances is just one of the job of an accountant because they are also hired for many things like tax preparation. There are certainly many accountants here and there, and deciding whom to choose would be a huge dilemma. If one knows the proper way to look for an accountant, a problem such as that wouldn’t be large trouble after all.

Where To Find

“Where to find an accountant?” that would be the most obvious question when searching for an accountant. One might start the search on phone directories. One should look on phone directories first because several local accountants would use it as a way to look for clients.

The Internet is also a good place to look for an accountant. However, if you compare looking for an accountant over the web and with the help of phone directories, the former is better. Anyone can easily access the internet while yellow pages directories is actually a historic item that’s difficult to find in any household or establishment.

What They Tell You

Perhaps the best way to find that ideal accountant would be from the personal recommendations of close individuals. These recommendations might come from your friend, relative or any person you know and is close to you.

If a person did not ever hire the services of the accountant, then you should better ignore his or her recommendation.

Look for The Qualities

The ideal accountant must always have the necessary qualifications set or required in an accountant. Being qualified to take on a job will assure clients that they have the best services without any worries or problems. What would make an accountant qualified for the job?

Education of the accountant. Certification. Accounting experience. Area or specialty in accounting.   Accounting services.  Price to pay

Guardian Accord Workshop

The purpose of the Guardian Accord (GA) Workshop is to increase awareness of Federal, State, territorial, tribal and local government jurisdictions, and the private sector, about the importance of incorporating the specific risks of terrorism into continuity planning.  

This workshop consists of facilitator lead discussion, group breakouts, and concludes with a tabletop.  

The participants should already understand continuity of operations principles and have already developed or be familiar with continuity of operations plans and programs.

Date: Thursday, March 15, 2012

Time: 8:30 am – 5:00 pm EST

Location:  Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC), 1401 H Street NW, Conference Room 6084, A and B, Washington, DC 20005

Request for Registration Deadline: Friday, March 9, 2012

 Please read entire Training Announcement for more details.

 If you would like to attend, please send an email to to reserve a seat. 

Please bring a FEMA Form 119-25-1 (formerly 75-5) (General Admission Application, August 2010 version) to the Lead Facilitator on the day of the course.     

Leave the course number section blankFEMA Form 75-5 can be downloaded at

Seating is limited to 30.



Engagement Opportunities for Private and Nonprofit Sectors

Presidential Policy Directive 8 / PPD-8:
National Preparedness
Engagement Opportunities for Private and Nonprofit Sectors

“FEMA’s mission is to support our citizens and first responders to ensure that as a nation we work together to build, sustain, and improve our capability to prepare for, protect against, respond to, recover from, and mitigate all hazards.” March Webinar and In-Person Workshop Series Available – RSVP Now!

FEMA and its partners want to know what businesses and nonprofit groups think about a series of new documents related to how the private sector plays a role in national preparedness.

These documents are called “National Frameworks,” and they are part of Presidential Policy Directive 8 / PPD-8: National Preparedness.

The directive asks the whole community—including businesses, community- and faith-based organizations, schools, individuals and all levels of government—to work together to strengthen the resilience and security of the United States.

Together, the five National Frameworks will clearly define key preparedness roles and responsibilities for all whole community partners. The National Disaster Recovery Framework was released in September 2011. The focus is now on revising the National Response Framework and developing the Prevention, Protection and Mitigation Frameworks.

We are hosting webinars and in-person workshops for people to provide their thoughts on the private sector and nonprofit roles and responsibilities identified in the working draft Frameworks. We’re interested in validating content, identifying gaps and discussing new ideas. Framework authors will be on hand during the events to provide background information and answer questions. All feedback will be considered when revising and finalizing the working draft Frameworks.


Please choose the workshop(s) of interest to you. Due to space limitations, pre-registration is required. Information on the draft Frameworks will be made available prior to the workshop.

Registration is on a first come, first serve basis.

To register, please visit  and click “PPD-8 Engagement Opportunities.”

If you require disability related accommodations to participate in this meeting, please provide details in the Needed Accommodations field on the registration page or contact us at, or at 202-646-4001 via telephone, 711 or video relay.

WEBINARS (Maximum Participants: 100 per session)

•March 7 from 4 to 6 p.m.: Prevention Framework
•March 12 from noon to 2 p.m.: Mitigation Framework
•March 14 from 5 to 7 p.m.: Protection Framework
•March 21 from 4 to 6 p.m.: Response Framework


Each webinar will last two hours and follow the same agenda, listed below.
•15 minutes – Introduction
•90 minutes – Discussion
•15 minutes – Closeout and Next Steps


(Maximum Participants: 50 per session)
•March 5 in Arlington, VA
•March 16 in Atlanta, GA
•March 20 West Coast – Location To Be Announced
•March 22 in Chicago, IL

Upon registration, further details about location and meeting logistics will be provided.

Each in-person workshop will follow the same structure and agenda, listed below.
•9:00 – 9:20 Welcome and Introductions
•9:20 – 9:40 PPD-8 Frameworks Overview
•9:40 – 9:50 Break
•9:50 – 12:30 Private Sector / Non-Profit Sector Facilitated Discussion by Framework
•12:30 – 1:00 Summary and Next Steps


Private and nonprofit sectors can also engage in the following ways:
• Visit (Click on PPD-8 in the left to share ideas)
• Participate in National Disaster Recovery Framework Stakeholder Events: (Click on Engagement)
• Learn more about PPD-8, visit

Spelman College Alumnae Association Southern Maryland Chapter


11th Annual College Tour Bus Trip
Cost: $475.00
includes transportation, lodging, breakfast and lunch
Monday, April 2nd  through  Friday, April, 6th 2012

Touring: Spelman College, Martin Luther King Center for Nonviolent Social Change,
Clark Atlanta University, Bennett College, North Carolina A & T, Florida A&M,
Alabama State University, and Hampton University High School Day
Departing From Bowie, MD and  Woodbridge,VA

For More Information:   
Stacey Lucas 301-352-9713 

Jennifer LaPoint 301-809-1024 

Gwenell Bass

The Black Emergency Managers Association International support(s) the Sustainable Development Goals

The Black Emergency Managers Association International support(s) the Sustainable Development Goals

American Red Cross: Regional Disaster Cycle Services New and Continued Employment Opportunities: 1/23/2020

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