ECBC wins Award
In recognition of ECBC's support to the community, Harford County Public Schools Coordinator of Partnerships for Special Programs and Student Achievement Michelle Shaivitz, left, and ECBC Technical Director Joseph Wienand attended the

GREENBELT, Md. Ac"a,! The U.S. Army Chemical Biological Center was presented the Governor's Service Award May 12 in recognition of the center's dedicated support to local schools and educators to promote science, technology, engineering and math.

During the 28th annual Governor's Service Awards ceremony at the Greenbelt Marriott in Prince Georges County, the Governor's Office on Service and Volunteerism recognized Marylanders for their volunteer service.

"For 28 years, the Governor's Service Awards have recognized outstanding service from individuals and groups," said Governor Martin O'Malley. "I'd like to commend each of this year's recipients for their hard work, dedication, and commitment to Maryland's communities. Together, we can continue to move our State toward that better future that we all prefer."

Harford County Public Schools Coordinator of Partnerships for Special Programs and Student Achievement Michelle Shaivitz nominated the Center as special honoree for its significant contributions to the life and education of citizens in Maryland.

"On behalf of the staff and students of Harford County's public school system, it is our privilege to nominate ECBC for the Governor's Service Award for Excellence in the Community," she said. "We are grateful for the continuum of educational experiences ECBC has provided our schools and programs to advance students' interest and performance in STEM."

The Center's Technical Director Joseph Wienand accepted the award on behalf of the employees at ECBC who volunteered their time and expertise to address community needs. In 2010, they engaged nearly 6,000 students and more than 650 local teachers in almost 80 educational outreach events.

"First and foremost, I would like to thank our neighbor and close partner Harford County Public Schools for acknowledging ECBC's efforts," Wienand said. "It is with a great sense of honor and pride that we accept this prestigious award."

Mary Doak, ECBC community and educational outreach program manager, spoke about the value of the partnership between the center and Harford County Public Schools.

"We are fortunate to have a close relationship with our local school administrators and educators," she said. "Collectively, we will continue to focus on offering local students educational opportunities that inspire them to engage in STEM discovery and innovation."

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