Proud Supporters of the ALS Association since 2007, this month Team PROTEUS rallied in support of the cause and stepping up their game by taking on the 2015 Ice Bucket Challenge. Click on the previous link to view the HD video posted on YouTube or paste the following link into your browser: https://youtu.be/1RJEgXe5KQw.
Charles T. Taylor, Ph.D., President of PROTEUS Technologies, posted the following statement on PROTEUS' Digital Magazine "The Blend":
"What an impressive T-E-A-M!!! Thank you to everyone who participated in today's #ICEBUCKETCHALLENGE at Joe Cannon Stadium. We had an outstanding showing of over 75 participants, and a handful supporting the event by watching today. It's very rewarding to see all of us come together for such a worthy cause, and help raise awareness for ALS. While we certainly had fun today, we also keep in mind our purpose. To support those who need our help, i.e., ALS patients, their friends & families, ALS researchers, while remembering those we've lost to ALS. For those who couldn't make the event, please consider joining us for PROTEUS' 2015 Walk to Defeat ALS on October 3rd at Baltimore's Rash Field. Sincerest thank you to everyone. It's an honor to work with you all."
Often referred to as Lou Gehrig's Disease, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) is a progressive, fatal neuromuscular disease that slowly robs the body of its ability to walk, speak, swallow and breathe. Every 90 minutes a person in this country is diagnosed with ALS and every 90 minutes another person will lose their battle against this disease. The life expectancy of an ALS patient averages 2 to 5 years from the time of diagnosis. ALS occurs throughout the world with no racial, ethnic, or socioeconomic boundaries. For more information on this dreadful disease, see www.alsa.org. This crippling disease can strike anyone. Presently there is no known cause of the disease yet it still costs loved ones an average of $200,000 a year to provide the care ALS patients need. At PROTEUS, we walk for the Fight. We walk because we can. We walk for ALS Patients. We walk for ALS researchers. We walk for ALS policy. We walk for ALS families. We walk for our ALS impacted friends. We walk because "we consider ourselves the luckiest men, women, and children on the face of the earth". Help today to make a difference and donate today and/or join Team PROTEUS on October 3rd at Rash Field at 9:00am in Baltimore.
Congratulations to Eric for his achievement in winning a SmartCEO Executive Management Award (EMA), honoring C-suite executives who have gone above and beyond to support and lead their organizations. SmartCEO recognizes executives who uphold the highest ethics, lead collaboratively and creatively, and enhance and support the organization's mission.
In his role as CIO of PROTEUS, Eric has leveraged his 20+ years of IT experience to tailor best practices with agility to guide PROTEUS infrastructure -- architected to ensure speed, security, and redundancy today and as the company experiences future growth. The framing principles of the philosophy by which Eric drives the technology operations of the company are Customer First, Invest Wisely, Complete Transparency, Build to Last, and Raise the Bar. Additionally, Eric has put in place innovation focused initiatives within the company, including the Flexible Innovation Tank (FIT), Technology Radar, Certifications for Tomorrow, Monthly Tech Talks, Programming Challenges, and Independent Research and Development (IR&D) projects. He engages and listens to engineering team members, always willing to push boundaries to provide tools for learning and synergy between internal research and development efforts and client solutions.
SmartCEO will recognize Eric, alongside other local area C-level Executive winners, at an awards ceremony in March 2015.
Proud Supporters of the ALS Association since 2007, this week PROTEUS' Senior Leadership Team rallied in support of the cause by taking on the Ice Bucket Challenge.
According to the ALS Association website, over $88 million has been raised through ice bucket challenges thus far this year to help discover a cure for this terrible disease. ALS, also known as Lou Gehrig's Disease, is a progressive neurodegenerative disease that affects nerve cells in the brain and the spinal cord. Eventually, people with ALS lose the ability to initiate and control muscle movement, which often leads to total paralysis and death within two to five years of diagnosis. There is no cure and only one drug approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) that modestly extends survival.
On July 18, 2014, PROTEUS provided sponsorship for the INCOSE (International Council on Systems Engineering) Women in Systems Engineering (WISE) -- "From the Classroom to the Board Room: How to Successfully Navigate the Transition from College to Work" event. Providing insight to student interns with an interest in Science Technology Engineering and Math (STEM) on the challenges and successes in engineering careers, the event also included networking opportunities, a Ted Talk video about a successful woman engineer who created GoldieBlox engineering toys for girls, and a panel discussion. The panel was comprised of Kim Bowmaster, Program Director at PROTEUS Technologies, Lauren Conrad, Software Engineer at PROTEUS Technologies, and Kate Tennant, Engineering Intern at Jovian Concepts. WISE President Kim Bowmaster says, "The enthusiasm, participation and collaboration at this first event for INCOSE's Chesapeake Chapter of WISE directly contributed to its success. We thank both the participants and the panel members, and look forward to many future events geared for the success of women in engineering".
Ms. Bowmaster led the development of the WISE charter, signed by the INCOSE Chesapeake Chapter's Board of Directors this month. WISE is the first INCOSE womens initiative world-wide and will be used as a model to develop WISE initiatives across other chapters. WISE seeks to increase representation of women in systems engineering within industry, academia, and government. Additionally, WISE looks to broaden future leadership roles of women within the engineering profession, cultivating the next generation of women systems engineers through networking; sharing of best practices and lessons learned; mentoring, and offering Science Technology Engineering and Math (STEM) community outreach.
WISE is currently working with the Girl Scouts First Lego League to learn more about using the Lego MindStorm EV3 kit as a means to motivate young engineering candidates in developing creative solutions to complex engineering problems (click to see the video). Additionally, WISE is establishing a partnership with University of Maryland Baltimore County's (UMBC) Center for Women in Technology (CWIT) to provide mentoring opportunities for college level engineering candidates. As WISE continues to mature, its outreach programs will expand even more throughout the engineering community.