Rapid Acquisition. Tuesday, August 7, 8:00-9:30 a.m. at Southern Maryland Higher Education Center.

Join Tim Morris, the former U.S. Air Force director of F-35 development, to learn and discuss everything you need to know about rapid acquisition: why the big push, recent NDAA authorities and what they mean, and current DoD and Navy Section 804 implementation guidance. There is no cost to attend. Please register in advance.

Shoot for the Stars: A Cosmic Event for Young Professionals. Saturday, August 11, 7:30-10:30 p.m. at Historic Sotterley.

Experience the history of Sotterley set against the mystery of the cosmos! Southern Maryland young professionals are invited to join us to meet and catch up with other young professionals during peak viewing of the annual Perseid meteor shower. This program is hosted jointly by The Patuxent Partnership, Historic Sotterley, NextGen Professionals, Young Professionals Group of Charles County, Young Professionals Network of Calvert County, and Professional Development Council PAX. There is no cost to attend. Please register in advance.

Building for Innovation in St. Mary’s County. Wednesday, August 22, 8:00-10:00 a.m. at Southern Maryland Higher Education Center.

Learn about development at the St. Mary’s County Regional Airport complex with presentations from St. Mary’s County Department of Economic Development, S. Hunt Aero and University of Maryland. This program is hosted in partnership with the St. Mary’s County Chamber of Commerce. Community members are encouraged to attend. There is no cost to attend. Please register in advance.

Attendees can register for programs at www.paxpartnership.org or by calling 301-866-1739.

Members of the media are asked to contact Sarah Ehman, communications manager, prior to covering an event (sarah.ehman@paxpartnership.org or 301-866-4088).

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About The Patuxent Partnership: The Patuxent Partnership is a non-profit member organization that fosters collaboration between government, industry, and academia to advance education through STEM-based initiatives; to advance technology through speaker programs, forums, and networking; to advance science and technology transfer through the exchange of ideas, information, and data related to technologies; and to increase workforce development through an array of initiatives. For more information, please visit www.paxpartnership.org.