Maryland Hispanic Business Community Celebrates Medical Accomplishment & Science Advancement


On September 27, 2012, the Maryland Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (MDHCC), in conjunction with Education Based Latino Outreach (EBLO), will announce the creation of a new academy to promote the growth of science and math among middle and high school students.  The Dr. Eduardo Rodriguez Science & Robotics Academy will be announced during Hispanic Heritage month and will inaugurate our Chamber's "Celebrating Success" series.  The Chamber will present Dr. Rodriguez with the prestigious "Manos que Cambian el Mundo Award" – "Hands that Change the World Award."  

The Dr. Eduardo Rodriguez Science & Robotics Academy at EBLO will develop a curriculum using Lego Robotics and other tools to encourage math and science and help students foster the pursuit of medical education. Dr. Rodriguez will be present to celebrate the opening of the Academy and reflect on the role of education in his journey to becoming the lead surgeon behind the world's most extensive full face transplant to date, completed on March 20, 2012 at the University of Maryland. 

Congressman Elijah E. Cummings, Lieutenant Governor Anthony Brown of Maryland,  and Senator Victor Ramirez, the first Hispanic elected to public office in Maryland, will addressed students present at the reception and honor Dr. Rodriguez accomplishment.

"The MDHCC is proud to have spearheaded the creation of an Academy that establishes and leaves a lasting legacy in the name of Dr. Eduardo Rodriguez for Hispanic youths and others from Baltimore and ultimately Maryland.  As the program expands, our students will have access to latest high-tech and innovative learning tools," said Veronica Cool, chairwoman of the MDHCC.  "The Chamber is committed to raising the next generation of entrepreneurs and scientists, and we are grateful for the foresight and generous contributions of the University of Maryland Medical System and Ethicon Endo-Surgery that made the Academy possible." 

 The event begins at

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and will be hosted at EBLO,

606 S. Ann Street, Baltimore, MD.



Reservations or more information can be found at the Maryland Hispanic Chamber's web site which is:

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