A Free Health Sciences Networking and Showcase Event for Makers, Innovators, and Entrepreneurs

Presented by the Health Sciences and Human Services Library, University of Maryland, Baltimore

University of Maryland, Baltimore - SMC Campus Center

621 W. Lombard St, Baltimore, MD 21201

March 06, 2018 - 09:30 AM


Meet and learn from academic and industry experts using emerging technologies to advance health care.

Network with others who are interested in or learning to use:

  • 3D modeling and printing to inexpensively replicate basic lab equipment
  • 3D modeling and printing to inexpensively create custom lab equipment
  • 3D modeling and printing to create patient-specific assistive devices
  • 3D bio printers
  • Virtual reality microscopy and radiology
  • Augmented reality-assisted surgery
  • Image analysis and visualization
  • Bio and medical technology commercialization
  • Aruinos and Raspberry Pis
  • Internet of things devices
  • Robotics
  • Drones

Attend the free workshop after the Expo to learn about making 3D printable molecular models using open source tools (seating is limited).

The HS/HSL Maker Expo is free and open to the public. Registration is required, space is limited. Refreshments and boxed lunch will be provided.



Anna Young

Anna Young

CEO, MakerHealth

Presentation: A Maker Revolution in Health


Bradley Hennessie

Bradley Hennessie

Co-founder, NextStep Robotics

Former Clinical Research Specialist, University of Maryland School of Medicine

Dr. Jeffrey Hirsch

Dr. Jeffrey Hirsch

Section Chief of Community Radiology

University of Maryland, School of Medicine

Dr. Amy Hurst

Dr. Amy Hurst

Associate Professor of Human-Centered Computing


Jeff Quinn

Jeff Quinn

Co-President, Director of Engineering and Development

Engineered Medical Systems, Inc


Tuesday, March 6, 2018

SMC Campus Center - Elm Rooms A & B

09:30 AM Registration, Coffee, Exhibitors, Networking  
10:00 AM Opening Remarks M.J. Tooey
10:15 AM Keynote Address Anna Young
11:00 AM Exhibitors, Networking  
12:00 PM Boxed Lunch, Networking  
12:30 PM Speakers Panel

Bradley Hennessie

Dr. Jeffrey Hirsch

Dr. Amy Hurst

Jeff Quinn

Dr. Peter Swaan (Moderator)

02:00 PM Closing Remarks Brian Zelip
02:15 PM Exhibitors, Networking  
03:00 PM

Post-Expo Workshop:
Creating 3D Printable Molecules with Open Source Tools
3:00 PM to 5:00 PM

This 2-hour workshop will cover several strategies for generating and combining 3D models to create 3D printable molecules using Chimera, Pymol, and Blender.

* Registration for this workshop has reached capacity. You can join the wait list from the Expo registration page.

Jeremy Swan


Digital Harbor Foundation
Digital Harbor Foundation
The Grid
The Grid
Innovation Space
HS/HSL Innovation Space
NextStep Robotics
NextStep Robotics
Open Works
Open Works
UM Ventures
UM Ventures
UMBC Keith Porter Imaging Facility
UMBC Keith Porter Imaging Facility


Help make the event possible by providing refreshments and lunch for attendees.

The Health Sciences and Human Services Library is a dynamic institution providing access to digital and print information, and fostering the life-long learning skills essential for health and human services professionals to succeed in the information intense environment of the 21st century.
NNLM SEA supports collaboration, training and funding opportunities for 32 Resource Libraries and over 1,000 information centers, health departments, community organizations, as well as medical, public, and school libraries throughout Alabama, District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Maryland, Mississippi, North Carolina, Puerto Rico, South Carolina, Tennessee, U.S. Virgin Islands, Virginia and West Virginia.
arivis provides software for visualization, sharing, analysis and presentation of multi -channel 2D, 3D and 4D image data of almost unlimited size from microscopes and other devices in scientific and technical applications.
TEDCO transforms innovative life science and technology companies into high growth companies through capital, connections, and coaching. TEDCO works with companies of all sizes with a goal to find and fund entrepreneurs and companies that will create jobs and drive the Maryland economy.
UM Ventures
UM Ventures is a joint initiative of the MPowering the State Program, bringing the University of Maryland, Baltimore and University of Maryland, College Park together to commercialize discoveries, and create economic impact by engaging partners in industry and social ventures.


SMC Campus Center - Elm Rooms A & B


Light Rail

The MTA Light Rail stop nearest to the campus is the University Center stop at Howard Street between Lombard and Baltimore Streets.


MTA buses numbered 1, 8, 11, 12, 15, 17, 20, 23, 30, 31, 35 stop in the campus area.


Two MTA subway stops are convenient to the campus: Lexington Market Station (Eutaw and Lexington Streets) and Charles Center Station (Baltimore and Charles Streets).



HS/HSL Lobby

For more than 200 years the HS/HSL has served as the only publicly-funded health sciences library in Maryland. It serves the University’s schools of dentistry, medicine, nursing, pharmacy, social work, the Graduate School, and works in partnership with the Thurgood Marshall Law Library. The HS/HSL embraces the role of the campus’ knowledge hub, focused on advancing UMB’s missions of teaching and learning, discovery and service.

For over 30 years the HS/HSL has been home to the National Network of Libraries of Medicine/Southeastern Atlantic Region (NNLM/SEA). NNLM declares its mission “to advance the progress of medicine and improve the public health by providing all U.S. health professionals with equal access to biomedical information and improving the public’s access to information to enable them to make informed decisions about their health.” Coordinated by the National Library of Medicine (NLM) at the National Institutes of Health (NIH), the U.S. is organized into eight regions to manage NNLM programs. The SEA/RML region includes 10 southeastern states, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, and the District of Columbia and contains 25% of the U.S. population.


HS/HSL iSpace

The HS/HSL Innovation Space is designed for innovative and collaborative hands-on learning experiences. It offers 3D printers, 3D scanners, a HTC Vive virtual reality headset, a Mac Pro with specialized multimedia software, a plotter for poster printing, a zSpace virtual reality station, a button maker, and more. Staff provide orientations as well as workshops on a regular basis for those interested in learning about and/or using the available tools.

The HS/HSL Innovation Space Newsletter is published periodically throughout the year and features stories about the people using the HS/HSL Innovation Space and other news related to 3D printing and more.