Summer Intern Presentation Showcase

As part of AFCEA Central Maryland's goal to educate and inspire the next generation of technical professionals, in 2017, we started the Summer Internship Presentation Showcase (SIPS). SIPS is an opportunity for summer interns from participating companies in the Central Maryland area to practice their presentation skills and demonstrate their technical prowess. It is our goal that as the summer intern programs share their achievements with others in the community, they also will be sharing and building their passion and excitement for technology.

Interns from companies of all sizes are welcome to participate. The showcase gives interns (individually or as project teams) the opportunity to present (in 10 minutes) their summer projects in front of a diverse audience. Each presenter/team will receive professional presentation coaching, prior to the showcase. Following the formal presentations there will be time allotted for interns to discuss, and demonstrate as appropriate, their projects in a science fair like atmosphere.

We award two cash prizes – Best Presentation and Best Technical Project – to be used as scholarship money towards college expenses. Winning the SIPS Challenge can be not only a financial benefit, but also a coveted addition to a student’s resume!

Individual or team entries are accepted annually on a first-come first-serve basis. Entry fees are $250.00 per intern and include a detailed coaching session for your intern(s) the day before the presentation, your company logo on the SIPS T-shirt, refreshments the day of the presentation, and a T-shirt for each intern.

For more information about the event, contact Gary Rosen at

Program from SIPS 2017

Results from Previous SIPS

Second Annual held July 31st, 2018 at CACI [Program]

  • 9 presentations, 23 students
  • Best Presentation: "Wireless Mesh Networking" by Michael Dombrowksi, Domenic Nutile, Devin Rowell from Praxis
  • Best Technical Project: "Clarity" by Jessica Kerry, Thomas Kumpf, Alex Smoot, Brian Valcarcel from Visionist. 


First Annual held August 8th, 2017 at ESI [Program] [Signal Article]

  • 11 presentations, 25 students
  • Best Presentation: "Alexa Sense" by Michael Chirico, Jake Gluck and Colin Mason from ESI
  • Best Technical Project: "Modular Filtration" by Anna Blendermann from Nteligen.