Left: NH Gov. Maggie Hassan looks on as students pull apart a PC during the
Mechanical Dissection Workshop. Center: Students donned clean room gear for the
Biopharmaceutical Manufacturing workshop, a new offering this year from Lonza.
Right: Gov. Hassan offered some final words to the girls at this year's Technology Day.
On Wednesday March 18, NHTI hosted the third annual Girls Technology Day (GTD), an initiative of the New Hampshire Department of Education’s Career Development Bureau. In New Hampshire, and across the country, there is a severe shortage of women pursuing technical careers. Fewer than two percent of students pursuing computer science degrees in NH colleges, for example, are women. Girls Technology Day is one step toward trying to reverse that trend.
The event is a collaboration of every level of education in New Hampshire, including high schools, community colleges, and universities. The group decided to focus on grades 9 and 10, because that is that age at which many young people begin focusing on interests that may ultimately become career paths. Paradoxically, it is also the age at which girls often seem to get “turned off” to math, science and technology.
The girls chose from a series of hands-on workshops exploring various high technology topics, including:
|Mechanical Dissection||Design and Build Interesting Structures from Gumdrops and Toothpicks|
|Game Programming with Greenfoot||3D Modeling||Ethernet Cable Building|
|VEX Robotics Demonstration||App Development||Balancing Air within the HVAC Industry|
|Graphicast – Memory Training||Applications Development||Biopharmaceutical Manufacturing|
|Precision Measurements||Cable Car Challenge||Hard Drive Dissection|
The workshops were led by educators and business leaders from various New Hampshire industries and schools, including NHTI's Liaquat Khan, Terry Simkin, Rodney Dellafelice, Veronica Thibodeau Carter, Aaron Conn (along with many NHTI female IT student volunteers), Fred Lance, Jennifer Galbraith, and M. Saleem Yusuf.
After the huge success of last year’s 1st Annual Library March Madness – back by popular demand! – the Library has changed things up ever so slightly and this year’s 2nd Annual Library March Madness is with authors!
In the opening round:
- Tolkien just edged Dickens
- C.S. Lewis thrashed Michael Crichton
- Poe soundly beat Douglas Adams
- Fitzgerald just got by Kurt Vonnegut
- Rowling edged Mark Twain by one vote (automatic recount went into action)
- Collins beat James Patterson
- Clancy edged George Orwell by one vote (automatic recount went into action)
- Jane Austen decisively beat Jodi Picoult
The tourney is in the “elite eight” round this week, with the following authors squaring off against one another - and everyone is encouraged to drop into the Library to cast their votes in the 2nd Annual Library March Madness!
|Bracket Blue||Bracket Red|
|J.R.R. Tolkien v. C.S. Lewis||
J.K. Rowling v. Suzanne Collins
|Edgar Allen Poe v. F. Scott Fitzgerald||Tom Clancy v. Jane Austen|
April 1, 2015
2:00 – 5:00 PM
Center of New Hampshire
Radisson Hotel, Manchester
Students from 22 New Hampshire colleges (including NHTI and all other CCSNH colleges) will participate in this fair, which is the largest of its kind in New England.
The Job Fair is free for students and alumni at NHCUC member institutions. A complete list of our institutions is located on the cover page of the Job Fair Directory. Please click here of an up-to-date listing of employers in the Job Fair Directory. Check back as employers are still registering, so new employers will be added to this list up until the date of the Fair.
For any questions regarding the NHCUC Job Fair, contact Stephanie Lesperance.
Also, don’t forget about our College Central Podcast library. There are a number of podcasts dedicated to helping students prepare for career/job fairs.
Mar 20, 2015
Campus Safety Information
The following incidents occurred on NHTI property during the week of March 2-8, 2015. The numbers reflect only the incidents the Safety Department handled directly. To view the NHTI crime log of the past 60 days reported incidents please visit the Campus Safety office at One Institute Drive.
Lock/Key Issues: 8
Lost and Found: 3
Motor Vehicle: 1
Motor Vehicle Lockout/Jumpstarts: 3
Tickets Issued: 22
Outside Vendor Assists: 12
(Cable/Phone Company, etc.)
With spring around the corner, and the weather warming up a little, it is tempting to open up the windows to get some fresh air. Please do not forget to close the windows before you leave, as the temperatures after dark are still below freezing. Leaving windows open at night at this time of year can still cause pipes to freeze and burst! Thank you for your help!
Have you lost or misplaced something? Here is a list of items brought to “Lost & Found” at Campus Safety:
Please contact the Campus Safety Department at 603-224-3287 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org to find out if any of these items might be yours!