The Community Colleges of New Hampshire Foundation recently awarded $15,000 in PSNH/NASA Space Grant Scholarships to Community College System of NH students pursing STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) careers. The scholarship program is made possible through a NASA Space Grant and a donation from Public Service of New Hampshire, the State’s largest electric utility. PSNH has partnered with the NASA Space Grant Program and the Community College System for the past 12 years, enabling over 400 scholarships to be awarded to NH Community College students in STEM programs state-wide. For more information on this scholarship or others, click here.
The following NHTI students each received a $1,500 scholarship:
- Richard Bittle, Loudon, Mechanical Engineering Technology
- Victoria Berube, Hooksett, Mathematics Education
- Zhanxi Feng, Pelham, Robotics & Automation Engineering Technology
- Mariane Hromis, Chichester, Biology Education
- Billy Kitchens, Concord, Architectural Engineering Technology
- Alison Magill, Barrington, Middle School Science Education
Kristin Mullen, Concord, Middle School Science Education
Concord High grad in Robotics & Automation Engineering Technology program awarded Newman Scholarship
CONCORD — NHTI student Morgan Mackenzie, a 2014 Concord High School graduate, is a recipient of the Bonnie Newman Endowed Scholarship which provides a one-year full tuition award (up to $6,000) to a New Hampshire community college. Morgan is a student in NHTI’s Robotics and Automation Engineering Technology program.
Seven students from the class of 2014 graduates from high schools across the state were selected based on demonstrated leadership potential through academic achievement, public service and career aspirations. Each is pursuing a program of study in a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) discipline.
Morgan got a head start on her studies through the NHTI’s Running Start program, a partnership between New Hampshire’s community colleges and high schools that allows for students to earn college credits while still in high school. In addition to discounted tuition and the head start on earning college credits, students are able to take college courses during their normal school day. Morgan earned 6-7 credits toward her degree at NHTI while at Concord High.
Morgan is already a license nurse’s assistant and plans to leverage her health-care skills in the robotics engineering technology field.
“I came to an open house (at NHTI) and, seeing how all the robots in the lab worked, I fell in love with the idea of programming,” says Morgan. “It was so much fun talking to NHTI students — they were having fun. They were able to program robots that could pick up objects and move them, using sensors and other technology. Seeing the automation was really cool.”
“I like the variety in engineering. It’s always changing and there’s always something new to learn,” she continues. “You get a nice, overjoyed feeling when you conquer a challenge as you keep going. You’re using different skills all the time: You can do mechanical aspect, the electrical aspect or programming. NHTI gives you taste of all of it, and you get good at each different piece.
“I toured other colleges, including Dartmouth. Here, it’s more of a warm environment. Everyone is super friendly. I like how classes are all close together; you’re not running around a huge campus. A lot of NHTI machines are more high-tech than stuff I’ve seen elsewhere. I didn’t see anything, really, like this at other places. I had heard robotics was new, so I was surprised by how high-tech it was here. They already had robots working. It’s just — wow!”
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Sept 19, 2014
Also In This Issue ...
Week of September 1 - September 7, 2014
The following incidents occurred on NHTI property. 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 go to the NHTI Campus Safety office at One Institute Drive.
Lock/Key Issues: 26
Lost and Found: 21
Motor Vehicle: 2
Motor Vehicle Lockout/Jumpstarts: 11
Tickets Issued: 53 (Warnings)
Outside Vendor Assists: 8
(Cable/Phone Company, etc.)
NHTI Campus Safety Information Corner:
Did you know that the 9 NHTI Code Blue units contact the NHTI Safety Department directly and can be used for anything from motor vehicle lockouts, jumpstarts, escorts, to directions for class, or a suspicious person? If you want to call the Campus Safety Department directly, dial 224-3287 and we would be happy to assist you.