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April 8, 2014

NECC Technology Day honors late faculty member

A Technology Day to honor longtime Northern Essex Community College computer science faculty member Kathy Proietti, who died in January, will be held tomorrow, with events scheduled at both 420 Common St., Lawrence, and 100 Elliott St., Haverhill.

This event is open to the public.

“Everyone can think of a conversation they had with Kathy... Her presence was always real, insightful, warm and unbelievably funny,” said NECC professor Nancy Nickerson, who was a colleague and friend of Proietti’s. “Kathy empowered others, investing in their efforts and personal challenges.”

From 9 a.m. to noon, the new computer labs at 420 Common St., Lawrence, will be open with demonstrations by faculty and students.

From 5 to 8 p.m. in the Hartleb Technology Center on the Haverhill campus, guest speaker Ahmed Hafez, a computer security specialist and director of software development at Bottomline Technology in Portsmouth, N.H., will discuss the importance and evolution of computer security.

To register for this event, it is recommended you email Computer Science professor Ethel Schuster at eschuster@necc.mass.edu.

School science and engineering fairs this week

Seventh- and eighth-graders in Haverhill’s middle schools will host their second annual Haverhill Middle School Science and Engineering Fairs this week.

Students, family, friends, and members of the public are invited and encouraged to see what the students have learned in the areas of science and engineering this year. More than 100 projects will be featured in all. Here is a schedule of events: Hunking Middle School on Wednesday from 5 to 8 p.m.; Consentino School on Thursday from 6 to 7:30 p.m.; Nettle Middle School on Thursday from 6 to 7:30 p.m.; and J.G. Whittier Middle School on Thursday from 5:30 to 7 p.m.

Sponsors include Haverhill Bank, Capitol Waste Services, Pentucket Bank and Exxon Mobil Corp.

First-, second- and third-place winners at each school will be awarded gift cards. Those who receive honorable mentions will receive certificates.

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