On Thursday, March 14th, 2013 (better known as “Pi day”) Professor Mihaela Sabin and Michael Jonas will be holding two workshops at Girls Technology Day. The event is being held for the first time, and will be taking place at the New Hampshire Technical Institute in Concord. Over 200 girls, grades 8-10, are expected to participate in the event. Catherine Blake, Lecturer in Marketing from the University of New Hampshire who received her M.B.A from Harvard University, will be the keynote speaker. The event will host ten workshops, of which the girls can choose four (including Cybersecurity, VEX Robotics, Careers in Technolgy Round Table, Cisco VoIP Lab, Making Ethernet Cables 101, and more) to experience first-hand what it is like to use a variety of different technologies in computing and engineering.
Students participating in Sabin and Jonas’s workshops can look forward to programming a multiplayer board game in the Greenfoot interactive Java development environment, and creating their own mobile apps for the Android operating system.
Visit NHTI to Host “Girls Technology Day” for more information.
Source: UNH Manchester News
UNH Manchester Dean Kristin Woolever recently announced the creation of the college’s third academic division focused on science and technology. Dr. Stephen Pugh, Associate Professor of Biology and program coordinator of the college’s biological science program, will serve as Chair of the new Science and Technology Division.
As chair, Dr. Pugh will oversee the division including working with program coordinators and the faculty to support excellence in teaching and scholarship in the areas of natural sciences, computer information systems, engineering technology, and mathematics. He will represent the division on the college’s Executive Committee among other official councils. With the creation of the college’s third academic division, UNH Manchester has “the full range of academic areas found at most universities and: humanities, social sciences, and natural sciences and technology,” explained Dean Woolever. The new division “provides the foundation for building more robust programs in the sciences and technology and fills a need for the city and the Merrimack Valley where technology, bioscience, and life sciences are rapidly growing industries.”