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NECC Professor to Share New Technology at Wilmington Memorial Library

Submitted by on December 6, 2016 – 10:35 pm


Dr. Ethel Schuster, a Computer and Information Sciences Professor at Northern Essex Community College, will present a free presentation titled “Digital Life: Gizmos and Gadgets” at the Wilmington Memorial Library, 175 Middlesex Ave., from 7 to 8:30 p.m. on Wed, Dec. 14. The event is open to the public.

In this presentation, the audience will learn about new technology, including robotic vacuums, e-readers, electronic pens, GPS’s, wireless keyboards, web cams, and more. Professor Schuster will bring her suitcase filled with new technology and give the audience a chance to try it themselves.

A Colombian native, Schuster holds a master’s and PhD from the University of Pennsylvania, specializing in Computational Linguistics and Artificial Intelligence.

She has taught at Northern Essex Community College since 2000. Prior to that she taught at UMass Lowell, and Regis, Merrimack and Simmons colleges. Her interests are wide and include work on scientific writing for non-native English speakers, in collaboration with researchers at the University of Sao Paulo, Brazil, and encouraging and enhancing the technology learning process in all age ranges, especially among women and young girls.

This presentation is sponsored by the Wilmington Memorial Library.  Professor Schuster is part of the NECC Speakers Bureau, which has speakers available to present to public and private school systems, libraries, service clubs, and more.

For information on the presentation, call the library, 978 658-2967 or visit the website

For information on the NECC Speakers Bureau, please visit the Speakers Bureau website or contact the group at or at 978-556-3862.