NECC to Hold Laboratory Science Open House
Northern Essex Community College will host a Research Open House for its Laboratory Science Program on Thursday, May 11, from 5 to 8:30 p.m. in room E263 on the Haverhill campus. Interested middle/high school students and teachers, the entire NECC community and the general public are all encouraged to attend this free event.
Attendees will have the opportunity to view hands-on demonstrations, get a tour of the college’s laboratories and speak with students and faculty in the lab science program. The labs will be set up like a miniature science museum, with stations where people can — among other things — learn how to identify fingerprints using a technique called superglue fuming; decapitate a flatworm to see how it regenerates its head; and use a spectrophotometer to determine the amount of a chemical in solution based on the color.
A poster session will be held from 6 to 7 p.m., during which students and alumni will showcase the knowledge and skills they’ve gained through their classwork. All participants will also be entered into a raffle to win one of three Amazon Fire tablets with 8 GB of storage. For more information, or to request sign language interpreting or other access services, contact Kevin Mitchell at firstname.lastname@example.org.
NECC offers an associate degree in applied sciences that is perfect for anyone looking for a job right after graduation in the exciting field of life sciences as an entry-level laboratory technician. Students in the program gain a strong theoretical background in chemistry and the associated sciences, learn technical lab skills and instrumental analysis, and acquire critical thinking and trouble-shooting skills. Many students also successfully transfer to a four-year college or university to continue their studies.