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NECC STEM Speaker Series Presents ‘Tales from the Home of the World’s Worst Weather’

Submitted by on March 16, 2018 – 4:00 pm

Will Broussard from the Mt. Washington Observatory will be speaking about “the World’s Worst Weather” on Mar 29 at 12:15 on NECC’s Haverhill Campus.

After battling three nor’easters in just eleven days, you might start to think that New England takes the cake for the world’s worst weather conditions – and you’re not far off.

At just 6,2888 feet above sea level, New Hampshire’s Mount Washington boasts the world record for highest observed wind speeds in history and, despite its popularity as a hiking and tourist destination, is one of the deadliest mountains on the planet.

All this and more will be discussed in “Tales from the Home of the World’s Worst Weather,” a special STEM Speaker Series lecture presented by Northern Essex Community College and featuring Will Broussard, outreach coordinator for the Mount Washington Observatory. The lecture, which is free and open to the public, will be held at 12:15 p.m. on March 29 in the Haverhill Campus Hartleb Technology Center, Room 103B, at 100 Elliott Street, Haverhill.

Attendees will be treated to a unique exploration of the life and work of weather observers stationed at New England’s highest point. The event will kick off the spring 2018 Northern Essex Community College STEM Speaker Series, which aims to introduce a range of science, technology, engineering, and math-related topics to the general public.

Will Broussard is responsible for coordinating and leading programs on Mount Washington’s natural, cultural, and scientific history. He holds a bachelor’s degree in biology from the University of Maine and a master’s degree in environmental studies from Antioch University New England.

The NECC STEM Speaker Series is sponsored by the Massachusetts Department of Education’s STEM Starter Academy Grant.

Northern Essex offers over 40 STEM programs on its campuses, along with internships and practicums that help prepare students for Massachusetts’ ever-growing STEM workforce. For more information, please visit the Northern Essex Community College website.For more information, contact Carolyn Knoepfler, PhD, assistant dean of science, technology, and engineering, or 978 556-3541.