Not even COVID-19 will prevent the Hackley Computer Science Department from once again celebrating Computer Science Education Week on the Hilltop. Annually scheduled during the first week of December, CS Ed Week is a program dedicated to inspiring K-12 students to become involved in the study of computer science. Here at Hackley, we highlight this week as a chance to celebrate just a little and reflect on computer science and its impact on our world.
Hackley’s Independent Research Program had the pleasure of hosting Metika Ngbokoli ’11 on Monday, December 7, where she discussed her incredibly inspiring path in being a first generation college student to now a 4th year PhD student in the Behavioral and Integrative Neuroscience Program at the UNC.
The Independent Research program was excited to host Uriel Garcia ’17 in our Guest Speaker Series. The students were fascinated by all of the organic chemistry projects Uriel worked on, such as synthesizing an organic compound that can irreversibly block pain receptors, and how this love of Chemistry stemmed from his Organic Chemistry class at Hackley.
Since sharing this essay on Sunday, May 31 about the killings of George Floyd and Ahmaud Arbery, I have been a part of several crucial, painful conversations with community members, the overriding theme of which has been to see Hackley move from conversation to action on issues of racism and injustice. I am grateful to those who participated--both students and adults--for the direct nature of these conversations, leading me to insights on ways we can and must do better.
Attention Classes of 2009-2016: Join us on June 4th at 8:00 PM for a virtual cocktail party featuring a mixologist who will teach us how to make a few summer cocktails. RSVP to email@example.com.
Allison Pataki ’03 and Marya Myers ’03’s newest children’s book “Poppy Takes Paris” was released on May 26! To celebrate, they read their new book to the Hackley community. To watch their virtual book reading, click here!
Interested in growing your professional network, connecting with Hackley alumni, or speaking with Hackley mentors? Join HackleyConnect, our online networking and event platform. It's a great place to post job and internships. Questions? Contact Margie McNaughton Ford '85 at firstname.lastname@example.org.