Upcoming events

    • 1 Jun 2023
    • 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Erlab 388 Newburyport Turnpike, Rowley, MA 01969

    NSTC Biosciences Forum presents:

    Safety, Savings, and SustainabilityHow filtration is fundamentally changing the way we design labs by protecting breathing zones throughout the chemical's lifecycle and beyond.

    Join us for a unique opportunity to visit the showroom of a local company making a difference in the health and safety of our lab environments!  Located conveniently in Route 1 in Rowley, MA, Erlab showcases their line of ductless fume hoods and other air filtration products!  Come meet the team and see how these products can make a difference in your lab. 

    This innovative technology supports the lab environment in a sustainable, flexible way, allowing labs to ensure the best air quality while maintaining the ability to "take it with you when you go" - something current fume hood users typically can't do.  For fast growing companies, or companies on the move, these self-contained units offer lab users a choice in fume hood, flammable cabinet and air filtration solutions.  

    Our Speaker: Jesse Coiro, General Manager @ Erlab, Inc

     Jesse has over 25 years of experience providing solutions to increase safety within the biopharma, pharmaceutical, medical device, and educational markets, with his specialty being focused on air filtration solutions for the protection of personnel, facilities, and the environment. Jesse’s body of work includes USP <797> and <800> compliance strategies, the development of sterile preparation and processing strategies, and Environmental monitoring for aseptic processing. Along with his body of work in the healthcare sector, Jesse has been an advocate for IAQ improvements. Working with the IAQA and ASHRAE to help establish guidelines on acceptable indoor air quality improvements for virus mitigation while advocating for establishing IAQ standards.                                    

    About Erlab: There is no hiding the cost of operating, constructing, or renovating a laboratory. From the expenditure of construction (CapEx) to the operational cost (OpEx), the burden of laboratories on a facility is significant. Though there have been innovative ways to reduce costs, most ad complexities and added maintenance. Most of these challenges come from the traditional ducted chemical fume hood that consumes an excessive amount of energy and contributes to the re-entrainment of hazardous exhaust or chemical emissions, adding to significant amounts of pollution released into the atmosphere.

    During this discussion, we will peel back the layers of these complexities and solutions by presenting real-world case studies on how ductless filtering fume hoods have been the lynchpin to facilities achieving LEED or even Zero Net Energy (ZNE). Equally as important to understanding the solutions available is understanding the safety behind filtration technology, the standards that must be complied with, and how filtration is validated based on the unique demands of each laboratories chemical handling.

    • 7 Jun 2023
    • 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
    • Northeastern University

    Each spring, between 20 to 30 University teams bring the Hybrid & Electric vehicles they have designed and built to the Formula Hybrid + Electric Competition at New Hampshire Motor Speedway in Loudon, NH.

    Join the NSTC Technology & Sustainability Forums on June 7th for a co-hosted presentation and tour of the facilities of the Northeastern Electric Racing team

    (https://electricracing.northeastern.edu/). The Northeastern Electric Racing team has competed in the electric class of the Formula Hybrid + Electric competition (https://www.formula-hybrid.org/ ) since 2020, placing second in 2022.

    Started 17 years ago by the students and staff of the Thayer School of Engineering at Dartmouth College (https://engineering.dartmouth.edu/), the Formula Hybrid + Electric competition is arguably the most challenging of the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) Collegiate Design Series. Each spring, between 20 and 30 university teams bring the Hybrid and Electric vehicles that they have designed and built to the Formula Hybrid + Electric competition at the New Hampshire Motor Speedway (https://www.nhms.com/) in Loudon, NH.

    The evening will start at 5:30pm with a presentation on the Northeastern University campus by team leads followed by a tour of their maker space. Team members will be available to answer any questions about this year’s car and team. Pizza will be served. Cost will be $10 for NSTC members, $25 for visitors.

    Our Hosts:

    Sofia Varner - Third-year Mechanical Engineering & Design major and the team's Head of Drivetrain. She is currently working with new members on designing the transmission for the 2024 season car and teaching SolidWorks and FEA skills along the way.

    James Chang-Davidson - Fourth-year Computer Science major and the team’s former President. He currently works as a Product Manager within the Software Solutions team to support the development of FinishLine and NERO. 

    Peyton McKee - First-year Computer Science major and the lead of NERO, our dashboard graphical user interface. He also works as a Tech Lead in our Software Solutions team where he mentors 6-8 developers on the development of our project management dashboard: FinishLine.


    • 22 Jun 2023
    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
    • Zoom

    Join us for a lunch-hour Zoom on Thursday, June 22nd to discuss laboratory safety regulations & trends with Karen Yurek, Principal Consulting Safety Officer & Project Specialist at Safety Partners.

    There is an ever-changing landscape of regulations and compliance when it comes to safety in the state of Massachusetts. How can we ensure we know what trends are being seen in safety regulations, and how do we prepare for these changes? Not to worry, that’s what this webinar is all about.

    Key topics in safety trends will include:

    • NFPA (National Fire Protection Association) 45 and lab unit regulations
    • HMIS and 414 Reports – what they are, and why more towns are starting to require them
    • Changes in state and local employee coverage under OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health Administration)
    • Increased regulation of biosafety and the benefits of establishing an Institutional Biosafety Committee
    • MWRA wastewater updates

    By the end of this discussion, we want you to not only have a better grasp of what may be on the horizon in towns/cities that are following the lead of others in Massachusetts but also to understand proactive measures you can put in place in your safety program based on changes we have seen in the towns/cities around Boston.

    We hope to have many questions and interactivity during this webinar, and the final 15 minutes of the session will be dedicated to Q&A. Hope to see you there!

    Our Speaker: Karen has been focused on laboratory safety for over fifteen years, working in industry and academia before joining Safety Partners ten years ago. She enjoys combining her love of science, her thirst for learning, her passion for helping people, and her sense of humor to make dry safety topics more stimulating and, dare we say it, fun. Karen received her ALM in Management from Harvard Extension School and her BS in Biochemistry and Biophysics from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.

Past events

18 May 2023 NSTC May Membership Mixer
8 May 2023 Re-imagining the North Shore Technology Workforce Part II
26 Apr 2023 Workforce Development in Today’s Tech Environment at Momentum Manufacturing Group (MMG)
8 Mar 2023 Sustainable Biotech Labs with Steven Miller of The Lab Project
7 Mar 2023 NSTC Winter Mixer (Now March 7th)
8 Feb 2023 Following the Clean Energy Money: Navigating the IRA with PowerOptions
26 Jan 2023 Commercialization Strategies for Biotech: The many pathways for realizing clinical success
25 Jan 2023 Decarbonizing our Transportation Systems: Electric School Buses
20 Dec 2022 NSTC Holiday Networking Event
9 Nov 2022 The Journey of Women Intersecting in the Industries of Sustainability, Technology and Life Sciences
26 Oct 2022 Innovating Workforce Development with BlocPower
20 Oct 2022 Critical Materials' Role in the Green Economy
21 Sep 2022 App Development: What Goes into Building a Million Dollar App
7 Sep 2022 The Future of Batteries: Open House & Networking with Titan Advanced Energy Solutions
14 Jul 2022 2022 Summer Outing: Fun on the Finback
15 Jun 2022 Partner Event: How to Avoid 25 Website and SEO Mistakes and Save Time Creating Content
14 Jun 2022 Technology Forum: The Future of Cybersecurity in an Accelerating Digital World
8 Jun 2022 Sustainability Forum: Advancing the North Shore Blue Economy Initiative
25 May 2022 Biosciences Forum: Networking Event
18 May 2022 NSTC Talking Tech Networking Event
11 May 2022 Sustainability Forum: Natural Gas to the GeoGrid, a Zero Emissions Transition Plan
28 Apr 2022 Biosciences Forum: A Fireside Chat with Dr. Ed Kaye, CEO of Stoke Therapeutics
20 Apr 2022 Technology Forum: Scaling Ecommerce in Social Media
13 Apr 2022 Sustainability Forum: How Energy Storage Can Enable a Net Zero Grid
29 Mar 2022 Biosciences Forum: A Fireside Chat with the Leadership of MassBio
17 Mar 2022 Talking Tech: Virtual Networking Event
9 Mar 2022 Sustainability Forum: MAPC's Municipal Net Zero Playbook
24 Feb 2022 Biosciences Forum: Virtual Networking Event
9 Feb 2022 Offshore Wind is Making its Move, with MassCEC
12 Jan 2022 New Approaches to Recycling End of Life Solar PV Panels
8 Dec 2021 Networking with NSTC Sustainability Forum: Holiday Themed
4 Nov 2021 Celebrate the Holiday Season with the North Shore Technology Council!
28 Oct 2021 Virtual Networking Event - Biosciences
14 Oct 2021 Sustainability Forum: Beverly’s Electric School Bus Program Leads the Way to Carbon-Free Transportation
28 Sep 2021 Biosciences Forum with Massachusetts Life Sciences Center President & CEO Kenn Turner

Our partner venues:

 Cummings Properties, 100 Cummings Center, Suite 221-F Community Conference Room, Beverly, MA 01915

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Endicott College, Beverly, MA 01915

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