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LOWELL – On Tuesday, March 19, Middlesex North Register of Deeds Richard P. Howe, Jr., joined Kids in Tech to teach students at the Moody School about the history of the City of Lowell, the role of the Register of Deeds, and the evolution of technology going back to the earliest days of the City’s founding.

“The City of Lowell has been home to some of the most impactful technology pioneers in history, looking all the way back to the earliest advances in commerce in the area,” said Register Howe. “You can look right in our backyard to see the very start of technology and industry, and having the opportunity to speak to the students in the Kids in Tech program was a great opportunity to share that history and background with a new generation of people who call Lowell home. The kids were incredibly engaged and I was so impressed by their insight and curiosity. Kids in Tech is making a huge impact on this community.”

“Watching Mr. Howe’s presentation, I was struck by how quickly the students grasped some really complex concepts, which shows me that the subject matter we’ve been studying together all year has really taken root,” said Olu Ibrahim, founder of Kids in Tech.

Middlesex North Register of Deeds Richard P. Howe, Jr., was first elected to the position in 1994, and has established himself as a leader in the modernization e­fforts occurring across Massachusetts. Beyond his service as Register, Howe is also the successful founder of the iconic Lowell Walks program, sharing the history of Lowell with visitors and locals alike. Howe is the Past President of the Massachusetts Registers of Deeds Association; Editor of the Massachusetts Deed Indexing Standards; Co-editor of the Merrimack Valley Housing Review; and a columnist for the Real Estate Bar Association of Massachusetts Quarterly Newspaper. Howe also served in the U.S. Army, rising to the rank of Captain, Military Intelligence. He received his B.A. in Political Science from Providence College; his M.A. in History from Salem State University; and his J.D. from Suffolk University Law School.

Kids in Tech seeks to inspire and create the next generation of technology-savvy leaders through after-school computer science programs for kids and advancing computer literacy for all. Kids in Tech excites, educates, and empowers children to use technology, promoting a positive environment, and fostering lifelong interest through our after-school programming in Lowell and the Greater Merrimack Valley. Through this programming, students develop the necessary tech skills and aptitudes to participate in the 21st Century innovation economy.