Microsoft Motivating Minority Students to Explore Opportunities in Technology
— reported by HispanicAd.com
Microsoft Corp. and Blacks @ Microsoft (BAM) have partnered to host the 15th annual BAM Minority Student Day in six cities throughout the United States: Atlanta; Charlotte, N.C.; Las Colinas, Texas; New York; Mountain View, Calif.; and Redmond, Wash. Bill Gates, Microsoft chairman and chief software architect, will be the featured keynote speaker at the event in Redmond. His remarks to students from the Microsoft campus there will be broadcast live to the general public, including in high schools across the country.
During the BAM Minority Student Day, participating Microsoft campuses will provide area high school students from underrepresented ethnic backgrounds an opportunity to tour the Microsoft facilities and learn about the high-technology tools, resources and career opportunities available to them.
Throughout the day, students will be given an inside look at the world of technology through games, projects, tours, hands-on technology labs, information sessions and Microsoft product demonstrations. Microsoft employees also will serve as mentors to the students, helping them learn about the wide variety of career options available to them in the technology industry. Students will meet Microsoft employees involved in the development of state-of-the-art digital media products, embedded devices and gaming software.