Brooklyn Technical High School students to participate in “Tech Day,” hosted by Microsoft and Pace

Wind, teenagers’ days and future technology to be focus of Pace University/Microsoft partnership sessions Friday morning to educate high school students about importance of computer science and technology in college and careers “Tech Day” Friday morning, November 6 in midtown Manhattan

MEDIA ADVISORY

November 4, 2009

Contact: Bill Caldwell, Pace University, 212-346-1597, wcaldwell@pace.edu

Wind, teenagers’ days and future technology to be focus of Pace University/Microsoft partnership sessions Friday morning TO EDUCATE HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS ABOUT IMPORTANCE OF COMPUTER SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY IN COLLEGE and CAREERS “Tech Day” Friday morning, November 6 in midtown Manhattan

WHO and WHAT: “Tech Day,” hosted by Microsoft and Pace, will involve students from Brooklyn Technical High School working in teams with computers and other equipment and participating in career panels and break-out sessions.

Demonstrations and discussions will cover topics including

• “Technology of Future” with a focus on imaging and next computing devices

• a “Day in the Life of a Teenager” and

• a demonstration focusing on “Wind and Unified Communications.”

WHEN and WHERE: Friday morning, November 6 at the Microsoft Technology Center, 1290 Avenue of the Americas between 51st and 52nd Sts., 5th Floor, New York, NY, from 8:45 am to 1:30 pm.

BACKGROUND: The morning is part of a larger project. During the 2009 – 2010 academic year, students and faculty members of Pace University’s Seidenberg School of Computer Science and Information Systems, and representatives of Microsoft Corporation, are meeting with area high school students to deliver the message that technology is ubiquitous and that deep computer knowledge is necessary for success in college as well as in their careers.

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For 103 years Pace University has produced thinking professionals by providing high quality education for the professions on a firm base of liberal learning amid the advantages of the New York metropolitan area. A private university, Pace has campuses in New York City and Westchester County, New York, enrolling nearly 13,000 students in bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral programs in its Lubin School of Business, Dyson College of Arts and Sciences, Lienhard School of Nursing, School of Education, School of Law, and Seidenberg School of Computer Science and Information Systems. www.pace.edu

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