Technology Week 2015
The School of Technology at North Carolina A&T State University presents its third Technology Week, March 16-20. The theme for the event is “Globalization and Technology.” Over 1,200 undergraduate, graduate, high school and community college students, along with the university community and corporate partners are anticipated to participate during this week.
Globalization has changed the world in which we work due to technology innovations. “As students prepare themselves to go into the workplace and compete in the 21st century; understanding how globalization and culture affect them will be paramount,” said Dr. Sherry F. Abernathy, assistant dean of student
success for the School of Technology. “The University’s Strategic plan, Preeminence 2020, speaks to becoming a diverse and inclusive campus community. Likewise, the School of Technology advocates preparing students for the global society.”
The purpose of Technology Week is to educate, inform, and display the field of technology and its place as a career choice. Technology is one of the fields that is in a job growth pattern and meets the strategic direction of the country by increasing jobs in STEM.
The sixth annual Extreme IT Day will take place during Technology week on Tuesday, March 17. Extreme IT Day introduces high school a
nd college students to enterprise computing technologies, including the mainframe and cloud technologies. Students will participate in various hands-on exercises and challenges to give a glimpse of what goes on in the computing world of mainframe and cloud applications. Corporate participants include: IBM, Red Hat, BB &T, Clear Blade, IT-ology, and Cisco, Dell, Fidelity and others.
Technology Week schedule for the community:
Monday, 3/16, 9 am – 1 pm, Construction Management, Environmental Health and Safety, and Geomatics. Demonstrations and Tours.
Tuesday, March 17, 9 am – 1 pm, Extreme IT (High School Students) and Electronics Technology/Information Technology Day.
Wednesday, 3/18, 6 – 8 pm Innovations and Technology Program/Reception, Speaker on Globalization and Technology.
Thursday, 3/19, 12 – 2 pm, Graphics Communication Systems, Applied Engineering Technology, and Motorsports. Demonstrations and Tours.
Thursday, 3/19 6 – 8 pm Women in Technology Panel Discussion/Reception. Demonstrations and Tours.
Friday, March 20 6 – 9 am – 1 pm Student Organization Fair and Leadership Luncheon.