SCHOOL OF TECHNOLOGY PRESENTS TECHNOLOGY WEEK

The School of Technology at North Carolina A&T State University presents its first Technology Week, March 18-22.  The theme for the event is “The Emergence of Technology and Innovation.” 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.

“Technology and innovation continues to evolve as it relates to graduates being ready for the 21st century workforce, “said Dr. Sherry F. Abernathy, assistant dean of student success for the School of Technology. “ President Obama has launched a campaign called “Educate to Innovate” in an effort to work with young people to improve their performance in STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math).   Likewise, the School of Technology advocates preparing innovators for the future.”

The purpose of Technology Week is to educate, inform, and display the field of technology and its place as a career choice. 

“We bring together School of Technology students, faculty, staff, high school and community college students, and corporate partners to share the story of “Why Technology?”  Not only is technology one of the fields that is in a job growth pattern, but it meets the strategic direction of the country in increasing jobs in STEM,” said Abernathy.

The fourth annual Extreme IT Day will take place during Technology week on Wednesday, March 20.  Extreme IT Day introduces high school and college students to enterprise computing technologies, including the mainframe and cloud. 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 Consortium for Enterprise Systems Management and others.  The Marshmallow Challenge will be from 10:15 a.m.  until 11:00 a.m. 

On Monday and Tuesday, the seven undergraduate technology programs will be showcased and on Thursday a historical view of Technology as well as the School of Technology will take place. 

Events are open to the public March 18, 19 and  21.

 For additional information, call 336.334.7359 or visit http://www.ncat.edu/academics/schools-colleges1/sot/.