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Microsoft Teams Up with White House, Atlanta Mayor for Education Alliance Forum for HBCUs

WHAT: Microsoft Teams Up with White House, Atlanta Mayor for
Education Alliance Forum for HBCUs

At the request of the White House Initiative on Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs), Microsoft will present an Education Alliance Forum on March 24 at the Ray Charles Performing Arts Center on the campus of Morehouse College. Here Microsoft representatives will inform the presidents and chief information officers of HBCUs about Microsoft Education offerings for faculty, administrators, and students. Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed and City Council President Ceasar C. Mitchell will also address attendees.

Microsoft’s Imagine Cup is the premier technology competition for students; 2011 marks the first year that HBCUs have participated. During the forum, Microsoft Imagine Cup team members fielded by Morehouse College, Spelman College and Clark Atlanta University will present their projects.

The Imagine Cup, which attracts more than 300,000 students, empowers them to use technology, innovation and creativity to help solve some of the world’s most challenging social issues outlined in the United Nations’ Millennium Development Goals.

WHEN: Thursday, March 24, 2011
9:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

WHERE: Morehouse College
Ray Charles Performing Arts Center at Morehouse College
830 Westview Drive SW, Atlanta, GA 30314

WHO: White House Initiative on HBCUs; HBCU presidents and chief information officers; Morehouse College, Spelman College and Clark Atlanta University Imagine Cup entrants; science, technology, engineering, math high school students from Atlanta Public Schools as well as Microsoft representatives and keynote speakers:

o Kasim Reed, Mayor of Atlanta, GA

o Ceasar C. Mitchell, President, Atlanta City Council

o John Brown, White House Initiative on HBCUs

o John Wilson, White House Initiative on HBCUs

o Marietta Davis, Microsoft, General Manager, Greater Southeast Region

o Tara Walker, Microsoft, Academic Developer Evangelist


POSSIBLE
MEDIA OPPORTUNITIES:
o 10:10 to 10:30 a.m.: Mayor Reed delivers morning keynote

o 10:20 to 10:30 a.m.: John Wilson and John Brown with the White House Initiative on HBCUs address attendees

o 10:30 to 10:50 a.m.: Morehouse College Imagine Cup team present solutions

o 1:00 to 1:10 p.m.: Atlanta City Council President Ceasar C. Mitchell delivers afternoon keynote

o 1:10 to 1:30 p.m.: Spelman College and Clark Atlanta University Imagine Cup teams present solutions

*Atlanta City Public Schools students will be in attendance during the afternoon session.


MEDIA
CONTACT: Phallan K. Davis, The Caraway Group, Inc.
(202) 243-7644, phallan@thecarawaygroup.com

To learn more about Microsoft Diversity visit:
http://www.microsoft.com/diversity

Posted by edurham at March 21, 2011 03:13 PM

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