Senior Official to Give Remarks at Microsoft Corporation's Blacks at Microsoft Minority Student Day in Charlotte, N.C.

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John Brown, associate director of the White House Initiative on Historically Black Colleges and Universities, will give remarks at Microsoft Corporation's Blacks at Microsoft Minority Student Day on Friday, Feb. 17, in Charlotte, N.C. He will discuss the impact of technology and global competitiveness on preparing students for success in college and their careers.

The Blacks at Microsoft Minority Student Day is a Microsoft signature program that gives high school students the opportunity to learn about careers in technology, listen to executive speakers, connect with Microsoft employees, participate in hands-on computer demonstrations and cutting-edge technologies, and learn about high school internships and college scholarships. The event exposes students from underrepresented minority backgrounds to the exciting opportunities in the field of technology. More than 150 high school students throughout the Carolina region are expected to attend the event. Students pursuing STEM careers from Johnson C. Smith University in Charlotte and North Carolina A&T State University in Greensboro have also been invited to attend the program.