iUrban Teen youth leaders attend tech-career readiness day on Microsoft campus

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More than 100 students from various schools in Washington and Oregon participated in the second annual STEM+CS Exploration Day with iUrban Teen, a program dedicated to igniting, elevating and engaging the next wave of ethnically diverse leaders. The event was held Aug. 17 at the Microsoft Redmond campus.

iUrban Teen students are part of a White House-recognized program with a mission to spark an interest in technology for teens and young adults who may not have access to — or ever see in person — STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) professionals who look like them. Participants were selected for their interest in learning more about Microsoft and STEM career pathways.

Tony Prophet, Microsoft corporate vice president of Education Marketing, delivered a keynote to students with his family’s story, emphasizing the importance of education and why STEM is critical for future career opportunities.

“Tony’s talk really inspired me, and I am going to apply myself more into the tech field,” said one iUrban Teen student after Tony’s keynote.

To learn more, visit the Microsoft in Education blog.

Suzanne Choney
Microsoft News Center Staff

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