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Dassault Systemes, UNC Charlotte help teens sample STEM careers

Students tour UNC Charlotte's Motorsports Lab

Students tour UNC Charlotte’s Motorsports Lab

Nearly 175 teens from Vance High and nine other Mecklenburg and Cabarrus county schools recently explored high-tech careers with help from the University City office of Dassault Systemes, the staff of the UNC Charlotte PORTAL Building and businesses based there.

The event was organized by Dassault Systemes as part of the annual National Manufacturing Day.

Held on Sept. 18 in the University’s PORTAL Building, the event helped students with interests in science, technology, engineering and math learn about the many career possibilities involving software technology. (more…)

Partner Spotlight: Informative Technologies aims to bridge Digital Divide

Vance High students show off the laptops they rebuilt during spring break.

Vance High students show off the laptops they rebuilt during spring break.

Article by Meredith Avant

According to the Public Library of Charlotte & Mecklenburg County, one in five Charlotte students must use computers at the public library to complete homework assignments because there are none in their homes, while 50 million computers go to landfills in America every year. One man’s trash can most certainty be another man’s treasure.

James Walker encourages businesses to think outside of the box while helping bridge the digital divide. Over spring break, Walker’s company, Informative Technologies, partnered with Electrolux to conduct a four-day technology internship for 21 Vance High Academy of Engineering students. (more…)

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