Baker College to Celebrate “International Girls in ICT Day” with Free Event for 130+ 7th-9th Graders at Six Campuses Statewide

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Fun and Educational Drone-Building Event for Teen Girls Designed to Encourage Pursuit of Careers in Information and Communications Technology Industries

WHAT:    Baker College will host around 130 girls in 7th to 9th grades from communities throughout Michigan for “International Girls in ICT (Information and Communications Technology) Day.” The day’s events aim to create a global environment that empowers and encourages young women to consider careers in the growing field of ICTs.

Participating students, approximately 20 per campus site, are recruited by their schools and will have the opportunity to build and program their own drones, as well as learn to protect them through cyber defense/security strategies. The project will require the girls to utilize skills in engineering, programming and a wide range of other ICT disciplines. At the end of the day, students will take their drones home as a reminder of their accomplishments.

The event is free to all participating students. More information is available on the Baker College website http://www.tinyurl.com/BakerICTDay

Media is welcomed and encouraged to attend any of the on-campus events throughout the state.

WHEN:    Thursday, April 26, 2018 (all sites); 8:30 a.m. – 3 p.m.

WHERE:    Six Baker College campus sites, including:

  •     Allen Park – 4500 Enterprise Dr.
  •     Auburn Hills – 1500 University Dr.
  •     Clinton Township – 34950 Little Mack Ave.
  •     Flint – 1050 W. Bristol Rd.
  •     Jackson – 2800 Springport Rd.
  •     Owosso – 1020 S. Washington

WHO:    Dr. Richard Bush, Baker College’s Dean of College of Information Technology, is available for advance media interviews and will be on-site on April 26 at the Allen Park Campus. Additional Baker College leadership will collectively serve as event instructors and facilitators and will be on-site at each campus and available for interviews.

Founded in 1911, Baker College is Michigan’s largest, independent not-for-profit college with 12 campus and extension sites across the state, as well as 100 percent online program options, across 100 undergraduate and graduate degrees. Baker College’s diverse legion of BakerProud represents more than 3,300 faculty and staff, 17,000 students and hundreds of thousands of alumni. For more information on Baker College, visit http://www.baker.edu or follow Baker College on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.

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