2013 Microsoft Imagine Cup U.S. Finalists Announced

The world’s coolest student technology competition just announced who is making it to the next round! Microsoft just unveiled the 10 teams who will compete in the 11th annual Imagine Cup U.S. Finals Demo Day on May 13 in Silicon Valley. Each of the top teams will pitch their business to investors, as well as…

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YouthSpark Comes Alive in Atlanta

By: Marietta Davis, General Manager, Microsoft’s Greater Southeast District Today, Microsoft Atlanta, along with Morehouse College, is hosting a YouthSpark Connections event in Atlanta. I am excited to take part in the conversation with prominent leaders from education, government and civic community to discuss new research by the Brookings Institution on the youth opportunity gap…

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Igniting “sparks” of opportunity for youth

From day one, a child’s potential is a gift waiting to be realized. Consider the magic of fire and how it is only a promise until someone lights a wick, igniting a dazzling chemical response.  At Microsoft, we view our youth’s potential with a similar perspective and are doing something to light that fire. Today,…

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Robert Youngjohns Excites Morehouse Students about Technology Careers

This week, Robert Youngjohns, President, Microsoft North America, addressed the top 50 science, technology, engineering and mathematic (STEM) students at Morehouse College in Atlanta, Ga., on how they can prepare for rewarding careers in the technology industry.   “The technology industry is such a thrilling place to work with a relentless rate of change that…

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