AT&T & HACEMOS Host National High Technology Day

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Imagine being a student and for one day learning about opportunities in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) with hands-on activities that involve connected cars, cyber security and top experts in research, conservation and exploration.

Imagine being a student and for one day learning about opportunities in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) with hands-on activities that involve connected cars, cyber security and top experts in research, conservation and exploration . That’s exactly what more than 2,200 high school students across the country will do on Friday, February 27, 2015 when they participate in HACEMOS 17th annual National High Technology Day. Students from 32 different cities will take part in the simultaneous, multi-city event in conjunction with General Motors and National Geographic Learning.

Programming will vary by location and include an introduction to circuitry and workshops featuring cyber security, mobility and AT&T U-verse® technologies. In addition, collaborations with the National Geographic Explorers and General Motors will expose students to innovative technologies and STEM careers as well as GM‘s Connected Car powered by AT&T's 4G LTE network.. There will also be specialty tours, keynotes from top AT&T executives and students will connect with other high schools using AT&T Telepresence Solution®, AT&T's advanced, high definition videoconferencing service.  Students will also have the opportunity to experience firsthand the dangers of texting while driving through an on-site simulator as part of AT&T's It Can Wait campaign.

“Our goal is to empower young minds so they can become leaders in the career fields of their choice,” said Cinthya Allen, Executive Vice President Operations for HACEMOS. “We rely on the participation of many local and national groups to make this multi-city event a success every year, and we are extremely proud of our continued growth over the years.”

This year, more than 2,200 high school students are scheduled to participate in National High Technology Day, marking an increase of 50 percent in student participation from 2014.

HACEMOS is an industry-leading Hispanic/Latino employee resource group at AT&T with more than 8,400 employee members in the United States. The group aims to build stronger communities by providing positive role models and demonstrating the importance of education to achieve success.

AT&T’s Aspire Mentoring Academy will also be a part of this year’s National High Technology Day. The Aspire Mentoring Academy has committed providing one million hours of mentoring by AT&T employees by 2016. It is part of AT&T Aspire, the company’s $350 million signature education initiative that focuses on preparing students for college and career success.

The theme for this year's National High Technology Day is Leadership for Tomorrow Begins Today. The following locations are scheduled to participate:

  • Fresno, CA
  • Los Angeles, CA
  • Orange County, CA
  • San Diego, CA 
  • San Ramón, CA 
  • Bothell, WA
  • Dallas, TX
  • Ft. Worth, TX
  • San Antonio, TX
  • Austin, TX
  • Corpus Christi, TX 
  • Mesa, AZ
  • Oklahoma City, OK 
  • Detroit, MI
  • Milwaukee, WI
  • St. Louis, MO 
  • Joplin, MO 
  • Kansas City, MO
  • Chicago, IL
  • Tampa, FL
  • Orlando, FL
  • Miami, FL
  • Atlanta, GA 
  • Fayetteville, NC
  • Washington, DC
  • Bedminster, NJ
  • Middletown, NJ
  • San Juan, PR
  • Indianapolis, IN
  • Hoover, AL

GM’s Connected Car powered by AT&T’s 4G LTE network takes advantage of the advances of next-generation data speeds, provides first-ever in-vehicle Wi-Fi, a stronger network for emergency services, and advanced diagnostics. Students will have the chance to see first-hand the Connected Car and learn about how this technology is revolutionizing the future of the automotive industry.

GM‘s Connected Car powered by AT&T's 4G LTE network will be available in the following cities:

  • Orange County, CA                          
  • Fort Worth, TX
  • Chicago, IL                                         
  • Dallas, TX
  • Detroit, MI                                          
  • San Diego, CA
  • Atlanta, GA                                         
  • Miami, FL
  • Bedminster, NJ                                  
  • Middletown, NJ

AT&T is deeply committed to the Hispanic community and organizations that support education and community vitality. For more information please visit espanol.att.com

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