Information technology day draws large crowd - - Jackson, MS

Information technology day draws large crowd

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JACKSON, MS (WLBT) -  The Jackson convention complex was filled with innovation and technology Thursday. Hundreds came out to learn more about the role of information technology and its role in the community.

Tougaloo College student Chelsea Clayton says, "I love technology, working with technology and since it's growing then I can learn more."

Clayton is one of hundreds of students who attended the third annual Lockheed Martin information technology day. She says she's looking for an internship in the field.

"Technology is vastly growing, especially with Myspace and Twitter so pretty much everything is going to be on the internet," says Clayton.

One of the coolest gadgets here at I. T. day is Sprokit, it's a robot that can walk and talk and is used to encourage people to get into information technology.

Jeff Rubin, works with Sprokit. Rubin says, "he's going to meet and greet with all the students that come in and talk to them about it technology and just kind of put a light side on things have some fun with it."

In addition to the dozens of companies and universities represented at I.T. day, students also participated in a number of competitive challenges.

Rubin Cuffee, a manager with Lockheed Martin says, "we have our first ever stem bowl, which is a presidential initiative for science, technology engineering and mathematics."

Tougaloo College student Destiny Kyles says, "it's imperative for everybody to come here in the community because young people are always using technology whether its on your cell phone or whether its on your laptop, whether its anything and most of the jobs today are going through technology."


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