This fall, kCura honored the IIT Boeing Scholars Academy with their Geek Grant, a $2,500 award in recognition of “incredible service supporting education and technology in Chicago.” The Academy will use a portion of the funds to host a free public event to introduce IIT Boeing Scholars and other local high school students to various majors and careers in technology areas.
“Creating the Future: Majors and Careers in Technology Innovation” will take place in the MTCC’s McCloska Auditorium on Tuesday, January 8, 2013, from 6:00–8:00 pm. The event will provide attending teens with an opportunity to meet inspiring innovators who create devices, computer programs, and businesses that help to make our daily lives better and our economy stronger—and also learn about the majors and careers they can pursue to do this! Featured speakers include:
- Andrew Sieja, founder and chief executive officer, kCura (moderator)
- Patricia Martinez, co-founder, Nuevo Labs
- Christina Yang, software engineer, Jellyvision Games
- John Yerger, chief executive officer and president, Advanced Diamond Technologies, Inc.
All high school students along with their family members, teachers, counselors, and mentors are welcome to attend this special event. Further details and RSVP (required) are available online.