The University of Central Missouri Gigabit Lab is joining forces with Urban TEC to host the Technology, College and Career Virtual Event from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Dec. 4.

Additional sponsors include CISCO, Truman Medical Center University Health and Microsoft.

The event is designed to expose, educate and engage students from 15-18, with technology to bridge the digital literacy divide and to encourage their pursuit of STEAM — science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics — careers through hands-on experiences and workshops.

Middle and high school students from throughout the Kansas City metropolitan area are invited to attend for a unique experience. The deadline for registration is Nov. 27, and participants may sign up at urbantec.org.

The UCM Gigabit Lab is designed for growth-oriented companies and innovators and helps them develop products designed primarily in the education, cyber and healthcare vertical. The focus is on education, cybersecurity, Internet of Things, workforce and healthcare applications that can be deployed to students and teachers in K-12 grades and UCM degree and certificate programs.

For more information, visit urbantec.org or contact Ina P. Montgomery, M.Ed., founder and executive director of Urban TEC, at kcbitgathering@gmail.com or (816) 533-5693.

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