Dept. of BIT participates in the Maxine Smith STEAM Academy career fair

For release:  May 10, 2017

The Department of Business Information & Technology (BIT) recently participated in the 2017 Career Fair at Maxine Smith STEAM Academy (MSSA). The Greater Memphis IT Council hosted the event, which was composed of twenty organizations from the technology sector. The goal of the career fair was to provide insight and inspiration about careers in the fields of technology. MSSA's curriculum incorporates Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math into all courses, and encourages students to master real-world problem-solving. Dr. Robin Poston, chair of the BIT department, and Dylan Ledbetter, BIT graduate student, were present at the event.

The MSSA student body comprises 320 middle school students – 6th, 7th and 8th graders – who were accepted into this Shelby County Optional School program. MSSA tested number one in media on the TCAPS in 2015, and continues to win honors and recognition for its academic excellence.