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Education news, trends, and highlights by Anthony Salcito, Vice President, Worldwide Education, Microsoft

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  • Blog Post: Congratulations to the Imagine Cup 2012 Winners!

    I wish I could be in two places at once, but it was physically impossible for me to be in Australia for the Worldwide Imagine Cup finals. More than 350 students from 75 countries met in Sydney last week to present their technology projects that tackle humanitarian issues including health, accessibility...
  • Blog Post: Vote now for this year's Imagine Cup People's Choice Award

    In just about two weeks, more than 400 students from 70 countries will travel to New York City to compete at this year’s Imagine Cup 2011 Worldwide Finals. I'm starting to get inspired by all the projects created by students that not only enhance the way technology is making a difference in education...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft's Global Education Partner Summit

    I have had a great time connecting with our education partners the last two weeks. Last week, we had an opportunity to talk about students and technology with a lot of our OEM partners from around the world. This week, at the Microsoft campus in Redmond, we hosted close to 200 education partners from...
  • Blog Post: Taking Action: State of the Union

    By 2035, today’s preschoolers and kindergarteners will be entering the workforce. The students of today are laying the core building blocks for the workforce of 2035. That is why I applaud the focus from President Obama’s State of the Union address last week focused on innovation, education...
  • Blog Post: New for 2011 - Imagine Cup Solve This

    I am really excited about the Imagine Cup 2011 competition…not only because the worldwide finals will be held in my hometown of New York City…but because we are launching a new program called Imagine Cup Solve This to provide students with a marketplace of real-world problems that global...
  • Blog Post: New opportunities for students to participate in this year’s Imagine Cup competition

    I wanted to share my blog post from earlier today over on the Microsoft Blog . As I’ve written before , I am a big fan of the Imagine Cup . It is a unique opportunity for students to showcase their creativity while getting real world experience in the tech industry and an incredible resource for educators...
  • Blog Post: Students rise to the challenge at the Imagine Cup

    If you haven’t heard of the Imagine Cup…or read my previous blogs about it…I really would like to share it with you. It’s one of the things I’m most proud to be involved with and one of the most exciting events around that helps to empower students to use their creativity to change the world. The...
  • Blog Post: Shining a national spotlight on computer science education

    Earlier this year, the United States Congress voted to celebrate Computer Science Education Week to promote computer science education in the US. This week (6-12 December) is the inaugural year and schools and teachers can find a lot of great resources at the official CSEdWeek web site here: http://www...
  • Blog Post: US Students Win in Egypt at Imagine Cup 2009 Worldwide Finals

    I wanted to give a special shout out to our US students who won prizes this week at the Worldwide Imagine Cup finals competition in Cairo, Egypt . Like I’ve said before , students can do amazing things if given the tools and resources to inspire them to push the boundaries of their imagination. The Imagine...
  • Blog Post: My Interviews with U.S. Imagine Cup Winners

    My video interviews with some of the U.S. Imagine Cup winners are now posted (watch below!). The three brothers from Team MultiPoint Web talk about their winning project designed to let multiple students simultaneously use the same computer to learn, and why they are so excited to head to the World Finals...
  • Blog Post: Announcing the winners of the Imagine Cup 2009 - US Finals

    For me, one of the most exciting things about working with students is seeing their passion and absolute belief that they can, in fact, change the world. At Microsoft, we want to do whatever we can to encourage that optimism, and to help students use their technical skills in ways that can help make...
  • Blog Post: Imagine Cup 2009 - Last Chance To Vote for People's Choice

    Looking for a sign of hope that our country/world will overcome our current financial challenges, and do so with ingenuity and innovation? Don’t worry…the Lucky Tomatoes, Mango Bunnies, and others are here to help. Take a moment to view some or all of the 15 videos submitted by our U.S. Imagine Cup finalists...
  • Blog Post: Video of the Week: Imagine Cup 2009

    Imagine a world with less poverty, hunger and disease, greater survival prospects for mothers and their infants, better educated children, equal opportunities for women, and a healthier environment; a world in which developed and developing countries worked in partnership for the betterment of all. Now...
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