Perth Amboy High School students boost STEM skills during visit to AT&T Labs

AT&T Labs employees, along with two AT&T employees resource groups — HACEMOS and Oxygen — and Junior Achievement of New Jersey, recently hosted more than 50 students from Perth Amboy High School for AT&T’s Youth Technology Day.

The day-long event at AT&T’s facility in Bedminster included mentoring sessions, STEM workshops and scholarship presentations to two seniors who will attend college in the fall. Students also toured the company’s Global Network Operations Center (GNOC) and learned firsthand about the opportunities at AT&T and in the technology field.

Mazin Gilbert, vice president at AT&T Labs, speaks to Perth Amboy students during AT&T’s Youth Technology Day in Bedminster

Perth Amboy AT&T Event

Perth Amboy students participate in a hands-on autonomous car simulation and race through a maze during a microbits workshop.

“We were honored to host this group of bright young minds for the day and share our knowledge,” said Kathy Meier-Hellstern, assistant vice president at AT&T Labs. “It’s always exciting to see the next generation of innovators get excited about data science and engineering.”

The scholarship winners are Shannon Howell who plans to study physics in college and Cristian Gamino who plans to study engineering at NJIT.

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