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Oct. 26: Media Advisory: Carnegie Mellon's TechBridgeWorld Celebrates Five Years of Bridging the World's Technological Divide

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Media Advisory:
Carnegie Mellon's TechBridgeWorld Celebrates   
Five Years of Bridging the World's Technological Divide

What: TechBridgeWorld, a five-year-old Carnegie Mellon University program that creates and implements technological solutions that are relevant and accessible to developing communities around the world, will host its annual Interactive event featuring project demonstrations and displays. A Braille Writing Tutor and an educational mobile phone game — both of which were used in Tanzania this summer as part of TechBridgeWorld's new iSTEP internship program — will be among the technologies demonstrated. The Interactive event is part of Carnegie Mellon's Homecoming festivities.

Who: M. Bernardine Dias, founder and director of TechBridgeWorld and an assistant research professor of robotics, will be available for interviews, as will TechBridgeWorld staff and student participants.

When: 5-7 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 29.

Where:
Perlis Atrium in Newell-Simon Hall on the Carnegie Mellon campus.

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