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Nov. 8: Media Advisory: Carnegie Mellon's TechBridgeWorld Celebrates Student Efforts To Bridge Bangladesh's Technological Divide

Contact: Byron Spice / 412-268-9068 / bspice@cs.cmu.edu

Media Advisory: Carnegie Mellon's TechBridgeWorld Celebrates
Student Efforts To Bridge Bangladesh's Technological Divide


What: Carnegie Mellon University students will talk about their experiences developing an educational tool for enhancing English literacy among pre-college students in Chittagong, Bangladesh, at TechBridgeWorld's annual Interactive event. The students, who spent a 10-week internship in Bangladesh this past summer, also studied which features would be useful for a standalone Braille writing tutor for visually impaired students.

TechBridgeWorld, a six-year-old Carnegie Mellon program that creates and field tests technological solutions that are relevant and accessible to developing communities around the world, will be recruiting students for an internship next summer in Uruguay. More information is available online at: http://www.techbridgeworld.org/Interactive2010/

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, Nov. 11

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

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