Thirty students from the Frisco ISD Student Opportunity Center visited Collin College and the Microsoft Store at Stonebriar Centre in May to learn about jobs and opportunities in technology. The visit was coordinated by Peter Burns of Nokia, an active Frisco ISD volunteer and parent.
The students learned about the cyber security program at Collin College and got hands-on experience with some of the programming used to detect security violations. They saw a 3D printer demonstration, played a discovery game using router labs and enjoyed a show and tell moment with cyber gear such as forensics kits, wireless sniffers, hacking tools and more.
While at the Microsoft Store, students took part in a coding lesson and learned about various Microsoft products. Chick-Fil-A provided lunch at Stonebriar.
“We are always looking for ways to increase our students' knowledge of technology and give them opportunities to experience what is possible in those areas,” said Sue Kirk, principal at the Student Opportunity Center. "Students stated that their experience was fun, educational and eye-opening to the possibilities within the technology fields."
The field trip was made possible by funds from the Frisco Education Foundation Grants for Great Ideas program and was underwritten by Nokia.