Microsoft is looking for exceptional students to have an 'experience day' at its UK R&D lab

Microsoft is on the lookout for exceptional and talented students to join it for a special 'experience day' at its world-renowned UK research lab.

Microsoft Research Cambridge was the company's very first R&D facility to be established outside of the United States, opening in 1997. Today, it's a thriving hub for over 100 researchers, pushing the boundaries of computer science and engineering. Research from Cambridge has contributed to the development of many of the company's key products, including the Office suite, Xbox, Windows, and its Cortana digital assistant.

Now, Microsoft is preparing to host a Student Experience Day in July, and as its UK CEO pointed out today, it's inviting teachers to nominate those "aged 14-18 who show promise in the area of computer science, and could benefit from exposure to the work done in a research lab like ours".

The event will include:

  • a behind the scenes tour of the Microsoft Research Cambridge lab
  • the chance to meet researchers and ask them those burning questions
  • an opportunity to take part in exclusive research-based exercises

Be aware that Microsoft is only accepting nominations from those in the UK. Teachers can nominate up to four students from the same school via this page, but they'll have to be quick - the deadline is this Friday, May 27.

Source: Microsoft Research

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