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If you know anything about Bak USA, you know that empowering people is what gets us out of bed in the morning. (Well, that and a good cup of coffee.)

But let’s get down to brass tacks: As far as we’re concerned, there’s more to this business than turning a profit. Our role is much bigger than that.

We’re here to unlock possibilities—for students, for workers, and for you. It’s not about the device. It’s about what you can do with it. We love showing people what our computers can do. Then what? We give them a bit of space and the opportunity to let their imagination, curiosity, and ingenuity take over. And if they need us for support, they always know where to find us.

Students and teachers can take ownership, create their own classroom, and chart their own path.

Bring GIS to the classroom with Esri's ArcGIS Online software.

Workers with an eye on the horizon can get the job done from just about anywhere.

And you? The possibilities are endless. That’s why we love heading out into the community to meet you, learn about your needs, and show you the tools that’ll light your fire.

Bak to school.

When Alex Fernandez, our Atlas project manager, got the opportunity to teach during an innovation camp at his alma mater, he leapt at the chance. (In fact, he was *this close* to pulling off the Triple Lindy.)

Alex is a 1997 graduate of St. Joseph’s Collegiate Institute, a Catholic college preparatory school in Buffalo. One of his former teachers reconnected with him at a recent conference and asked if he’d be a teaching artist in the school’s new CAD/Art program and summer Innovation Camp, a weeklong summer program during which students learn about robotics, game coding, virtual reality, 3D printing, drone flying, and more.

His answer? Yeah!

On Tuesday morning, Alex took a few Atlas laptops to a classroom at St. Joe’s new Innovation Center on Kenmore Avenue where he led 25 seventh and eighth graders through a class about virtual reality.

“It was pretty surreal to be back at my alma mater 20 years later and realize that this time, I’m the teacher,” Alex said. “It was a great experience. These students are learning about topics like 3D design, 3D printing, augmented, and virtual reality. The emerging technologies we cover are changing the face of education, and shining a light on career paths and jobs that don’t yet exist. The students were so interested and engaged. I absolutely loved it.”

Now that’s the stuff dreams are made of.

See the possibilities for yourself.

Alex—and a few other members of the Bak Pack—will be at Buffalo’s Microsoft Store on Saturday, showcasing the Atlas during our first-ever STEM event. The day’s theme will focus on seismographs and earthquakes—a perfect way to show teachers and young learners how technology can connect them to some, ahem, earth-shattering science. Talk about endless possibilities!

Microsoft Store
Walden Galleria Mall
Saturday, July 29
1 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Register here

Click here to register, then stop by between 1 p.m. and 4 p.m. for a 30-minute session. We’ll show you how our Atlas, paired with our STEAM Starter Kit, can turn your young learner into a scientist. You’ll be able to see how the Atlas works with a detachable microscope lens, LabCamera and ClapMotion software, and free 3D design software like Sketchup and TinkerCAD.

Interested? Stop by and say hi. You’ll be able to meet Alex and other members of our Bak Pack, including Nathan Warner, Matt Malloy, Sarah Garis, and Christian Bak. We’d love to meet you!

Bringing it home.

Looking for tech instructors for your summer camp, workshop, or class? We’d love to help. Use the form below to request a member of the Bak Pack as a speaker at your education event. We’ll even bring along the Atlas!


Kristen Johnson