Colorado State University Hosts State’s High School Students for Information Science and Technology Day

Colorado State University will host more than 100 of the state’s best and brightest young people Friday for its first Information Science and Technology Day for high school students and counselors.

From 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Oct. 8, high school juniors and seniors from northern Colorado, Denver and Colorado Springs will be introduced to information science and technology career paths and educational opportunities at Colorado State. Simultaneously, their counselors, teachers and advisers will be able to enhance career development skills and build professional relationships with Colorado State faculty and staff.

"We want to reach the counselors as well as the students," said Michael De Miranda, chair of the event and an associate professor in the School of Education and the Information Science and Technology Center, or ISTec, at Colorado State. "We’re trying to show them the different opportunities for information science and technology here at Colorado State University."

The interdisciplinary event will include demonstrations by faculty in many departments including soil and crop sciences, geosciences, computer science, computer information systems, electrical and computer engineering, and journalism and technical communication.

Participants will receive a T-shirt, welcome bag and informative materials. Breakfast, lunch and snacks will be provided. Information Science and Technology Day is organized by Colorado State’s ISTeC, and is sponsored by ISTeC, Agilent, Raytheon, IBM and Global Digital. Representatives of these corporations will make presentations to students.

ISTeC is a university-wide organization for promoting, facilitating and enhancing Colorado State’s research, education, and outreach activities pertaining to the design and innovative application of computer, communication and information systems.

Visit or contact the Information Science and Technology Center at (970) 491-2708 for more information.