High School Students Invited to Computing Career Event

High school students interested in learning about careers in computer science and technology are invited to a free event Feb. 10 at Willamette University.

"Future Potential in Computing" is from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in Cat Cavern, on the second floor of Putnam University Center. Registration begins at 9:30 a.m., with refreshments available.

Experienced academic and industry professionals will talk about careers, debunk myths about the profession and describe their day-to-day experiences working in the field. A panel made up of college faculty, industry representatives, current students and recent graduates will answer audience questions about topics such as career choices, what classes to take, and internships.

The event is sponsored by Microsoft, Google, IBM, HP, and the Northwestern region of the Consortium for Computing Sciences in Colleges. Students who register and attend will be entered into a drawing for a Zune digital media player, an HP digital camera and other prizes.

For more information and to register, visit or contact Jenny Orr at or (503) 375-5314.