10th Annual CSU ISTeC Day for High School Students

November 8, 2013

Registration By Invitation Only


Students (grades 8-12) from across Colorado, along with their Advisor/Mentors, will gather for a full day session aimed at:

  1. Introducing the best and brightest students across the state to information science and technology (IS&T) career paths and educational opportunities at CSU.
  2. Build student awareness of the career opportunities for IS&T college graduates.
  3. Provide students with a first hand look at CSU IS&T departments and interact one-on-one with representatives from Colorado’s leading high tech corporations.

The day will consist of:

  • Demonstrations of IS&T technology at departments and labs around campus showcasing design projects, research, and facilities.
  • Tours
  • Contests - Student teams can compete for great prizes (optional)
  • Meet CSU IS&T students and faculty
  • Meet Admissions personnel
  • Meet with representatives from major IS&T companies in the state and learn about exciting careers and the future of a career in information science and technology

Who Should Participate?

This event will be a fantastic opportunity to encourage the state’s brightest young minds (grades 8-12) to follow education paths leading to careers in information science and technology.  IS&T careers are ever changing and increasingly more dynamic and interesting occupations, but not necessarily understood by high school students making pivotal decisions regarding education tracks and career paths. Therefore, CSU would like to provide the opportunity to spend quality time with CSU IS&T department faculty, advisors, financial aid counselors, admissions counselors, and current students in a full-day activity designed to energize high school students to make an IS&T education decision.

Counselors or advisors are asked to identify students who have demonstrated interest and potential to continue their education at CSU in a program of study related to IS&T. These educational fields include, but are not limited to, computer science, mathematics, statistics, electrical and computer engineering, journalism and technical communications, computer information systems, geographic information systems, agricultural information systems, engineering education, or any discipline where students’ interest lie in the use of computing or computational systems.

ISTeC Day is generally held on the largest capacity site on campus, which is currently being renovated, so participation is restricted this year.

What's included?

  • Cost? $0 Your school’s participation is sponsored by CSU’s Information Science and Technology Center (ISTeC) and Colorado’s IS&T corporate sponsors.
  • Free CSU bus transportation to and from the Colorado Springs and Denver metro areas, and northeastern Colorado area from a defined central location
  • All participants will receive a T-shirt, goody bag, and informative materials for parents, counselors/advisors, and students.
  • Continental breakfast, lunch, and snacks
  • Department tours of laboratories, research activities, and time to interact with CSU faculty and students.
  • Hands-on look at careers and opportunities in high tech fields led by industry representatives.
  • Meet admissions and financial aid representatives and department advisors to discuss opportunities at CSU.


For additional registration and logistics information, please contact:

Prof. Michael A. De Miranda
School of Education & CSU ISTeC
Phone: (970) 491-5805
Email mdemira@cahs.colostate.edu