University of Calgary

University of Calgary

December 08, 2011 13:46 ET

University of Calgary: Inside your iPhone

What a career in computer science actually looks like

CALGARY, ALBERTA--(Marketwire - Dec. 8, 2011) -

A virtual human being and a tabletop sized touch screen computer are among the technological wonders awaiting high school students when they come to explore the Department of Computer Science on Friday to see what an education and career in computer science actually looks like. This is the first time the University of Calgary is holding a tour on campus for high-school students as part of Computer Science Education Week.

Computing is a key driver of economic growth and societal change. Many of the most exciting and best paying jobs in the science, technologies, engineering and mathematics fields right now require knowledge of computer science. Five of the top ten fastest growing jobs are expected to be in computer-related field.

What: Tour of cutting-edge research labs

Date: Friday, Dec. 9

Time: 9:45 am, welcome session, tour: 10 - 11am

Location: University of Calgary, welcome session in ICT 516.

Other details: If you are interested in attending, please confirm with Leanne Yohemas 403.540.6552. Teachers have confirmed which students can be photographed and interviewed.

Media are welcome to park free-of-charge on campus, except in 24-hour reserved spots, loading zones, handicapped stalls and fire lanes. If your vehicle is not a marked media vehicle, please leave a media business card in your window. See map of U of C parking lots at: http://www.ucalgary.ca/map/

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