Purdue educating high school students on computer careers

Nov 23, 2011

A workshop at Purdue is giving high school students more information about how computer technology is used.

The one day event aims at equipping about 20 teenagers with guidance and skills to use their computer know-how in their future careers.

Some areas covered include computer forensics, creating animations, computing in health sciences, and social networking.

Computer and Information Professor and Associate Department Head Alka Herriger says the program is intended to build enthusiasm for computing professions.

In the past, Purdue held the computer workshop throughout a week, but Herriger says budget cuts forced it into one day.

There is another one on December 13th.