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"Are You In?" Industry Council Sponsors Student Video Contest on Computer Science

Endi Hartigan: Office, 503-725-5702

Bruce Schafer, Director of Industyr Afairs: Office, 503-821-1132

PORTLAND, October 30, 2008--

WHAT:  The Oregon Engineering & Technology Industry Council (ETIC) is sponsoring “Are You In?”-- a video contest to promote interest in computer science among high school students. Student individuals, teams and classes from high schools and colleges in Oregon are invited to submit videos that answer the following questions:

  • Why study Computer Science?
  • Why study Computer Science in Oregon?

High school and university faculty are encouraged to spread the word about the contest to their classes and students.

HOW TO ENTER: Oregon high school or college students as individuals, teams, or classes, can submit videos to YouTube by following the instructions on the Get Real: Computer Science and Engineering web site: GetReal.ous.edu/video.php. The contest is open to entries now through December 30, 2008. 

WINNERS and PRIZES:  Winners will be announced January 30th, 2009 on the Get Real web site. Award categories will be in four areas:

  • Best "Why Study Computer Science?"
  • Best "Why Study Computer Science in Oregon?"
  • Most Creative Video
  • Best Overall Video (includes all of the above)

Winners for the first three categories will receive a $150 gift card to iTunes. Winner of the Best Overall Video will receive a $250 cash award. 

BACKGROUND: The Oregon Engineering and Technology Industry Council (OregonETIC.org) was established in 1997 by the Oregon Legislature with the mission of making post-secondary engineering and technology education a strategic resource that fuels the Oregon economy and creates opportunity for all Oregonians. All seven Oregon University Campuses offer Computer Science degree programs.

Questions may be posted to to the Oregon ETIC Video Challenge Forum at: GetReal.ous.edu/forum
or e-mailed to GetRealContest@ous.edu

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