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Information Systems Technology Exploration for High School Students

Due to safety concerns, Information Systems Technology for High School Students (ISYTE) has been postponed to 2021.

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May 31-June 5, 2020

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MIS Degrees – No Limit to Your Success!

  • High salary
  • Technology based
  • High demand today … higher demand tomorrow!
  • Exciting projects
  • Rewarding positions
  • Career paths variety
  • Hands-on system building experience

An MIS degree provides an optimal mix of people skills, technological expertise, and business knowledge. MIS is the most sought after degree one can earn with unlimited future prospects…what more could a graduate want?

Potential Careers:

  • Business Analyst
  • Web Architect
  • Data Scientist
  • Systems Analyst
  • Database Administrator
  • Information Assurance Analyst

OSU ISyTE Academy Activities

At the OSU ISyTE Academy, you will spend six days on the OSU-Stillwater campus interacting with current OSU MIS students and faculty membe

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Information Technology Exploration

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  • We Build

    Learn how computer components work together to process information. You will receive a box of parts, tools and software, and you will build a functioning computer.

  • We Install

    Students will choose and install an operating system, check BIOS settings and add critical software needed for other activities during the week on the machines they have built.

  • We Code

    Students will use an accessible computer language to develop scripts for solving the camp computing scenario. 

  • We Network

    Teams of students receive a box of “stuff” and build a network of computers or other devices. You will learn to interconnect computers into a basic network that relies on peer to peer connections.

  • We Hack

    Teams will go beyond the peer to peer environment and use scanning techniques to identify and neutralize a “rogue” server.

  • We Win

    Reflections on the week’s modules and the outcome of the camp computing scenario. Sweet success!

Daily Field Trips and Activities

ISyTE students at Camp Redlands

You will experience some of the traditional college “hot spots” enjoyed by all OSU students as well as other fun and insightful activities, which include:

  • OSU Camp Redlands ropes course
  • Corporation visits
  • Tour of the famous Boone Pickens Stadium


  • Who Are You?
    In this workshop, you will learn what to expect in college, and what courses you should take as a high school senior to prepare.
  • What Do You Want To Be?
    In this workshop, you will participate in assessment exercises to learn more about your interests. You also will learn how to apply for college, as well as more about OSU and careers available in management information systems.

“It was an amazing camp. You are exposed to wonderful professors, great counselors, and it [the camp] was very informative.”

David Steichen - Bishop Kelley High School

“This was an amazing experience and the people were so nice and helpful. This made me change the college and careers I had picked out for me. Thank you ISyTE!”

Sierra Monk - Pryor High School

“If you have the opportunity to come, I encourage you to do so. You meet great people and learn useful skills that will help you decide your future.”

Thomas Hadley - Pryor High School

“Not only did I learn about the real world application of an MIS degree, I also made friendships to last a lifetime. I definitely think that everyone should have an opportunity to participate.”

Kailee Chinsethagid - Bixby High School

“This is one of the best experiences that I’ve ever had. The people were nice and the activities were fun. Long lasting friendships were definitely made! You don’t have to know much about computers...”

Lilly-Quynh Pham - Bishop McGuinness Catholic High School

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