, Muskogee, OK

March 30, 2013

OSU accepting applications for tech exploration academy

25 slots open; forms must be postmarked by April 5

— Oklahoma State University Information Systems Technology Exploration Academy (ISyTE) is now taking applications for its 2013 session, a media release states.

ISyTE, presented by the Department of Management Science and Information Systems in the Spears School of Business, is scheduled for June 2-7 on the Stillwater campus.

ISyTE is an activity-based, hands-on program designed for high school students interested in the intersection of business and technology. The program allows participants to interact with current Management Information Systems students, faculty, and industry IT professionals. Students will learn how to build a computer from start to finish, take part in a mock investigation where they use forensics technology to track down an imaginary criminal, and much more during the fifth annual OSU ISyTE Academy.

“This high school academy gives students a hands-on taste of what it might be like to work in this high-paying career,” said Rick Wilson, the head of OSU’s Management Science and Information Systems Department. “By coming to OSU while still in high school, students will hopefully get comfortable with college, OSU, and also gain an idea of the immediate and long-term potential of MIS as a career field. OSU’s MIS program is one of the most innovative and value-added in the country, so this is an all-around great opportunity for those who are accepted.”

Applications for the OSU ISyTE Academy must be postmarked by April 5. The 25 students chosen to receive the scholarship will have all expenses covered, including fees, meals and lodging.

For information about the academy or scholarship applications, call Mandy McKinney at (405) 744-5208 or (866) 678-3933 or send email to You can also apply online by April 5 at