Microsoft Chairman Bill Gates will visit Columbia on Thurs., Oct. 13, as part of his 2005 campus tour to encourage more interest in computer science and engineering careers. Gates will talk about innovative new technologies; the opportunities for technology to improve personal and work lives, and the benefits and societal value of pursuing computer science careers.
"I'm looking forward to visiting Columbia," said Gates. "The opportunities for computing to change the world have never been greater, and the ideas and excitement of today's computer science students are driving the future of innovation in our industry."
In addition to his address, Gates will participate in an information roundtable discussion with leading computer science and engineering faculty from the Fu Foundation School of Engineering and Applied Science.
* This event is for invited guests only.