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Posted: Aug 19, 2011
FET-House: A new website to attract young people into ICT careers
(Nanowerk News) The Future and Emerging Technologies (FET) scheme of the European Commission has launched FET-House, a new website presenting some of the most advanced information and communication technology (ICT) projects in Europe and the people involved.
The FET-House wants to help young people to understand what their options are as regards the career in science and technology, and bring across some of the excitement of people who have a passion for science.
The website showcases topics such as zero-power computation and communication, robotics, quantum technology, understanding the brain, or data privacy. The themes will be linked to demos, videos and catchy write-ups of a selection of related projects, as well as to people working in the field who are able to excite others about their work.
Through their experience and career stories, these people will act as mentors to young visitors to the FET House's, inviting them to ask questions, post contributions in the forum, and ultimately take up the challenge of a career in future technologies themselves. Using the site's tools and channels, it may even be possible to arrange for real-life visits, to give young people first-hand experience of a lab working on cutting-edge technology.