Northeastern and IBM Invites Students to Play Wii, Win, and Get to Know IBM

September 22, 2008

Two-day event of fun, games and education to enhance awareness of experiential learning opportunities at IBM

WHO:                          Northeastern University and IBM

WHAT:                        IBM Wii™ Campus Event – Game and Raffle

Northeastern University partners with industry-leading global companies such as IBM to provide its students with significant and varied experiential learning opportunities. As part of this great partnership, IBM and Northeastern work together to identify and develop new talent to be part of the company’s successful efforts to compete globally.

Sponsored by IBM, maker of the Wii™ chip inside the popular Nintendo® video game console, the IBM Wii Campus Event’s goal is to allow Northeastern students to better understand some of the innovative and creative aspects of IBM. The two-day event will give students an opportunity to learn about IBM through a fun interaction with the popular consumer product.

As part of each event, sports-themed games displayed on a large screen will be available to play at the Library Quad on campus.

The second day of the event will conclude with a raffle where a lucky student will have an opportunity to win a Nintendo® Wii™ video game console.

WHEN/WHERE:       

Tuesday, September 23rd at 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Library Quad in front of the Snell Library at Northeastern University

AND

Thursday, September 25th at 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.                                

Marino Center at Northeastern University

For more information, please contact Jean Reuter at jareuter@us.ibm.com.

About Northeastern

Founded in 1898, Northeastern University is a private research university located in the heart of Boston.  Northeastern is a leader in interdisciplinary research, urban engagement, and the integration of classroom learning with real-world experience. The university’s distinctive cooperative education program, where students alternate semesters of full-time study with semesters of paid work in fields relevant to their professional interests and major, is one of the largest and most innovative in the world.  The University offers a comprehensive range of undergraduate and graduate programs leading to degrees through the doctorate in six undergraduate colleges, eight graduate schools, and two part-time divisions.  For more information, please visit www.northeastern.edu.

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