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Technology projects to invade UNI during Student Technology Fair

April 1, 2014
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Leigh Zeitz, associate professor, Department of Curriculum and Instruction, 319-273-3249, leigh.zeitz@uni.edu

Lindsay Cunningham, Office of University Relations, 319-273-6728, lindsay.cunningham@uni.edu

CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- Movies, graphics, apps, games and robots will invade the University of Northern Iowa as eastern Iowa K through 12 students share their technology projects at the Iowa Technology and Education Connection (ITEC) Student Technology Fair from 9 a.m. to noon, Friday, April 4, in the UNI Commons. More than 50 projects from 12 school districts will be displayed for the public to explore and enjoy.

Each of these projects was created as part of the students’ instructional curriculum in their schools. The projects span eight different categories, including 3-D rendering/non-linear animation, graphics/publishing, innovative technology use, mobile apps, music/sound design, programming, video/linear presentation and Web presence.

Each project will be reviewed by local judges, and those receiving the Judges’ Purple Ribbon awards will be invited to showcase their projects at the ITEC conference in Des Moines in October.

The ITEC Student Technology Fair is one of three fairs held this week across the state. More than 300 projects will be presented statewide.

The event is free and open to the public, and is sponsored by ITEC. For additional information, visit www.itec-ia.org/itec-technology-fairs or contact Leigh Zeitz, associate professor in UNI's Department of Curriculum and Instruction, at 319-273-3249 or leigh.zeitz@uni.edu.