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UNI to host technology education fair for K through 12 students

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Leigh Zeitz, associate professor, curriculum and instruction, 319-273-3249, leigh.zeitz@uni.edu

Stacey Christensen, Office of University Relations, 319-273-6728, stacey.christensen@uni.edu

CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- More than 100 Eastern Iowa Kindergarten through 12th grade students will present their technology projects during a Student Technology Fair from 9 a.m. to noon, Wednesday, April 10, in the UNI Commons and Georgian Lounge.

More than 60 projects from 11 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 nine different categories including 3-D rendering and non-linear animation, graphics and publishing, innovative technology use, mobile apps, multimedia, music and sound design, programming, video and linear presentation and Web presence.

Local judges will review each project. Projects receiving the Judge's Purple Ribbon awards will be invited to showcase their projects at the Iowa Technology and Education Connection (ITEC) Conference in Des Moines in October.

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

For more information, contact Leigh Zeitz, associate professor of curriculum and instruction, at 319-273-3249 or leigh.zeitz@uni.edu