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WIU Technology Education Exhibit April 25-26

April 16, 2002

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MACOMB, IL - The 45th annual Technology Education Exhibit will be held Thursday and Friday, April 25-26 in Western Hall at Western Illinois University.

The exhibit, sponsored by the WIU engineering technology department, will feature more than 1,000 projects constructed by junior high and senior high students in vocational-technical education classes from throughout the state of Illinois and southeastern Iowa.

"This is the longest running show of its kind in Illinois," said Ralph Dirksen, associate professor of engineering technology and general chair of the exhibit. "Area residents should find the show very interesting. Highlighting the display will be some of the finest products constructed this academic year by students in technology education classes."

The public is invited to walk through a free showing from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday, April 26 in Western Hall. The exhibit will feature projects in the following divisions: furniture making, metalworking, technical illustration, graphic arts, mechanical drafting, computer-aided design, woodworking, architectural drawing, metal machining and an open division.

Projects will be judged by teams of invited teachers and professionals in trades and specialty fields. Ribbons and plaques will be awarded to teachers, students and schools at the 2 p.m. Friday, April 26 awards ceremony in Western Hall.

For more information, contact Dirksen at 309/298-2388 or 298-1091.

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