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WIU Technology Education Exhibit April 27-28

April 21, 2006

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MACOMB, IL - - The 49th annual Technology Education Exhibit will be held Thursday- Friday, April 27-28 at Western Illinois UniversityÂ’s Western Hall.

The exhibit, sponsored by the WIU engineering technology department, will feature more than 800 projects constructed by junior high and senior high students in vocational-technical education classes from throughout the state of Illinois.

“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 noon Friday, April 28. The exhibit will feature projects in the following divisions: furniture making, metal working, technical illustration, graphic arts, mechanical drafting, computer-aided design, wood working, architectural drawing, metal machining; and an open division.

Project judging will take place Thursday, April 27 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 11:45 a.m. April 28 awards ceremony in Western Hall.

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

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