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51st WIU Technology Education Exhibit April 25

April 21, 2008

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MACOMB, IL - - The longest-running technology education show of projects in Illinois will celebrate its 51st anniversary April 25 at Western Illinois University.

The 51th Annual Technology Education Exhibit is scheduled for 8 a.m. to noon Friday (April 25) in Western Hall on the WIU-Macomb campus. The exhibit is open free to the public.

Featured will be more than 1,000 projects constructed by junior high and senior high students in vocational-technical education classes from throughout Illinois. Project divisions include furniture-making, metal-working, technical illustration, graphic arts, mechanical drafting, computer-aided design, woodworking, architectural drawing, metal machining and an open division.

"Area residents and the campus community should find the show very interesting," said Ralph Dirksen, WIU associate professor of engineering technology and general chair of the exhibit. "Highlighting the display will be some of the finest products constructed this academic year by students in technology education classes."

Project judging will take place the evening of April 24 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. Friday awards ceremony in Western Hall.

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

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