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52nd Annual WIU Technology Education Exhibit April 24

April 14, 2009

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MACOMB, IL - - The 52nd Annual Technology Education Exhibit is scheduled for 8 a.m. to noon Friday, April 24 in Western Hall on the Western Illinois University-Macomb campus. The exhibit is open free to the public.

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

"We encourage area residents and the campus community to see the exhibit," said Ralph Dirksen, associate professor of engineering technology and general chair of the exhibit. "Visitors have often said how impressed they are with the high quality of the projects on display. 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.-noon Friday (April 24) in Western Hall. The exhibit will feature projects in the following divisions: furniture-making, metal working, technical illustration, graphic arts, mechanical drafting, computer-aided design, woodworking, architectural drawing, metal machining and an open division.

Project judging will take place the evening of April 23 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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