NKU hosts regional student technology leadership showcase

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Monday – Nov. 25, 2013

HIGHLAND HEIGHTS, Ky. - Hundreds of technology-inspired K-12 students converged at the Northern Kentucky University James C. and Rachel M. Votruba Student Union last Thursday for the Student Technology Leadership Program’s (STLP) Regional Fall Showcase, hosted by the NKU Office of Information Technology and College of Informatics.

Students attending the program shared and demonstrated their technology projects to fellow STLP students and event judges. The Regional Fall Showcase serves as a qualifier for STLP groups to share their projects and compete at the state level. Showcase projects are classified into five areas: community service, entrepreneurial, global connections (collaborative projects), instructional and technical.

“We have enjoyed hosting this showcase for several years now,” said Tim Ferguson, NKU chief information officer. “The level of enthusiasm for technology from the young students is inspiring.”

Sarah Mann, director of the Center for Innovation and Technology in Education in NKU's Office of Information Technology, added, “The variety of projects the students displayed today is so vast; it is not only a showcase for today, but also an indication of their potential and what they can achieve in the future.”

NKU was represented by the Center for Applied Informatics, the Center for Integrative Natural Science and Mathematics and the Office of Information Technology.

About STLP
The Student Technology Leadership Program (STLP) was established in 1994 by the STLP State Advisory Council. Student-designed projects, products and services are created to help the school and community. The program is open to all students in all grade levels in every school (P-16) in Kentucky. The mission of the Student Technology Leadership Program (STLP) is to advance individual capabilities; to motivate all students; and to create leadership opportunities through the use of technology.

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