4th Annual Tech Wars with College Tech Prep

What:4th Annual Tech Wars with College Tech Prep When:Thursday, March 17, 2011            Registration: 9:00 AM            Competition Commences: 9:30 AM Awards/Closing Remarks: 12:30 PM Where:Genesee Community College / Throughout Batavia Campus              One College Road, Batavia, NY 14020 Who:Over 450 College Tech Prep Students from 20 different regional schools Backgroun d: Students will once again have a chance to take what they learn in the technology classroom and compete in the exciting hands-on competition at the fourth annual Tech Wars.

What:4th Annual Tech Wars with College Tech Prep

When:Thursday, March 17, 2011
           Registration: 9:00 AM
           Competition Commences: 9:30 AM
Awards/Closing Remarks: 12:30 PM

Where:Genesee Community College / Throughout Batavia Campus
             One College Road, Batavia, NY 14020

Who:Over 450 College Tech Prep Students from 20 different regional schools

Background: Students will once again have a chance to take what they learn in the technology classroom and compete in the exciting hands-on competition at the fourth annual Tech Wars. This year’s events include: Auto CAD Technical Drawing and Architectural Design; Logo Design; Manual Drafting; Sculpture; Tractor/Pull Sled Display; Web Page Design; NXT Maze Race; CO2 Cars; Bridge Design; Catapult; Mousetrap Cars; Robot Tractor Pull; Rube Goldberg; King of the Hill and the ever popular Sumo Robots. The competition is open to middle and high school students, who participate in multiple project-based events of skill, chance, and ability.

“The interest in this competition continues to grow each year because it’s not only a lot of fun, but it truly gives young people a great chance to explore the broad range of careers in technology,” Debbie Dunlevy, College Tech Prep Program director and coordinator co-chair of the Tech Wars competition. “The Tech Wars encourage kids to think beyond the classroom, engage their creativity, and strengthen their team-building and problem-solving skills to embrace technology and experience how it can lead to solid career choice.”

College Tech Prep helps students explore various career options and make a smooth transition from high school to college and ultimately to professional careers. The Tech Wars is among several dynamic programs giving students the opportunity to work in hands-on learning encounters, often within business settings and with various professionals.

For more information, please contact Debbie Dunlevy, College Tech Prep Program Director at Genesee Community College, at 585-343-0055 x6316 or dkdunlevy@genesee.edu.


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