Technology Day showcases students of all ages
Dec. 5 at Minot State University, high school students will compete at the Department of Business Technology’s 15th annual Technology Day. Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. in the Conference Center, third floor of the Student Center.
"Technology Day is an excellent event to showcase area high school students in their business and technology skills. Underwood High School has won for the last four years," said Jan Repnow, business information technology instructor. "This event also showcases our business teacher-education students as they plan, organize and manage all aspects of this competition in preparation for their upcoming teaching careers."
High schools select students for competition in accounting, business law, desktop publishing, document production, business principles, spreadsheet applications and webpage design. For instance, in one competition, participants create a spreadsheet and a chart from given data. For another, participants build a website for an assigned topic. Every school is eligible to enter one student in each of the seven individual events.
The school with the most points for placements in all competitions will receive a sweepstakes trophy. Participating high schools are Berthold, Bowbells, Des Lacs-Burlington, Kenmare, Max, Powers Lake, Surrey, TGU Granville, TGU Towner, Underwood and Westhope. This is the first year Bowbells has competed.
BIT faculty members and Pi Omega Pi, the business teacher-education honor society, will supervise the competition, which starts at 9:30 a.m. in the Slaaten Learning Center and Old Main 314. A lunch and awards ceremony is scheduled for 12:15 p.m. in the Conference Center.
As part of Technology Day, Ben Berg will present "Facebook Tips." Berg, an MSU business-education student, is student teaching at Minot High School-Magic City Campus. Dan Robert, SRT network operations manager, will also talk about SRT network operations.
Technology Day corporate sponsors include SRT Communications, Grand International Inn, Microsoft Corporation, CompuTech, First Western Bank & Trust, The Computer Store and United Community Bank.
For questions, contact Repnow at 858-3325 or firstname.lastname@example.org.