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For Immediate Release
March 27, 2014

New Tech Students Display Innovation in Technology at IPFW Showcase

Key Info

  • 2nd Annual New Tech Showcase for northeast Indiana high school students
  • Tuesday, April 22, 9:15 a.m.–10:45 a.m., Walb Student Union International Ballroom
  • 49 projects from seven area New Tech High Schools
  • Community members, media invited to attend this event

FORT WAYNE, Ind.—What kind of innovative ideas can we expect from tomorrow’s leaders? Visit the New Tech Showcase hosted by Indiana University–Purdue University Fort Wayne (IPFW) on Tuesday, April 22, from 9:15 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. in the Walb Student Union International Ballroom to find out.

Community members are invited to attend the showcase of 49 projects by teams from seven area New Tech High Schools to learn how today’s high school students envision tomorrow’s technologies.

Students participating in the New Tech Showcase will spend the day at IPFW displaying their projects, participating in a panel discussion with IPFW students and alumni, and take tours of campus.

Maria Norman, assistant director of admissions, said: “The projects these students are working on are so exciting and it’s all happening right here in northeast Indiana. IPFW is honored to host this showcase where these bright students can demonstrate the results of their work to each other and to our community.”

The seven area New Tech High Schools are:

  • Adams Central High School Jet Tech
  • Lakeland High School Leading EDGE
  • Columbia City High School Eagle Tech Academy
  • DeKalb High School DeKalb New Tech
  • Huntington High School Viking New Tech
  • Rochester High School Zebra Tech
  • New Tech Academy at Wayne High School

According to the New Tech Network’s website, “New Tech schools’ project-based learning approach engages student with dynamic, rigorous curriculum. Through extensive professional development and hands-on coaching, the teachers evolve from keepers of knowledge to facilitators of rich, relevant learning. New Tech Network is re-imagining education and the student accomplishments speak volumes.”

The showcase is sponsored by IPFW, the Talent Initiative, Vision 2020, and NISTEM. To learn more about the showcase, go to the New Tech Showcase website. For more information, contact Norman at 260-481-6148 or