Imagine Microsoft founder Bill Gates or the late Steve Jobs of Apple as students, proudly making the final adjustments to their middle or high school technology fair projects just before the judges pass by. It’s not hard to see today’s technology super forces as young people developing their talents while competing in a school fair.
The same futures could be under development for students like those participating in the 12th annual Fulton School System’s Technology Competition held this Saturday, January 26.
The Technology Competition traditionally draws hundreds of students from across the county, this year to Riverwood International Charter School for a showcase of technology mastery.
Students in third through 12th grade showcase their projects and compete for prizes in 13 categories: multimedia applications, non-multimedia applications, hardware, robotics, animated graphic design, non-animated graphic design, digital photography, 3-D modeling, web 2.0 internet applications, project programming, digital video editing, case modification and Individual Programming Challenge.
After judging is complete, the awards ceremonies are held. First place winners in each category and age group are eligible to participate in the state-level competition which is held March 9 at Macon State College in Middle Georgia.