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March 25, 2003
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UMD Presents Techfest 2003

The University of Minnesota Duluth (UMD) will present UMD Techfest 2003 on April 4th from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the UMD Kirby Student Center Ballroom. The event will include on-going demonstrations of how technology is currently being used by faculty, staff, and students of UMD. Admission and refreshments are free and the event is open to the public. Door prizes will be awarded.

Presentations at the UMD Techfest 2003 will include:
"Detecting Vehicles from Satellite Images" presented by Assistant Professor Fernando Rios-Gutierrez, UMD Dept. of Computer and Electrical Engineering, and his students.

"Teaching Medical Education with Computer Images vs. Microscopes" presented by Associate Professor Steven Downing, UMD Dept. of Biomedical Anatomy, School of Medicine Duluth, and his students.

"NeuroTime - New Age NeuroAnatomy" presented by Associate Professor Donna Forbes, School of Medicine Duluth.

"ePortfolio: The Future of Online Information Storage" presented by Associate Professor Paul Treuer, UMD Supportive Services Program.

"The Education APT3, or (Arrowhead Preparing Tomorrow's Teachers to use Technology,) project" presented by Associate Professor Terrie Shannon and Instructor Karen Keenan, UMD Dept. of Education. Multi-faceted approaches to using technology for teaching and learning will be presented.

"3-D Animation" presented by Professor Lisa Valdez, Information Technology Systems and Services (ITSS).

For additional information contact Sheri Pihlaja at (218) 726-6975 or Linda Blustin at (218) 726 6111.
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