March 24, 2008
Susan Beasy Latto, Director, UMD Public Relations 218 726-8830 firstname.lastname@example.org
Sheri Pihlaja, UMD ITSS 218-726-6975 email@example.com
"TECHFEST 2008--A DECADE OF TECHNOLOGY"
HOW WE TEACH, LEARN, AND SHARE INFORMATION at UMD
The University of Minnesota Duluth (UMD) will present "UMD Techfest 2008--A Decade of Technology" on Friday, March 28, 2008, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Kirby Student Center Ballroom (3rd floor). The public, and students of all ages, are cordially invited.
"Techfest 2008" is a special year, for it will showcase a decade of rapidly advancing technology at UMD.
Current (and some past) UMD faculty and staff will demonstrate the latest cutting-edge technologies along with some "then and now" presentations, comparing methods or processes from 1998 along with their present day equivalents.
Twenty-five booths will represent how many of the departments and disciplines at UMD use modern technology to teach, to learn, and to share information.
"Techfest 2008" presentations include:
Evolution of the Teaching of Histology Through Changing Technology
by the Departments of Anatomy, Microbiology and Pathology
Mac(s) Through the Years, by UMD ITSS
Emergency Preparedness Safety and Security at UMD
by IMD ITSS, UMD Police Department and other UMD Depts.
Assistive Technology--Then and Now, by UMD Disability Services and Resources
Eye Gaze Computers and other Technology for Individuals with Communication Disorders, by the UMD Department of Communication, Sciences, and Disorders
"Back in the Day" to SMART Boards, Moodle, Google docs, RSS, and LOL by the UMD Department of Education
UMD Library: "Your Information Destination--Where We've Come From and Where We are Now"
MSW Program On-Line Resources, by the Department of Social Work
Career Implications for Interview Stream and ePortfolio, by UMD Career Services
Mobile Vodcasting Cart, by the College of Liberal Arts
Adviser Email Connect, and Graduation Planner, by the UMD Knowledge Management Center
ePortfolio, by the UMD Knowledge Management Center
Grade Books Through the Years, by UMD ITSS
Media Technology Past & Present, by UMD ITSS,
Projects in the Geographic Information Sciences Lab
UMD Student Web Contest 2008 Winners
Wind Resource Mapping, by the UMD Center for Sustainable Community Development/Geographic Information
Certificate in Education Computing and Technology, by the UMD Department of Education
Teaching Keyboarding & Computer Applications to the K-8 Learner, by the UMD Department of Education
"Clean Snowmobile Challenge," by the Mechanical & Industrial Engineering Department and the UMD Clean Snowmobile Challenge Team
Technologies of the UMD Office of Financial Aid & Registrar
Desktop Security Update, by ITSS
1. iPod Nano
2. iPod Shuffle
3. Dell Laser Printer