Planning is now under way for 2014 Ourstanding Engineers and Scientists Awards Program, which will be held on Thursday, April 24 at the UD River Campus, 1700 Patterson Blvd. Invitations will be sent out soon and program details will be available here soon, which will include information for attending the event.
TechFestTM 2014 was a success. The TechFestTM program has been held on Presidents' Day weekend since 2003. We had 1,840 registered students. This does not include adults. A conservative estimate of the adult number is one adult per two children, which would give 920 for a total attendance of 2,760 for the two days. We had 78 exhibits, which is the highest number to date. At least seven came in after the deadline!
We had 45 "info-tainment" presentations over the two days given by 18 presenters. We had 16 classes in our free Teachers' Workshop on Saturday for which CEU's were available through Wright State University. The classes were completely filled with waiting lists.
Our average registered student number is 2,646 over the past six years. The lower count this year is partially attributable to the cold weather and the threat of more bad weather. Also, we saw a nontrivial number of youth this year that refused to register even though we ask them to do so. Another factor is that more than half of the registered youth come from outside Montgomery county, which includes counties that might have had greater weather issues.
More finformation and reports on TechFestTM 2014 will be forthcoming.
TechFestTM 2013 Fact Sheet
TechFestTM 2013 Data Summary
TechFestTM 2013 Wrap-up Visual Presentation