WHAT IS TECHFEST?
TechFest was set up to help students like you get a taste of the technical world. With help from The Northeast Indiana Technology Coalition, the NEITC works with a number of local businesses and schools to host this event. The event revolves around several STEM competitions. What is STEM? STEM is a collection of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math-based curricula all put together to help students get prepared for a career in a related field (Or sometimes just for fun) . We break these events into two categories: CUP Events and MAP Events. CUP Events are the 7 main competitive events that we have every year and requires a team to compete in. While the MAP Events are focused on STEM in the real world. If you are interested in learning about all the events scroll down to read about the events and where it all happens.
TechFest is a majority-of-the-day event, meaning we open at 8:00am and close out between 2:00-3:00pm. This should be enough time for all the schools to arrive and dismiss within the normal bounds of a school day! After everyone arrives you have from 8:00-9:00am to check-in and meet in the main hall. Once we all gather the opening ceremonies will begin, accompanied by a guest speaker. From the main hall the schools will be dismissed to go compete in their events, attend breakout sessions, go meet some new faces at the college and career expo, or have an extreme interview. The events will run from 10:00am-12:30pm. Lunch will be available to everyone from 12:00pm-1:00pm. After lunch and the last of the events wrap up we all gather once again in the main hall for closing ceremonies. Where the winners will be announced and the TechFest Cup finds its home for the year!