Michigan Students Travel to State Capitol to Present Technology Showcase for Lawmakers

Students Wow Legislators, Policymakers at 18th Annual AT&T / MACUL Student Technology Showcase

LANSING, MI, Dec. 12 – Students from across Michigan traveled to the State Capitol recently to bring cutting edge and innovative technology demonstrations from their classroom to lawmakers at the state Capitol Building.

The 18th annual AT&T/MACUL Student Technology Showcase took place Wednesday, December 5 in the rotunda of the state Capitol Building.

Presented by the Michigan Association for Computer Users in Learning (MACUL), and underwritten by AT&T, the 2018 Student Technology Showcase featured demonstrations from students representing 39 different schools.

“The Student Technology Showcase is now in its 18th year, and this year’s student presentations are among the most impressive in decades,” said Mark Smith, MACUL executive director. “This community has every right to be proud of these students.”

Students displayed a wide variety of technology projects that blended science, mathematics, social studies and language arts with the latest digital tools. Their work featured app development, artificial intelligence demonstrations, coding, robotics, web design, and many other technology demonstrations.

Governor Rick Snyder and State Rep. Sylvia Santana were recognized with “Excellence in Education” awards at the showcase for their commitment to connecting students with innovative technologies, and their dedication to improving the Michigan educational system.

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