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District 2’s second SIT Conference was another hit!
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More than 250 students from schools all around the Bensenville area participated Saturday, February 11, in the Students Involved in Technology (SIT) Conference, held for the second year in a row at Blackhawk Middle School. 

The theme of this year’s SIT conference was “Level UP,” and the goal of the conference was for students to finish the day with a greater understanding of how they fit into and contribute to the technical world around them.

Throughout the daylong conference, students in Grades 3-12 learned from other students in hands-on workshops and tutorials on the latest technology, ranging from robotics to apps programming. (Click here to view the conference program, which includes a complete, detailed list of student presentations.) Attendees participated in sessions of their choosing to expand their technology skills and discover new ones.

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Closing ceremonies capped off the day’s events with drawings and prizes provided by the Bensenville conference’s local sponsors:

  • Chicago’s Field Museum of Natural History
  • Chicago’s Museum of Science and Industry
  • Elmhurst Park District
  • Game Stop in Bensenville
  • Jewel-Osco in Bensenville
  • McDonald’s on Irving Park Road in Bensenville
  • McDonald’s on Route 83 in Bensenville
  • Micro Center in Westmont
  • Schaumburg Park District
  • Armando Perez, State Farm Insurance Agent in Bensenville
  • Greg Shields, State Farm Insurance Agent in Bensenville
  • Midwest Torrance Center for Creativity/The Center for Gifted
  • Top Golf in Wood Dale
  • Windy City Bulls

Hosted by Bensenville School District 2, this event was one of six SIT conferences sponsored across the state on February 11 by the Bloomington-Normal Education Alliance, the Illinois State Board of Education, and State Farm. Next year’s SIT conferences will be held Saturday, February 10, with the theme of “Nothing But Net,” and District 2 will once again host one of the conferences at Blackhawk Middle School. 

Click here to view the 2017 SIT Conference photo gallery.


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