Monday, January 27, 2014

Upcoming events for 2014 competition

We have some important dates coming up that we need to make you aware of:

  • Saturday, February 1st @ 9:00 am – guided Site Visit to Sanger Branch (RSVP by Thursday 1/30)
  • Friday, February 21st (Time to be determined) – Rendering Day @ AIAT Office with Lawrence Technical University
  • Saturday, February 22nd (Tentative) – Rendering Day @ AIAT Office with Bowling Green State University

We need RSVP’s for these dates as we are having representatives from the Toledo-Lucas County Public Library and the Universities generously sharing their time with us and the students.  We highly recommend attending the Site Visit as the students will have the opportunity to gain first-hand knowledge of the site and existing building, in addition to hearing the Library’s representatives thoughts on the project.  A representative from the Library will be one of the judges, so this is a chance to gain some insight on what they might be looking for.

The rendering days are also extremely beneficial to the students as they give the students the opportunity to learn some tricks of trade from professionals, professors, and other students.  For many students, this project may be the first opportunity to present their work.  Learning from others who have done this before and will be judging the competition is a fantastic way to dramatically improve their skills.

It was suggested that a time during the school day would give the students an opportunity to take a field trip, and thus be more available than an evening when many students are busy with after-school activities.  A Saturday will also be scheduled to allow those students who may not be able to take a field trip an opportunity to attend as well.

If you have not been contacted by an advisor or liaison, please let us know so that we can get one assigned to you.