STORY BY MORGAN GSTALTER
Delta Sigma Pi (DSP) will host a large technological event in Upper Olmsted on Friday called “Touch of Tech.”
DSP is partnering with Drake Technological Services. to put on the event. “Touch of Tech” will bring exhibits of the latest technological innovations to campus.
Some of the biggest names in technology, such as Google and Microsoft, will come to Upper Olmsted to showcase inventions, hold breakout sessions and offer students and faculty chances to win prizes.
“We want students to see how important of a factor technology is, in your personal life and at work,” said senior Benjamin Stensrud, the lead coordinator of the event. Our goal for the event is to expose students to aspects of technology they may not have seen before but know about. So this gives them an opportunity to play with things.”
Breakout sessions will offer participants the opportunity to learn about the sophisticated technology behind drones or let them experiment with augmented reality.
The keynote speaker is Executive Director of Accenture, Bob Kress. He will speak about his job at the technological management consulting company and the importance of information technology.
“Touch of Tech” will also feature two contests, a problem solving challenge and a graphic design challenge. Teams will work on problem-solving skills, and participants can design a new computer-generated newsletter for Alternative Brokerage.
Some of the prizes include gift cards to restaurant like Spaghetti Works, Mars Cafe, Fernando’s and Drake Diner.
Stensrud said this event is based off of an event called “Tech Jubilee,” which Drake Technological Services hosted several years ago.
DSP hopes the partnership between the two organizations will help promote student involvement.
Doors open at 11:30 a.m. and the event will last till around 4:15 p.m., but students are encouraged to come whenever they can.
Those who pre-register for the event will be entered in to a raffle to win an iPad Mini.
“The hope for this event is to bring technology to campus for students in a way that bridges the gaps between all colleges,” Stensrud said. “Delta Sigma Pi is a business fraternity, but we don’t see large professional events like this besides career fairs. This event is for everyone to enjoy.”