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17th Annual Tech Challenge Season

Press Release Date 
Tuesday, 30 March, 2004
WHAT
Tech Challenge, The Tech Museum of Innovation's signature design challenge competition, returns for another suspenseful and fun-filled season. Watch teams of 5th through 12th graders design, create and innovate solutions to a real world problem currently facing scientists – removal of non-native Pike fish from (our 60 gallon simulated) Lake Davis. Pick A Pike test trials run through April, and the big competition is Saturday, April 24. Judging is based on mission success, thorough design journals and engineering methodology. Special awards are issued for team spirit, best looking device, everyone's favorite ‘Most Spectacular Failure' and more. WHERE & WHEN
Test Trials: Saturdays (Now through April 17)
4/3, 4/10, 4/17 – 1:00 pm to 3:30 pm 4/20 – 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
The Tech Museum of Innovation: Lower Level Atrium
201 South Market Street
San Jose, CA 95113 Big Day competition: Saturday, April 24 – all day, 10:00 am to 5:30 pm
San Jose Convention Center's Parkside Hall
180 Park Avenue
(Next to The Tech; Between Market & Almaden)
San Jose, CA 95113 For more information:
http://techchallenge.thetech.org/
***NOTE TO MEDIA: Please contact Tony Santos to arrange student, spokesperson interviews, or to chronicle a team's design progress*** ABOUT THE TECH MUSEUM OF INNOVATION
Located in the heart of downtown San Jose, Silicon Valley, Calif., The Tech Museum of Innovation, a non-profit organization, engages people of all ages and backgrounds in exploring and experiencing the technologies affecting their lives and aims to inspire the young to become innovators in the technologies of the future. For more information, visit www.thetech.org or call (408) 294-TECH.