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IDEA 2014-15 Calendar
 

Ryan K. Brown IDEA Scholarship

Students who have participated in the IDEA annual Drafting and Design Competition and who are attending or planning to attend Illinois State University are now eligible to apply for the new Ryan K. Brown IDEA Scholarship.   Applications are due by May 15, 2015.

 

Congratulations to our Teacher of the Year: Don Whitman of Normal Community High School

 

IDEA Members,

                     I am writing to congratulate all the teachers who encouraged your students to compete in the IDEA Regional contests in March and the State Competition on April 11th.  We had over 900 students entered at the Regional level and over 220 competing at State at ISU. This was our largest group and pushed Turner Hall labs to overflowing. As we have grown and Turner has not we are in discussion about making more of the contest BYOT/D/Laptops.

                     We were able to award State Championships to 8 students and their instructors as they were “The Best of the Best” for 2015 and they proved it. Check out the results on our website. The students were also presented with medals, textbooks, and software for their efforts. We would like to thank GoodHeart-Willcox and Dr. Ryan Brown for their prize donations.

                     Kudos goes out to our Competition Directors Randy Jacobs and Dr. Mark Laingen. They once again had organized a competition that was enjoyed by students, parents, and teachers.  The ISU campus and Turner Hall were very busy places, but everyone was able to scramble and follow the agenda throughout the day. Gratitude was expressed to Dr. Brown by your organization as it voted again to fund the $500/year Dr. Ryan Brown Scholarship for former IDEA students enrolled in the ISU CAST department. Please make your senior students are aware of this opportunity.

                     Please continue to stay involved in YOUR IDEA organization. It was great to see new teachers and programs represented at the State Competition and giving their students a chance to compete. Please continue to reach out to those drafting, TEE, PLTW, or design teachers in your area. The Board will be working on the membership list, website, and other organizational aspects through the summer and fall. We will start to build our teacher database off those teachers who have attended the Fall Conference or registered students for the Regional or State competition. We would like to document and recognize your years of involvement in IDEA with certificates. To do this we will be asking you to self-report your years of involvement when registering for any IDEA event.

                     This year was a year of change with the registration process as we went to computerize entries and streamlined the process for all involved.  There were a few glitches, but we believe Joe, Randy, the Regional Directors have a process that will work for future years. Please consider joining the IDEA Board in the fall to help keep the organization moving forward with continued energy and new ideas. We are discussing the addition of a group engineering design brief and architecture charrette projects to be presented at Regionals and one Regional team advancing to state.  We may Beta test it at a few Regionals next year before expanding it statewide. More info to come and teacher input needed.

                     Best wishes to you and your students as you complete the 2014-15 school year. Enjoy your summer break, families, and time to re-energize. We look forward to working with you in the fall when you return to your schools.  For those of you retiring-Thanks for your years of service and involvement in IDEA.

Sincerely,

Steve Skorup
IDEA President

 

Congratulations to all the IDEA state competitors!

 

2015 State Competition Results

 

IDEA State Competition Winners!  (PDF)

Introductory Board 2015 - 1st, 2nd, & 3rd Place Winners  (PDF)

Introductory CAD 2015  - 1st, 2nd, & 3rd Place Winners (PDF)

Architectural Board 2015  - 1st, 2nd, & 3rd Place Winners  (PDF)

Architectural 2D CAD 2015  - 1st, 2nd, & 3rd Place Winners (PDF)

Architectural 3D CAD  2015  - 1st, 2nd, & 3rd Place Winners  (PDF)

3D Assembly Modeling 2015  - 1st, 2nd, & 3rd Place Winners (PDF)

Machine CAD 2015  - 1st, 2nd, & 3rd Place Winners (PDF)

3D Modeling 2015  - 1st, 2nd, & 3rd Place Winners (PDF)

 

 

 

Ryan K. Brown IDEA Scholarship

Students who have participated in the IDEA annual Drafting and Design Competition and who are attending or planning to attend Illinois State University are now eligible to apply for the new Ryan K. Brown IDEA Scholarship.   Applications are due by May 15, 2015.

 

 

IDEA 2014-15 Calendar
 
Fall Conference:  IDEA: TBA  ITEC: TBA
Regional: TBA    
State Competition: TBA