Tech-Savvy Northlanders Head to Annual Science and Technology Symposium

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Tech-Savvy Northlanders Head to Annual Science and Technology Symposium

July 22, 2013 Updated Jul 23, 2013 at 11:20 AM CDT

Superior, WI (NNCNOW.com) - Tech–Savvy Northlanders are taking in some groundbreaking research in the fields of science, in Superior this week.

The University of Wisconsin Superior is playing host to the sixth annual Wisconsin Science and Technology Symposium July 21st thru the 22nd.

Attendees can learn about everything from nanotechnology, biofuels, digital tools, and the latest in medicine.

Among the participants in the symposium: Superior –based Kestrel Aircraft, who is partnering with Wisconsin Indianhead Technical College to form a composite program that equips students with the skills to build their latest line of airplanes.

"We've started getting some of the composites rolling right now. It's a long process from where we start to conformity, so it helps to have people fresh out from school that have that knowledge," said Program Build Manager Travis Maniekee, of Kestrel. "It saves us a ton of time, and a ton of money."

WITC's Composite Program begins its "pilot year" in the fall.

According to the college, there are still two open spots for enrollment.

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