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Computer security among Tech Fair topics

Computer security, an ongoing concern in an online age, will be among the topics headlining the University’s seventh annual Northwest Ohio Technology Fair, set for 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday (Nov. 15).

BGSU will welcome nearly 60 exhibitors to the free, public fair in the Lenhart Grand Ballroom of the Bowen-Thompson Student Union. Northwest Ohio high school students will also be on hand for the 11 a.m. announcement of winners of the fourth annual high school Web design contest.

Among the exhibitors new to this year’s fair will be QIN Inc., a northeast Ohio company whose presentation, titled “Paradise or Parasite,” will cover implementation of multiple safeguards when developing a secure yet accessible computer system.

In addition to manning a display table in the ballroom, QIN will give the presentation in a “break-away” session in 201A Union, adjacent to the ballroom. Indiana-based Matrix Integration LLC will also address security-related issues during a Web seminar about network access control. That “Webinar” is another of the break-away sessions, whose times will be posted on the Technology Fair Web site: www.bgsu.edu/offices/cio/studenttech/techfair/.

Subjects of other sessions, also in 201A Union, include interactive, student response systems in the classroom—as presented by Youngstown-based Turning Technologies LLC—and online tutorials for more than 100 applications used by students and educators. The latter session will feature Atomic Learning Inc., a Little Falls, Minn., firm that provides the training.

Also exhibiting classroom technology at the fair will be vendors such as Duluth, Ga.-based Logical Choice Technologies and its “ACTIVclassroom,” and Schoolhouse Electronics, a maker of presentation display products from Bluffton.

WBGU-PBS will project the break-away sessions into the ballroom, where campus radio station WBGU-FM will broadcast live during the fair.

Flash drives, as well as a Web camera and DVDs, will also be among the prizes awarded to winners of drawings during the fair.

November 13, 2006