UAHuntsville to host Destination ImagiNation problem solving program

2012-03-19 20:58:35

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. - The University of Alabama in Huntsville will host Destination ImagiNation Inc., an educational program where student teams solve open-ended challenges and present their solutions at tournaments.

Destination ImagiNation (DI) is a worldwide program for students in kindergarten through university level.

UAHuntsville will host the annual Alabama State DI Tournament on Saturday, April 14. Between 300 and 400 students, third graders through high school seniors, plus their parents, siblings and supporters, will assemble in the University Center, Roberts Hall, and Spragins Hall for tournament events. The university program leader is Dr. Rhonda Gaede, Dean of Graduate Studies and associate professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at UAHuntsville.

Opportunities exist for UAHuntsville faculty, staff and students to interact with tournament attendees, assisting with some of the logistical tasks including registration clerks, photographer, slide show coordinator, runners, coordination and organization of outdoor activities and awards ceremony assistance. Certificates of appreciation will be available for all volunteers and specifically for individuals needing official service hours for an honor society or student organization.

Local education sponsors for DI are Bob Jones High School and Discovery Middle School. To volunteer at the tournament, please contact Robin Dauma, DI tournament director at rdauma@madisoncity.k12.al.us for more information.

DI began in the summer of 1999, when nearly 200 international volunteers united to create a global creative problem-solving program that would provide students with an exciting, joyful and supportive experience. Today, DI has an extensive global network and a devoted staff to carry out its programs.

For more information
Joyce Anderson-Maples
256.824.2101
maplesj@uah.edu

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