Iowa Industrial Tech Expo

Southeast Polk High School is hosting the 30th annual Iowa Industrial Technology Exposition on Friday, May 11 from 9:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in the high school gymnasium.

This year the expo is expecting participation from 60 to 70 high schools with almost 1,000 projects submitted by students.  There also will be exhibitors from nearly every Iowa community college, military organizations, business and industry. Project categories include: woodworking, drafting, metalworking, robotics, automotive, graphics, and photography.

A special recognition ceremony will take place for Mike Horton who began hosting the Iowa Tech Expo at Southeast Polk 30 years ago. After Mr. Horton’s retirement, Phil Cronin led the Expo for 17 years until his retirement in 2016.  Mr. Cronin will also be recognized for his hard work and dedication to the Expo.

Brett Rickabaugh, Southeast Polk Industrial Technology Teacher and Tech Expo Planning Chair, shared, “We are excited to welcome students and instructors to Southeast Polk and are proud to host the 30th annual Iowa Tech Expo.  This is a great opportunity for students from across the state to showcase their hard work and talents.”

Southeast Polk School District is committed to fostering academic excellence, leading students to success for college, career and civic life.   The Industrial Tech Expo provides real-world applications of learning, problem-solving, community partnerships, and college and career readiness.  All of these areas are high priorities in our district.