Mobile apps created by Washington High School of IT students on display at iFair

A student-designed mobile phone bowling game – as well as a mobile app that gives prospective students a virtual tour of MPS’ Washington High School of Information Technology – will be on display Wednesday at Washington’s spring iFair, hosted by Harley-Davidson.

The iFair will give more than 500 Milwaukee Public Schools middle and high school students the opportunity to get a hands-on look at coursework and careers in the high-demand fields of information technology and engineering. The event features interactive booths and workshops tied to the fields.

Coursework options for students include the mobile app development programs at Washington High School of IT, which benefit from Lenovo Scholar Network and Verizon Innovate Learning grants the school won. Washington students create and develop apps using the AppInventor program, which was developed by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

The event is set for 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. on Wednesday, March 25, at Harley-Davidson University, 3800 W. Juneau Ave.

Other event partners include ACM, BDPA, the Computer Science Teachers Association, Concurrency, Direct Supply, FIRST, FIS, Froedtert Health, the Greater Milwaukee Committee, MPS’ TEAM UP College Access Centers, Make A Difference Wisconsin, Microsoft, Milwaukee Area Technical College, My Life My Plan, the National Academy Foundation, the National Center for Women and Information Technology, the National Fluid Power Association, Northwestern Mutual, PDS, Project Lead the Way, Rockwell Automation, SIM Wisconsin, STEM Forward, the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater and the Wisconsin Department of Transportation.

MPS and Washington High School of IT are grateful for the support of the partners who make this exciting event happen for our students.

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