Technology Fair returns to University Center

Students survey the headphones on display
The event, although slower than recent years, attracted steady crowds.

Tuesday morning saw the start of the VolTech technology fair, an annual event which showcases the Technology Center’s latest offerings. The fair was hosted at the Carolyn Brown Lounge in the University Center, and featured products from some of the top names in computing.

From 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., vendors such as Apple, Adobe, Skullcandy, Speck and others showed off their new and upcoming product lines. Each brand was chosen to fill a specific niche of student life, a strategy which VolTech plans to expand upon in the new Technology Center. This is part of an ongoing effort to provide a shopping experience tailored to UT students.

Apple, Dell, and PCS represented the computer offerings available at the Technology Fair
Apple, Dell, and PCS represented the computer offerings available at the Technology Fair

A representative from Adobe was also present, offering information on the university’s push to provide up-to-date versions of popular Adobe software to students. The service was said to be available through all campus computer labs soon, but no specific date was given.

Door prize drawings were also held, and most vendors offered free stuff. Although traffic was slower than recent years, Yurbuds still managed to gather a big enough group for the “yurbuds challenge”, where students would attempt to shake the earbuds from their ears. Everyone who participated received a free pair, even though nobody was able to complete the challenge.

The fair was organized by Laura Lindell and Angie Stout, with the help of the rest of the VolTech employees. This year’s event marked the 20th anniversary of the Technology Fair.

 

Edited by Nichole Stevens