MAILED: April 21, 1997|
EAU CLAIRE - Three student projects from the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire were recognized as distinguished entries in WebFair '97, a statewide competition showcasing innovative and educational uses of the Internet and World Wide Web.
Karen Albrecht, a senior biochemistry and molecular biology major from Athens, was recognized for her site titled "The Not-Too-Official Papain Web Page"; English graduate student Denise Haughian, Chippewa Falls, was recognized for her site "Women, War, and Representation"; and Katrina Wysocki, a senior biochemistry major from Wayzata, Minn., was recognized for her site titled "The Official Carbonic Anhydrous Home Page."
Wisconsin WebFair '97 was the nation's first statewide on-line scholastic competition to encourage students, kindergarten through college, to develop and publish educational pages on the World Wide Web. WebFair '97 received 92 entries statewide, 31 of which earned special recognition as "Distinguished On-Line Sites." Entries were judged according to educational content, use of technology, web page organization, research and creativity.
Organizers of Wisconsin WebFair '97 included the UW System, the state Department of Public Instruction, Wisconsin Education Association Council and Wisconsin Urban Superintendents Association. Financial sponsors included Apple Computer, Ameritech, IBM and Information Technology Expositions and Conferences.
A panel of volunteer judges, including teachers, public officials, business executives and technical experts, judged the on-line entries, casting their ballots via electronic mail. All entries can be accessed for on-line viewing via the WebFair '97 home page at http://www.webfair.wisc.edu.
All WebFair '97 participants will receive an on-line ribbon of congratulations, to be placed electronically on the home page of each entry, as well as a plaque and T-shirt. Distinguished entries will be recognized with a special on-line ribbon for superior performance.
Janice B. Wisner
UW-Eau Claire News Bureau
Updated: April 21, 1997