From designing websites to building robots, area kids are showing off their talent with technology.

It’s part of the annual Technology Fair at Rivermont Collegiate, which this year, for the first time was opened to all students in the Quad Cities.

A dozen projects from kids in first and tenth grades competed to qualified for the state tech fair. 

Students used this event to learn technical skills and explore their passions.

Second-grader Abigail Sweeney said, “Made a website, it’s about Shorei Ryu karate. It’s not very popular, that’s why I’m doing a lot about it because I do that kind of karate, so I want to kind of make it more popular.”

About half of the student will have the opportunity to qualify for the state competition.

Local technology businesses were also at the fair to inspire kids looking at STEM-related careers.