Senator Jim Oberweis talks with students from Gary Elementary School in West Chicago at TECH 2013, a demonstration of school technology May 7 in the State Capitol Building in Springfield.

TECH 2013 allows students to display their projects and show state leaders what skills will be needed for the Illinois work force and how technology can improve teaching and learning.

Pictured here on the first floor of the Capitol are (from left) Audrey Miller, 6th grade; Senator Oberweis; Teacher Amy Heavey; Dylan Borja, 4th grade; and Gloria Gonzalez, 3rd grade.