Miller students participate in Central Iowa Tech Fair

Front (L to R): Cole Welden, Frank Iole. Back: Joshua Arment, Lucas Thiessen, Joseph Anguiano, Josephine Coury Castellanos, Jill Podhajsky, Kyra Buckley, Juliana Osgood, Nallely Loera Gutierrez.

Front (L to R): Cole Welden, Frank Iole. Back: Joshua Arment, Lucas Thiessen, Joseph Anguiano, Josephine Coury Castellanos, Jill Podhajsky, Kyra Buckley, Juliana Osgood, Nallely Loera Gutierrez.

Ten Miller Middle School students were among 300 K-12 students from 18 districts participating in the Central Iowa Student Technology Fair on Tuesday, April 9, at Iowa State University.

In preparation for the Technology Fair, individuals and small groups of students selected one area of technology in which to create and showcase a project.  The projects spanned nine categories, including multimedia, web presence, programming, video/linear presentation, graphics/publishing, 3-D rendering/non-linear animation, music/sound design, mobile apps, and innovative technology.

Students then presented their projects to a team of judges at the Tech Fair, where the judges assessed each project on the creativity shown, pre-planning documentation, program features, content and background research, oral presentation, and overall merit.

Receiving Red Ribbons for Commendable Work were:

  • Lucas Thiessen and Cole Welden—Mobile Apps: “Our Great App”

Receiving Blue Ribbons for Technical Merit were:

  • Jill Podhajsky—3-D Rendering/Non-linear Animation: “All Things Animals”
  • Joseph Anguiano and Joshua Arment—Mobile Apps: “GameSalad App Design”
  • Frank Iole—Music/Sound Design: “Pentatonics”
  • Nallely Loera Gutierrez and Juliana Osgood—Innovative Technology: “RPG Simulation”
  • Kyra Buckley and Josephine Coury Castellanos—Multimedia: “MCSD Orchestra Program”

 

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