Ten Miller Middle School students were among 300 K-12 students from 18 districts participating in the Central Iowa Student Technology Fair on 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.
Front row, from left: Cole Welden, Frank Iole; back row: Joshua Arment, Lucas Thiessen, Joseph Anguiano, Josephine Coury Castellanos, Jill Podhajsky, Kyra Buckley, Juliana Osgood and Nallely Loera Gutierrez.
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"