Student Electronic Music Composition Talent Search
Sponsored by MENC and the National School Boards Association (NSBA), the Electronic Music Composition Competition recognizes outstanding compositions and is held to help influence school administrators to include or improve music technology in their schools’ curriculum. Entries will be judged based on their aesthetic quality, effective use of electronic media, and the power of the composition and its presentation in communicating to school board members, administrators, and others, the excitement and effectiveness of electronic music composition in the school curriculum
The 2009 winners are:
- Elementary School Winner: Spencer Young, Endeavour Elementary, Issaquah, WA.
Composition: “The Rain Cloud.” Teacher: Holly Miller
- Middle School Winner: Sidarth Jayadev, School of Choice, Sunnyvale, CA.
Composition: “The Daedal.” Teacher: Alexis Alrich
- High School Winner: Emily Boyer, Greenwich High School in Greenwich, CT.
Composition: “Gothic Memory Land.” Teacher: Barbara Freedman
Student Showcase: Junior Engineering Technical Society
Experience engineering: Impact your community! JETS is the leading non-profit educational organization dedicated to promoting engineering and technology careers to America's youth. From exciting student competitions to assessment tools and career exploration materials, JETS helps students plan for rewarding futures by showing them how engineering can help them pursue their dreams. JETS programs touch more than 40,000 students and 10,000 educators from 6,000 high schools across the country every year. For more information, email email@example.com or visit the JETS Web site at www.jets.org. The Gardner-Edgerton, National Engineering Design Competition (NEDC) Best Overall Design Winner two years in a row won in 2008 with "BART," the Bag Attachment and Replacement Technology, a compound device that allows a user to change and tie a trash bag with only one hand. BART consists of three main components: a cylindrical dispenser for trash bags, a clip that holds the trash bag in place on the trash can, and a tying mechanism. The team consisted of students Alyssa Zimmerman, Zheng (Alice) Zhao, Paul Keithley, Jared Barton and Christian Warner, along with their teacher/coach David Kling.
This year T+L will feature Garder Edgerton High School Team the Best Overall Design Winners for 2007 & 2008. The National Engineering Design Challenge (NEDC) is an annual engineering design competition for students in grades 9–12. Teams of students design and build an assistive technology device to help a person with a disability.
NEDC is a cross-curricular and service learning program that:
- educates young people about careers in engineering,
- increases disability awareness,
- promotes community involvement,
- inspires a spirit of engagement and a willingness to help others.