The National Science Teachers Association (NSTA) and Vernier Software & Technology have announced the seven winners of their 2008 NSTA/Vernier Technology Awards. Ranging from elementary school teachers to college instructors, these seven pioneers were chosen for creating innovative data-collection lessons and projects in their classrooms. Each winner received $1,000 in cash, $1,000 in Vernier data-collection technology products, and up to $1,000 toward expenses to attend the 2008 NSTA National Convention in Boston March 27-30. They were formally recognized during the convention’s NSTA Awards Banquet. The winning projects included a middle school program that has students investigate greenhouse gas emissions during Atlanta’s rush hour, and a high school program that asks students to investigate the sounds created by different band instruments and then "teach" an electronic keyboard to play each overtone with the right intensity to match these instruments.