A Gardner Edgerton High School (Gardner, Kan.) engineering design team was selected as the winner of the annual JETS/AbilityOne National Engineering Design Challenge (NEDC) with their creation of the Bag Attachment and Replacement Technology, winning the grant prize of $3,000 for their school’s sponsoring department. The National Engineering Design Challenge is a contest for high school engineering students around the country, to build technologies that will assist people with severe disabilities in the workplace. AbilityOne (formerly known as the Javits-Wagner-O’Day Program) and the Junior Engineering Technical Society (JETS) selected the team from Gardner Edgerton as the winner from five other finalists. Garfield-Palouse High School from Palouse, Wash. and Texas Academy of Mathematics and Science from Denton, Texas both won second-place prizes.

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