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Firebird MEI wins at the Conrad Innovation Summit 2019

We are extremely proud to announce that Firebird MEI won the TOP PRIZE of the Conrad Innovation Summit 2019 and become Pete Conrad Scholars in the Health and Nutrition category!

Dear Seisen Community,

We have some great news to share.

This year, our Science & Innovation Team - Firebird MEI qualified for the third time for the final of the Conrad Innovation Challenge, an entrepreneurial and innovation-based science competition. The team was invited as finalists to attend the Conrad Innovation Summit at the Kennedy Space Center, here in Cape Canaveral, Florida.

The students saw amazing projects and heard power pitches from numerous teams representing a diverse range of schools, including many science and engineering speciality schools across America as well as India, Australia, Korea, Thailand, Singapore, Nigeria, Qatar, and of course Japan. They had interactions and discussions with STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) professionals and specialists from several industries and multi-diverse companies like NASA, Smart Technologies, and universities, including MIT and Clarkson.

The Firebird MEI business plan includes a plan of their product, justification of the problem, prior solution attempts, solution design requirements, design concept analyses, applications of STEM principles as well as considerations of their design viability, market identification and analysis, cost evaluation, competitors analysis, product marketing and much more. Please feel free to engage the Firebirds in a discussion about their product and their future plans to develop it.

We are extremely proud to announce that Firebird MEI won the TOP PRIZE of the Conrad Innovation Summit 2019 and become Pete Conrad Scholars in the Health and Nutrition category!

Watch the team's reaction when their name was announced.

Please join us in congratulating our Firebird MEI Conrad Innovation Challenge Winners: Firebird MEI - Amana Fujikawa (11), Erika Robottom (11), Emi Sun (11), Debangi Mohanta (10), Sofyani Tatipamula (10). They return to Seisen this week as 2019 Pete Conrad Scholars.

Here are some video links and photos of the team in action:

Team Firebird MEI Power Pitch

Additional Information about the Conrad Innovation Challenge:

Thank you,

Firebird Team





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Firebird MEI begins their NASA Adventure

Mr. Nitu updates the community on the first three days of the Firebird trip to NASA for the Conrad Innovation Summit.

The Firebird MEI Science and Innovation Team is half way through their trip. You can get daily updates from the team by following the Seisen Instagram (@seisen_setagaya) or on the Seisen Social Media Page.

Here are the daily updated from Mr. Nitu for the first three days.

Day One

We all made it to the hotel in Cape Canaveral safely after a long and tiring trip.

But all is good, everybody is excited about tomorrow and the spirit is very relaxed and positive. We checked in and after unpacking we went to get some food and then had dinner outside on the beach enjoying the sunset over the Atlantic ocean.

Tomorrow we will have a long day with a lot of interactive activities and guest speakers and the Opening diner at the Space Shuttle Atlantis.

The girls are ready and we have strong faith they will do extraordinary!

Day Two

We have just ended first day of the Conrad Innovation Summit!

We had a great day with a lot of memorable experiences. After registration in the morning the girls practiced the power pitch. We had lunch and then we boarded for the NASA Kennedy Space Center where we spent the rest of the day. We have seen amazing presentations, extraordinary space shows, Atlantis Shuttle and met a lot of people.

Tomorrow the team will have their presentation around 3:00 PM local time, but unfortunately the presentation will not be live streamed. We will record and share the presentation as soon as possible.

Day Three

We have just ended another memorable day at the Conrad Innovation Summit!

We have seen amazing presentations and we met a lot of new students and teachers.

The Firebirds presented their power pitch in front of the judges and approximative 150 people at NASA Kennedy Space Center - Universe Theatre. You can watch their presentation directly on Youtube.

They did very well and we are very proud of them.


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MS/HS Spring Concert

Join us April 17th for a night of music.

Middle and High School Spring Concert

Music Director:  Ms.Naoko Hashimoto-Uesaka

Piano Accompanist: Ms.Natsuko Imai


Grade 7 Band

Caribbean Carnival by David Bobrowitz


Grade 8 Band

Sabre Dance by Aram Khatchaturian, arr.Balent


Middle School Vocal Ensemble

Take Me Home by K.Olusula, K.Maldonado, A.Mae


Middle School Choir

Gratias Agimus Tibi by Lon Beery

Shenandoah, American Folk Song, arr. J.Herrington


IGCSE 10 Jazz Quartet

Fly Me To The Moon by Bart Howard


High School Vocal Ensemble

Sea Visions by Daniel E. Gawthrop

Viva La Musica by David Brunner


Seisen Jazz Band

Jumpin’ at the Woodside by Count Basie, arr. R.Derosa

Latin Journey by Jeff Taylor


High School Choir

I Am Not Yours by David Childs

Yo Le Canto Todo el Dia  by David Brunner


Seisen Symphonic Ensemble

Steel by Randall D. Standridge

Mambo from West Side Story by Leonard Bernstein, arr.Sweeney


High School Choir

I Shall Wear a Crown, arr. Trey McLaughlin


Seisen Symphonic Ensemble

Uptown Funk by Bruno Mars, arr.Jay Bocook


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