Over 1,300 junior high and high school students from across Conroe ISD participated in the District’s Science Fair on Friday, February 3 as part of the Education for Tomorrow Alliance’s (EfTA) SCI://TECH event series.
For this event, the largest science fair in Texas and one of the largest in the nation, seventh through twelfth grade students submitted research projects in one of the life science or physical science categories. Volunteer judges then ranked the students on their research and presentation skills.
“Doing research is an opportunity for the student to dig deeper into material they might not have time to explore in class,” states Dr. Susan Caffery, EfTA Board Member and Headmaster of Conroe ISD’s Academy of Science and Technology. “This experience provides opportunities to learn resilience and to keep challenging himself. The student learns to communicate ideas effectively through a written technical paper and in presenting the project to various audiences.”
At the awards ceremony held on Saturday, February 4, U.S. Congressman Kevin Brady along with Conroe ISD Superintendent Dr. Don Stockton and Judge Craig Doyal congratulated the High School Science Fair first place winners.
Student winners are as follows:
|Ninth Grade Division|
|Animal Science||Carlos Del Angel Aguilar|
|Behavioral/Social Science||Evan Rees|
|Chemistry||Luca De La Guardia|
|Computer Science||Swathi Mannem|
|Earth/Space Science||Pan QI|
|Energy & Transportation||Sophia Hulett|
|Environmental Science||Keerthi Bhoda|
|Physics & Astronomy||Philip Becker|
|Plant Science||Robert Ross-Kirov|
|Team – Life Science||Aishwarya Mitra|
|Team – Physical Science||Alec Ohnheiser|
|Senior High Division|
|Animal Science||Amanda Doyle|
|Computer Science||Daniel Zou|
|Energy and Transportation||Hannah Meiseles|
|Environmental Science||Hudson Nash|
|Physics & Astronomy||Alexy Skoutnev|
|Plant Science||Andrew Kim|
|Team – Life Science||Megan Alam|
|Team – Physical Science||Vidisha Ganesh|
|Ninth Grade – Life Science||Robert Ross-Kirov|
|Ninth Grade – Physical Science||Swathi Mannem|
|Senior High – Life Science||Andrew Kim|
|Senior High – Physical Science||Shobha Dasari|
Each year, approximately one quarter of the students who participate in the Science and Engineering Fair of Houston qualify through their participation in the science fair held during SCI://TECH. Conroe ISD is proud to send over 250 junior high and high school students to compete in the 58th Annual Science Engineering Fair of Houston February 24 – 25.
Additional information about the Science Engineering Fair can be found at https://www.sefhouston.org/. For information about Sci://Tech, please visit http://www.efta-us.org/events/2017-sci-tech-exposition.