Fort Bend ISD students advance to state science fair (3/7/2019)
FORT BEND ISD (March 7, 2019) – More than a dozen Fort Bend ISD students now advance to the Texas Science and Engineering Fair, after competing at the regional fair earlier this month at the George R. Brown Convention Center. Students participated in the Science Engineering Fair of Houston, hosted by the University of Houston, among students from nearly two dozen counties. There were more than 700 projects submitted, from more than 1000 students from the greater Houston area.
Fort Bend ISD will be represented by:
First Colony Middle School
Tornado in a Box: How long does it take for a tornado to form in a two foot box?
Fort Settlement Middle School
Backseat Driver – Smart Posture Assistant Seating System for Drivers
Ferrofluids: Year Two Study
Quail Valley Middle School
Infant Protection in Overheating Cars
Jasmine Chou and Sneha Sinha
Auxilium-Helping People with Disabilities Travel Safer and More Efficiently
Anushka Aggarwal and Madison Burke
Sartartia Middle School
Breaking Down the Breakwaters
Dulles High School
PanOculus: A Novel, Multifaceted Diagnostic Tool for Skin Cancer, Diabetic Retinopathy, and Otitis Media Powered by Deep Learning
Naail Lakhani, Abhinav Sinha and Jayanth Pratap
*This project also was named a Grand Award Winner, and automatically qualifies for the International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF).
Heat and Boundary Layer Separation
TMZ+X: siRNA-based synthetic lethal screening and synergism with TMZ as a novel approach to inhibition of proliferation in GBM
Adarsha Pokkulandra and Arnav Garyali
Hightower High School
Biosorption of Radiation in Texas Water
Travis High School
A Novel Toilet Flushing System Using Greywater and Freshwater
The middle and high school students will compete against winners from across the state, where winning high school entries will advance to the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF), and have the opportunity to participate in the Governor’s Science and Technology Champions Academy.
The Governor’s Science and Technology Champions Academy, hosted by Texas Workforce Commission, is a week-long science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) hands-on residential summer camp that exposes students to career options in various science fields.
The Intel International Science and Engineering Fair is a program of the Society for Science & the Public, and the world’s largest international pre-collegiate science competition. Annually, nearly 1,800 high school students from more than 75 countries, regions, and territories showcase their research. This year’s ISEF competition will be in Phoenix, Arizona, from May 12-17, 2019.