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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?

Saanvi Mistry

 

Fort Settlement Middle School

Backseat Driver – Smart Posture Assistant Seating System for Drivers

Anisha Parsan

 

Ferrofluids: Year Two Study

Zaina Ali

 

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

Ved Ganesh

 

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

Alan Makoso

 

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

Faiz Shakoor

 

Travis High School

A Novel Toilet Flushing System Using Greywater and Freshwater

Mehaa Amirthalinga

 

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.

 

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