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Dulles High School students impress at international science fair (5/22/19)

FORT BEND ISD (May 22, 2019) – Two Dulles High School student teams were honored at the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair, held this month in Phoenix, Arizona, after advancing from the Science and Engineering Fair of Houston (SEFH). Dozens of FBISD middle and high school students earned awards at this year’s SEFH competition.

 

Students Naail Lakhani, Abhinav Sinha and Jayanth Pratap and their project “PanOculus: A Novel, Multifaceted Diagnostic Tool for Skin Cancer, Diabetic Retinopathy, and Otitis Media Powered by Deep Learning” were awarded a $1,000 cash prize from the ASU Rob and Melani Watlong Sustainability Solutions Initiative. The project won the SEFH’s Grand Award in Engineering.

 

Students Arnav Garyali and Adarsha Pokkulandra and their project “TMZ+X: siRNA-based synthetic lethal screening and synergism with TMZ as a novel approach to inhibition of proliferation in GBM” earned 4th place in the Translational Medicine Science category at the international competition.

 

“The Dulles High School teams have achieved amazing scientific accomplishments with the assistance of both their teacher, Kristen Phillip, as well as industry mentors. The students are innovative trailblazers and definitely on their way to successful endeavors by making a positive impact in their respective STEM fields,” said Dr. Heather Domjan, Executive Director of the Science and Engineering Fair of Houston.

 

Dr. Domjan, a DHS graduate, also serves as Interim Executive Director of the UH STEM Center and Clinical Associate Professor in the UH College of Education.

 

The Intel International Science and Engineering Fair is sponsored by the non-profit organization Society for Science & the Public and is the largest international pre-college science competition. Nearly 2,000 students from around the world compete each year at the fair.

 

Photograph 1: Naail Lakhani, Abhinav Sinha and Jayanth Pratap present their project "PanOculus: A Novel, Multifaceted Diagnostic Tool for Skin Cancer, Diabetic Retinopathy, and Otitis Media Powered by Deep Learning"  Photograph 2: Arnav Garyali and Adarsha pokkulandra present their project "TMZ+X: siRNA-based synthetic lethal screening and synergism with TMZ as a novel approach to inhibition of proliferation in GBM"

 

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