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Students Place at State Science & Engineering Fair

Mar 29, 2018

Aayush Kadakia of Fowler Middle SchoolAditya Chebrolu of Nelson Middle School

A student from Fowler Middle School was the top Frisco ISD finisher at the Texas State Science and Engineering Fair held March 23-24 in San Antonio.

Eighth grader Aayush Kadakia won one of only five top prizes handed out statewide in the junior division. His research project, which explored the impact of metal nanoparticles on fermentation, was awarded the 2nd Place Grand Life Sciences Award.

Another nine FISD students placed or received special honors at the state fair, including Nelson Middle School’s Aditya Chebrolu, who won first place in computational biology and bioinformatics. 

All FISD students awarded first or second place were also invited to compete in the 2018 Broadcom MASTERS Challenge, the premier science and engineering competition in the country for middle school students.

A total of 22 student projects advanced to the state fair from the Dallas Regional Science and Engineering Fair held at Fair Park in February. See the list of all state qualifiers.

Congratulations to the following students who won state-level awards:

Junior Division - Life Sciences

Second Place (Overall) - Grand Life Sciences Award
Aayush Kadakia - Fowler Middle School

First Place - Computational Biology and Bioinformatics
Aditya Chebrolu - Nelson Middle School

Second Place - Computational Biology and Bioinformatics
Athul Mohanram - Wester Middle School

Second Place - Microbiology
Sreya Das - Fowler Middle School  

Junior Division - Physical Sciences

Second Place - Chemistry
Vishnu Vasudev - Fowler Middle School

Third Place - Biomedical Engineering
Vivek Kogilathota - Pearson Middle School
Shantikiran Chanal - Pearson Middle School

Third Place - Energy: Chemical
Vinay Ravi - Fowler Middle School

Third Place - Engineering Mechanics
Carter Smith - Pearson Middle School

Special Awards

Honorable Mention - Texas Tech University's College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources Award
Sabrina Wood - Liberty High School

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