More than 150 middle and high school students attended the Dallas Regional Science and Engineering Fair (DRSEF) on February 23 at Fair Park. Of those, nearly 80 middle school students received special awards, honorable mentions or placed in the Junior Division.
The DRSEF is a non-profit organization that holds an annual science fair for 6th - 12th grade students for public, charter, private and home schools in 10 neighboring counties. Around 1,000 students with 800 projects attend DRSEF.
The FISD students began their journey by entering the fair at their campus. The top projects at each school advanced to the regional fair. Projects are now eligible to advance to state for the March 29-30 competition hosted by Texas A&M Engineering.
First through fourth place winners from category judging and winners of special awards are invited to the awards banquet at Southern Methodist University in April.
The top ten percent in the Junior Division are invited to enter Broadcom MASTERS, an international science fair for middle school students.
Congratulations to all students who received recognitions and good luck to these students who are now eligible to advance to the Texas Science and Engineering Fair.
Life Sciences Junior Division
Anusha Akula of Vandeventer Middle School
Third Prize for “Can Vitamin C Sustain at a Cooler Temperature” in the Biochemistry & Cellular and Molecular Biology category.
Pradyun Bhaskar, Anirudh Radhakrishnan and Jonathan Ye of Pearson Middle School
Third Prize for “Mind Mollifier” in the Biomedical and Health Sciences category
Aarav Metai of Griffin Middle School
Second Prize for “Bacteria in Meat” in the Microbiology category
Athul Mohanram of Lawler Middle School
First Prize for “Designer Dosage: A Luxury or a Necessity?” in the Biomedical Engineering & Computational Biology and Bioinformatics category
Reganne Morris of Pearson Middle School
Second Prize for “Sunscreen Science” in the Biomedical and Health Sciences category
Arshia Narula of Fowler Middle School
First Prize for “Algae: Protecting our Heart” in the Biochemistry category
Vishnu Vasudev of Fowler Middle School
Second Prize for “Using Mu Wave Desynchronization Caused by Visualizing Motor Actions to Control a Prosthetic Hand” in the Biomedical Engineering & Computational Biology and Bioinformatics category
Physical Sciences Junior Division
Dhruv Chanana of Fowler Middle School
Third Prize for “Machine Learning for Pneumonia Detection” in the Robotics & Intelligent Machines category
Sadhana Cheemalamarri of Maus Middle School
Fourth Prize for “Worms eating plastic waste” in the Earth & Environmental Systems category
Griffin Doherty of Scoggins Middle School
Fourth Prize for “Drip Drop” in the Chemistry category
Ryan Patel and Ronit Totlani of Pearson Middle School
First Prize for “Smart See” in the Mathematics & Systems Software category
Naviya Ravi of Fowler Middle School
First Prize for “Constructing Dye-Sensitized Solar Cells with Plasmonic Substances” in the Energy: Chemical category
A full list of results including Honorable Mentions and special awards can be found here and here.