Six student projects placed in the top three at the Texas Science and Engineering Fair (TXSEF) held in College Station on March 30. During the two-day event, more than 1,200 students showcased their projects in the fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics.
TXSEF is a middle and high school science and engineering competition that highlights the top life and physical science projects throughout 22 categories.
The science fair is about more than about creating a science project. It is a complete educational experience as the students learn more about the scientific process, gain knowledge outside of the classroom, work with a mentor and hone their presentation skills while competing with integrity.
The Frisco ISD students started their journeys on their campus. The top projects advanced to the regional fair before gaining eligibility to advance to the state competition hosted by Texas A&M University College of Engineering.
Congratulations to all students who attended the event, especially those who placed below.
Pradyun Bhaskar, Anirudh Radhakrishnan and Jonathan Ye of Pearson Middle School
First Place for “Mind Mollifier” in the Biomedical and Health Sciences category
Athul Mohanram of Lawler Middle School
Second Place for “Designer Dosage: A Luxury or a Necessity?” in the Computational Biology and Bioinformatics category
Arshia Narula of Fowler Middle School
Second Place for “Algae: Protecting our Heart” in the Biochemistry category
Vishnu Vasudev of Fowler Middle School
First Place for “Mind Controlled Hand: Using Mu Wave Desynchronization Caused by Visualizing Motor Actions to Control a Prosthetic Hand” in the Biomedical Engineering category
Dhruv Chanana of Fowler Middle School
First Place for “Machine Learning for Pneumonia Detection” in the Robotics & Intelligent Machines category
Naviya Ravi of Fowler Middle School
3rd Place for “Constructing Dye-Sensitized Solar Cells with Plasmonic Substances” in the Energy: Chemical category
A full list of the Frisco ISD students who qualified for TXSEF can be found here while TXSEF results can be found here.