FBISD student scientists qualify for the Houston science and engineering fair

Donna Hill
Fort Bend Star Correspondent

It’s not everyday that budding scientists get to demonstrate what they’ve discovered in their own laboratories.

But at Fort Settlement Middle School’s cafeteria, budding young scientists brought their laboratory to school for Fort Bend ISD’s annual Secondary Science Fair Awards reception, held Feb. 4.

FBISD students, parents and staff watched and celebrated science in action. Both middle and high school students presented their Science Fair projects, and more importantly, shared their discoveries and expertise as well.

The students qualified for the Houston Science and Engineering Fair, which was held Feb. 26-28 at the University of Houston Alumni Center. Based on their exceptional work, 67 middle school projects and 45 high school projects qualify for the fair.

Included are the Mars Rover Competition, the Texas Math and Science Coaches Association contest, Lone Star F-L-L Championship, and other Science Olympiad tournaments.

The results for the Middle School Level include Fort Settlement Middle School: Iker Aguirre, first place and Grand Prize at University of Houston Mars Rover Competition.

Quail Valley Middle School: first place in RC Category and third through 5th place awards in Free Form at University of Houston Mars Rover Competition; two first place awards in Science (one individual award and one team award) at the Texas Math and Science Coaches Association contest; first place in Core Values, Robotics Team at the Lone Star F-L-L Championship.

Sartartia Middle School: Maham Sewani, first and second place awards in various Science Olympiad Tournaments.

In the High School Level category are Clements High School: The Clements HS JETS (Junior Engineer and Technical Society) members completed in the MIT Science Olympiad Invitational in Cambridge, MA, placing 6th out of 68 teams from across the country.

Dulles High School: Brian Bell, first place and Archibald Cruz, second place in Science at the Decathlon Regionals; first place Sweepstakes and eight Top Ten spots at Seven Lakes Invitational Meet (Dulles will also compete in upcoming Regional Science Bowl and Science Olympiad).

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