HISD students came in second in the Senior Division and second and third in the Junior Division of the 2015 Exxon Mobil Texas Science and Engineering Fair competition held in San Antonio, Texas, the weekend of March 28 and 29.
More than 1,100 middle- and high-school students from across Texas displayed their projects at the fair. Winners from the science fair’s Senior Division qualified for the Intel ISEF competition in Pittsburgh in May and earned a spot at the Texas Governor’s Science and Technology Champions Academy, a weeklong residential summer camp at Texas A&M University.
Tassica Lim, a sophomore at the DeBakey High School for Health Professions, placed second in the Behavioral and Social Sciences section of the Senior Division for her presentation “What Makes Us Eat Healthy? A Research to Promote Healthy Eating Habits.” As one of the top two winners, she will receive a scholarship to attend the Governor’s Science and Technology Champions Academy Summer Camp in June.
Anuraag Madabushi and Shomik Ghose from T.H. Rogers also placed second in the Junior Division Behavioral and Social Sciences section with their presentation, “Learning Styles.” T.H. Rogers student Jennifer Lin’s presentation, “Fighting Breast Cancer Using Anthrax Toxin,” placed third in the Junior Division Cellular and Molecular Biology section.