CCISD congratulates 2013 state fair competitors

Published 04/10/2013


HOUSTON -- Fifteen CCISD students traveled to San Antonio the first week of April to compete in the ExxonMobil Texas Science and Engineering Fair. They qualified based on their success at the regional fair in Houston following victories at their campus fair and the CCISD Science Fair.

Morgan Bates from Seabrook Intermediate School placed second in the category of Junior Engineering: Materials/Bioengineering. Her project titled “Fatigued Much?” is now eligible for competition in the Broadcast Masters competition. The 7th grader’s project was one of the top 10% of junior projects in the state science fair.

Divya Koyyalagunta, from Clear Lake High School, placed third in the Senior Behavioral/Social Science category and received a United States Army award for her project “Aiding Dementia Patients with Daily Tasks Using RFID”. Kushal Kadakia, also from Clear Lake High School, with his project “Heavy Metal Removal Using Fe3O4 Nanoparticles II”, placed third in the Senior Environmental Science category.

The team of Sarah Hancock and Kate Rutherford, from Clear Horizons ECHS, placed fourth in the Senior Physics and Astronomy category for their project “Holes Can Lift?” Other students that competed at the state level included Curtis Chen, Pranav Murugan, Syamantak Payra, Douglas Deng, and Shyamal Waghwala from Westbrook Intermediate School; Chris Walzer from Seabrook Intermediate; Rishi Suresh from Clear Brook High School; and Lekha Yesantharao, Perry Alagappan, and Kevin Cyr from Clear Lake High School. Kevin Cyr and Divya Koyyalagunta will also travel to Phoenix, Arizona in May to compete at the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair.