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Students win big at regional science fair

Students win big at regional science fair
Posted on 03/22/2021
Cmille Chiu

Students from A&M Consolidated and College Station High Schools recently earned awards at the Austin Energy Regional Science Festival, including Camille Chiu who won the event’s overall grand prize.

Chiu, a senior at CSHS, additionally won her category of Physics and Astronomy with her project “Predicting the Impact of Stellar Kinematics and Dynamics on Habitability in the Milky Way.”  She earned a $1000 scholarship from Austin Energy: Science Math and Engineering, an internship through the Tyrex Group Award and qualified for the International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF) in May.

CSHS junior Valeria Tsvetkova won the Materials Science category with her project “A Structural and Material Analysis of a Probable Lunar Station.”  Tsvetkova also earned special awards from the ASM Materials Education Foundation, the Yale Science and Engineering Association and the Office of Naval Research as well as an internship through the Tyrex Group Award.  She will present her project at the state science fair.

In the Earth and Environmental Sciences category, AMCHS senior Sophia Wu earned second place with her project “Projected Heatwave Changes in Future Climate from High-Resolution Climate Model Simulation.”  Sophia also earned special awards from the Association for Women Geoscientists, Austin Geological Society, College Station Superintendent Award and National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and will present her project at the state science fair.

Aditya Narayanan, CSHS senior, earned second place in Computer Science: Systems Software with his project “Course-Grained Modeling for Efficient Simulation of Coronavirus Glycoprotein”   Aditya earned a $1000 scholarship from Austin Energy: Science Math and Engineering and qualified for the state science fair. 

CSHS sophomore Shashan Fernando presented his project “A Hope for Covid-19” and earned third place in the Biomedical and Health Sciences category.

The Austin Energy Regional Science Festival is one of Texas’ largest regional science fairs with almost 3,000 students from third through 12th grades. It encourages and rewards innovative student research and provides scientists, engineers and other professionals a chance to volunteer in the community.

Winning division projects advance to the Texas Science and Engineering Fair and Best of Fair Senior Division projects advance directly to the Regeneron International Science and Engineering Fair.

The Austin Energy Regional Science Festival is an Regeneron ISEF-affiliated science competition.

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