SCIENCE FAIR: SECRETS TO SUCCESS

Want to learn how to get started and succeed in science fair? Attend our webinar to learn all about science fair and research from accomplished high school students who have attended and won national competitions.

Session 1: Saturday, July 31 from 6 - 7 PM CST

Session 2: Sunday, August 1 from 7 - 8 PM CST

 

Cost: $10

100% of proceeds will be donated to local charities in the North Texas area. 

 Topics covered:

  • Science fair roadmap and overview

  • Getting started in science fair

  • How to start a project

  • Overcoming intimidation

  • Finding lab opportunities

  • Connecting with mentors

  • Presenting research 

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Our speakers have won...

6

Awards at the National Level

27

Awards at the State Level

38

Awards at the Regional/Local Level

Meet Our Speakers

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Tanaz Muhamed

Tanaz is a rising senior at Plano East who competes in the Behavioral and Social Sciences category. She has previously created interactive virtual simulations to gather large amounts of data regarding human decision making, morality, and bias, and has also explored concepts relating to game theory within her studies. She is currently conducting COVID-19 research at the UT Southwestern Medical Center as part of their Pediatrics Department.

Awards: TXSEF Best in Show + Grand Prize (x2) + 1st place (x2), NJSHS Fellow, AJAS Alumni, TJSHS Grand Prize + 1st place, TJAS Grand Prize + 1st place + 2nd place (x2), DRSEF Grand Prize + 2nd Place (x2)

Navya Ramakrishnan

Navya is a rising senior at Plano Senior who competes in the Physical Sciences, Computer Science, and Biomedical Engineering categories. She works on research projects that focus on the application of  machine learning in the field of medicine, specifically with an emphasis on early detection of diseases. She has developed systems that can predict eye diseases and epileptic seizures.

Awards: TXSEF Grand Prize + 1st Place, NJSHS Fellow, AJAS Alumni, TJSHS Grand Prize + 1st Place, TJAS Grand Prize + 1st Place, DRSEF 1st Place (x2)

William Yan

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William is a rising senior at Plano West who competes in the Microbiology and Computational Biology categories. His interest lies in genetics and biological research, and his latest project was a machine learning model that optimizes CRISPR-Cas13d gRNA design, a promising gene-editing tool that targets RNA molecules. ​

Awards: NJSHS 2nd place, TJSHS Grand Prize, TJAS Grand Prize, TXSEF 3rd place, DRSEF 2nd Place

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Shakti Ramakrishna

Shakti is a rising junior at Plano East who primarily competes in the Microbiology category. She has previously conducted research into the efficacy of different essential oils and different concentrations of essential oils at inhibiting the growth of gram-negative bacteria (Shigella and E. coli).

Awards: TJAS 2nd place, TXSEF 2nd place, DRSEF 1st place, Broadcom Master's Nominee

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Otto Beall

Otto is a rising junior at Plano East who has competed in the Embedded Systems and Environmental Engineering categories. He developed an affordable Braille embosser to create Braille text from a standard text input. In another project of his, he integrated SONAR and and AI image classifier technology to develop a pipe-inspection robot with the capability to detect and locate leaks along water pipelines.

Awards: TXSEF Grand Prize, Stockholm Junior Regional Water Prize

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Aneisha Gupta

Aneisha is a rising junior at Plano Senior who primarily competes in the Environmental Sciences category. She has previously conducted research into nanotechnology and how it can be utilized to clean up oil spills at sea.

Awards: TJAS Alumni, DRSEF Honorable Mention

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Bhavik Tadigotla

Bhavik is a rising senior at the Texas Academy of Mathematics and Science who primarily competes in the Microbiology category. He has previously conducted research into genomic re-modification of the adenylation domain and condensation domain in fungal PKS-NRPS enzymes in order to increase variety of drugs that treat fungal, bacterial, and viral diseases.

Awards: TJAS 3rd place + 2nd place, TXSEF Finalist (x2), DRSEF 3rd place, FWRSEF 1st place, $6000 in research scholarships

Acronyms:

NJSHS = National Junior Science and Humanities Symposium, AJAS = American Junior Academy of Science

TXSEF = Texas Science and Engineering Fair, TJSHS = Texas Junior Science and Humanities Symposium, TJAS = Texas Junior Academy of Science

DRSEF = Dallas Regional Science and Engineering Fair, FWRSEF = Fort Worth Regional Science and Engineering Fair