Last week, a group of STEM students traveled to Washington DC for the White House Science Fair and were honored by the President himself.
“It was really a once in a lifetime opportunity, and I enjoyed every minute of it,” says the very excited Jocelyn Hernandez. “Since this is just my first year at STEM, I can’t wait to see how much better everything can get.”
“Team ‘DR. MED'” investigated the effects improper disposal of pharmaceutical chemicals has on Edwards Aquifer, a groundwater resource for San Antonio.
As a result of their study, the students received a regional 1st place award for eighth grade in the 2010-2011 eCYBERMISSION Competition.
The team also earned $3,000 in U.S. Series EE Savings Bonds per student. Team members include Jocelyn Hernandez, Ricardo Rodriguez, Nathaly Salazar and Carlos Zapata.
Story on neisd webpage here.