Science Fair Success

By Lauralee Kalinec

Following a rigorous schedule of research,13 STEM Academy students competed in the 2013 Alamo Regional Science and Engineering Fair at St. Mary’s University on March 4, 2013, and 7 of these students received awards.

Over six hundred regional students competed in 12 different categories ranging from Chemistry to Zoology. At the regional event, each student presented their research and findings to a panel of judges with careers in the student’s field of research.

Awards were given for each of the 12 different categories, as well as over all grand prizes in Health, Biological and Physical Sciences for 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, and 5th place.

The following STEM students placed in the senior division:

Jocelyn Hernandez
1st Place Grand Prize in Fair I
Over $100,000 in scholarships

Gabby Luna
The US Army award for Outstanding Science Project

Jonathan San Roman
The US Army award for Outstanding Science Project

Pierre Ferrer
2nd Place in Behavioral and Social Science
American Psychology Association of San Antonio award for Outstanding Science Project

 Nathaly Salazar
2nd Place in Microbiology

Bryce Weathers
3rd Place in Computers and Mathematics

Andres Guerra
5th Place in Physics

These students will advance to the State ExxonMobil Science and Engineering Fair on March 26.

Congratulations to these students and to all those who competed. Keep on representing Lee.


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