Science and Engineering Fair of Houston Winners

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The 55th annual Science and Engineering Fair of Houston was held at the George R. Brown Convention Center on February 20, 2014. Twenty-three Friendswood High School students participated and many earned awards for their outstanding projects. Awards for SEFH were given on Saturday, February 22 at the Cullen Performance Hall on the U of H campus. A total of 970 projects competed in the fair and included both senior and junior division projects. The 1st place project in the 9th grade division and the 1st and 2nd place projects in the Senior division advance to the state science fair. Six students from FHS now move on to the Exxon-Mobil Texas Science and Engineering Fair to be held in San Antonio from March 21-23. A total of 6 Grand Awards were given overall that advance directly to the INTEL ISEF. Grand Award winner, Jamie McCullough will advance directly to the INTEL International Science and Engineering Fair to be held in Los Angeles, CA from May 11- 16. Roma Pradhan placed as a Grand Award Alternate and will notified shortly if she will advance to the INTEL ISEF based on funding from SEFH. Thank you to parents, teachers and others who have mentored all of our students in the science fair process. We are truly proud of each one that participated.


Division Student Name Award Category  
9th Gautam Rangappa 3rd Biochemistry/Microbiology The Effects of Microwave Radiation
9th Crystal Chacko 1st Earth/Space Sciences Fingerprint of Deuterium
9th Sarah Palmer 1st Engineering Watts in the Wind/Water II
9th Thomas Nagle 2nd Mathematics Fishing Out Fractals
9th Maddie Thompson Honorable Mention Medicine/Health Biggest Gainer (Effect of Processed Food on Body Weight)
Senior Avery Chahl Honorable Mention Behavioral/Social Sciences Sleepless Nights
Senior Neha Narayan 3rd Biochemistry/Microbiology Heavenly Hash Hastens Healing
Senior Roma Pradhan 1st Computer Science Train the Artificial Brain II: Computer-Aided Diagnosis and Treatment Plan of Alzheimer’s Disease using Neural Networks
Senior Karan Jerath 2nd Environmental Science Perils of the Deep Sea
Senior Taylor Cubbage Honorable Mention Earth/Space Sciences Fossils in our own backyard
Senior Shanika Silva 3rd Mathematics Genetic Forecast 2!
Senior Jamie McCullough 1st Physics and Astronomy Harnessing the Fire
Senior Daniel Bellian 2nd Physics and Astronomy Magnetic Amplification of a TEA Laser
Senior Aditya Mohile 3rd Physics and Astronomy Technology with Zero Resistance

Special Awards:

Houston Museum of Natural Science Internships: Taylor Cubbage and Aditya Mohile
Geological Society of Houston: Taylor Cubbage
Jacobs Engineering- Science Explorer Award: 1st place- Jamie McCullough, Honorable Mention- Erin Janak
Houston Academy of Nutrition- 2nd place- Madeline Thompson
American Statistical Association- Shanika Silva
American Society for Quality: Greater Houston Section 1405- 1st place- Roma Pradhan, TI 84 + $200 prize
Krishen Foundation: 1st place- Jamie McCullough
Marine Technology Association: 9th grade division- 3rd place- Sarah Palmer
Sigma Xi: 1st place Jamie McCullough
Society of Plastics Engineers: 2nd place- Zach Kunkel
Society of Women Engineers: 9th grade division winner- Sarah Palmer
John M. Dilorio Award for Outside the Box Thinking: 9th grade – 1st place- Crystal Chacko
Houston Academy of Medicine: Senior Div., 4th place- Skylar McHenry
Geophysical Society of Houston: Sarah Palmer
Baker Hughes Scholarship- $500- Erin Janak