FHS successful at State Science Fair 2014

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Friendswood High School had 5 students place in their categories plus one Grand Award Winner.  Each category awards a total of 5 place awards.  Grand Awards are given to 4 students overall.

Roma Pradhan placed as the 2nd place Grand Award winning project in the Physical Science category for the whole state of Texas.  This is truly an accomplishment that deserves some outside recognition.   Roma also will be going to the INTEL International Science and Engineering Fair for the 2nd time and she has been a state qualifier for several years in a row now.  Jamie McCullough will also be representing FHS at the INTEL ISEF this year.  The INTEL ISEF takes place from May 11 -16 in Los Angeles, CA.

The following nine students from Friendswood High School participated in the Exxon Mobil Texas Science and Engineering Fair in San Antonio, Texas from March 21- 23, 2014.  Each student participated in 3 science fairs in order to reach the State Science Fair and they all represented themselves and Friendswood High School proudly.

The 1300 participating students at the fair represented 12 regional fairs from across Texas.
Daniel Bellian, Physics, “Magnetic Amplification of a TEA Laser”
Crystal Chacko, Earth Space Science, “Fingerprint of Deuterium”
Karan Jerath, Environmental Science, “Perils of the Deep Sea”
Jamie McCullough, Physics, “Harnessing the Fire”
Aditya Mohile, Physics, “Technology with Zero Resistance”
Neha Narayan, Biochemistry, “Heavenly Hash Hastens Healing”
Sarah Palmer, Engineering, “Watts in the Wind/Water II”
Roma Pradhan, Computer Science, “Train the Artificial Brain II”
Shanika Silva, Mathematics, “Genetic Forecast 2”

Friendswood Junior High Student, Jared Janak also participated in the Junior division Science Fair.

The following students received awards from Special Awarding Agencies:
Crystal Chacko- Association of Women Geoscientists Award
Shanika Silva- Council of Texas Statisticians Award
Roma Pradhan- INTEL Excellence in Computer Science Award
Jamie McCullough- Office of Naval Research Award

The following students won Category Place awards:
Sarah Palmer, Engineering, 1st place
Karan Jerath, Environmental Management, 1st place
Shanika Silva, Mathematics, 3rd place
Aditya Mohile, Physics, 2nd place
Jamie McCullough, Physics, 5th place

Grand Award Winner:
Roma Pradhan won the 2nd Place Grand Award for the Physical Science Category

Aditya Mohile, Karan Jerath, Sarah Palmer and Roma Pradhan qualified and were invited to attend the week long Governors Science and Technology Champions Academy to be held June 16-20 at the University of Houston.  www.tech.uh.edu/gstca

Chaperones for the event were Theresa Lawrence and Rebecca Clark.  Thank you to all of the parents, teachers, judges and mentors that have guided these students through the science fair process.  Please congratulate all of these students on a job well done.

Jamie McCullough and Roma Pradhan will continue on to the INTEL International Science and Engineering Fair to be held in Los Angeles, CA from May 11-16, 2014 after qualifying at the Science and Engineering Fair of Houston in March.

Rebecca Clark, FHS Physics teacher, is the sponsor.