Twelve Friendswood High School Students successful participated in the 34th annual Galveston County Science and Engineering Fair held at Galveston College on Saturday, February 13.
The Science fair was held at Galveston College and was sponsored by Texas A&M Galveston, Galveston College and UTMB.
Friendswood High School 9th Grade Division Winners:
Toan Van won 1st place in Medicine and Health with the “Agile Aging” project.
Kaitlyn Smith won 1st place in Zoology with her “Old Dog and New Tricks” project, as well as taking home overall 1st place winner of the 9th grade division.
Friendswood High School Senior Division Winners:
Andrew Cianciolo won 1st place in the Medicine and Health category with his “UV Light Will Take Your Sight” project.
Jared Janak won 2nd place in the Engineering category with his “Coil Gun Fun” project.
Sarah McCullough won 1st place in he Biochemistry and Microbiology category with her “Testing Various Methods of Killing Bacteria On Reeds” project.
Neha Narayan won 3rd place in the Biochemistry and Microbiology category with “The Effect of Telomere Length on Hematopoietic Stem Cell Differentiation in Age Related Malignancies” project.
Brian Ninan won 2nd place in Medicine & Health category with his “Effect on Fruit Juices in the Stomach on Medications” project.
Sarah Palmer won 1st place in Engineering for her “Watts in the Wind IV” project.
Vasu-Sidhant Poore won place with “The Effect of UV Radiation on Yeast and Thale Cress DNA.”
Gautam Rangappa won 2nd place in Biochemistry and Microbiology with “Effects of Microwave Radiation.”
Madeline Thompson won 1st place in Zoology with “Small Shrimp Big Bucks” experiment.
Jaden Walker won 2nd in Computer Sciences with “Cold Computation II” project.
Senior Division Overall Awards:
Madeleine Thompson was awarded 1st place overall and was the recipient of the $200 Sigma XI Award.
Sarah Palmer was awarded 2nd place overall and was the recipient of the $200 Braisier Award.
Neha Narayan was awarded 3rd place overall and was the recipient of a $2500 Senior scholarship to Texas A&M University at Galveston.
Jared Janak received an Honorable Mention in the overall awards.
The students will compete next at the Science and Engineering Fair of Houston to be held on February 27 at the University of Houston.