2020 District Science Fair Awards Results

CCISD Announces 2020 Science & Engineering Fair Awards Results
Posted on 01/27/2020
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League City, TX – On Wednesday, January 22, 2020, Clear Creek ISD recognized hundreds of students for their work and scientific achievements at the 2020 Science & Engineering Fair Awards Night. The annual event is the culmination of several months of work and campus-level competitions that qualify students in grades 4 through 12 to compete at the District-level contest, which potentially leads to recognition on awards night.

This year, the District celebrated the 60th anniversary of the CCISD Science & Engineering Fair.

“Through your commitment to your projects and making new discoveries, you are continuing a long legacy of experimentation, innovation and excellence in Clear Creek ISD,” said Superintendent of Schools Dr. Greg Smith to the crowd of future scientists and engineers.

The fair also coincided with NASA’s 20th anniversary of continuous human presence on the International Space Station. In his remarks, Charlie Stegemoeller, a representative for the 2020 Science & Engineering Fair Presenting Sponsor Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC), highlighted this incredible achievement and encouraged students to think about how they might impact the future.

Another exciting aspect to this year’s event was the change in location to the newly-opened Learner Support Center (formerly Clear Lake High School 9th Grade Center). The recently-renovated facility fulfilled its purpose as a hub for community partnerships and special events by providing ample space for both the secondary judging and the awards night ceremony.

The District is grateful for the time and effort of the more than 100 volunteers who evaluated the student projects. Projects are judged on a wide range of criteria, including reliable data collection, originality in experiment design and how accessible ideas were presented to the general public.

With more than 3,500 elementary students participating in their campus-level science and engineering fairs, 400 fourth and fifth graders advanced to the District-level competition. More than 340 intermediate and high school students competed in three divisions and 17 categories. There was a 14% increase in elementary participation and a five percent increase in secondary participation.

The judges selected Grand Award winners and place winners. Next in the competition, 130 junior and senior division winners are eligible to advance to the Science & Engineering Fair of Houston on February 14-15. Several students received special recognition through the iYar Fine Arts Award, which is presented to students with fine arts-related science projects.

The 2020 Science & Engineering Fair Presenting sponsor, Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC), and Exhibit and Reception sponsor, University of Houston – Clear Lake, were on hand to congratulate the winners.

To view and download photos from the 2020 CCISD Science & Engineering Fair Awards Night, click here.

Click here for the complete list of both elementary and secondary winners of the District Science & Engineering Fair.

The 2020 CCISD Science & Engineering Fair Grand Award Winners are listed below:

Jesse A. Dorrington 2020 Grand Award
Life Science
Maggie Davidson, Clear Falls High School

Bioinformatic and Statistical Investigation of the Effect of Cosmetics on Diversity of the Skin Microbiome

Jesse A. Dorrington 2020 Grand Award Runner Up
Life Science
Monika Kardos, Clear Horizons Early College High School

The Interaction of Nicotine and E-Liquid Flavors

Jesse A. Dorrington 2020 Grand Award
Physical Science
Sharil Maredia, Clear Springs High School

Sound Speed Estimation in Layered Media Using the Angular Coherence of Plane Waves

Jesse A. Dorrington 2020 Grand Award Runner Up
Physical Science
Emily Troutman, Clear Creek High School

Developing a High-Fidelity Pedestrian and Evacuations Dynamic Model to Optimize Crowd Emergency Evacuation Response Time

Jesse A. Dorrington 2020 Grand Award
Engineering
Camille Chuduc, Clear Brook High School

An Encapsulated Filtering Device for Microplastic Removal in Water

iYar Fine Arts Award 2020
Sound Music through Science – Universal Peace through Music


Senior Division
Sulochana Pattabhiraman Award
Sharil Maredia, Clear Springs High School

Sound Speed Estimation in Layered Media Using the Angular Coherence of Plane Waves

Junior Division
Pattu Rajagopalan Award
Ella Schreiter, Brookside Intermediate

The Construction of a Wearable, Silent, Wireless Metronome Controlled by the Conductor’s Movements

Elementary Division
The Shruti Laya Award
Lydia Simons, Greene Elementary

Mastering a Grande Jete Ballet Leap
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