Plano ISD Shines at Texas Science and Engineering Fair

Texas Science and Engineering Fair (TXSEF) showcased the talents of Plano Independent School District (ISD) students in College Station, with over 1,200 students competing from March 22-23, 2024. The event recognized the innovative methods of Prisha Bhat from Plano East Senior High School, who won the ‘Best in the State of Texas’ award for her project on aqua-arsenic remediation.

Apart from Bhat’s achievement, 11 senior division students from Plano ISD secured top positions in their categories, earning spots at the Governor’s Science and Technology Champions Academy. Additionally, one junior division student placed first in their category and has been nominated to apply to the Thermo Fisher Science Junior Innovators Challenge.

Two seniors from Plano ISD qualified for the Regeneron International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF), alongside seven qualifiers from the Dallas Regional Science and Engineering Fair. They will present their projects globally in Dallas, Texas, from May 12 to 17, 2024.

Several special awards were presented at the fair, including Hiruni Wansapura from Robinson Middle School receiving the ‘Engineers of Tomorrow Award’ and Andy Qin from Plano West Senior High School being honored with the Samsung Award for his project in systems software. Rice Middle School student Faizan Zaki also achieved success in the Dallas Regional Spelling Bee for the third time and will represent his school and district at the National Scripps Spelling Bee.

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