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Plano ISD Students Showcase Innovation at Texas Science and Engineering Fair

BySamantha Jones

Mar 27, 2024
Plano ISD Shines at Texas Science and Engineering Fair

The Texas Science and Engineering Fair (TXSEF) showcased the talents of Plano Independent School District (ISD) students from March 22-23, 2024. Over 1,200 students competed in various scientific categories, with 13 Plano ISD students earning a total of 23 awards and distinctions.

One standout student was Prisha Bhat from Plano East Senior High School, who won the ‘Best in the State of Texas’ award in life science, senior division, for her project on aqua-arsenic remediation. Her innovative methods aimed to improve plant tolerance to drought and arsenic contamination.

In addition to Bhat’s achievement, 11 senior division students from Plano ISD secured top positions in their categories and were nominated for spots at the Governor’s Science and Technology Champions Academy. One junior division student also placed first in their category and has been invited to apply for 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. Hiruni Wansapura from Robinson Middle School received the ‘Engineers of Tomorrow Award,’ while Andy Qin from Plano West Senior High School was honored with the Samsung Award for his project in systems software. Rice Middle School student Faizan Zaki 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. Zaki won with the word “kurgan.”

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By Samantha Jones

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