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Lopez student wins First Grand Prize

Lopez Middle School eighth grade student, Rhea Kamat was awarded First Grand Prize at the Alamo Regional Science and Engineering Fair, Junior Division on Mar. 5.

Rhea entered her project on “The Effect of Sulforaphane on Tadpole Development” in the category of zoology. In addition to Rhea’s grand prize award, she was also awarded the Women’s Faculty Association Science Research Award Junior Division Second Place that included a $50 prize, a scholarship to Incarnate Word University, and an invitation to compete at the Broadcom MASTERS Science Competition later this year.

Through Rhea’s research she discovered that sulforaphane from broccoli aided in the development of bullfrog tadpoles. She indirectly analyzed the lung development in the tadpoles by looking at hind limb formation.

Lopez student wins first grand prize

Rhea Kamat shows off her awards from the Alamo Regional Science and Engineering Fair.

Posted on Mar. 7, 2013