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STEM students demonstrate skills at science competition

STEM at Science Fair

STEM students celebrate their success at JAS.

On February 8-9 the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) Academy hosted the Alamo Regional Junior Academy of Sciences (JAS). JAS is an annual meeting and science competition where students (grades 6-12) from thirty-two surrounding counties present their research projects oral and written.

Throughout the competition students delivered 12-minute oral presentations on their scientific research before two judges within their category. This year's competition was hosted by the STEM Academy at Lee High School. There were 13 categories ranging from Behavioral & Social Sciences to Physics. With more than 200 students competing for top prizes, many North East STEM students enjoyed success. The following students placed in their category and overall in the competition:

Jocelyn Hernandez - First Grand Prize in Fair II: Health Sciences,

Jonathan SanRoman-Garcia - Fourth Grand Prize in Fair II: Health Sciences,

Grace Ranft-Garcia - Fifth Grand Prize in Fair II: Health Sciences,

Joshua Singer - Highest in Category Award in Medicine & Health,

Pierre Ferrer - Highest in Category Award in Math & Computers,

Nathaly Salazar - First place in Microbiology,

Sean Venglar - First place in Earth & Space,

Randa Ibrahim - Third in Behavioral Science,

Katy Fowler - Fourth place in Behavioral Science,

Ezra Sanchez - Fourth place in Environmental,

Arlene Salazar - Fourth place in Microbiology,

Bryce Weathers - Honorable Mention in Biochemistry,

Dan Worcester - Honorable Mention in Zoology.

All student will advance the Texas Junior Academy of Science to be held in October at Texas A&M.

Posted on February 21, 2013