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Regional Science Fair Projects Advance to ExxonMobil Texas Science and Engineering Fair, Four Students Receive Awards

April 10, 2013

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CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas – Four middle school students who competed at the Valero and Texas A&M-Corpus Christi Regional Science Fair advanced to the ExxonMobil Texas Science and Engineering Fair on March 29 in San Antonio, Texas, where they received awards.

Two of the students received special awards, which are given to recipients by scientific and engineering organizations.


Those awards were:

  • Michael Rock:  Incarnate Word Academy, Middle School, received an award from the Society of American Military Engineers for his  project titled, “Ocean Currents”
  • Maggie Libby: Seashore Learning Academy, Middle School, received an award from the Texas Academy of Audiology for her project titled, “Are My Classmates Damaging my Hearing?”

Junior Division winners were:

  • Draven Schooler: School of Science and Technology, Middle School, received second place in Physics & Astronomy for his project titled, “Weighting for the Right Push.”
  • Tatiana Ortiz: Seashore Learning Academy, Middle School, received the fourth place in Microbiology for her project titled, “How Clean is Your Hospital Room?

A total of 21 winners from the Regional Science Fair held March 8-9 in the American Bank Center advanced to the ExxonMobil Texas Science Fair.

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