CHHS students advance to state science fair

Students from Colleyville Heritage High School took part in the Fort Worth Regional Science Fair, with six students advancing to the state science fair on March 31. The Fort Worth Regional Science Fair is in its 67th year, was held at UT Arlington, and had more than 400 students participate between the middle and high school divisions. CHHS had 29 students participate for its first year of competition.
Students advancing to state include Chloe Ayers (1st Place in Physics and Astronomy), Ria Upreti (1st Place in Engineering Mathematics), Maahir Babwani (2nd Place in Energy-Chemical), Alex Moore (2nd Place in Mathematics), Jenny Covington (2nd Place in Microbiology), and Margaret Cheng (3rd Place in Environmental Science). Ayers also received a the Best in Fair Honorable Mention award.
“The students in the research and design course were so excited to be given the opportunity to perform original independent research on a topic of their choosing and competing in a regional science fair,” said Sonya Loughran, CHHS AP chemistry and research and design teacher. “Being given a chance to perform research in high school gives them an advantage over their peers in college and furthers the enthusiasm for those wishing to pursue careers in various fields of science.”
In addition to these six students advancing to state, 11 local area organizations presented awards to CHHS students.
Special Awards:
Jonathan Harty (U.S. Air Force and Radio Shack)
“Here Comes The Sun: Using Water Vapor Pressure To Allow For The Tracking of the Sun By Solar Panels Without the Use of an Electronic System”
Ria Upreti (Charlie Mary Noble Award in Astronomy)
“Burning Up: The Effects of Multiple Mirror Alignments on Heat Production”
Lauren Edwards (Association of Women Geoscientists)
“Vegetables or Dinosaurs? Comparing the Fuel Efficiencies of Biofuels and Petroleum”
Kamil Chandani (FW Psychological Association)
“Trial by Style: A Study of Social Stigmas Based on Appearance”
Chloe Ayers (Office of Naval Research, U.S Air Force, U.S. Marine Corps Office of Naval Research, Miles Foundation (1st Place), and Society of Flight Test Engineers (1st Place))
“Foiled: Testing Lift and Drag on Airfoils in a Wind Tunnel”
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