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Conroe ISD Students Awarded at Annual Science Fair

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CONROE, TX – Over 1,200 junior high and high school students from across Conroe ISD participated in science fairs as part of the Education for Tomorrow Alliance’s (EfTA) SCI://TECH event series. Junior high science fairs were held at the campuses, while high school students presented their projects at the Lone Star Convention Center on Thursday, January 27.

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PHOTO: A student explains his science fair project to a volunteer judge. 

For this event, seventh through twelfth grade students submitted research projects in one of the life science, physical science, or engineering categories. Volunteer judges then ranked the students on their research and presentation skills. 

Each year, approximately one quarter of the students who participate in the Science and Engineering Fair of Houston qualify through their participation in the science fair held during SCI://TECH. Conroe ISD is proud to send 300 junior high and high school students to compete in the Science Engineering Fair of Houston on February 25 – 26.




Student winners are as follows: 

Ninth Grade Division

  • Animal Science – Lily Woolf 
  • Behavioral/Social – Nancy Dong and Sarah Kath 
  • Biochem/Micro – Shreyas Reddy 
  • Chemistry – Sandul Manage 
  • Earth & Environmental – Victoria Ou 
  • Energy & Trans – Henry Aceves 
  • Eng: Aerospace – Rebecca Garza 
  • Eng: Biomedical – Donovan Burke 
  • Eng: Chemical & Materials – Ethan Schipper 
  • Eng: Embedded Systems – Rohit Pillutla 
  • Eng: Environmental – Matthew Yu 
  • Eng: Mechanics – Jessica Bird 
  • Eng: Robotics & Intelligent Machines – Umar Akhtar and Leighton Pinchback 
  • Mathematics – Gentry Matthew 
  • Medicine & Health – Alyson Miller 
  • Physics & Astronomy – Jesse Miller 
  • Plant Science – James Gerhard 
  • Systems Software – Grace Yuan, Ruihan Ma, and Dawson Zhang 




Senior High Division

  • Animal Science – Rotem Ris and Zaina Siddiqi 
  • Behavioral/Social – Pranav Somani 
  • Biochem/Micro – Patrick McKenna 
  • Chemistry – Shivani Mundra and Madelyn Puza 
  • Earth and Environmental – Zoe Yu 
  • Energy & Transportation – Sanjiv Anand 
  • Eng: Aerospace – Felipe Aceves and Mahi Patel 
  • Eng: Biomedical – Catherine Li 
  • Eng: Chemical & Materials – Sohi Patel 
  • Eng: Embedded Systems – Rohan Mehta, Roshan Mehta, and Shreyas Vatts 
  • Eng: Environmental – Connor Deng 
  • Eng: Mechanics – Gabriella Behne 
  • Mathematics – Sanuja Manage 
  • Medicine & Health – Anikait Banerjee and Jessica Svetlitski 
  • Physics & Astronomy – Alejandro Flores 
  • Plant Science – Katie Yan 
  • Robotics & Intelligent Machines – Vali Khan 
  • Systems Software – Yuto Yamada 




Grand Awards

Ninth Grade

  • Life Science – James Gerhard 
  • Physical Science – Henry Aceves 
  • Engineering – Jessica Bird 

Senior Division

  • Life Science – Rotem Ris and Zaina Siddiqi 
  • Physical Science – Sanuja Manage 
  • Engineering – Rohan Mehta, Roshan Mehta, and Shreyas Vatts 

“Conroe ISD students continue to excel in Science Fair because of the hard work of the students, support of their parents, and commitment of their teachers in providing an investigative approach to teaching science,” commented Conroe ISD Coordinator of Science Sheryl Hime. 




This year’s awards ceremony was held on Saturday, February 5, at Lone Star College – Montgomery. Congressman Kevin Brady and Conroe ISD Superintendent Dr. Curtis Null addressed the winners. Last year’s recipient of the Dr. Don Stockton Educator Award of Excellence was also recognized. The award, named in honor of former Conroe ISD Superintendent Dr. Don Stockton for his support of the EfTA and STEM programs, was presented to Conroe ISD District Secondary Science Instructional Coach Sophia Hebert for her dedication in fostering the love of science in students and helping make SCI://TECH events such a success.  

Additional information about the Science Engineering Fair can be found at For information about SCI://TECH, please visit