Science Eng Fair
Each year, NSS-NT awards prizes to the best space-themed exhibits at the Dallas Regional Science & Engineering Fair.
Dallas Science Fair main website
2015 NSS-NT Award Winners
- Space Exploration Scholarship: Mokshin Suri, Plano West Senior High School, Plano ISD
- Space Exploration Scholarship: Shinyoung Kang, Jasper High School, Plano ISD
- Honorable mention: Lena Khanolkar, Clark High School, Plano ISD
- Honorable mention: Rithwik Pattikonda, Shepton High School, Plano ISD
2014 NSS-NT Award Winners
- Space Exploration Scholarship: Sahil Parikh, Clark High, Plano ISD;
- Space Exploration Scholarship: Alan Zeng, Clark High, Plano ISD;
- Space Exploration Scholarship: Kiranjyot Gill, Plano West Senior High, Plano ISD
- Honorable Mention: Milena Djordjevic-kisacanin, Plano East Sr High, Plano ISD;
- Honorable Mention: Claire Goeckner-wald, Plano Senior High, Plano ISD;
- Honorable Mention: Vivianne Tu, Plano Senior High, Plano ISD;
- Honorable Mention: Aisha Ahmed, Iqa Quranic Academy, Private;
2013 NSS-NT Award Winners
- Space Exploration Scholarship: Chris Chitren, Ford Middle School, Magnetic Levitation Assisted Takeoff for Spaceships
- Space Exploration Scholarship: Nithin Panchakarla, Coppell Middle East, Coppell ISD, Carbon Dioxide Sequestration Using Olivine
- Space Exploration Scholarship: Satvik Pendyala, Coppell Middle East, Coppell ISD, Carbon Dioxide Sequestration Using Olivine
- Space Exploration Scholarship: Gabriel Roper, Coppell Middle East, Coppell ISD, Carbon Dioxide Sequestration Using Olivine
- Honorable Mention: Tanner Brown, Pioneer Heritage Middle, Frisco ISD, Face the Sun
- Honorable Mention: Claire Goeckner-wald, Vines High, Tall Tails: Gravity, Pressure, and Rocket Stability
- Honorable Mention: Greyson D’aloisio, Pioneer Heritage Middle, Face the Sun
- Honorable Mention: Danielle Jones, Mccowan Middle, Dare to compare: Which Solar Cell will prevail
- Honorable Mention: Jashwanth Karumuri, Otto Middle, Electrolysis: The
- Honorable Mention: Ahneesh Mohanty, Clark High, Plano ISD, Year II: All Clear of Nuclear?: The Use of Antioxidants in Mitigating the Biological Effects of Nuclear Radiation
- Honorable Mention: Dhruv Nandakumar, Otto Middle, Electrolysis: The
- Honorable Mention: Kausthub Poondi, Shepton High, Effects of Using Effective Microorganisms(EM) on the Rate of Decomposition of Organic Matter
- Honorable Mention: Nikhil Ramaswamy, Rice Middle, Plano ISD, The Secret to Storing Solar Power
- Honorable Mention: Vivianne Tu, Vines High, Tall Tails: Gravity, Pressure, and Rocket Stability
2012 NSS-NT Award Winners
- Space Exploration Scholarship: Dhanush Radhakrishnan, Clark High, Plano ISD, It IS Rocket Science: Implementing Various Cathode Materials in a
Magnetoplasmadynamic (MPD) Rocket Engine to Minimize Erosion Levels
- Honorable Mention: Pradyuman Vig, Clark High, Plano ISD, I Can Take the Heat: Developing a Device that Generates Electricity from both Thermal and Solar Energy
About the Fair
- The DRSEF serves public and private schools in Texas Education Agency Region 10, which encompasses Collin, Dallas, Ellis, Fannin, Grayson, Hunt, Kaufman, and Rockwall counties.
- Region 10 includes 80 school districts, 41 charter schools, 120 private schools, and all home schooled children in Dallas and its suburbs.
- The student population served by the fair is approximately 400,000.
- Notable participants each year include the cities of Dallas, Plano, Richardson, Allen, Frisco, McKinney, Mesquite, Coppell, Carrollton, Garland, and Cedar Hill.
- DRSEF students commonly dominate the state competition and have excellent international results.
- In 2012, DRSEF students won 40% of Exxon
- In 2012, DRSEF Grand Prize winners won 10 awards at the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair.
- In 2011, DRSEF students won all Texas State Science Fair 1st grand prizes in each division.
- In 2010, a DRSEF Grand Prize winner won Best-in-Fair at the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair. The student’s project was displayed at the inaugural White House Science Fair and the student was invited to the State of the Union address as a guest of the President and first lady.
- Approximately 400 volunteer judges attend the fair each year to award grand prizes, 1st-2nd-3rd prizes in science category, and special awards. These judges come from many industries, but typically have backgrounds in engineering, technology, medicine, and higher education.
- In addition to support from hundreds of teachers helping students develop projects, approximately 100 community volunteers and schoolteachers assist in the operation of the regional fair itself each year. Teachers volunteer their own personal time and are not awarded professional development hours or paid a bonus/stipend by their districts.
- Beal Bank generously extended their Executive Sponsorship for another three years in 2012. Beal’s sponsorship funds all Grand Prizes, 1st-2nd-3rd prizes, a significant portion of the regional fair’s operations and student travel/accommodations at the International Science Fair.
Articles & News about the Fair
Feb 21, 2015 At Science Fair, sales skills helps, Dallas Morning News
2015 Science Club wins BIG at the Dallas Regional Science Fair 2015, Allen High School