CISD Scholar Advances to State Science Fair
CISD Scholar Advances to State Science Fair
Posted on 02/23/2017
Kaitlin at Science Fair

The 66th Annual Fort Worth Regional Science and Engineering Fair is the longest-running science and engineering fair in Texas. On February 20, 2017, more than 500 of the brightest students from schools all over North Texas came together at the University of Texas at Arlington to compete for cash prizes and the opportunity to advance to state and national science and engineering competitions. Castleberry ISD was well represented at this years Regional fair by scholars from Irma Marsh Middle School. A sampling of the projects entered include:

     A robotic hand made of straws.
     Whether a deflated football is easier to catch and throw.
     Is heart rate affected by running at different times of day?

An eighth grader at IMMS, Kaitlin S., will be representing Castleberry ISD at the Alamodome on March 31st and April 1st for the Texas State Science Fair. Kaitlin's project "Bones of Steel?" explores what material is the most efficient when stabilizing fractured bones during reconstructive surgery based on temperature retention.

Kaitlin won second place in her division, Health and Medicine, and has the opportunity to participate in the Broadcom Master's Science Fair. Broadcom MASTERS (Math, Applied Science, Technology, and Engineering Rising Stars) is the premier science and engineering competition for middle school students. Society affiliated science fairs around the country nominate the top 10% of 6th, 7th, and 8th grade participants to enter this prestigious competition. After submitting the online application 300 top projects are selected and 30 finalists present their research projects and compete in the finals in Washington, D. C.