Several Dripping Springs ISD students were honored at the 2019 Austin Energy Regional Science Festival.
In the Junior/Senior division, Dripping Springs High students Tucker Sawyer and Alfredo Salazar’s projects, “Cars to Water,” won first place in the Engineering Mechanics division. In addition, the team also won three special awards: the Ricoh Sustainable Development Award, the Tyrex Group Award, and the Superintendent’s Award. Tucker and Alfredo will advance to the Texas Science and Engineering Fair at Texas A&M University March 29-30.
Many elementary students also entered projects in the regional event. Eleven students won first-place awards: Allen Kundukulangara Cijo (DSE), “Lemon Battery”; Adrian Fisher (DSE), “Sugary Solution”; Colton Inglish (DSE), “How Effective Is Homemade Ph Paper?”; Valentina Monti (DSE), “Red Wiggler Munchies”; Cora Stiles (RSE), “Is My Shirt a Heater?”; Jaylyn Stiles (RSE), “Fruit Juice Dishes”; William Tait (DSE), “Different Surfaces and Their Effect on Speed”; Michael Tullos (RSE), “Sprout It”; Hayden Wyatt (DSE), “DNA Detective.”
Winning second-place awards were: Bailey Bateman (RSE), “Are Yawns Contagious?”; Westley Durham Fry (WSE), “Is Solar Power a Useful Source of Energy?”; Mia Mervin (WSE), “Reducing Deforestation through Organic Material”; Jacob Parmeson (DSE), “The Solution to the Sugar Mystery!”