Friday, September 25, 2020

Dawson Student Participates Science and Engineering Fair

Vasu Mahapatra, an eighth grader at Dawson Middle School, participated in the 2013 ExxonMobil Texas Science and Engineering Fair held at San Antonio March 23-26.

The state level competition, hosted by the University of Texas at San Antonio, was attended by more than 1,000 middle school and high school students from across the state. Participants were selected from 12 regional science and engineering fair competitions.

Vasu’s project titled, “Don’t Judge Your Lawn by its Looks Alone – Chemical Lawn Treatment and Loss of Microbial Diversity in the Soil,” won second place in the Environmental Science category in Division II (grades 6-8) at the Fort Worth Regional Science and Engineering Fair. The project was also nominated to participate in the 2013 Broadcom MASTERS National Middle School Science & Engineering Fair Competition.