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Scienteers Rock It at Regionals!

Waco, Texas--Tennyson hosted its fifth Science and Engineering Fair on  January 25, 2023.  Nine projects were judged by faculty and staff.  Of these projects, four were selected to compete at the 2023 Central Texas Science and Engineering Fair.  

Our students did well at the CTSEF.  One project, P.T.E.  Protect Those Eyes earned 1st place in the Materials Science category.  Patrick Jones, Terrance Beachum and Jaiden Wilson will be representing Tennyson Middle School and Waco ISD at the Texas State Science and Engineering Fair which will be held in March. 

Glory Illapogu won third in the Stockholm Water Prize with her entry, Purify. It is the fourth time a TMS student has won this prize.  AriYanna Pass won Honorable Mention in the Energy:Sustainable Materials and Design category with her project Exercise and Electricity. Imelda Lopez and Zurash Villa won Honorable Mention in the Materials Science category with their project Backpack Backpack.  

Participation in the Science and Engineering Fair has grown over the past six years from 1 student competitor in 2018 to 50 students in 2020 and 39 last year, 2022.  In 2018 we had 1 student progress to the State of Texas Science and Engineering Fair from the Central Texas Regional Fair held at TSTC .  In 2019  we had 5 students progress to State.  In 2022 we had 18 students progress to State.  This year has been a rebuilding year and we hope next year we will have more students choosing to participate in the Scientific Research class and the Science and Engineering Fair.  Participation in the Science and Engineering Fair is critical to developing a culture of inquiry in our students at a developmental stage when they are learning to synthesize and analyze information.      

We would like to thank all of the parents and mentors who made these projects possible. Especially Sherry Prather, Erica Muller, Erin Allen, Shenequa Douglas, Shea Ruggles, Mimi Jones, Ray Struck, Leslie Cannon, Linda Morris, Amanda Landry, Darlena Smith, and The Society for Science.