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Tomball Independent School District

Tomball ISD Students Named Award Winners at Science & Engineering Fair of Houston

Tomball ISD Students Named Award Winners at Science & Engineering Fair of Houston

HOUSTON - Tomball ISD students, representing secondary campuses across the District, showcased their science knowledge and understanding and were named award winners at the annual Science and Engineering Fair of Houston (SEFH), held at the George R. Brown Convention Center.

Representing Tomball ISD as award winners:

  • 1st place: Sana Kale, Creekside Park Junior High (Analyzing the Effects of Gender and APOE Genes on AD)
  • 2nd place: Riya Singhal, Oakcrest Intermediate (Using Spherification for Safe and Controlled Delivery of Iron Drops)
  • 3rd place: Arav Mehta & Aayan Pattanayak, Tomball High School (Echo Chess: Empowering the physically impaired)
  • Honorable Mention: Laila Bogucki, Northpointe Intermediate (I Toad You So!)

“I am so incredibly proud of our young scientists,” said Jennifer Adams, TISD Director of Science and Robotics. “They have spent many hours researching and learning about science that is important to them. They are well on their way to become the young leaders of tomorrow.”

Each year, the Science and Engineering Fair of Houston (SEFH) provides a unique and beneficial science educational service to secondary students in grades 6-12. SEFH is open to all qualifying students and serves as the regional fair for all junior and senior high school students in Harris County and 22 surrounding counties. 

Participants can choose to compete in categories such as Life Science, Physical Science, or Engineering. 

Through the development and presentation of science/engineering projects, students enhance the following abilities:

  1. Making observations
  2. Asking questions regarding particular phenomena or situations
  3. Formulating ideas and procedures for the solution of a problem
  4. Using complex and/or analytical reasoning skills to find an answer or a solution to a problem
  5. Effectively presenting their works to society

Students who placed at the Science and Engineering Fair of Houston (SEFH) will advance to the Texas Science and Engineering Fair, held at Texas A&M University on March 24-25.  

Tomball ISD educates students to become responsible, productive citizens by providing innovative, individually rigorous, and personally valuable educational experiences. Founded in 1908, Tomball ISD now encompasses 83 square miles in northwest Harris County and southwest Montgomery County, and is located approximately 30 miles from downtown Houston. The district currently educates nearly 22,000 students at 22 campuses.



  • 2022-2023
  • Houston Science Fair
  • NIS
  • OIS
  • Science
  • THS