North Richland Hills, TX, March 29, 2014 --(PR.com
)-- Six sixth through eighth grade students from North Richland Hills’ EA Young Academy displayed their science fair projects at the ExxonMobil Texas Science and Engineering Fair (EMTSEF) on Saturday, March 21 at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center in San Antonio. The six female students were awarded this opportunity after showing their projects and winning in their respective categories at the Fort Worth Regional Science and Engineering Fair in February. The small school’s representation at the state fair is an outstanding indication of the level of scientific thinking going on at EA Young Academy, a not-for-profit private school that is dedicated to gifted, talented and high-ability scholars, grades K-12. Only fifty students from the Fort Worth Region were invited to advance to the state science fair. There were over 1100 students representing 12 Texas Regions at the state fair, which was sponsored by ExxonMobil, the UT San Antonio College of Sciences, and the Texas Workforce Commission. Middle and high school science students showcased their 900 award-winning projects to professional scientists and researchers who volunteered their time to evaluate and assess the projects. Young Academy students represented both their school and the Fort Worth Region as they presented their projects and underwent four hours of judging and critique.
Saturday evening, at the awards ceremony, Keller eighth grader, Emily Baker, was awarded second place in the Physics and Astronomy category for her project, “The Effects of an Electromagnetic Field on Beta Decay Particle Tracks.” Miss Baker was also invited to submit her project to the Broadcom Masters Competition, a national STEM project contest. She joins three other Young Academy students in this honor. If their projects are selected for the Broadcom Masters, these young women will win a trip to Washington, DC and an opportunity to compete for a $25,000 prize.
The following students were present at the fair in San Antonio:
Avery Lyda "Bias vs. Our Brains"
Audrey Horn "The Effects of an Animal's Physical Characteristics on a Person's Perspective"
Riley Turner "Manga Momentum"
Erin Gehle "Tarnish Remover!"
Calleigh Johnson "The Breaking Point"
Emily Baker "The Effects of an Electromagnetic Field on Beta Decay Particle Tracks"
E.A. Young Academy is a K-12 not-for-profit private academy dedicated to gifted, talented, and high-ability scholars. The school is located at 8521 Davis Boulevard in North Richland Hills, Texas, near the intersection of Davis and North Tarrant Parkway. For more information on E.A. Young Academy, visit www.eayoungacademy.com, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or call 817.601.5336.