Pasadena ISD hosts annual Secondary STEAM Fair

Pasadena ISD hosts annual Secondary STEAM Fair
Posted on 02/04/2020
Pasadena ISD hosts annual Secondary STEAM Fair

Pasadena ISD hosted its annual Secondary STEAM Fair at San Jacinto College-South on Friday, January 24. The fair  promotes an interest in science, technology, engineering, art and mathematics or STEAM fields, while showcasing student’s science experiments.

During the all-day event, students were able to tour San Jacinto College, take part in STEM-based learning activities and present their projects to an audience of their peers, families and community members.

As part of the STEM-based activities, Chevron provided a FabLab trailer where students had the opportunity to build their own flashlights with parts made by a laser cutter and a 3-D printer. Additionally, San Jac.allowed Pasadena ISD students to visit their art gallery which featured interactive artwork.

After project presentations were complete, PISD students were able to participate in interactive stations manned by San Jacinto professors and their students. This year, the fair debuted a new exhibit titled “The Art of Science” which featured art competition winners in the 2-D and 3-D categories.

Each Pasadena ISD intermediate campus was represented, along with students from Dobie High School and Pasadena Memorial High School, with a total of 150 students participating. 

At the end of the event, winning projects were announced by Curriculum and Instruction Specialist for Secondary Science, Holly Yoes, during an awards ceremony.

The winners in each category of the Secondary STEAM Fair are:

-Team Science Fair Projects: Monitoring Reflexes-Richard Diaz and Duyen Nguyen, Beverly Hills Intermediate

-Animal and Environmental Science: Green Operation-Edwin Osorio, Queens Intermediate

-Behavioral and Social Sciences: How Do You Remember Information Faster-Nohelia Vasquez, Park View Intermediate

-Biochemistry, Microbiology or Medicine: How Long it Takes for UV-C Light to Kill All Bacteria-Christine Nguyen, Bondy Intermediate

-Consumer Science: At Home Water Distillers-Lilibeth Cantu, Queens Intermediate

-Health Science: Running with the Beat-Victoria Perrett, Queens Intermediate.

-Physical Science, Engineering, Math or Technology: Is More Expensive Water Better for You-Yazmine Gonzalez, Thompson Intermediate

-Plant Science: Plant Growth-Jasmin Alvarez, Park View Intermediate

-High School: Glass Grains for Energy Efficiency-Kevin Juarez, Pasadena Memorial High School

-Intermediate, Most Creative: At Home Water Distillers-Lilibeth Cantu, Queens Intermediate

-Intermediate, Best Real World Application: Storm Surge Defense- Vincent Mac, Bondy Intermediate

-Intermediate, Best in Show: Green Operation-Edwin Osorio, Queens Intermediate.

-Top Score Overall, High School: Glass Grains for Energy Efficiency-Kevin Juarez, Pasadena Memorial High School

-PBL Teams, Best Real World Application: Saving Australian Habitats-Anthony Zeledon and Daniel Guevara, Bondy Intermediate

-PBL Teams, Best Team Collaboration: Pear Pods Pro-Diego Bonilla, Matthew Gomez, Freddie Gonzalez, Joy Menahem and Raylan Wash, Beverly Hills Intermediate.

-PBL Teams, Best Presentation: Music Effect on Learning-Karolyn Jaime and Le Nina, Bondy Intermediate.

-PBL Individual, Best Real World Application: Living Tiny Saving Big-Karyme Medina, Miller Intermediate.

-2-D Art: The Science of Color-Cecilia Moses, Park View Intermediate

-3-D Art: Plant Cell-Shazia Mustapha, Beverly Hills Intermediate


Several PISD students will showcase their projects and advance to the Science and Engineering Fair of Houston on February 14 and 15.

They are:

-Pasadena Memorial High School: Kevin Juarez, Lyah Narvaez, Suzannie Trevino, Karla Espinosa, Olga Rios, Mojtaba Sadeghi, Adrita Rahman and Amy Nguyen

-Bondy Intermediate: Vincent Mac

-Beverly Hills Intermediate: Shazia Mustapha