“It was awesome going to Regionals,” said student Celso Garcia.
Fourteen Carter students competed at the Univerisity of Texas Rio Grande Valley at Brownsville on Feb. 15 at the 60th Annual RGV Regional Science & Engineering Fair. These RedWolves represented Carter and competed against students from all over the region.
In categories ranging from Microbiology to Physics & Astronomy, Carter students brought home multiple recognitions both in teams and individually.
Freshman Araely Ruiz placed third with her project “Momma’s Presence” in Embedded Systems & Robotics. With first through fourth advancing to the next round, Araely managed to advance to the State level with her project.
Joining Araely at State is freshman Emily Trevino who placed third with “SMART ASSISTIVE DEVICE: Helping the Visually-Impaired Navigate Their Surroundings” in Biomedical Engineering & Translational Medical Science.
Seniors Alejandro Carvajal and Robert Ortiz were awarded sixth place with their project “Lead in Our Water” in Earth & Environmental Science.
Sophomore Brandon Gomez placed sixth with a continuation of his last year’s project “Parabola Power” in Materials Science.
This is Brandon’s second year in a row advancing to Regionals.
Other seniors who competed include senior team Ruby Lopez and Michele Liguez with “Power Move: Manipulating Magnets to Improve Generator Output” in Physics and Astronomy, and Alberto Lopez, Ixayana Lugo, and Celso Garcia in “The Ground Beneath Us” in Microbiology.
Freshman teams who competed include Arlette Galvan and Arianna Barbosa with “Brain Refreshed?” in Behavioral and Social Sciences and finally Pedro Rodriguez and Caasi Vasquez with “The Future of Lighting” in Energy.
With these recognitions, the RedWolves are proud of these competitors and wish Araely and Emily luck when they compete at The Texas State Science and Engineering Fair at College Station, Texas on Mar. 27-28.