Middle school scientists were very successful in the 2018 Toshiba/National Science Teachers Association ExploraVision contest, in which teams of students created and submitted scientific research projects.
Two Harker middle school teams won regional recognition in the grades 7-9 division. Eighth graders Rishab Parthasarathy, Rohan Thakur, Michael Tran and William Zhao were regional winners for their project, “A Novel Method to Treat Diabetes Using Specially Designed Nanobots.” In addition, “Gene Editing Just Got Way CRISPR!” a project by eighth graders Akhilesh Chegu, Alex Liou and Deven Shah, was awarded an honorable mention.
Over the next month, regional winners will prepare a website and prototype for the next stage of the competition. Teams with successful entries will be invited to an awards ceremony in Washington, D.C., in early June. Good luck!