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Carver Center students advance to the Texas Science and Engineer Fair at UTSA

(Source: Leesha Seidel, Carver Center) (Source: Leesha Seidel, Carver Center)

Sixth-grade students of the Carver Center advance to the Texas Science and Engineer Fair, hosted by University of Texas at San Antonio March 23-24.

Of 39 projects across Texas, only the top three from each category advance and the top three from the University of Texas of the Permian Basin Regional Science Fair earn a one-time scholarship of up to $8,000.

Dr. Douglas Young, Permian Basin Science and Engineering Regional Science Fair Director, says is “not about volcanoes, It’s about real science.”

Students such as Landrie Almquist and Konnor Benton bring real issues to the fair, such as separating dyes in food coloring and slowing the decomposition rate of compost.

Leesha Seidel, sixth-grade science teacher Carver Center, is happy to have 17 students going to state this year.

According to Seidel, she enjoys making “a difference in the classroom, inspiring the next generation of scientists. Especially the girls.”

If you are interested in the UTPB science and engineering fair or would like more information, contact Dr. Young at

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