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Alexander HS duo win at UISD Science Fair

Posted Date: 04/08/2024

Alexander HS duo win at UISD Science Fair

Two Alexander High School students took top honors at the United Independent School District Science Fair.

Mateo Hernandez won the Grand Champion prize while Sofia Vela earned Reserve Grand Champion honors. Both students are seniors at Alexander High School.

Hernandez’s project dealt with treating diabetes with protein inhibiting molecules that can potentially block the causes of the disease and normalize glucose profusion in human cells. Aside from being selected as Grand Champion, he also earned the 2024 Regeneron Biomedical Science Award.

Vela’s work focused on the use of animatronic robots to help uncommunicative children acquire social emotional skills. Her project won First Place in the Behavioral Science category along with her place as Reserve Grand Champion.

Mateo Hernandez will go on to compete in the International Science & Engineering Fair in Los Angeles, CA, while Sofia Vela will participate in the Texas Science & Engineering Fair at Texas A&M University in College Station.

The administrators, teachers, and staff at Alexander High School, as well as UISD’s administration is very proud of both of these exceptional students, and wish them luck in their endeavors.