EDINBURG – The Edinburg Consolidated Independent School District recently announced the winners of its annual science fair contest, which attracted hundreds of competitors from approximately 40 elementary and middle schools.

More than 200 students received trophies for their science projects during an awards ceremony, which the Edinburg CISD Science Department hosted at the Edinburg Activity Center.

“We want our students to start thinking about careers in science that can be utilized in so many different fields,” ECISD Superintendent Dr. René Gutiérrez said.

Dozens of science projects were on display, including experiments in chemistry, engineering, microbiology and physics.

“We are so excited that we had so many great projects submitted. The students did a great job,” said ECISD Secondary Science Specialist Vanessa Arrona-Ramos. “We had categories ranging from animal sciences to biochemistry to mathematical sciences. The contestants did a great job this year and we really appreciate all their teachers help and their parents help as well.”

The elementary school students competed in 26 science categories and the middle school students competed in 15 science categories.

Pictured top to bottom: 2018 Edinburg CISD Middle School Science Fair winners (grades sixth-eighth); 2018 Edinburg CISD Elementary School Science Fair winners (grades kinder-second); and 2018 Edinburg CISD Elementary School Science Fair winners (grades third-fifth).