Exploravision regional win goes to James Clemens

MADISON – High-flying Jets at James Clemens High School again have proven their technical aptitude by winning the regional title with Exploravision.

Toshiba Corporation and National Science Teachers Association sponsor Exploravision, a national scientific contest for youth in the United States and Canada.

Designed for students in grades K-12, the contest is open to all levels of interest, skill and ability levels. ExploraVision encourages participants to create and explore a vision of future technology by developing new ways to apply current science. Since 1992, more than 360,000 students have competed.

The James Clemens team, who are all freshmen, included Angela Ai, Bhavya Chalasani, Aasim Musani and Neil Sethi, along with Maanasi Limaye from Bob Jones High School. In addition, Nikhita Mudium, a James Clemens senior, served as mentor for the group.

Their project studied “Protein Revitalization for Narrowing Grafts.”

Leah McRae mentored this student team. At James Clemens, McRae teaches “Human Body Structures and Functions,” “Introduction to Biotechnology (Genetics),” “Human Body Systems” and “Medical Interventions.”

“Congratulations to these students and to their teachers and school staff who have supported and mentored them in their endeavors,” Madison City Schools Superintendent Dr. Ed Nichols said in email distribution.

Toshiba/NSTA ExploraVision helps students develop the skills emphasized in the “Next Generation Science Standards,” including problem-solving, critical-thinking and collaboration skills. Students must imagine and produce a system or a technology with the potential to solve the problems of the future. (nsta.org)

Contestants also shared innovative proposals to help in overcoming major challenges facing the world today — from healthcare needs to sustainability efforts to energy efficiency. ExploraVision offers fun and engaging sessions that can inspire a lifelong love of science, technology and innovation for students and teachers.

Regional winners delved into projects that ranged from high-tech toothbrushes to a novel and more cost-effective rocket launches with reusable electromagnetic systems. The 23 winning teams will advance to ExploraVision’s national phase where participants vie for $10,000 U.S. Savings Bonds, Chromebooks and other prizes.

In an additional achievement, Maanasi Limaye from Bob Jones was accepted into the Research Science Institute or RSI, a highly selective summer research program. Hosts are Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Center for Excellence in Education.

RSI is considered one of the country’s most prestigious summer research programs in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics or STEM. A pool of 3,000 prospective seniors vie for 80 slots in the six-week, all-expenses-paid program. Many RSI alumni have become Noble Laureates, Fields Medal recipients and CEOs of Fortune 500 companies. Alumni advise and mentor participants currently in the program.

For more information, visit exploravision.org/rules-requirements or tmcnet.com.

FRONT PAGE FEATURED

Cotton Row Run Training Available From Fleet Feet

FRONT PAGE FEATURED

Register For Alabama State Games

Digital Version

Digital version of The Madison Record – Feb. 28, 2024

James Clemens High School

German program at James Clemens impresses national group

Madison

Triana welcomes opening of Smithsonian exhibit

Huntsville

Thomas Fleming wins American Legion Oratorical Contest

Harvest

Try Spring Break camp at Fantasy Playhouse or botanical garden

James Clemens High School

Flagg, McDougal accepted in State Superintendent’s Art Exhibit

Bob Jones High School

Bob Jones Blue Knights take Overall Championship in Hazel Green

Bob Jones High School

Madison claims first-place wins in All-Girls State Chess Championship

Madison

Madison Fire & Rescue responds to second baby surrender through Safe Haven Baby Box

Bob Jones High School

Robertson finds ‘perfect fit’ as Special Education Coordinator

Liberty Middle School

Liberty’s Mardi Paws Parade raises funds for shelter animals

James Clemens High School

11-day tour to Korea, Japan in summer 2025 open to Madison teens

James Clemens High School

Players eager for 2024 Grade-Level City Chess Championship

Harvest

‘Brews for Enable’ at Yellowhammer to benefit Enable Madison County

Bob Jones High School

MCCL members, teams grab awards at Rookie Rally

Madison

State board lauds Heritage in ‘Top 25 Percent Schools’ for Alabama

Harvest

Parker composes, performs and mentors songwriters in lifetime of music

Bob Jones High School

Bob Jones AFJROTC named Grand Champions at Hoover

Bob Jones High School

TVA’s School Uplift grants can reduce energy costs and improve campus

Bob Jones High School

Warm-up Quads on Feb. 24 to prepare players for City Chess Championship

Liberty Middle School

Chander, Grieve, Rajput win national awards in PTA Reflections

Bob Jones High School

Knights of Columbus’ donations buy pods for MCS Special Education

x