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ARLINGTON, Texas -- More than 90 Texas science and engineering students were awarded top honors at the 2002 ExxonMobil Texas Science and Engineering Fair.
Two grand prize winners in the senior division of the 16th annual competition received all-expense paid trips to compete in the International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF), in Louisville, Ky. Two grand prize winners were also awarded in the junior division. Students winning first-third or an honorable mention were also recognized in fifteen categories in both senior and junior divisions.
For the second consecutive year, ExxonMobil Foundation was the lead sponsor with a contribution of $50,000. In addition, more than $50,000 was secured in other private and public support for the event.
"The ExxonMobil Texas Science and Engineering Fair congratulates these winners and commends all the accomplished students who won at their regional levels and competed at the state event," said Edward Ahnert, president of the ExxonMobil Foundation. "This fair reflects ExxonMobil's long-term commitment to enhancements in science and mathematics education."
Students were also selected for special awards from donors such as AARP, Kodak, Texas Instruments, the Army and the Navy. Several universities awarded more than $200,000 in scholarships, including University of Texas at Arlington, Texas A&M University, Wesleyan University, The University of Texas at Austin, The University of Texas Southwestern Medical School at Dallas and The University of Texas Southwestern Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences.