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By:

Howard of Travis

H.R.

No.

1369



R E S O L U T I O N

WHEREAS, Alex Crisara and Jahan Rabii of Anderson High School
in Austin have earned great distinction for themselves and their
school by winning Best in Fair at the 2011 Austin Ener
gy Regional
Science Festival; and

WHEREAS, Mr. Crisara, a sophomore, and Mr. Rabii, a freshman,
entered the fair in the engineering materials and bioengineering
category with a science project entitled "Algae
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Based Atmospheric
Revitalization for Zero Gravi
ty and Aerospace Application"; their
entry claimed top prize in its category in addition to being
selected for the coveted Best in Fair award; and

WHEREAS, This innovative effort was designed to research the
use of algae and photosynthesis to clean the air

in the
International Space Station; Mr. Crisara came up with the initial
concept for the project and focused on many of its biological
aspects; Mr. Rabii applied his extensive knowledge of aerospace
technology to the initiative, having been inspired to le
arn about
the field by his aunt, a NASA astronaut who has spent time aboard
the space station; and

WHEREAS, The accomplishment of Mr. Crisara and Mr. Rabii in
winning this event represents only the second time that students
from Anderson High School have t
aken top honors at the regional




















H.R.

No.

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science festival, and Mr. Crisara and Mr. Rabii are among the
youngest ever to win Best in Fair, which usually goes to high
school seniors; and

WHEREAS, With their victory at the Austin competition, these
two talented studen
ts will advance to the ExxonMobil Texas Science
and Engineering Fair in San Antonio, the International Sustainable
World Energy, Engineering, and Environment Project Olympiad in
Houston, and the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair
in Los Angel
es; their project also garnered them awards from the
ASM Materials Education Foundation, the National Society of
Professional Engineers, and the Austin Independent School District,
as well as a BAE Systems Sensor Integration Award; and

WHEREAS, The intelli
gence, determination, and creativity
demonstrated by Alex Crisara and Jahan Rabii have proven them to be
young Texans of tremendous ability and promise, and they may take
justifiable pride in their notable achievement; now, therefore, be
it

RESOLVED, That
the House of Representatives of the 82nd Texas
Legislature hereby congratulate Alex Crisara and Jahan Rabii for
winning Best in Fair at the 2011 Austin Energy Regional Science
Festival and extend to them sincere best wishes for continued
success; and, be i
t further

RESOLVED, That an official copy of this resolution be prepared
for Mr. Crisara and Mr. Rabii as an expression of high regard by
the Texas House of Representatives.