For the first time in Vanguard‘s History, Rembrandt Secondary has won the UIL Regional Runner-UP AAA Science Team Conference and will be advancing to State as alternates at University of Texas at Austin, TX on May 4th. Although, we are known as a Fine Arts Chapter, our students have demonstrated that we can excel in various academic areas. This past Saturday April 13th , our students won the University Interscholastic League (UIL) Regional Runner - UP Science Championship at Texas State University. The team was composed by Jorge Martinez, Bryan Cantu, Arianna Mejia, Alejandro Garza, and Mikaila Alonzo.
The science contest challenges high school students to do a wide range of reading in advanced biology, chemistry and physics, to gain an understanding of the significance of experiments rather than to recall obscure details, to be alert to new discoveries and information in the areas of science, to gain an understanding of the basic principles as well as knowledge of the history and philosophy of science, and to foster a sense of enthusiasm about science and how it affects our daily lives.The contest consists of a two-hour objective test with 60 questions – 20 from biology, 20 from chemistry and 20 from physics. Overall the Science Contest serves as powerful platform to motivate students to strive for future careers in science, medicine, and engineering.