Science Research Symposium


Started in 2019, the SCIENCE RESEARCH SYMPOSIUM is a celebration of science and research within the Saint Andrew's Episcopal School community. Upper School students interested in getting an in depth introduction to the science research experience can take a full year dual enrollment, elective class, Scientific Research and Design. The class gives students a taste of research through two major experiences: a self-directed independent research project and a research collaboration with a lab from the University of Texas--Austin, a top tier research institution. Cumulating the students’ first independent research experience, they have the chance to present their findings before their peers, faculty, staff, alumni, and administrators at the Science Research Symposium that celebrates their efforts and achievements while celebrating science K-12 wide.

January 29-30, 2020

Dell Performing Arts Center


For more information on Scientific Research & Design course, please visit the course's webpage here.



Public Exhibition of Projects

Presented by Perkin Elmer

The public is invited to view the research posters on display throughout the day. Research projects were done by Upper School students as part of the new dual enrollment Scientific Research and Design course in partnership with the University of Texas--Austin. Students design and implement their own research project (field of subject varies) while learning the skills that go into research. These projects will go on to Austin’s Regional Science Fair, an affiliate of the Intel international Science and Engineering Fair (Intel ISEF).

2 Sessions at 1:10pm and 2:00pm

Research Oral Presentations

Students showcasing projects at the symposium will give oral presentations of their research in the afternoon during two scheduled sessions. (Please reference the specific schedule regarding exact times for specific projects.) Attendees will have the opportunity to meet with the students and ask questions about their projects. Seating is limited. Open to the public.


Dell Performing Arts Center

Southwest Parkway Campus

St. Andrew's Episcopal School

5901 Southwest Parkway, Austin, TX


Please direct any inquires about the symposium to:

Bryan Dunn, Co-Chair Steering Committee

2019 Steering Committee

Bryan Dunn, US Science Faculty

Sam Zapalac '20

India Caramelli '20

Quinn McClanahan '19


A special thank you to the following businesses that share in our vision in supporting STEM education and promoting the work of young researchers.

Special thanks to also the following businesses that have supported us and research at St. Andrew's:

Raising Cane's

Paramount Theater

Wonder. Discover. Science.

Science, at its heart, is about the thrill of discovery. Fueled by the wonder of why’s and how’s, scientific thinking brings amazement and alters human history. Our Episcopal values offers the focus specifically to prepare the next generation of discovers to bring not only progress but also compassion and empathy to a world of social and technological complexity. For the Science Research Symposium’s inaugural year, we celebrate the richness of emotion that leads us to unravel and grapple with questions that has us continuing to ask why’s and how’s.